Tonight’s leadership debate has further proven the contempt that both major parties seem to have for the Australian people. They focused on vilifying refugees — the most vulnerable people in the WHOLE WORLD — and chose to ignore issues like health, aged care, aboriginal essential services (which are embarrassing), youth, education… the list goes on.
In other words, they focused on 0.01% of people who DON’T VOTE at the expense of everything else. Shame.
I am embarrassed that these two people are the top of the pile of our elected representatives. What’s worse is that I know this isn’t true — there are good people in all parties and these two are the ones that have schemed their way to the top.
I am both embarrassed to be Australian and proud to be Green today. But holy shit, I am disappointed that people even think that either of these two people are fit to lead this country — the one that was apparently built BY IMMIGRANTS WHO FLED WAR (including their OWN PARENTS), the one that mythologises the Fair Go but in reality is all about resentment over someone they *perceive* to be getting more than them.