Was that Budget Question Time? An ABC transmission?
Or was it free Hustings Time for the Coalition?
Was that our Treasurer, informing us as he should,
Of affairs of state? Or was he doing what he could,
As the National/Liberal Member for Kooyong,
To shout party propaganda at us for far too long
Persuading us to vote to have him back
And promising to keep us in the black;
Because the LNP have fixed the books! They balance!
A contrast to Josh and his grandiloquence
Was Labor’s Bill, not short, but sweet.
Somehow he was much more up my street;
Full of fire, red with passion and ideas,
Not dark and banking up our fears,
He promised help with health and a living wage,
Wherever we live and work, no matter what our age.
Out of the blue PM Scomo makes a Captain’s Call,
Crocodile teary-eyed, appealing to us all,
Almost kneeling in submission,
Announcing a Disability Royal Commission!
Which puts Oz right back into the red,
And Labor left to pay for and manage if they stay ahead.
These self-righteous LNP claims to be generous, true blue!
I don’t believe them! Do you?
NOTES: I think this is what is called ‘free verse’ – I just can’t get it to parse – it rhymes, but still reads more like free verse. Maybe time will help me put it into shape. Last night, however, I wrote hurriedly, so enraged by what I saw as Morrison’s ultimate abuse of the aged care and disability sector, using us all as ammunition, a last attempt to buy votes. I trust my ‘fellow’ Australians, young and old, needing or giving care, will show how wise they can be when when we finally get that much needed election!