Dumbing it Down: How Labor and the Libs Enforced a Parliamentary Blackout on Debating War in Syria
Malcolm Turnbull has promised not to talk down to the Australian electorate. Michael Brull wonders why, then, he won’t permit a debate in parliament on the war in Syria.
When Malcolm Turnbull announced he was going to challenge Tony Abbott’s leadership of Australia, he said that he was going to bring in a new style of leadership.
“We need advocacy, not slogans,” he declared. “We need to respect the intelligence of the Australian people.”
Whilst Abbott was best known for his election slogans about boats and tax, he also pushed the new war on Iraq with little more than innuendo…Read More