Bendigo Advertiser Letters to the Editor - Federal election 2019: Climate change, Section 44, bankruptcy, voting

Updated May 6 2019 - 2:26pm, first published May 4 2019 - 2:00am
No great faith poll will deliver Australia fair | Your Say
No great faith poll will deliver Australia fair | Your Say

No great faith poll will deliver Australia fair

On Friday evening, April 26th, I attended a meeting at the Library. Apart from Lisa Chesters and Bridget McKenzie, all aspiring 2019 Bendigo Federal Election candidates were present. The far right were over-represented; the Liberal and Green candidates were there too. Most of the audience were elderly; most vociferously supported the uninformed drivel endorsing Australia's need to be Judeo-Christian and white. They applauded diverting North Queensland rivers to flow south, damming most rivers, and putting in weirs to catch head waters flowing into the Murray Darling basin. A United Australia Party spokesperson said, "many of these rivers just flow into the ocean. What good does that do?" They also approved an Australian nuclear power station. They ignored the Green candidate's informed costing, danger and lack of employment opportunity for same as against renewables such as solar and wind which are cheap and would employ thousands. Let's hope that our massive youth enrolment will vote for climate action, youth education and employment, and help for the disabled and disadvantaged.I'm hoping someone will promise to bring our offshore refugees to Australia and free the children detained in Australia or separated from one, or both, parents. I don't have great faith in the electorate to deliver 'Australia fair.'

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