Obstructing government or stopping bullies: what do Australians think about government control of the Senate?

Local government Australia

Is John Howard right to call the Senate a house of obstruction, asks Shaun Wilson. A plurality of Australians prefer a non-government controlled Senate, and this is the strong preference of a large number of Australians who think government is run by for big interests. Howard says constitutional reforms like the one he proposes are notoriously difficult to pass. He is right -- large numbers of Australians don't share his views about the Senate because they don't share his views about power.

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