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Good government needs a good opposition



Here’s a quick point more than a few people overlook.  What a government can and cannot do politically depends in large part on how and where the opposition will push back.  Back in the Turnbull election of 2016, I preferenced Labor over the Liberals for the first time.  I thought Labor could hardly be worse than a Coalition government on a host of fronts.  Looking back I think that judgement was right. 

Take spending.  Josh Frydenberg and Scott Morrison and this Coalition government have been spending unbelievable amounts of money.  Here’s the thing.  Had Labor been in power I think they’d have spent less.  Yes, less.  Why?  Because with Labor in office we would have had a Coalition opposition harping daily…

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