Author(s): Mark Swivel
This is Mark Swivel's soundbite manifesto as he embarks on a bid for the Senate in 2019. Swivel argues our political class detached from the rest of us a long time ago and has no real purpose beyond preserving itself. He advocates a new populism that's about making communities worth living in and building a future where government serves us and not the market - where the test is always 'so, tell me how does this bring people together?' An Australia that is Slightly Better Than Average¿ like the one he grew up in when there was free university education, a sane housing policy, and we all seemed to be part of a national adventure.