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The electoral drip-feed: why policies can and should come earlier

Ryan Goss, son of former Queensland Premier, Wayne Goss, writes in The Mandarin (7.6.16) about the major parties’ frustrating practice of slowly releasing policy details and costings over the course of an election campaign.

He argues: ‘If elections are about offering a direct choice, shouldn’t it be informed? Australia’s policy strip-tease is blamed on tactical need. Then why can UK parties release a complete policy document so much earlier?’

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