I have heard a number of people saying that we have to vote Labor first to get rid of Morrison as they are the only party who could ‘form government’. Yet Labor voted to frack the Beetleloo Basin and NSW State Labor voted to criminalise environmental protest.
Yesterday I spoke with a New Zealander who said they have had a number of ‘collaborative’ governments made up of Labor, Independents and Greens that have worked really well. The politicians were forced to sit down and work together for the betterment of the country instead of the pathetic name-calling and childish back-stabbing that goes on in Canberra.
Let’s bring in a government that has lots of new faces, people who really represent the Australia of today. By that I mean women, young people, people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds and people with a ‘can do’ approach to solving the major issues of today rather than working for their corporate donors.
The mediocre old white men who fill the trenches of the LNP and Labor pick mediocre successors as candidates to fill party slots. We, the Australian people, have no say in who these candidates will be. We need Independents and local community activists like Mandy Nolan who have the vision and the courage to fight for us, the Australian people, not the international corporate donors who are presently running the show. Julia Gillard’s government was a collaborative government and she passed a lot of outstanding legislation. The best way to protect our democracy from encroaching authoritarianism is to bring in new blood who are beholden only to their constituents.