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Will you be Prime Minister?
At the next Federal Election I’m running for one of the twelve NSW seats in the Australian senate.
If you’re a little dusty on what the senate does let me explain: the senate exists as a defence against the tyranny of a ruling party pushing through outrageous bills by virtue of its majority in the house of representatives.
There are seventy-six senators, twelve from each state, and two from each of the territories.
NSW, right now, is represented by the ALP, the Coalition and the Greens.
Where’s the voice of the average citizen, people like you and me, who believe in capitalism, who believe in the system, but who feel like corporate Australia has too much influence? And with that influence, distorting the market and endangering the environment?
Voting for me, and my party, in the senate doesn’t mean you can’t vote for ScoMo or Albo in the house of reps.
If you want a Labor or Coalition government, you’ll still get it.
Why are you running for Senate?
Legacy and the well-being of the society & culture, the planet, commerce & the future of our children are very important to me and, I’m guessing, for you, too.
And, I believe we’re at a pivotal fork in the road as a society. A point where we can shake off the bigger is better mentality, dilute the influence of corporate lobbyists on government and see the trickle-down-effect theory for what it is, bullshit.
What am I going to do about it?
I’m running for a senate seat at the next Federal election in NSW.
Where do you stand on the issues?
Let me ask you the same question.
I want to truly represent the people. I will take submissions on every piece of law that comes before me in the Senate before I vote on it. You will get a say.
Let me tell you my values: I care deeply about the well-being of the society & culture, the planet, commerce & the future of our children.
Does this mean you’re quitting TV - what about The Living Room?
The Living Room and the cast and crew are like family to me. There may be some slight changes to my filming schedule but the network and I are very happy and confident that I can manage both jobs. Amanda, Chris and Miguel all have businesses and other jobs, and now I hope to as well. Many senators work as members of the parties or have businesses to run etc.
Have you dabbled in politics before? How’d that go.
I’ve always been involved and interested in politics and in 2004 ran as an independent for Waverley, although unsuccessfully, In hindsight, I’m glad things worked out the way they did because I feel blessed with my life and the opportunities I’ve had.