Referendum 2016 – Queensland Style
I have been following the so-called arguments against the UK leaving the EU. It strikes me that those arguments are based on fear-tactics and, unfortunately, will drown out those who have the courage to go it alone… However that is not what this blog is about.
I was aware that we Queenslanders will be required to vote in the Local Government Elections on the 19th of March. I was not, however, aware until a few days ago that we will also be required to vote in a referendum to change the present three year life of the Legislative Assembly in Queensland to a fixed four year term.
Last week I received a letter with the following documents (they are quite short!):
How very civilised, I thought, to have the arguments presented so clearly and logically.
I shall, of course vote “NO”.
The ‘Yes” campaign dared to speak for Seniors, without consulting me, lost my vote immediately – but I didn’t like the rest of their arguments either! Whereas, the ‘No’ campaign that says the only people to benefit from an extended time in power are politicians who will have more job security won my vote – the quicker one can get rid of a bad government the better.
This is, in my opinion, the way that referenda should be conducted…
Watch this space for the outcome of Referendum 2016 Queensland.