Paul Brecht, Evans Head
I think the first time I voted was for Labor and Gough got elected as PM for a three-year term. Then I didn’t vote for a long time until I joined the Greens – then I got disillusioned by that.
I left and didn’t want to vote. I informed the NSW electoral office why I didn’t want to, but they automatically put me on the roll (no choice?). I was off the federal roll too (had a choice).
The reason I don’t want to vote is because I believe the political systems in Australia and throughout the other countries of the world are corrupt. I don’t want to waste my time voting for a system that’s totally against the people and planet.
I waited 30 years to see the kids walk out of their classrooms for their futures and the kids to come to Mother Earth. Their choice, and I’ve made mine.