An incredible year in Australian politics, but the biggest feature was all the issues left behind and the issues that were not managed very well at all: climate change, corruption, the way women are treated within the political system.
And the biggest issue of all for 2021: the coronavirus pandemic. It can be argued that at least by the end of the year, high vaccination rates were achieved and we finally got there, but in the meantime, there were two protracted lockdowns in Sydney and Melbourne that could have been avoided, if the government had procured vaccinations far earlier. And if Australia had the right leadership in place. But that will be up to the electorate to decide at the next federal election, which will either be held in March or May 2022.
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Scott Morrison is predictable and is basing his leadership on spin and marketing. Anthony Albanese has cleaned up his image, becoming more forceful and targeted in his messaging. 2022 will be based on the three “C”s: Character, Corruption, Climate change. Or four, if you include Coronavirus.
They’ve been the big issues that electorate has been thinking about during 2021, and we think they will also be the defining issues of the next federal election.
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