The big election question

As an occasional media commentator, I’m sometimes asked: ‘Tell me Tim. Given that politicians  want to engage the electorate beyond the hardcore politics junkies, would it be a good idea to schedule the leaders’ debate at the exact same time as the final of Masterchef, arguably Australia’s favourite TV programme and likely to be the most watched show of the year?”  

When I get asked that question, I usually answer: Are you kidding? What sort of clowns would do something as idiotic as that?

Tim Burrowes


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