Rob Oakeshott smacking down the Media and defending Parliament

Rob Oakeshott, (Ind, MP for Lyne), speaking on ABC television has said that the negative image of politics as portrayed by the media in this country was overdone.

Oakeshott said:

If you listened to public policy discourse right now and nothing else, you would think that our parliament is worse than Papua New Guinea, our economy worse than Greece, our electricity system worse than North Korea… This perspective question … is something we all need to have a good hard think about it…
We are also seeing private members bills at a level no Commonwealth parliament in history has been able to get up – that is the community’s voice being heard.

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