AQ: Australian Quarterly

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By the time you read this, we will have had ourselves an election. Yet one thing is increasingly obvious – something that bears out in this edition: How the country votes is, in many ways, irrelevant. If the fabric of politics and the tapestry of Australian culture doesn’t perceivably change, then elections and their oxygensucking campaigns are simply an act of theatre.

Though it seems like the

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