Tomorrow at 10am the results of the Same Sex Marriage postal vote will be released.
Whatever the outcome, campaigning on this issue over the past three months has flushed out a new style of Australian politics.
But not in a good way.
We have entered a toxic era, in which the prevailing political tactic is to close down the voice of one’s opponents.
Initially, the Yes advocates didn’t want a public debate and democratic vote.
When Julia Gillard released her autobiography in 2014, Kevin Rudd described it as “a work of fiction”.
It is against this benchmark that Rudd’s own memoirs must be judged.
Over the past fortnight, the former Prime Minister has travelled from his new home in New York to blitz the Australian media.
Like a toxic weed that nobody can rid from their garden, the Safe Schools program keeps growing back into NSW classrooms.
When it was established in 2013, it was supposed to be about the prevention of playground bullying.
But its founder, the Victorian academic Roz Ward, admitted its true purpose was to foster “gender and sexual diversity” as part of “Marxist human liberation”.
We know how the left in Australia hates free speech.They can’t win arguments on the merits so they use political correctness, censorship and the outrage industry. And there’s a fourth tactic: lawfare.
I know all about lawfare because Osman Faruqi started a defamation action against me in the Federal Court for comments I made about his anti-white comments.Read more
As election results have come in from around the world over the past 18 months, the most commonly used word in the media has been “Shocked”.
It happened last week when the New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters, announced he was forming a coalition government with Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party – a result few commentators expected.
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Mark Latham talks to Aussie legend Sam Kekovich about his good mate Donald Trump, his hatred of PC and the need to keep Australia Day on 26 January.