The WA Inc fiasco has highlighted the dearth of clear principles for government in Australia. In their absence, the style of government in WA degenerated into a semi-secret society of mates. But Gary Wickham argues that the great ideologies of the twentieth century offer little by way of such principles. Perhaps moderation and toleration, rather than the One Great Cause, are the key.
Recommended CitationWickham, Gary, Governing Passions, Australian Left Review, 1(129), 1991, 15-19.