Some months ago my outrage at the incompetence and corruption of our political system boiled to the surface.
My first reaction was simply to withdraw my consent. I couldn’t tolerate such appalling political leadership being done ‘in my name’. I wrote to the Queen and Governor General requesting they rescind my citizenship status.
Despite my best efforts, I was told that ‘I could not, not be a citizen’!
I deeply love this country and the New England. It’s why I moved back here to live, work and play with my family. For my whole career I have worked to facilitate positive change, with making things better for the environment, for Aboriginal people, for the poor and vulnerable people.
So I decided that if I couldn’t leave the system, I’d seek to change it from the top and within.
My outrage has become my motivation. I’ve opted back in …