field notes

[wpvideo Jk6D7KvU] Climate of Hope was made in 2007 to explore the role of nuclear…

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Written in December 2005 at the end of the most important fortnight – IMHO – of John Howard’s final term. Handed control of both houses of Parliament, the Prime Minister swerved hard right and gave a textbook demonstration of what ‘power corrupts’ means. Turns out they were planting the seeds of their eventual destruction. I’d been working for Senator Rachel Siewert for only a couple of months, and this was an awful, eye opening few days. A couple of hours after I wrote this, they rammed Voluntary Student Unionism through the Chamber just to cap off the fortnight…

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