Hannie Rayson on the “Worst Election Campaign in History”
Playwright Hannie Rayson is over our politicians. “There’s something excessively enervating about opinion polls,” she argues as she sees our politicians becoming less about leading as they focus on focus groups and soundbites. She wants more inspiration and more “saying what matters” that she’s seen in the arts.
As the Victorian state election approaches, Rayson reckons “We need the arts to show us who we are” and we need our politicians, like our best actors, “to commit to the truth of a character”.