The ‘not-so-great debate’

Outsider Scott Morrison anthony albanese Jane Hume Stephen Jones

16 May 2022
| By Outsider |
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Unlike most of Twitter, Outsider enjoyed Channel Nine’s great debate between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese.

He, at no point, found it to be an ‘absolute bin fire’ as one Twitter user called it, instead finding it rather endearing seeing two grown men verbally brawl in an indecipherable mess of rhetoric, without any moderation.

In fact, the format of the ‘not-so-great debate’, as Outsider’s wife coined it, reminded Outsider of his local bowling club of a Saturday, after a few schooners and his weekly roll-up.

There it is typical to see men arguing over which party could better manage an economy, with both parties unconsciously sprinkling in lies picked up from the tele. 

Nothing should get in the way of partisan and ideologically-driven arguments that go absolutely nowhere, Outsider believes, as those are always the most fun.

Perhaps the same format should be used for a debate between Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy, Senator Jane Hume, and her opposition Stephen Jones? 

While it might not end up being a particularly productive or meaningful debate, it would certainly be entertaining to watch.

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