Our political landscape is littered with novel language. In the past, politicians had policies; storytellers used narratives and back stories; advertisers created slogans and spin; and comedians made us laugh with their zingers.
Now political parties have narratives, our Prime Minister uses slogans and Bill Shorten amuses with his zingers. Politicians with policies seem to be a thing of the past.
First published as a Letter to The Age on 11 May 2015