Friday, 20 August 2010

Election Boredom

Today is (Federal) election day and I can't wait for it to be over. There has been more coverage on the mechanisms of the campaign than on the policies themselves. I feel like we're being educated on spin. The chosen topics for debate have been BORING, nauseating even and often irrelevant. Gay marriage / relationship recognition has been publicly approved, but both major political parties are ignoring that and won't support it. We are electing the whole government but it seems like there are just 2 presidential candidates. I'm just really scared we will get Tony Abbott as our new PM, who has declared himself the lovechild of prior PM John Howard & MP Bronwyn Bishop... ouch. He claims to be gay friendly - but is as likely to support anything that promotes equality for the gay & lesbian community as he is to skip a photo opportunity.

Anyway - all Aussie readers of superchilled - please vote responsibly.


Anonymous said...

Can't vote bb. I am not Australian but I live in the U.K. and we had our election in May this year. Hey, hey, hey looks like you are going to get a coalition government like we have now. I have to say, well the absolute governments with absolute power have not worked well so what have we got to lose now. I was in Australia around xmas new year last year and I went to see the Sydney to Hobart race and I was on the ferry back to circular quay and one Aussie made a remark that the government just wanted to control every aspect of our lives and it did not consider individuals and I thought, mate, that's exactly what is happening in the U.K.

I wish your new gov. well because these are trying times. We do need to find some solution to effective government, and we have not really had coalitions for decades, so what have we got to lose?

Ian U.k.

SuperchilledTrevor said...

Ian: I'm curious to see where we go following this election. It could be a good thing, but we won't have any idea of it for the next few weeks. I'm hopeful that it will be a significant improvement, with increased focus on green issues which include gay marriage and the environment that have been just tossed around uncaringly recently. I'm watching the developments very closely.