COMPELLING VIEW (from the MONTHLY): Since the deregulation era of the 1980s, governments can do less, but we wish they could do more. Rather than relaxed and comfortable, Australians are disenchanted with politics and politicians. Discussing Quarterly Essay 46, author and journalist Laura Tingle explains that our disenchantment goes to something deep in Australian culture: our great expectations of government. With Nick Feik, Melbourne, June 2012. http://www.themonthly.com.au/great-expectations-laura-tingle-discusses-her-quarterly-essay-5397
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