It was written by yet another left wing political activist disguising himself as an Academic at Griffith University.
Such writers repeatedly practice creating a story based on a wish list instead of facts.
The article persistently reveals prejudices. Assuming for instance that opposing Islam is bad politics and ignoring the Australian polls that show that 66% of Australians do not want any more Mosques.
How does he? How can he, create a criticism of his conservative opponent when he has to admit that the LNP now One Nation Qld current sitting member was not motivated by self interest?
Not acting out of self interest seems to be a very good start for a Politician. Placing the electorate before a political party, not a bad second step.
Dr. Paul Williams, left wing academic commentator from Griffiiths University you may well get away with speaking to your student acolytes in solipsistic, pre-judgemental and value laden terms. They have to write their assignment essays back to you to be assessed.
On the one hand Williams seeks to denigrate the Honourable Steve Dickson’s motives but on the other he has to admit that it was not self interest.
But Williams’ primary objective is to persuade that there should be no exchange of preferences between the conservative parties in opposition to his socialist left labour green alliance.
Williams errs when he calls such conservative preference exchanges foolish and loony. Harmful to left probably. Harmful to the centre conservative parties, certainly not.
Like many left wing commentators who seek to predict what they hope will be self-fulfilling prophecies he seems to feel that by predicting the failure of their opposition it will become fact.
“Trump cannot possibly succeed to become a Presidential Candidate.” Err!
“Trump The Candidate can never become Trump The President.” Err !!
And so we get from the left
“Dickson with One Nation Party cannot win” and “the conservative side of politics would be foolish to exchange preferences.” Err!!!
So, my politically left Professor who would such a fulfilled prediction benefit?
Williams' article really ought to carry a trigger warning.
“Labor Party Advertisement”