populism Archive

Losing the populist moment

Australia lacks a single articulate, persistent fighter for change to empower the people. We just have frauds and fools. And we risk losing the populist moment.

Professional politics – in the name of the people, with contempt for the people

Politicians are building more barriers to repel the views of their voters, and a directionless centre-right is at the forefront.

It’s time for primaries

Party machines and voting methods insulate our political class from voter accountability. Primaries can change that.

The right is to blame for Trumpery too

Peta Credlin gets Trumpery story precisely backwards. The political class’ smug dismissal of voter concerns is a bipartisan sin.

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