OUR SAY: Seriously, how many weeks to go?

I PRESUME whichever party wins government on July 2 will have greater priorities, but here is my wish for the first legislation to be put before the parliament.

No more eight-week elections!

Already it seems as if we have been through a marathon of preening politicians, poll results and stories about meaningless gaffes, and yet there are still about 30 days to go, roughly the length of a normal campaign.

Sunday night's televised leaders' debate was a damp squib and a ratings flop, and not just because Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten couldn't be bothered answering the questions they were asked.

It was clear when the commercial stations decided programs like The Voice, Masterchef and My Kitchen Rules were more important than who might lead the country for the next three years what they had really decided was that their viewers weren't switched on to the election.

Perhaps one of the parties should try to co-opt Delta Goodrem to run as a candidate.

Three weeks into the campaign we have learnt very little that we didn't know at the start.

Yes, we know the electorate thinks Malcolm is arrogant and that Bill's public speaking lesssons are paying off, but where are the big issues to get the voters excited?



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