Here's an interesting opinion piece from a guy I don't normally agree with. https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/op ... tml?page=2 Steve Biddulph is best known for condemning early childcare as bad for children, but this is a critical piece on the future of the political parties in Australia. I particularly like the last paragraph, which sums up why I would not have voted for the Liberals, if I'd got my citizenship in time "The big lie of Liberal supremacy was economic management. In fact, they knew how to generate income, but not how to spend it. We could have been building what Europe built in this past decade - superb hospitals, bullet trains, schools and training centres, low cost public transport of luxurious quality, magnificent public housing. We pissed it all away on tax giveaways and consumer goods. On bloated homes that we will not be able to cool or heat, or sell, and cars we won't be able to afford to drive. A party based on self interest may evaporate along with our rivers and lakes, and have no role to play in a world where we co-operate or die." This neatly sums up my own feelings on the last 20 years. We've just lived through the most affluent time in our history, and what do we have to pass on to our children? World class hospitals? Innovative education systems? Future focused cities? Shock proof agriculture? No, we have the highest level of debt ever, built up not paying for stuff which will be broken, obselote or useless before its paid for. The very small optimist in me says that "Kevin and Julie" can do it: I really hope so, otherwise our children are going to be very unhappy adults. The other good news is that people are starting to talk about it. Even friends who I always assumed were in full agreement with Liberal principles, are starting to ask me worried questions about sustainability and what to do about it.