In the short few weeks since the election of the Albanese Labor government, Australia feels…. different.
Changing governments always has an impact on the tone of the times, but with the recent election, it feels somehow more pronounced.
Journalist and friend of the pod, Lech Blaine, has written a brilliant essay in the latest edition of The Monthly magazine from the eye of the election campaign trail.
He explores the true essence of contemporary Australian attitudes to politics, economics and democracy.
And there’s no doubt Australians have undergone a major shift in attitudes towards, workers, jobs, wages, climate and what “the fair go” should look like in the 21st Century.
Lech joins Francis and Sally on this week’s pod.
Read Lech Blaine’s latest essay Teal and loathing: On the campaign trail
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