Now and again – but rarely indeed – I come across a political article in the mainstream media that has me nodding furiously in agreement. Yes, like I said, rare indeed. The simple truth is rare enough, let alone an article that goes to the heart of it. This one by Geoff Kitney titled What is going on with the Abbott government? in yesterday’s Australian Financial Review stands out.
I cannot reproduce the article due to copyright reasons but I can compile a few telling sentences from it that gets the gist of the matter. I’m sure, that after reading them, you too will be nodding your head. Here goes:
The alarm bells about the Abbott government are becoming deafening . . .
And it’s not hard to imagine that the first question being asked about Abbott’s Australia is: “What on earth is going on?”
Australia’s most important regional relationships – Indonesia and China – have entered dangerous territory since the Abbott government came to power.
And what this has revealed has been a worryingly narrow vision which seems to take too little heed of the economic dimensions of Australia’s foreign and strategic interests.
A wake-up call is desperately needed.
I hope I’ve teased you enough to be encouraged to read the article. Actually, I implore you to. I would also implore you to share it widely because not only is a wake-up call required of the Abbott Government, but for all Australians who voted for him.