So voting has now finished in The Australian Federal Election and I haven’t bothered writing about the election campaign at all. I guess this is a sign of how uninspiring I have found the whole thing.
It isn’t that there weren’t many things to write about, the media has been busy with all the happenings but I have never seen such a child like slanging match in any election before this one.
Instead of telling us what each of them will do if they are in power the Liberal and Labor parties have continually criticized each other.
It is a sad time in Australian politics when the only way you can tell the difference between the two major parties is by the fact that they don’t want you to vote for the other party.
The Greens ran a campaign based on asking people to vote for them as a protest vote. Well how can a vote for a party with unrealistic policies that are far from what mainstream Australians want. Things like no power generation from fossil fuels to no fishing at all. Their radical policies don’t give any real alternative to the major two.
The one thing for sure is it will be a close result.
My biggest fear is that who ever wins, the devil will be in the detail.