Why are Australians so angry? We’re one of the richest nations on Earth, with one of the highest standards of living. We live in a free and democratic society where political views can be expressed without fear of being jailed or gagged. It is far from perfect – particularly if you are Indigenous. But it’s a marvellous place for the vast majority of the population; we are so lucky to be here.
Maybe that’s the problem. I wonder if we are the spoilt children of the planet – the only ones to escape a major recession, swept along by this long boom – and therefore we haven’t had the pain or hardship to show us a bit of forbearance and gratitude?