Like most of you, I have seen a lot of ad campaigns for the various Australian political parties of late. Well, to be fair, I have seen a lot of Labour ads at the moment and a handful of Liberal and Greens ads (interesting considering one of Labour's ads criticise the Liberal party for the amount of money they're supposedly spending on their campaign) ...
I've listened to Julia's cry of change and to be honest with you all, I'm not too sure what is actually going to change. What I think most of you have forgotten and what Julia has likewise turned from her mind, is the fact that she was, when Kevin Rudd was in power, the Deputy PM! She stood with him, by his side (until she was standing behind his back with something sharp in her hands) when he announced all his policies. Wayne Swan was the Treasurer and therefore responsible for the budget, and the mining tax etc. So why are Julia and Wayne removed from any responsibility for the terrible economic situation this Country now finds itself.
Julia was Minister for Education - what about the Education portfolio has gone to plan? Do all children have laptops (as promised in the election), is the education web-site satisfying the Board of Education, are we all okay with the money wasted on the school building 'reforms'? If Julia can't handle her portfolios as Deputy PM - how is she going to handle running this Country?
Review the actual status of the economy since Labour has been in power - water has gone up dramatically, power and gas have gone up dramatically, rates, body corporates, petrol - do I have to go on?! Why are we letting them get away with this? Why aren't we listening to what has 'actually' happened, what have they done since the last election other then spend all our money and return us to an even worse financial position than the last time Labour were in power.
Don't let them scare you with 'WorkChoices' either - break it down into facts and don't let the notion itself turn you away. All I know, is that with WorkChoices I had a job, without WorkChoices, I am unemployed.
Julia isn't change - she was here the whole time Kevin Rudd was - she hasn't fixed anything, and she isn't changing anything. Their ads do not indicate what will change, they merely use scare tactics to trick us into not voting for the Liberal Party.
At least the Liberal Party have listed exactly what they will do if voted in - now that's change.