'Australia is in trouble': majority media and lobbying destroy trust in politics, Garnaut says

Economist Ross Garnaut tells conference the independent centre is being drowned out by private interest

The crisis in Australia’s political system is less about the quality of individual politicians and more to do with the “majority media” and business lobby groups drowning out the independent centre for their own self-interest, distinguished economist, Prof Ross Garnaut has said.

Garnaut, speaking during a panel discussion at the 2018 Outlook Conference in Melbourne, said the big economic reform period of the 1980s came to an end with the rancorous debate about the GST before it was introduced in 2000, “followed by years in which major policy change, reform, in the national interest became rare, more difficult, and temporary”.

Source: FS – World News 2 DV
'Australia is in trouble': majority media and lobbying destroy trust in politics, Garnaut says