The biggest problem with our government system is that it clearly has no capability to plan for the long term. This has been exacerbated by the escalation in reactionary policy brought about by the power of social media. Unfortunately, our government is almost unfixable due to the way federation was structured. In order to make the kinds of changes we need to make all of the heads of state as well as the federal government must agree. It took Australia over 10 years to federate, can you imagine how long it would take to replace our existing system with one that better represents us- it would upset the gravy boat for too many longtime leaches to ever be made palatable despite the clear will of the people.