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Public service execution might be improved by a few good hangings

Jack Waterford
By Jack Waterford
Updated July 3 2021 - 6:39am, first published July 2 2021 - 2:00am
Rot starts at the top: Scott Morrison. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

I have been a lifetime opponent of capital punishment but am always open to new ideas, or old ones, which new ideas often are. As government and governance in Australia moves back into the early 19th century, it may be time to dust off the gallows, if this time for the high and mighty, as opposed to members of the underclasses. Might not the quality of Australian government be improved by the odd exemplary public execution for those who have just a few too many liberties?

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Jack Waterford

Jack Waterford is a former editor of The Canberra Times.