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*More rants about politics in Australia because why not? What more do I have to lose, apart from stable healthcare, solid education and all of Australia’s resource companies? Oh and over half my income?* If you don’t like my views, don’t read. And please don’t tell me about it either! Please and thank you (:

I am a young Australian with a keen interest in having a nice life that entails having a net income that supports a healthy amount of luxury, access to stable health care and a wonderful education system for the future Australians (affordable, quality education that makes our future even brighter as a nation). I also want a stable economy and for Australia to retain industries and companies for which it has a comparative advantage in. AKA natural resources and services.

BUT with our current government and parliament in general, let’s just say that there is so much drama and controversy, hypocrisy and downright stupidity. EVERYWHERE. It’s gotten to the point where I’m so frustrated with decisions being made and press conferences being held where the most ludicrous ideas seem to pop out, that I don’t even have the energy to rant about it.

*IMPORTANT UPDATE*: I JUST GOT LINKED TO THIS AND I DON’T KNOW WHETHER TO BURST INTO LAUGHTER OR WEEP: https://www.buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/live-large-within-our-means#.bdbpO9Exa .

We’re spending and living within our means aren’t we Mr Turnbull? Where’s all this money coming from? Where’s all the talk about states funding for themselves like this is the bloody Hunger Games coming from when we clearly can spend $15000 on an oven? Why are you whining about the fact that our education system is milking the Federal Government’s ATM like a dehydrated cow when we clearly have $500,000 to spend on new Australian flags?!? I’m all for patriotism, but are the flags even products of Australia?

Honestly, we as Australians need to reevaluate who we elect into power, because I cannot handle 3 more years under Malcolm Turnbull. The atrocities that he spouts, and has been consistently spouting since the start of April makes me want to throw myself off Sydney Harbour Bridge. The fact that our economy is treated like a textbook situation makes me want to weep, and the potential for further cuts to be made to education. including the fact that the HECS/HELP scheme that helps put so many students through tertiary education is a sin (This is a bloody joke and I will actually move to frigging Canada if this somehow passes through senate if it’s proposed). Also, can we PLEASE STOP offshoring and selling our resource companies to Asia? We have no manufactoring industry, our mining sector isn’t what it used to be, and we still think coal is a great thing to deal with. Well done Australia. My friends and I share the opinion that Turnbull is the more eloquent version of Abbott.

What I really want is a young Prime Minister who understands what’s up. Someone who understands the views of the youth and the minorities and isn’t blinded by preconceived social, economic and political stigmas. Someone who wasn’t brought up in an elitist environment and who doesn’t have an elitist, inflated education under their belt. That would be lovely, thanks.

Just. Ugh.

Politics is so bloody problematic. The Liberal Party and 90% of Parliament makes me want to neck myself. We need young leaders. We’re a young nation with an ageing population and we really need people who aren’t in their 50s and 60s governing us. Would it hurt to have some more Sam Dastyari’s amongst the upper and lower house? Younger politicians who know what they’re on about, but can also successfully sass out crabby, stuck up losers with a well played critique (HSPs and that award winning address)? Is that a crime? Is it a crime to have politics be interesting and amusing and not make me want to throw myself off a building because my future looks so bleak?

xx Simran

 

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