QLDC Elections – Be careful of what you wish for [Crux, 28/09/19]
Analysis [by Peter Newport : Sep 28, 2019]:
My biggest fear when this local election process kicked off would be that it would be boring, with little true controversy or competition.
Fortunately it has turned out to be quite interesting and competitive – that’s good for democracy.
But now we are actually starting to literally tick the boxes on our voting forms, it’s a good opportunity to slow things down and take stock of what it is that we all really want.
My perspective on all of the election issues is that we all want to preserve this amazing, unique place that we all live in – not selfishly as “our patch” but in the context of the wider world and a planet under threat from all sorts of fixable human failures…