The comments on my post from yesterday prompted me to think about the changing direction in Australian politics. What the parties are doing reflects where the people are. Here is my, admittedly subjective, attempt to map the dynamics.
What this shows is that there is a ‘north’ gap emerging in Australian politics and to some extent an ‘eastern’ gap too although I would gather that the Greens ascendancy is occurring precisely because they are moving ‘east’.
Anyhow I am not wedded to any of this, but I think this is the useful exercise to make sense of all of this stuff and perhaps for people to start thinking about what new parties we might need in the mainstream.