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Conversing about current affairs, the looming Federal budget and what appears to be an integrity issue with some of our pollies, a friend asked me why I wanted to continue in my efforts to run for political office.  How could I be bothered, they asked? 

My response was spontaneous.  I said that I believed that politics needed an injection, a booster shot, of reliability and optimism and that I believed I could be one of many (Independents) to administer the dose!

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Last Monday night I had the privilege of attending the SA Leaders debate in the run up to the March 15 poll.  It was hosted by the ABC. Moderator, Chris Uhlmann, remarked before the show went to air that we are so very lucky in our country. He said, things can get heated during our election campaigns but ‘nobody dies!’ 

He is right.  Globally, so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice in their pursuit of the right to vote and to live in a democratic society.  We have that right and privilege and yet we are often apathetic and complain about the most insignificant things.  

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On Election Day this year there will be 73 individual names BELOW the line on the South Australian Senate Ballot paper and ABOVE the line 33 Parties & Groups numbered from A to Z and then AA through to AH.  

 

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In speaking with business people throughout my travels in recent months, I am becoming increasingly alarmed at tales of a familiar practice permeating many retail outlets.

That is, the practice of consumers conducting ‘reconnaissance missions’ on items before making a purchase.  Whether it be for a pair of sporting shoes or a bra, it seems consumers aren’t afraid to admit that they are just ‘trying on’ an item so that they can make a purchase on line.   

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If you look closely, it’s as plain as the nose on your face; politicians of every persuasion are concentrating their efforts on marginalised constituents in marginal seats.

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