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October 20, 2021

How do we get politicians that care?

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Beth Shelley, Chair, Northern Rivers Railway Action Group

It seems that many politicians are sociopaths so how do we find ones that aren’t? BJ and DT are great examples, meaning Boris Johnson and Donald Trump, because they are so self-involved that they don’t listen to researched and knowledgeable ideas. As we can see with the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve caused many deaths as they couldn’t understand that something outside themselves was real.

Being in politics is a difficult and stressful job and probably easier for someone who’s good at ruthless self-promotion while being totally focused on themselves. We need to encourage sane, compassionate people capable of listening to many sides and focusing on real outcomes for all people.

At the moment the people in power in NSW are simply unable to understand the need of this community for public transport. Politicians from both Labor and Liberal/National parties were laughing and patting each other on the back about closing some of the Casino to Murwillumbah railway in the Northern Rivers. It hurt to see the lack of compassion displayed towards our community, our elderly, and our vulnerable people who don’t have transport.

It’s very difficult to see how to challenge that lack of care and understanding. What do you do? I wouldn’t want to be a politician except that I care about my community. But how to stay sane with all the pressures of an insane system? We all need to find those people who can listen, and care, and then give them support. It’s time for a change.

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