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The Voter’s Ballad

I have a ballot paper but I don’t know where to tick
There is no major party that doesn’t make me sick
As for the independents, they are a sorry lot
And even voting Green is not an option that I’ve got.

I have a Liberal Party friend who really is quite nice
I went and asked politely for political advice
He said the Liberal Party is much better than it looks
And has the right objective of balancing the books
It has five mighty pillars to boost us to success
And help our Team Australia recover from the mess
Left by a Labor government that left us deep in debt
Because its (female) leadership was totally inept.

I have a ballot paper but I don’t know where to tick
There is no major party that doesn’t make me sick
As for the independents, they are a sorry lot
And even voting Green is not an option that I’ve got.

I have a Labor Party friend who really is quite nice
I went and asked her kindly for political advice
She said the Labor Party had turned over a new leaf
With better pre-selection and an outstanding chief
It has a National Platform on which it firmly stands
Committed to delivering sustainable demands
For fairness and for jobs, for economic growth
Giving more and taxing less – with Labor you have both.

I have a ballot paper but I don’t know where to tick
There is no major party that doesn’t make me sick
As for the independents, they are a sorry lot
And even voting Green is not an option that I’ve got.

I have a National Party friend who’s really very nice
I met him in a paddock and asked for his advice
He descended from his tractor (made in the USA)
And said, ‘The National Party is the one to win the day
Our natural resources embedded in the soil
Need to be exploited be they minerals or oil
We must encourage exports of food and grains and wine
And taxing these commodities is surely out of line.’

I have a ballot paper but I don’t know where to tick
There is no major party that doesn’t make me sick
As for the independents, they are a sorry lot
And even voting Green is not an option that I’ve got.

I have an Independent friend who’s really very nice
He even came to my front door to tender his advice:
‘No doubt if I’m elected you’re entitled to expect
A lot of extra funding for this electorate
And when I get to parliament I’ll try to vote with verve
Exactly in the manner the electorates deserve
In practice this means voting nay unless there is a deal
In line with what the other good independents feel.’

I have a ballot paper but I don’t know where to tick
There is no major party that doesn’t make me sick
As for the independents, they are a sorry lot
And even voting Green is not an option that I’ve got.

I have a friend who’s very Green and also very nice
So I walked to her small office to seek some good advice
She said the major parties are all in shreds and tatters
Whereas the Greens will stand up straight for everything that matters
Including the environment and giving a fair go
To all in the community including high and low.
She said that if I joined the Greens I could help to achieve
The goal of an Australia in which I could believe.

I have a ballot paper which she showed me how to tick
Although the major parties still tend to make me sick.
As for the independents, they remain a sorry lot
But voting Green does seem to be the option I have got.

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  1 comment for “The Voter’s Ballad

  1. 10/01/2017 at 4:16 pm

    The ablitiy to think like that shows you’re an expert

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