From ancient First Nations traditions to the Eureka Stockade and Shearers Strike, Australia has always enjoyed a proudly democratic, egalitarian historical tradition.
In a democratic country with a long tradition of opposing authoritarian state power, we cannot simply sit back and ignore the increasingly totalitarian ambitions of the Chinese Communist Party.
It is no accident that since we transitioned away from being a country that makes things, our economy has become even more dominated by corporate rent seekers who buy off politicians...
Imagine the dignified work we can create for our kids if we return to the days where governments contemplated grand nation building projects on the scale of Snowy Hydro.
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