IT HAS BEEN looming for months but now it is upon us in all its febrile intensity and messiness: the federal election 2022.
The #transitzone team, Tim Dunlop, Margo Kingston and Peter Clarke discuss the out-of-the-blocks phase of the campaign.
It hasn’t been pretty, especially the media coverage which has focussed largely on “gaffes” and journalism “gotchas”.
The discussion’s nub is about democracy itself and its future in Australia and the role and influence of the centre-right, “Voices for” independents in the unfolding alchemy of the campaign’s electoral politics and what some of them may face, if elected, and there is a “hung” (or “deliberative”) parliament as the election’s outcome.
The #transitzone team examines and critiques the approach of the media and the “quality” of political journalism we have seen so far in this campaign.
Peter Clarke: @MediaActive
Tim Dunlop: @timdunlop
Margo Kingston: @margokingston1