Using tactics straight out of the Trump playbook, the PM has mocked those who are outspoken
It is painful to watch political denial in action. Believe me, I’ve been down this road before. I lived through Aids denialism in South Africa and I’m witnessing denial again in Australia.
In the last few weeks, as fires have raged across New South Wales, and as the nation has grown increasingly furious about Scott Morrison’s lack of leadership, I have felt like I am in a time warp.
Sisonke Msimang writes about democracy and politics, and is the author of Always Another Country: A memoir of Exile and Home