Many Australians are wondering what was the point of the 2019 election as the Free National Union government officially signed its 2050 net zero emissions target.
In the so-called “climate elections,” the coalition proposed to maintain its existing policy of reducing by 26% at the 2005 level by 2030. Workers have proposed further significant reductions in emissions by 2030 and a reduction in net zero emissions by 2050.
The coalition won the unlikely third phase after informing Australia’s mainstream that it would prioritize work and livelihood over further emission reduction efforts.
But now the coalition is trying to adopt a labor policy that Prime Minister Scott Morrison described as “reckless” before the election.
This is further evidence that Australia’s democratic debate is taking place to the extent that the boundaries of vigorous crackdown by the elite and political class appear to be constantly retreating.
Many mainstream Australians are denied the opportunity to fully participate and speak on all the major challenges facing Australia’s future, from climate policy and affordable housing to large-scale migration. I feel that.
And our compulsory and prioritized voting system means that major political parties are marginalized and there is little electoral incentive to reach out to voters who feel silent.
That is why our belief in democracy is collapsing.Australian National University Australian Election Study 59% of voters show that they are happy with democracy in 2019, up from 86% in 2007.
This number will probably continue to decline.
Too often, the concerns of ordinary Australians are overlooked by the class of becoming kings of philosophers who think they know what is best for the country. However, this has caused serious cultural and political disillusionment.
When announcing his retirement from Australian politics earlier this year, Nationalist Rep. George Christensen said he did not believe that many of Australia’s mainstream issues were “properly solved by law and ballot boxes.” ..
“The country’s mainstream media and other cultural institutions sadly have a dominant influence on our politics … and these institutions are very much separated from the everyday Australian view.” Said Kristensen.
And he is right.
For example, it wasn’t a strong public debate, much less a vote, that Scott Morrison paved the way for adopting the Net Zero goal. Instead, it was a 16-page “Mission Zero” explainer on the targets contained in the capital tabloid published by News Corporation.
When News Corp joined, the Morrison government congratulated all major large corporations and their lobby groups, all mainstream media, taxpayer-funded public broadcasters, and most politicians to adopt the Net Zero policy. received.
Everyone, except Australians.
According to a study by the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), the zero emissions target could put up to 653,600 jobs at direct risk.
It’s hard to imagine these Australians and their families and communities voting for economic self-harm with a net zero emission target given the choice.
But don’t imagine. This is because they voted against it in the last federal election.
As the IPA emphasizes, the average seat represented by the Nationalist Party will lose three times as many jobs as the average seat represented by the Liberal Party under the goal of Net Zero. The most risky seats shook significantly towards the coalition in the 2019 elections.
It is appropriate to call the coalition government a “quiet Australian.” Not because these voters weren’t speaking out in the elections, but because they were the loudest in the foundation of the coalition, but because they were deprived of the coalition government. The voice of time since then.
The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.