i wish to express my thanks to all those who voted for me and the Community Alliance Party. a disappointing result of having over 15 per cent of Canberra citizens and subsequently not having a direct voice of being represented in the Legislative Assembly. This means ‘three things’ – that minor parties and independents are disadvantaged by not being heard, recognised or acknowledged by the Media, not having the resources to campaign on a level ‘playing field’ and the electoral system we currently have is biased towards the major parties. There is a long way to go in having true democracy.
The Community Alliance Party presented wonderful ideas and policies that would have added significant value to the daily lives of ordinary citizens had we had the ‘three things’ were more even.
Nevertheless, my sincere thanks to those who saw what we had much to offer and a desire to make a positive difference.
I will sign off with a few quotes from General George S. Patton.
- “If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”
- “Say what you mean and mean what you say.”
- “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”
- “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.”