Nev Kelly, Ballina
Every now and then great moments in history occur. One such event just happened in New Zealand, where Jacinda Ardern’s Labour government was re-elected with a record-breaking majority. Well done Jacinda Ardern, her compassionate and efficient handlings of the Christchurch terrorist attack and now the COVID-19 pandemic should be a template for governments all around the world.
It was a crushing win for the Labour Party, totally pulverising the Nationals. New Zealanders can now look forward to more great governance, especially on strong economic policy, and especially on climate change action. It’s a massive difference to the prehistoric fossil-fuelled government Australians remain burdened with.
It’s really amazing to see such a humble and devoted female leader like Jacinda Ardern leading a modern successful country like New Zealand, without any of the hysterical and misogynistic attacks our first female PM, Julia Gillard, graciously endured from the psychopathic elements of the conservative right during her prime ministership.
The New Zealand election result prove just how well democracies can function when their governments govern honestly for the betterment of their countries and peoples, without the deceitful misinformation campaigns and marketing spin Australians are being constantly fed by this Morrison coalition government.