Just further to the previous post, Dr Klaas Woldring also had a brilliant article in the Sydney Morning Herald today on a similar topic. Here is the beginning:
"THE GROTESQUE soap opera that this federal election has become poses some fundamental questions. Why is it that elections are entirely dominated by the two uninspiring parties? What are the remedies to change the system to create diverse representation, competent government and a different political culture? Amazingly, these fundamental questions are rarely asked by the Australian media and the country's intelligentsia. We should therefore ask: What can voters do themselves to create reform? Potentially their power is truly immense."
Read the rest of the article.