I don’t care if you’re a shooter, a fisherman, a vegan, an Instagram influencer, digging ore, laying tiles, nursing, teaching, throwing punches in the ring, a retiree, a university graduate, or a CEO.
We’re all in this together.
And we should be thriving together, equally.
So instead of complaining or posting frustrated and critical Instagram stories or Tweets, I’m putting my money where my mouth is.
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 one ruling party pushing through outrageous bills because it holds the 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 and believe in the system, but who feel like corporate Australia has too much influence?
And with that influence, the rich get richer, literally everyone else gets poorer, and the environment gets trashed.
If the system is fairer, smarter, and stronger – we’ll all prosper.
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 – so if you want a Coalition of Labor government, you’ll still get it.
What it does means is that you’ll have advocacy in the senate.
You’ll have a gate keeper for humanity.
Because if the government sends a bill that reeks of corporate influence, pushing profit or favours over the good of the country?
I’ll fight it.