July 16, 2021

It's Time To Care About Politics


A desperate plea to politicians from a self employed photographer in regional Victoria racks up 2 million views across social media in less than 24 hours.

It may have also evoked a sense of helplessness for some. Times have been beyond tough for so many since the pandemic began.

What has been forgotten in all this in the longer term? 

We actually CAN control who makes the decisions that affect our lives! Because we live in this thing called a democracy - a system where people can change their rulers in a peaceful manner and the government is given the right to rule because the people say it may.

How many of us actually understand the “machine” that we are raging against?

What if instead of bitching behind keyboards and getting into pointless arguments that achieve nothing but upset, we got engaged in the actual process that allowed us to create change.

How can we take individual responsibility to better educate ourselves and make democracy work for us?

Joining Byron Cooke to help explain is Angela Vithoulkas, President of The Sensible Centre  

Their mission is to represent the 80% of us they identify as neither ‘right’ nor ‘left’, ‘progressive’ nor ‘conservative’, who want a unifying consensus-based approach to meeting all the challenges that face Australia

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