The following is a speech delivered on Dharawal land outside the Wollongong Centrelink, before a march to meet with Member for Cunningham Sharon Bird, as a part of the Tomorrow Movement #NoTurningBack day of action on 19 September 2020.
There is a deeply concerning perception problem in Australian politics, and this has been the case for some time. Many seem to think that the Labor and Liberal parties are essentially the same. In policy; personnel; propensity to knife a sitting Prime Minister; thousands, if not millions, of Australians believe that they could not be more similar.
Only, they're not.
I love a sunburnt country, One hotter by the day, Where science is an option, For coal is here to stay. I love her metadata, The bigots and their rights, Her children in detention, Our captain’s calls and knights. First Gonski was defunded, Then paid parental leave, Health was soon to discover, The cut it … Continue reading My Country, His Team
The election has come and gone. The emotional roller-coaster of the last 3 years has docked itself back at the station and while some have managed to hold on for the next ride, many more are considering the ferris wheel or carousel. Yeah, I had nowhere to go with that carnival metaphor. Moving on. Enough … Continue reading Post Federal Election: A Brave N00b World