Federal election campaign is in full swing; hot topics such as border protection, employment rates, and Medicare being highlighted and lobbied around.
But have both major parties forgotten about the existential threat that threatens our very existence?
They may have conveniently forgotten about the catastrophic bushfires in 2019 and recent devastating floods in NSW and Queensland, but we have not.
When will they bring forth their best climate policies and emissions reduction targets; clear and bold plans to safeguard Australians from future catastrophic climate disasters?
We are already well into the current Federal election campaign, yet despite the noise coming from all parties, there is a deafening silence on the issues that really count.
Issues such as climate and the environment, housing affordability, health and tax reform, even systemic corruption in public life.
These are all drowned out by mindless economic "gotcha" attempts to attract media attention.
The economic reality we all face is that on a macro-economic basis political parties have little power to effectively manage the economy, and therefore no real basis to claim that they are long term "better" managers of the economy.
Pandemics and commodity prices dictate macro responses and both parties are in lock step in their responses to those.
Where they can make a big difference is in micro-economic reform in areas such as tax reform, investment incentives, public education etc.
But, perhaps apart from the Greens, none of the main parties have anything much to offer here.
An election without vision and we will all pay a long term price.
Transport NSW notified only a few business owners in Bodalla on April 14 that roadworks - the installation a pedestrian refuge will begin on May 2.
The site they have chosen is dangerous, too close to blind corner and serves no purpose.
Their notification was without warning and only eight working days to the start time.
Twenty five business owners have signed a petition requesting a halt and an opportunity to consult, and agree on a safer position.
They have failed to observe the procedural requirements (no REF, EP&A regulation) and we claim their actions are illegal.
A protest is organised for 7am on May 2.
The protest has the required permission.
In the three year time period since Fiona Phillips was elected as the federal member for Gilmore, what has she done?
We never hear of her or hear anything about her, she seems to have gone missing in no action.
We need an active assertive member that is strong to represent our community not someone that is just going through the motions of pretence.
I base these comments on those put forward by neighbours and friends.
If she is lucky and stays as our federal member it will be required for someone or something to wake her up so that the residents of Gilmore are heard as they should be by appropriate forthright action by our elected Federal member.
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