Since federation in 1901, the political class has established Royal Commissions at the rate of about one a year, facing us up to both the country’s challenges and its failings. But, strangely, never a Royal Commission into the political class itself. It’s as though the political class has played no part in our failings, has never ducked a challenge. The worry is that many in the political class actually believe that.
Would you not welcome a Royal Commission in reverse, cross-examining the political class? Would you not follow the proceedings as never before? If so, please sign the petition that 17mHF has set up on change.org, Australia’s go-to website for online petitions.
Petitions are the old fashioned way of confronting the political class; even the slaves building Egypt’s pyramids gave it their best shot. But there’s less begging and pleading these days, more demanding and confronting. Here is the link.