Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive. Or, as the Prime Minister might put it, there had never been a more exciting time to be an Australian. On Australia Day 2016 love was in the air. The honourable members of the bunyip meritocracy, the self-appointed guardians of our nation’s moral fibre, were best pleased with themselves. A prime minister whom they loathed, a champion of battlers and tradies who went to war with Q&A and the Human Rights Commission, a global warming sceptic, friend of coal mines and scourge of wind farms, a constitutional monarchist, God-fearing Catholic and…
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