Democ­racy is great

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT - Tobi Lof­tus Tobi.Lof­tus@cnbtimes.com.au

NORTH Bur­nett residents went to the polls on July 2 and clearly made their voices heard.

In Flynn, the ALP suf­fered a huge swing to­wards them and Ken O’Dowd might lose his seat. About 17% of the vote go­ing to One Na­tion.

No mat­ter what one’s views on the dif­fer­ent po­lit­i­cal par­ties, from the far right to the far left, what is cer­tain is that we can have our say.

We can have our say with­out the fear of neg­a­tive reper­cus­sions like be­ing shot or per­se­cuted, just for ex­er­cis­ing our demo­cratic right. That is a great thing. Democ­racy is a great thing.

At the end of the day, no mat­ter if the vote even­tu­ates into a hung Par­lia­ment or a ma­jor­ity gov­ern­ment, the vot­ers al­ways get it right.

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