The House of Representatives currently consists of 150 members, elected by and who represent single member districts.
How can they possible be representing us when people are asked:
- Should Australia allow same sex marriage and 67 per cent say ‘yes’ (other polls show this as high as 72 per cent) yet most of our politicians don’t support it.
- Should the Australian government continue to invest billions of dollars into the development of the National Broadband Network and 60 per cent say ‘yes’ but the government ignores them.
- Should Australia raise taxes on the rich and 60 per cent say ‘yes’ but the government does the opposite.
- Should Australia tax the super profits of mining companies and 71 per cent say ‘yes’ but the Abbott Government repeals the mining tax.
- Should the federal government regulate the internet and 70 per cent say ‘no’ yet look at what the government (supported by the Opposition) has legislated.
- Should politicians be held financially responsible for promoting false statements and 80 per cent say ‘yes’ … well, that’s a joke.
- Should the federal government invest in the construction of a high speed rail and 61 per cent say ‘yes’ yet the government hasn’t even floated the idea.
- Should Australia set a price on carbon emissions and 43 per cent say ‘no’ yet the government listened to them.
- Should the government allow Coal Seam Gas (CSG) projects in Australia and only 47 per cent say ‘yes’ yet the government supports it.
If the elected representatives are not representing us, then who the hell are they representing?
Please note: the polls, like any poll, are always open to interpretation.
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