In our recent State Goverment Election, the Liberal Party lost power. Unsurprisingly, given the state of the State economically, socially and the fact that ‘The People’ also voted in protest against the Federal Liberal Government’s unfair, unjust and backward policies.
Now I live in the safe Labor seat of Northcote. But I also volunteer and am a member of The Greens Party. Yes, I also have a veggie garden, worm farm and a compost bin. If I could, I would have chooks too, but I am too scared to ask the landlord. I recycle. I buy organic and I am a vegetarian.
Where I live, I believe that there is a growing number of informed, educated and non partisan members of the public. (Possibly also with veggie gardens, compost bins and some chooks!) These people think beyond our own personal interests. They try to think of ‘The Greater Good’ and how we can, as a society, be just, fair and move toward a lifestyle which is more sustainable. They might even be vegetarians – or at the very least try to eat less meat! They think before they consume. [Read more…]