Hayo van der Woude, Mullumbimby.
We saw the expressionless party mouthpiece, Julie Bishop, become more like her real self, speaking for women and more closely aligned with concerns of electorates, when she headed for the backbench.
Kelly O’Dwyer is still performing party-speak as a minister. Deadpan repetitive answers to questions reflect the party’s corporate face. She will soon return to fulltime parenting and the freedom to again speak normally. Watch for the compassionate Kelly to emerge.
It pains my heart to hear premier Gladys’ soulless repetition of party lines on drug testing, road and building construction, all propaganda for invisible interests. It’s especially stressful for capable women to avoid expressing their innate humanity.
In an angry environment it becomes harder for Libs and Nats to justify large corporate donations, Labour wants tax funded budgets for parties in proportion to their size. That was the other option for corporations to maintain their hold over the political process.
So, don’t vote for any of the bastards. To keep them honest, go for quality independents, who will answer to us back in the electorates.