I've always traditionally been a labor voter. The socialist in me shares their beliefs. I don't think it's so much they have changed as far as core values. They are just not vocal enough about their achievements as you say (and I do think labor has made many good decisions) and Tony is great at reactive politics where he is always snapping at their heels riding off every little mistake.
This year I will probably vote greens.
Sadly, nothing surprises me any more. I have no doubt that we could quite easily be facing things like WorkChoices again. TA is vehemently anti-union and has said some pretty strange things about the working class (like a bad boss is just like a bad husband - does more good than harm??!!)... I am scared. I wish I could feel positive and hope for the best, I just don't.
I'm honestly fearful too. I also believe Work choices under a new name will be trotted out within the first 12 months of his leadership. Employees hated it with a passion when Howard brought it out. Apparently it was the major reason he lost the election.
I love living in a country where many of us can rely and depend on our Government I really hope that is never taken from us.
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