I’m back! And the election is upon us! Before the big day, I sat down with Jason Ball, the Greens candidate for the seat of Higgins. Some polling suggests the Liberal Party’s primary vote has fallen sharply and the blue ribbon seat could change hands on Saturday, which would be, to put it mildly, fucking remarkable.
Here Jason explains why he thinks he could be in with a shot, what it’s like to be involved in such a campaign, how progressive Australia really is, homophobia in the AFL and in wider society, some of his run-ins with potential voters and whether he’d actually be ready to be an MP if he actually wins.
The World Keeps Happening at the Sydney Comedy Store, July 9th
You can catch me at the Splendour In The Grass Comedy Club
The World Keeps Happening at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Stand Up 4 Orlando at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne
Article: The Battle for the Electorate of Higgins by Vice magazine
Article: Greens candidate Jason Ball hits back at homophobic graffiti
Please vote good and proper! Head to aec.gov.au for all the info about the election
Cause of the Week: beyondblue (beyondblue.org.au)