Canberra Wise Women fo June 2016  I  Leonie Dawson


Well… that would have to be one of the weirdest elections ever.

Australia just had its vote…. and we still don’t know who won. We won’t know for sure for a few more days at least.

What we do know is this:

There were some surprise winners this election.

Pauline bloody Hanson (and more from the One Nation party) + Fred Nile in the Senate. My least favourite politician in the country re-elected – George Christensen.

I’m sad that racist, homophobic, sexist views are held by some of our elected leaders. I’m so sorry if you are feeling unheard, unconsidered & unsafe from this election.

I don’t know the answer.

What I do know is this: I promise I’ll keep turning up everyday. Keep doing the best I can. Keep trying to help where I can, fix what I can fix, and tell my elected leaders: the voice of hatred and ignorance is not my voice, and not what you have been elected for.

I hereby pledge to keep loving and caring fiercely and tenderly. To keep caring for this earth and its people – all of us – its children, women, men, refugees, immigrants and disadvantaged.

I know that those people in parliament cannot fix the problems of this earth and all its people. I can’t hold them solely responsible. I know so much of the responsibility belongs to me. There is still much I can do, we can all do.

Keep turning up every single day to create the world we want.

I’m with you.



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