Yahoo.com reports that artist/gallery owner Robert Buratti — who has been featured frequently on this blog — is running for the Australian Senate on the “Arts Party” ticket.
The article notes:
“Arts Party candidate Robert Buratti is running for a WA Senate seat in the national push to harness a million votes and make the major political parties pay more attention to an area he says is central to the lives of all Australians.”
and quotes Buratti
“’It is a big ask but even just having one voice in the Senate will effect the cultural life of the country,’ Mr Buratti said.
“’Its a long shot. We are not expecting to replace Malcolm Turnbull or Bill Shorten any time soon. If we can get a million votes across the country that will send a big message to the incoming government.’”