My day at work was a disaster. I am not saying why except that it perhaps involves $100,000. The work stress really gets to me at times. I am not sure how much longer I can do it. I can only say that once I leave work, I forget about it. Mostly. Today was an exception.
But I felt a bit sorry for the people of the state government electorate of Williamstown. Their representative, who happens to also be Premier of the State of Victoria resigned. While I can be very critical of our state government, I feel Steve Bracks is an honourable and decent man and I am sorry to see him go and I wish him well.
Poor old Willietown voters will now have to vote in a by-election.
I really do think it is wrong for elected pollies to resign so soon after being elected.
Lo and behold, Bracks resigns and so does John Thwaites, Deputy Premier and Minister for Water. Thwaites had no factional backing, so without the his mate Bracks in power, he had no support and no numbers to stay in a position of power. In the Labor Party, it does not matter how many votes you can get from the voters, if you don't have support of a party faction, you won't make it. Thwaites was an exception to the rule.
But as well as poor old Willietown voters having to vote at a byelection, so will the constituents of the electorate of Albert Park to select a new representative for state government.
Guess who lives in the the state electorate of Albert Park?
I met Thwaites once and seen him around a couple of times, but aside from that, I also think he is a decent bloke. I think it will possibly become a marginal seat now for Labor. God knows what loon they will serve up to us.