'There is a mood for change'


When school cleaner Terry joined Lisa O'Malley on a Sunday morning to doorknock in Bicton there were two things on his mind - the Liberal government's harmful privatisation plan and how Burgundy Wavers' can change the government. 

As a school cleaner Terry is worried about the privatisation of school services and what that does to students and education staff. 

"I’m concerned about the future," Terry said.

"And it’s better to be involved than just sit in the sidelines." 

Terry spent 2.5 hours doorknocking his way around the new seat of Bicton, a nominally Liberal seat with a 10 per cent margin, but it wasn't long before he realised he wasn't alone in his concerns about the Barnett Government's management of the State.

"It was rather interesting because each house we went to, we think their responses indicated there could be a change for better," he said.

"I think people are pondering and a bit fed up with the current government.

"They are concerned about their kids in schools.

"I got the feeling that there is a mood for change."

And while politics was high on his agenda, Terry said it was also just an enjoyable day out in the sunshine. 

"It’s good to change your routine and do something a bit different, and I think Burgundy Wave gives you that opportunity," he said.

"You get to meet different people from different backgrounds and hear their point of view .

"I think doorknocking gives you an insight into what people - although the election isn’t until March - are thinking."

Authorised by Carolyn Smith, Perth WA.

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