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Will Trumpism rise in Australia? Sure, we’re already standing in it

2021-01-15 00:50:50

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The query is now not whether or not Trumpian politics are on the rise in Australia, it is now a query of how extreme the injury shall be.

(Picture: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

As People wince on the smouldering wreckage of the Trump presidency, many in Australia chuckle nervously. Certainly, we inform ourselves, this could not occur right here?

Standard knowledge has at all times mentioned no. An absence of open primaries and a obligatory voting system that pushes politics towards the centre makes the possibilities of a bombastic demagogue storming to the Lodge appear unlikely within the foreseeable future.

Populists, the story goes, have tried and failed right here. Pauline Hanson’s race-baiting has been a characteristic in Australian political life for the reason that Nineteen Nineties, but One Nation holds energy nowhere. Clive Palmer tried shitposting and multi-million greenback scare campaigns however stays little greater than a really, very wealthy troll.

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