• stephensaunders49

    There is almost a technocratic assumption in here that government would pay some attention to the electorate if only it knew what it thought through better crowdsourcing.

    But on many issues, one could argue that the government and the opposition probably know what the electorate wants, but are bipartisanly determined to ignore it, because what would it know, and it doesn’t have the same clout as international allies or powerful local lobby groups.

    Let me see know, immigration policy, over-population policy, national security policy, ‘free trade’ agreements, climate policy, renewables, religious school over-funding, rendition to Nauru, urban transport policy, tax and revenue policies, etc, etc….