In this country, the “two-party politician” is an advocate for the organisation to which he belongs. He is rarely an independent representative of his community, as would be expected in a true democracy (1). Decision-making in government is heavily dependent, not on the democratic process, but rather the influence of lobby groups and party politics. It is time to make 2 July “Independence Day” in the seat of North Sydney. If Stephen is elected, it will be a “Ruff” three years for the two-party politicians in Canberra. If you can help in the lead up to the election, please see http://drsruff.org.
(1) Bongiorno, F. (2016). Politicians’ inability to speak freely on issues that matter leaves democracy all the poorer. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/politicians-inability-to-speak-freely-on-issues-that-matter-leaves-democracy-all-the-poorer-60055