We live in a safe seat. Isn’t it wonderful to feel ‘safe’. The downside is that we will never be promised a multi-storey car park for Mullumbimby railway station or any of the other magnanimous gestures that arrive in a pork barrel.
It is estimated that about thirty-four seats are up for grabs this election to be decided by four million people. This means the votes of about 13.5 million people don’t really matter because they are in ‘safe seats’. Perhaps it is time we turned the seat of Richmond into an ‘unsafe seat’ so we too can dip into the pork barrel.