I can sort of see the point of standing... it might have been the seat that swung victory Labors way... however he isn't doing the right thing for his constituents who voted for *him* as much as for Labor!!
If that's the case CC, he shouldn't have put his name forward in the first place... he is taking his bat and ball and going home, like a little kid. Which confirms that he shouldn't have been elected in. Pity.
Indeed. The only 'excuse' might be if he suddenly discovered that his heart issues are somewhat more serious than he's let on in the past and wants to spend more time at home with family. Otherwise... makes you wonder just how cynically politicians treat their constituents!!
The closest the fires got was 5 k or so... thgo obviously the smke was so bad we could hardly see across the road. Plays havoc with my chest... but we seem to be clear this morning thankfully. You don't have much bush near you so you should be fine!
This is an opinion site... people can post whatever they like... left or right wing. Of course there's always the caveat that posts don't include nasty personal comments, blatant lies or something illegal like racism etc. The basic rule of this site was always 'play nice'.