toxic tax reform proves lower than deadly but once more
Regardless of being gifted an apparently assured vote-winner, the ACT Liberals have failed once more. Possibly land tax is not the political killer it is made out to be.
What sort of political social gathering goes 19 years and 6 elections with out a win? In an election the place some voters weren’t even alive the final time there was a Liberal authorities, the ACT Liberals not merely did not dislodge the Labor-Greens coalition beneath Andrew Barr however went backwards, doubtless shedding a seat in Canberra’s inordinately advanced electoral system.
A part of the reason being that in these 19 years, the Canberra Liberals have gone from being a realistic centrist social gathering beneath Kate Carnell and Gary Humphries to a clutch of bitter right-wingers led by the reactionary Alistair Coe, the one political chief within the nation to oppose marriage equality, and Senator Zed Seselja, one other marriage equality opponent and hardline anti-choice campaigner. Humphries understandably stop the social gathering in disgust in 2014.
In essentially the most progressive citizens within the nation, the ACT Liberal Celebration is riddled with local weather denialists, right-to-lifers, euthanasia opponents and even monarchists (a place that’s past the pale even for Seselja, who’s a republican).
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