Griffith (Part III): Fighting for democracyBy Phil Sim in Media News on Monday, 13th March 2023 at 10:50am
This is Part III, in Influencing Tech’s special series, chronicling the career of Chris Griffith, The Australian's former senior technology reporter. Click here for Part 1 or Part 2.
It was the mid-90s and Chris Griffith was driving through Brisbane when he heard the sirens. Again.
Police had pulled him over, now for the second time since he’d stuck Trade Unions stickers to the bumper of his car. The police officers claimed he’d been swerving all over the road.
“Total nonsense,” he told Influencing, as he recounted how the Joh Bjelke-Peterson government, and a swirl of controversy surrounding abuse of police power, political corruption and gerrymandering, succeeded in politically activating many ordinary Queenslanders, Griffith included.
“The fact his government won rule i...
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