Adam Blakester taking on Barnaby Joyce: @CharliCaruso #NewEnglandVotes #podcast

Charlie Caruso

Charlie Caruso

Citizen Journalist and author/editor of Understanding Y, who obsesses over the idea of re-engineering the political system, Charlie was head of global growth for MiVote, is an avid #auspol Tweeter and passionate about political disruption and improving the way we make decisions in Australia. "Right now, we’re all on a plane, and we've realised the pilot is drunk. The election is our opportunity to get the drunk pilot out of the cockpit and hand over to one that’s flown the plane before and can get us down safely," she said.
Charlie Caruso
- 2 weeks ago
Charlie Caruso
What I am REALLY interested in is re-engineering a new kind of plane that doesn't allow drunk pilots to even get into the cockpit. One that requires a new kind of pilot, new kind of pilot training, more fuel efficient and goes longer, feels better etc. You’ll hear a lot from me on this, once #ausvotes2019 is over. Disclaimer - I’ve been a member of the Liberals, Labor, Greens, and have preferenced the Independents and minor/micro parties almost exclusively. I don’t see political colours, but I keep an eye on the actions and try to fight against the dysfunction across the political rainbow.

@CharliCaruso’s interview with New England Independent candidate @adamblakester, in which the conversation touched on the major issues and concerns facing Barnaby Joyce’s electorate, New England, NSW. Charlie and Adam explored the greater state of political dysfunction in Australia, the challenges and disadvantages Independents face when campaigning against the major parties, and why despite the difficulties, being an Independent representative for the electorate is a worthwhile pursuit in the name of democracy.

There’s such dysfunction in the Federal Parliament and particularly in New England where our incumbent member is Barnaby Joyce, that I felt now was the time to engage with politics directly for the first time in my life and my career

Adam Blakester

“The state of affairs at the moment is so dire and so concerning that I felt now was the time to put myself forward as a candidate”

Adam Blakester

Part of the dysfunction, in my view, of political and public governance in Australia is the bias and conflicts of interests that are playing out and rather than having an Australian parliament which is working in the best interests of the country and the various electorates that make up the country, we have a parliament that is overwhelmingly dominated by party interests rather than relevant country interests.

Adam Blakester

Find out more about Adam’s federal campaign on his website.


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