Thursday, 5 September 2013

Vote Well

It started. Two days before the elections we are told he will be easily won, Tony Abbott finally started telling us about some of the things he will do. For example, he tells us he'll cut funding for public transport:
Mr Abbott has previously said the Commonwealth should 'stick to its knitting' and fund road projects not commuter rail.
He would also introduce UK style opt out Internet censorship, with opt out lists that can be used against those who do and mandatory software installed on our phones to make sure we comply. Luckily for us, Malcolm Turnbull was there to put some water on the initiative. For now. But given this is what we learned in one day, the day in which the Liberals started telling us what their policies actually are, one can see where the wind is blowing.
The question is, what can we do about it? Lucky for us, we can still vote this Saturday. Even if Tony gets elected to be our PM, we can still do our best to have senate presence guiding him the right way. Following is my two step guide for achieving that - my personal guide for voting well:

Step 1:

Step 2: 
Vote below the line, starting with Pirate Party Australia as your top preference, and moving on with the parties that actually stand for making the world a better place to live in. Say, the Greens.

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