Disunity is death – that’s how it was
For Labor. All their infights brought them down.
The Coalition seemed united by
Comparison, though Abbott won his role
By just one vote. And blue was aided much
By Murdoch’s press – they bludgeoned red and green.
The monk has plans to aid the rich and trash
The forests, those thought safe on UN lists.
To refugees he’s cold and cruel, will cut
Our aid to those with nothing. Climate change
Is crap, he says; he’ll help the miners crush
The greenies, folk who want to save the Earth.
And crazy Clive has won a seat; will help
Him dig more coal for China; huge he’ll sit
In power with petrol heads and rugby jocks.
We sacked the mob that helped us duck the G
FC, with Greens devised new schemes for teeth
And disabilty, began to show
Some grit in tackling climate change, that great
Big threat to life on Earth, and tried to tax
The mighty profits miners make, to pay
For faster internet and better schools.
How could this happen? Wealthy lot we are
And disengaged from politics – we like
Our shops and sport so much the more; it leaves
Us hostages to brief soundbites and bile
From Murdoch’s men, those rightwing shockjocks loud
In praise of Tony Abbott. Greens did well
In Melbourne though, and won more Senate seats
Despite sustained attack by Rupert, Red
And Blue. I vote for Green and feel somewhat
Alone amid a sea of shoppers, feel
A stranger here in Oz. Democracy
Works well with choice informed; but outcomes poor
Must be, if vapid slogans guide that choice.