NSW voters have made some very strange decisions over the last few years – giving parliament four year terms so voters don’t get to make decisions very often being just one of them – and it looks like they’re about to make another: electing a Liberal state government that hasn’t promised anything, and won’t be bound to anything, and will be able to do whatever the hell it likes until they invent hoverboards and flying cars (2015).
This strikes me as somewhat strange.
If the problem you have is with a NSW government privatising electricity, why would you put in place a party even more committed to privatisation? If the problem is a NSW government that treats public transport with contempt, why would you replace it with a party even more indifferent to the subject?
Maybe, being a Victorian, I just don’t understand.
Please – enlighten me. What things have been done wrong by NSW Labor that the NSW Liberals have promised to do differently? And that you believe they’ll do differently? On what specific issues are you considering switching your vote from Labor to Liberal?
The thing is, if you don’t like either of the big parties, why vote for either? If you don’t like the two-party state, and the paucity of your choice, why use your vote to continue it?
Seriously, four years. Four years of a Liberal government with no checks and balances. If I were in NSW, I’d be praying for a “hung” parliament.