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Are Our Politicians Out of Touch with the Political Realities?

In what has been a turbulent political year here in Australia and worldwide, it seemed somewhat anti-climatic that the politicians final sitting week was focused on the backpacker tax, and bringing back the ACCC. These policies were in stark contrast to what the general public seems focused on, namingly the political situation going on in Europe and the rise of Trump in the US. Why is there a disconnect between the public and politicians? Have our political elites lost touch with the changing political climate?

Here on the line to talk to us today is Joseph Camilleri, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, La Trobe University. Joseph, good morning.

 

Producer: Nick Wasiliev

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