Further to Matt's contribution below I heard "debate" in the Senate yesterday while driving home from Balnarring. We are being told that black is white and white is black on a daily basis from the lying and rapacious crowd currently in power. Even the Newspoll puts them behind currently and that's before they have done some of the more extreme things they have promised their paymasters (the coal and other mining companies).
While the rest of the world takes on the cigarette and tobacco companies we are the only country in the world to have repealed carbon abatement laws.
Not content with that the "government" is trying to get rid of those bodies that were attracting investment into renewables and doing it at no cost to the taxpayer. Free market economics? The appalling Greg Hunt can't hide behind ignorance of the truth - Greg read your thesis and maybe you will remember. In any case in this democracy we can make our displeasure know to him at the ballot box. That boyish cheesy grin won't help him then.