Tell Kevin over 60s think it’s time… here, today. 11



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It’s becoming insulting.  No matter which side of politics you sit on, no one is winning from the current avoidance of an election date.  Sure, Kevin appears to be the general winner of delay and non-discussion  with his polling numbers continuing to rise every week.  But are they rising at a cost to the real economy?   Today, we want you to “Tell Kevin” it’s time for an election (or it’s not time if you feel otherwise), and we’re going to share your voices with him, personally.


In recent weeks, companies across the country have announced job cuts widely.  A quick Google search shows NAB speak of over 3000 cuts, Peabody Energy have cut more than 450, Aurizon (formerly QR National) announced $130M in labour cuts, and companies like Bluescope, Telstra, Rio Tinto, Newcrest, Australian Defence Apparel, Stockland, and many many more are all cutting back publicly voicing their changes. Government spending is largely frozen in caretaker mode, and consulting companies everywhere are waiting for commitment to future projects that will no doubt be delayed until a new Government is formed.  While they wait, staff get more an more concerned about job cuts.


But as time ticks on and Kevin Rudd smiles as he scrapes back points in the polls, it seems an election date is not a priority at all.  Moving forward as a nation is not as important as holding tight and hoping for polls to continue rising. I don’t understand why not.  And it is not political.


In the business, employment, retirement savings and real economy, time ticks on… with the whole country on hold waiting for Kevin to break the silence. Meanwhile we get footage of Kevin and Therese visiting troops in Afghanistan, avoiding an election in August by not being here to talk to the Governor General.


Do you think we deserve an election date and a decision making opportunity in this country of ours that has been in perpetual election campaign since January?   Do you think we deserve the ability to get on with things before the G20?


But can we do anything about it?  No, maybe… Yes! We can use our voices…?


Do you want an election in a hurry?  Do you deserve to have your vote?  Tell us if you think there should be an election sooner rather than later or later rather than sooner… We’re going to  send your responses to Kevin Rudd personally… so be sure to leave a comment so he knows what you think…  Only He, as our Prime Minister, has the power to call an election… But We as his constituents have the ability to communicate with him.


Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. When are you going to look after us baby boomers

  2. When is he going to look after the generation before the so called baby boomers. Yes. Given the mess his party has made of the country since the Independants and Greens took over power he should call an election asap. It’s not as if they are an elected government. However like a snake he will stay quietl flicking his tongue out occasionally to test for the right time to strike and let the people get on the best way they can. People seem to forget what a rotten job he did the firsttime around, but on because gillard was worse. She makes him look like a saviour. Let him hang on long enough and he will make a mistake I suppose.

  3. It’s time you stopped grandstanding and started doing what you are getting paid for. You need to call an election ASAP, so the country can get back to business hopefully without you governing it

  4. Mr K.Rudd, you have been elected as leader of the Australian Labor Party, & as such now occupy the position of ‘caretaker Prime Minister’, as an election had been called prior to your election.
    Now it is time to allow the Australian electors to determine which party will lead them for the next term by announcing an election as soon as possible.

  5. Putting it very simply…… Kevin you are riding a wave of popularity RIGHT NOW…..if you continue to procrastinate it will disappear much faster than it rose! Australia wants it done!

  6. It would be great to have an election date. Then we can get on with our country being governed appropriately. Maybe look at helping Age pensions a little more. Thank You Lesley-Ann Ellsworth

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    • Election or no election I just do not want to hear the only words TA has to say in his three word sentences “Turn back Boats” Just have the election whenever. No skin off my nose apart from the fact I will not have to hear Morrison ramble on trash, Abbott will finally take off his mask and reveal it is indeed Little Johnny under there. I see one member of the site thinks Libs will help Aged Care and pensioners. Hahaha I love to have a laugh in the mornings. Who my dear bought in Bonds for Homes for our elderly. Oh yeah Howard did. Who has recently put more money and very very much more is needed? Oh yep Labor did. Get real. Libs are going to make Aged Care Private and none of us will be able to afford to venture into one unless we have money. In Qld many Homes are closed and hospitals privatized along with schools. OMG please help us if this three sentence man gets into power

  7. What is Kevin Rudd waiting for? We over sixties haven’t got time to wait forever, no matter how we wish to vote!

  8. Kevin Rudd is a showman and trying to mke himself look good, but the way he is spending our money is a disgrace how is our grandchildren ever going to pay it back, and that is before we feed,cloth and look after all the boat people on Mannus Island, how about start looking after the Australians.

  9. Kevin Rudd? No Way!! I am a committed Labor voter – but he walked away from politics when he was defeated in the last election. I sincerely hope he does not get too involved again – Kevin Rudd is only out for Kevin Rudd.

  10. I think Libs have done their dash for the next election , baby boomers wont forget how they treated them.

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