A nation of cartoon characters

Cartoon characters like “urban elites” and “machine men”, versus a “new, aspirational, often self-employed enterprise class” are sociological fantasies which reflect the preoccupations of The Australian’s leader writers, but have nothing to do with the outcome of elections. (‘Nation sends a message to its political class’, August 23).

First-preference votes have long shown that the Australian electorate is composed entirely of minorities, most of whom are usually denied a parliamentary voice by our single-member electorate system. This rare election result is an opportunity to bury the facile language of the so- called “culture wars” and acknowledge this country’s long-hidden diversity.

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