The sorry reality is that lies are one variation of the myriad ways in which politicians bend the truth to scare voters away from the competition.
The Political Weekly: Terror and lies lay at the heart of federal politics this week, as the Government pressed home its advantage on national security issues and Labor leader Bill Shorten made a surprising and potentially lethal admission.
Federal politics has gone all topsy-turvy and I’m having trouble hanging on. It’s an upside-down-world where night is day, black is white, and cats bark at cars driving people.
At least that’s how it seems, with the Prime Minister and his government insisting that things are the opposite of reality.
Trust me. A multimedia post on political lies for ABC’s The_Brief. (Best viewed on a tablet/ipad.)
Pollies, lies and ‘versions of the truth’. Weekly post for The Hoopla.
Labor’s pointless ‘Lie a day’ campaign. Weekly post for The Hoopla.
After four years of watching the Rudd and Gillard governments do it so badly, it’s morbidly fascinating to see the Abbott Government play a particularly high-stakes expectations game with the Australian public.