Politics and parties
Moonee Valley Council may not be perfect, but on election eve and again tonight I sat with a Socialist left Labor, two Labor right, an ex-Liberal independent and then me, a Green, and talked through council issues. We shared a drink and planned a few reforms for Council business; discussed local issues and wished each other well the next day. Anyone doubting the potential of multiparty decision making can take a look at how people talking together about ideas can reach balanced consensus. It's a good democracy we live in when our federal politicians need to talk outside their party. Having said that - we are not perfect!