All eyes on NSW It's an election that will be closely watched
In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests...
Old boys from one of Sydney's most prestigious public schools say they are disgusted that federal cabinet minister Scott Morrison will be a special guest at an alumni fund-raising event, warning it would be an embarrassment to their school to celebrate a man who has "so flagrantly disregarded human rights". Almost 300 alumni of Sydney Boys High have signed a fiercely-worded letter to the school's Old Boys Union, which is organising a fund-raising cocktail event next month featuring Mr Morrison as one of its keynote speakers.
Tomorrow Voters at Sydney Boys will be perplexed
The NSW election is on Saturday. Here is a no-nonsense guide to the ins and outs of voting on election day. We can even point you in the right direction for sausage sizzles and cake stalls.
Guide to All things electoral (To boot, Free from Anthony Green BullS****) NSW E*ections MMXV
Greens Call For A Ban On Election Day Sausage Sizzle
The Australian Greens have today called for the immediate banning of the traditional election day sausage sizzle, saying that it is highly insensitive to vegetarians and the phallic nature of the sausage is intimidatory towards female voters.
A spokesperson for the Greens explained the call to ban the sausage to The (un)Australian, saying: “For too long voters have been forced to endure children trying to foist a sausage on people as they line up to vote, the smell of burning dead animals is horrific and then you’re confronted with this giant phallic symbol, it’s too much I just want to vote damn it and aggressively push my Green Party how to vote card on other voters.”
When we raised the issue of the election day sausage sizzle being a great way for schools and community groups to raise funds, the spokesperson responded by saying: “They could sell tofu or salad or mung beans, it’s not all about meat you know a lot of my friends love mung beans.”
A spokesperson for Premier Mike Baird refused to be drawn into the debate, while Opposition leader Luke Foley asked us what Baird was doing and said he’d consult Unions NSW and get back to us.
The (un)Australian didn’t dare raise the issue with the Shooters and Fishers Party as they’re armed and crazy.