This has been the first week of the campaign for the Federal Elections. Five more weeks to go before Election Day, 21 May 2022. Five more weeks of smiling politicians, empty promises and baby kissing (Covid-permitting, of course).
Three years ago, we faced the possibility of a BS government, and that was a terrifying prospect. Those on the right side of the political aisle breathed a sigh of relief when Morrison and the LNP managed to squeak in.
This Federal Election is far more critical. Alas, the choice in leaders is between worse and worser.
The AEC website has a hub containing information to help the public, in relation to this election. It is called Your vote will help shape Australia. That is true. Every vote counts and will affect the outcome. But will the shape be the right one for the country? Do the voters have access to the facts about candidates in their electorates, and the important issues facing the country? Will they get the details they need to help them make the correct decisions and vote for the best candidates?
We have a platform, here on Catallaxy, to make our voices heard with comments and posts. There will be plenty of time, after the results are declared, to lament. But, now is the time to do whatever we can, to help in making a change for the better. Those who represent the freedom parties as candidates, volunteers or supporters are welcome to share your experiences.