These economic times demand bold intervention to reconstruct our shattered economy and rebuild Australian workplaces
In 2018, treasurer Josh Frydenberg established a permanent media brand in Australian politics with an unwisely self-produced short video.
It was unexceptional Tory scaremongering about the evils of taxation, but his words weren’t why the footage went viral. Audiences were stunned by the direction. In it, the treasurer shuffles down a hill and speaks like a man compelled into performing the script of a hostage video for a killer robot that’s cunningly disguised as his own suit.
The enduring “success” of the neoliberal era is really measured in how effectively it transferred wealth to the rich