The only reason we are going through this expensive, divisive and vitriolic debate is so that at the end of the day no-one can blame the politicians for the outcome.
In this emotionally charged debate I want to try to look objectively at some of the arguments proposed.
Predictably, the debate is turning vitriolic. The issue seems less important than the opportunity to vilify adherents of one side or the other.
Australia has a huge housing crisis.
OK, that is stating the obvious. What may surprise you is that it was predicted over ten years ago by our own public servants. The Australian Government website has papers on this topic that date back to 2007 or earlier. All of them call out for some policy action or we will be in the type of trouble we now face.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Well done is better than well said.
I never had to apologise for something I didn’t say.
Soundbites and the three-word slogan have become the norm in most of our communication. They pervade our television news and our newspapers. They even influence our entertainment.