federal election indigenous
(Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

We represent a fraction of the voting population in this colony we call Australia. We know that our votes are largely inconsequential to those that are campaigning, but their campaign announcements are not inconsequential to us. As our community and those that support of us wade through the muck of politics, we know that even seemingly positive announcements can have a malevolent intent.

One day before the election, and the pledges and policies have been laid out. We can see that the "measures" taken by the two major parties aren’t innovative, nor do they differ greatly from one another. It makes the decision even more difficult -- even in circumstances where you aren’t voting for the majors, you need to consider the preference deals at play.