Saturday, August 25, 2012

Australia's future political leaders in training?

Most Australian politicians cut their teeth when they are students at university, as they struggle for power in "student unions". These are meant to provide student services such as food outlets, counselling, clubs and societies.... Sometimes these are multi-million dollar enterprises and significant funds get spent on the student politicians pet political causes. This seems to be universal, regardless of the political persuasion of the students. The left and the right are just as bad. Furthermore, some of the "antics" and "tactics" used to get elected or stay in power are hardly characteristic of the noble forms of western democracy. It is power at any cost and by any method.

The above is tragically illustrated in a disturbing article in today's Australian Uni acts on student union poll amid political bias claims concerning recent events at the University of Queensland where I work.

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