The measure of a politician's success is whether they've made society a better place, not whether they get re-elected.

American vs. Australian politicians…

The measure of a politician's success is whether they've made society a better place, not whether they get re-elected.

Bro. Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman OBE (29 May 1904 - 24 April 1996), was an Australian cyclist and politician, whose endurance cycling feats in the 1920s and 1930s earned him international acclaim. Hubert Opperman rode a bicycle from the age of eight, when he was a Post Office messenger, until his 90th birthday. After the war Opperman joined the Liberal Party of Australia and in 1949 was elected to the Parliament of Australia. He served in parliament for 17 years.

Bro. Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman OBE (29 May 1904 - 24 April 1996), was an Australian cyclist and politician, whose endurance cycling feats in the 1920s and 1930s earned him international acclaim. Hubert Opperman rode a bicycle from the age of eight, when he was a Post Office messenger, until his 90th birthday. After the war Opperman joined the Liberal Party of Australia and in 1949 was elected to the Parliament of Australia. He served in parliament for 17 years.

‘We’re not getting the whole truth about the Liberal Party’

‘We’re not getting the whole truth about the Liberal Party’

Yeah, whatever. Maybe some liberals are truly concerned about others, but mostly libs just want to control others. They think they know what's best for everyone, and that anyone who disagrees with them is racist, greedy and mean, and if it wasn't for them insisting the gov't take from the some to give to others, the little children would starve in the streets. They refuse to acknowledge their very own policies have expanded poverty, not cured it.

Yeah, whatever. Maybe some liberals are truly concerned about others, but mostly libs just want to control others. They think they know what's best for everyone, and that anyone who disagrees with them is racist, greedy and mean, and if it wasn't for them insisting the gov't take from the some to give to others, the little children would starve in the streets. They refuse to acknowledge their very own policies have expanded poverty, not cured it.

See who gave how much to Australian political parties by exploring our searchable database.

See who gave how much to Australian political parties by exploring our searchable database.

Malcolm Turnbull, Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Liberal Party arrives at Scots Church during the State Funeral for the Right Honourable Malcolm Fraser on March 27, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. Malcolm Fraser was the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Liberal Party from 1975 to 1983. On 20 March 2015, Fraser died at the age of 84.

Malcolm Turnbull, Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Liberal Party arrives at Scots Church during the State Funeral for the Right Honourable Malcolm Fraser on March 27, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. Malcolm Fraser was the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Liberal Party from 1975 to 1983. On 20 March 2015, Fraser died at the age of 84.

Trent Zimmerman (born 15 October 1968) is an Australian politician. He was elected to succeed Joe Hockey as the Liberal Party of Australia member of the House of Representatives seat of North Sydney at the 2015 by-election.

Trent Zimmerman (born 15 October 1968) is an Australian politician. He was elected to succeed Joe Hockey as the Liberal Party of Australia member of the House of Representatives seat of North Sydney at the 2015 by-election.

The great tragedy today is that whilst the Liberal Party of Australia politicians were eulogising Gough, they were intent on destroying everything that he achieved. Wiping out Medicare, wiping out free education, wiping out the Racial Discrimination Act and more.

The great tragedy today is that whilst the Liberal Party of Australia politicians were eulogising Gough, they were intent on destroying everything that he achieved. Wiping out Medicare, wiping out free education, wiping out the Racial Discrimination Act and more.

Liberal  J.J. - But not a LIBERAL politically in Australia as this is the name of the Conservative Party ! Go figure- they really need a name change !

Liberal J.J. - But not a LIBERAL politically in Australia as this is the name of the Conservative Party ! Go figure- they really need a name change !

Prime Minister Tony Abbott during House of Representatives question time at Parliament House on February 9, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. Tony Abbott remains Prime Minister of Australia after a spill motion failed at a Liberal party meeting this morning. The motion was defeated, 39 to 61 in favour of Abbott.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott during House of Representatives question time at Parliament House on February 9, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. Tony Abbott remains Prime Minister of Australia after a spill motion failed at a Liberal party meeting this morning. The motion was defeated, 39 to 61 in favour of Abbott.

Asia rocked by 7.5-magnitude earthquake (00:59) More than 70 people are reported dead after a strong earthquake rocked Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

Asia rocked by 7.5-magnitude earthquake (00:59) More than 70 people are reported dead after a strong earthquake rocked Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

Awful and noisy: Tony Abbott slams wind farms during interview with Alan Jones.

Awful and noisy: Tony Abbott slams wind farms during interview with Alan Jones.

Scott Morrison ignored departmental advice on visas for boat arrivals Immigration minister took no notice when told refusing permanent visas for refugees was illegal

Scott Morrison ignored departmental advice on visas for boat arrivals

Scott Morrison ignored departmental advice on visas for boat arrivals Immigration minister took no notice when told refusing permanent visas for refugees was illegal

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