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Epic Fail: Rob Oakeshott
‘I, and we, have failed epically to put a check on the privatisation of democracy in Australia today,’ offers former balance of power independent MP Rob Oakeshott, as he describes the challenges he faced –and lessons he learned –during his tenure in federal parliament, and reflects on what he would have done differently with the benefit of hindsight.
If you want to succeed, you have to start by failing, and failing big. If you haven’t experienced the downside, the frustration, the rejection, then how can you appreciate the sweetness of success when it finally comes?
Australians from all walks of life come together on one big night to revel in the obstacles they have surmounted and the failures that have propelled them to the top of their game.