The Business of Elections

If you thought our 8-week federal electoral campaign was long and drawn out, you can’t help but spare a thought for the Americans whose presidential primaries have been going on since February, with an election date not scheduled until November!

Yet all the while, the wheels of business have no choice but to keep on turning…

Back in Australia, amidst a long caretaker mode that presents a cloud of uncertainty around policy and program direction and funding models and technology rollouts…

The wheels of business must also continue to turn…

As we face the possibility of a sixth change in leadership of the highest office in our country in the space of nine short years, something that would make shareholders and customers of any corporate take pause and consider the stability and future of that company…

The wheels of business must continue to turn…

In these changeable and somewhat uncertain political times, the pointy end of government, on both sides, is no doubt grateful that business—from the big corporates to the little guys, from the farmers and exporters, to the innovative creators—is keeping the wheels of the economy turning as they battle it out to determine what happens next in Canberra.

What do you think?

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