When Australian democracy died – 1996 Howard government elected.

Read this paper from 2004 documenting the dismantling of democracy by the Howard enforcers.

Silencing Dissent 2004

then read Clive Hamilton et al’s 2007 book ‘Silencing Dissent ‘;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silencing_Dissent

The frog is being boiled.