I wanted to share this wonderful, clear, novel piece by Michael Kirby on the stupid plebiscite.
It looks at the purported positions of Australia’s two longest-serving PM’s and Gough on the Same Sex Marriage plebiscite.
Kirby’s view is based on various public positions and quotes by all three, and observations of others, since two of them have now passed on.
You won’t be surprised that Kirby outlines (with much more authority and grace) many of the positions that I have been publishing in recent weeks.
Unsurprisingly, the focus is on the 3 PM’s having a view that the power of Parlyment is what mattered, and that plebiscites were not helpful to our democracy.
it’s worth 10 minutes of your time, so go on: have a read.