Labor is always on the fence
AN interesting Talking Point, Gary Bakker (“Labor coming to terms with the loss of traditional voters,” Mercury, November 26). They seem in opposition to have an opinion on next to nothing, and it was somewhat ironic that on the same morning I read his article, I heard a snippet of Leon Compton interviewing Rebecca White on The Morning Show. Her response to his question was “I’m sitting on the fence on this one, Leon”, I bet she has a sore backside, as that seems to be the Labor response to most issues that concern Tasmanians.
Gary Bakker suggests that the only opposition to the Liberal Party are Independents, and minor parties.
I have a different view on this, my opinion is that the Government’s main opposition is the Anti-Everything-Coalition. The people of Westbury trying to halt the development of a new prison, on the doorstep of their village. The people of South Hobart, concerned at how a cable-car development might affect their lifestyle. East Coast residents fighting the foreign buy up, and massive Cambria Green development, and industrial size fish farms. It’s the doctors and nurses fighting to get something done to improve conditions in our overcrowded and underfunded hospitals. It’s those who have been fighting for three years to stop a business development in a World Heritage Area, which if successful will be the precursor to many more waiting in the wings. It’s The Central Highland Council that bravely voted against the decision to let that development go ahead.
It is no surprise then that the Government is looking to silence the Anti-Everything-Brigade
— trying once more, to push through harsh anti-protest laws. Laws which will restrict Tasmanians right to protest at what is seen as unjust, and a threat to our quality of life.
Meantime Labor will sit on the fence.
article in your sister paper (“It’s time Labor decided where its heart lies”, The Herald Sun, November 25). His excellent article summation is applicable federally and more importantly in Tasmania, with the selection of candidates, and the true believers sent them a message in 2016, which they ignored to their detriment, when Lisa Singh polled 20,000 first preference votes below the line and their number one, Helen Polley, polled 1900 in the Senate election.