Visiting Australia? Just Know Our Politicians Are Fools
This may not be a travel piece but heck I just must say it, because in Australia we have the luxury of freedom of speech that not everyone around the world is afforded. Therefore, it is my right to bag, in good nature, our useless politicians who can’t make up their own minds at what they were elected to do by the people. Which is to basically make decisions, however basic they may seem.
First of all, I love my country, I am proud to call it home, I am passionate with any national sports team, I proud of the attractions that us travellers get to visit and beautiful beaches along our vast coast line. I would defend this great country with my life. But there is one thing you must know about this great country if you are visiting Australia, our politicians are completely useless.
Now where do I start, oh yeah, our Prime Ministers? We have had five Prime Ministers in the space of ten years and to think one of them (Kevin Rudd) served twice in a matter of a three years, only to be voted out a couple months into his second term, by another idiot, Tony Abbott, who was replaced a year later by Malcom Turnbull, who somehow still holds the job today.
Oddly of those five Prime Ministers, three of them, Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott were thrown out by their own party. Great stuff Aussie politicians, although I must admit they are great at stabbing their own in the back, but I guess that is no different in a lot of other countries, where most pollies are only interested in their very own space.
Now my biggest bug bare that inspired this opinion piece. Marriage Equality. Our pollies in the Liberal Party cannot decide a simple outcome, at least it is simple in my opinion. To pass a simple legislation to allow gay people to get married. What is the hold up? if they want to get married then let them get married, I promise you the world will still rotate and proceed as normal.
Since the pollies can’t decide, instead they want to spend 120-million-dollars on a non-compulsory voting plebiscite. That’s right, a vote where not even all eligible Australians are forced to vote, that worked out well with Brexit and good old Donald Trump didn’t it? Even after the vote, the Australian government, still may or may not let the legislation pass. What a crock of shit and a useless waste of time and dollars, where the money could be better spent of fixing roads and infrastructure.
The fact that it is even going to a vote is pathetic, to pass Marriage Equality should really be a simple solution, just pass it through and move on. At the end of the day, whether you like it, lump it, get your head around it, it is inevitable that one-day gay people will be allowed to get married in this country without having to fly to New Zealand to tie the knot. In the meantime, we could save a heap of tax payers money, if only our pollies would only have some guts to make a decision.
There you go visitors to Australia. Enjoy our land, the attractions, the scenery, the great beaches and all the great stuff that this great country has to offer, but please, ignore our foolish politicians and try and not make sense of them or you will only do your head in. Happy Travels.