Veet Mayo (G Lang), Main Arm
I committed to hand out how-to-vote cards for the Together Party. I’d never done this before and I was a bit nervous and edgy.
Advice: don’t take what people say personally.
So I did the best I could to help people make the change that I feel will give our kids more security about their future.
There were young and old people; people set in their ways, fearful people – maybe too much TV and Murdoch papers, angry people.
But I stayed on top, had fun, laughed heaps, even got a bit cheeky sometimes.
Then with my Together family we celebrated and saw that Abbott had been extinguished. The roar was deafening.
I woke in the morning and learnt ScoMo was still the leader with a four per cent swing in Queensland – I went down. I spent most of the day moping, feeling like a cane toad that had been run over by Archie’s big yellow truck on Main Arm Road. Depression? You bet it was.
Listening to Bay FM Latino I started singing and I realised others are feeling down about Labor not getting in – the Sounds of Africa then Tiki Lounge and I’m healed.
In three years I will be 80 and if I’m still alive I’ll do it again, but only better. I’ve got to keep banging the drum for change. I’ve gotta do it all again.
When we had our first female PM Australia’s national debt was the lowest per head of population in the world. Now after years of NLP governance Australia’s debt is the highest per head in the world.
How will you explain this poor judgment to your great grandchildren?