"All-encompassing crises like a pandemic can expose systemic flaws and failures
in government and society, clearing the decks for radical reform and
The question is in which direction and in whose interests.
Last week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a four-phase plan to lead
Australia out of the COVID-19 crisis. The plan was devoid of numbers, facts,
targets or commitments. But Morrison nonetheless declared it to be a “New
It would be tempting, but mistaken, to pass this off as just one more
politician riffing off US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who coined the
phrase in 1932."
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