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This is what it looks like when the government gives up

Ebony Bennett
By Ebony Bennett
Updated January 21 2022 - 3:51am, first published 6:25pm
The government's incompetence and short-term thinking stretches all the way back to the beginning of the pandemic. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

The return of Summernats to Canberra reminds us that the Prime Minister promised Australia would be going into 2022 "looking through the front windscreen, not the rear-vision mirror". In reality, the national cabinet seems to be doing the policy equivalent of a burnout (or a doughnut, as I called them growing up), spinning its wheels furiously while ultimately not getting anywhere.

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Ebony Bennett

Ebony Bennett

Canberra Times columnist

Ebony Bennett is deputy director for The Australia Institute and a former Greens media advisor and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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