A sad day for Australia

So the Australian public has handed the Liberal party another 3 years in office, swinging firmly to the right. 🙁

They’ve voted against the environment and for postponing the inevitable and continuing to log the old growth forests in Tasmania for wood chips and paper, rather than investing in other industries and diversifying. All they’ve succeeded in doing is swapping stopping logging because of new national parks for stopping logging when they eventually run out of trees.

They’ve voted against integrity in political life, preferring to stick to the “I’m all right Jack” mentality of the conservative side of town.

The scariest thing of all is that the new far-right “Christian” Family First party that has had candidates and volunteers espousing homophobic views such as lesbians should be burnt to death and religious hatred and fear seems likely to gain a seat in the Senate on the back of Liberal preferences, thanks to John Howard saying he’d rather give preferences to them than the Greens!

But this is democracy, and to those who voted for the government all I can say is that I hope you’ll be happy with the country, and the world, you’ve voted for.

– Angry & Saddened of Melbourne