The Australian people elected a government with a highly questionable, and largely unknown, agenda (apart from promoting the interests of the wealthy) out of disgust with the political games and fear that, without change, things can only get worse. They did not consider that, with change, things can become even worse than before. They forgot about global warming and the fact that without a reasonable environment society and wealth are largely irrelevant. Don’t they care for their children, grandchildren and other creatures who will inhabit this planet in the future? Like most of their leaders they seem to be only interested in the here and now.
Obviously, like in many countries, the majority of the Australian people are not blessed with sufficient education and ability for critical thought to cast their votes wisely. What more can we say?
In the coming Australian federal election the Greens are the only party who care a smidgen about the environment or social justice rather the inequities of rampant capitalism. However, their boat arrival asylum seeker policy is likely to lose them votes. They must make policy decisions about not disadvantaging the huge numbers of asylum seekers who rot for years in UNHCR camps because of “queue jumping” by those who are able to pay people smugglers.
Likewise, the Australian electorate is concerned about the possibility of huge numbers of Islamist extremists arriving this way. Recent events in Egypt raise concern amongst Australians about the possibility of deadly discord resulting from the establishment of significant numbers of Islamic extremists! If the Greens can come out with policies to successfully address these areas of concern they should do well in the election. However time is short!