Tomorrow is Federal Election Day in Australia for both the House of Representatives and the Senate though many have already voted.
on the beach the plastic choke of humanity washes the skin
Voting for the environment is a world consideration, not just Australia. For the many who have never come to these shores the beach is typically synonymous when thinking of Australia. On the Beach is a well-known book by Nevil Shute in which Australia is the last place to suffer radiation after nuclear fallout has destroyed the rest of the world. It was made into a film in 1959 starring Ava Gardner and Gregory Peck.
Whatever Party wins, the environment must be of prime consideration. Australia like many parts of the world is experiencing extremes in weather involving drought, fires, and floods. And I would really like to see something done about the amount of plastic polluting the oceans and being washed up on our beaches. It is truly time to do something!
Australia is adorned with adorable awesome amazing Beaches VOTE YES and pick up a bit of litter!
… and here is a link to a new edition of Nevil Shute’s ‘On the Beach‘ – https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6582666/modern-messages-in-on-the-beach/
One thought on “Election Day in Australia – The Political Environment”
In the UK I am always amazed at the apathy of those who cannot be bothered to vote “because my vote will not make a difference”! I wish we had compulsory voting as you do!