Abalinx 18 April 2018 Peter Adamis
According to the Victorian State Election Plan for 24 November 2018; “there will be over 4.1 million eligible Victorians will cast their votes to elect the 59th Victorian Parliament.”
This is a significant event where electors will make decisions on their Parliamentary representatives in 88 Legislative Assembly districts and eight Legislative Council regions.” Labor will be pushing manure up hill in their battle to retain seats in regions that swing according to the issues involved and the performance of the Government. The Taxi industry are just not happy at the moment and they intend to demonstrate their displeasure in the months leading up to the election. Their complaints against the Labor government although crude in some aspects, is but the tip pf the iceberg of voter dissatisfaction. The Taxi industry is not taking the destruction of their livelihood lightly and will and whatever is necessary to bring about change. A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: Dan Andrews lends a deaf ear to the Taxi transport carriage industry
However, what is being overlooked are the so called traditional Labor communities, such as the unions, nurses, teachers, taxi, construction and welfare who are not too happy about Labor’s performance to date. It is one thing to be loyal and another to steal from your own. The Country Fire Authority has been throw a life line by the Liberals, The Taxi Industry is in discussions with the Shadow Minister for Transport, Matthew Guy is making great strides with Multicultural communities, the recent theft scandal involving tax payers money are but three examples. While we as Victorian voters must never forget the billion dollar taxpayer money used to pay off the contractors to the now defunct east west road link.
These errors of political judgment and waste of resources have left a sour and bitter taste amongst Victorian voters already struggling with high energy costs and escalation of daily living expenses. I say this because the Labor Governments complacency and “I see nothing attitude by “Shultz” Daniel Andrews leaves a lot to be desired. The Taxi Industry in recent weeks has been marshalling its forces, becoming far more militant and aggressive towards the Labor government.
A government who promised to put “the people first” and now waste tax payers money to fund their own hidden agendas which the Ombudsman caught them in her net. What is of interest is the trend way from Labor and towards other desirable political parties that will cater to taxpayer’s needs. The vacuum left by Labor is quickly being filled with Liberal, Greens and other minor parties eager to harvest the many leaving Labor.
Of the 4.1 Million Victorian voters, there will be an exodus of approximately 1, 459, 375 Victorians whose links to the Taxi, bus and transport industries were traditionally Labor. This very conservative figure was derived using an algorithm based on Taxi/Bus/Transport Owners, drivers and those leasing the vehicles. If only a portion of these traditional Labor voters decide to transfer their allegiance and vote for the Liberal party, they alone will tip the balance of power towards a change in government.
If I were a Labor campaign strategist, I would be look at ways and means of avoiding a voter backlash come the election. This is no laughing matter as I predict a blood bath and voters screaming for the return of the guillotine and the hangman’s noose. Oh well, I wonder at times whether the messages gets out the readers and if my political sprewking on the soap box has any impact? Not to worry I guess, we can only hope that that sanity and good governance returns upon the return of a Liberal Government under Matthew Guy.
As always, apologises for the savagery of the English language, poor grammar and punctuation. As I masquerade as a Freelance journalist, I can only but try. Have a great day and enjoy your weekend. I remember this weekend with some sadness that my old man passed away last year, whilst I was recuperating from an illness in my place of birth, Pellana, Laconia, Greece. I miss the old bastard terribly, but such is life and we move on.
Peter Adamis is a Journalist/Social Media Commentator and writer. He is a retired Australian military serviceman and an Industry organisational & Occupational (OHS) & Training Consultant whose interests are within the parameters of domestic and international political spectrum. He is an avid blogger and contributes to domestic and international community news media outlets as well as to local and Ethnic News. He holds a Bachelor of Adult Learning & Development (Monash), Grad Dip Occupational Health & Safety, (Monash), and Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. Website: abalinx.com Contact via Email: [email protected]