Candidates in ballot paper order
AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
Justin, Tony and Clem are well known to this blog, but Gary Pinto is the New Kid on The Block (you'll see why that's
So just who is Gary Pinto?
The Family First website is largely unhelpful, other than for its colourful and multi font-filled way of telling the world sweet FA.
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But a Google search is revealing.
Hit Number 2 is Infusion Nites, who tell us this about the wannabe MP:
Australian singer/songwriter Gary Pinto is a man of distinct sound and great vocal talent. Gary fronted the Melbourne based R&B outfit CDB in the mid 1990s and after the group separated, Gary went on to pursue a solo career. Gary's smooth vocals are showcased in his music which is soulful, inspirational, and positively charged.
...and a little futher down the Googlelist we stumble across Pinto's Guy Sebastian connection:
The deeply religious Sebastian said at the weekend he did not intend to moralise to women on the subject but believes establishing such a clinic was vital to help women make informed decisions regarding the consequences of abortion.
"I've met a few women who have had one and their stories are just horrific, they just shock you," he said in Adelaide on Saturday. "Some have never recovered.
"It's the worst thing to do – make an uninformed, uneducated decision. That's how stuff goes wrong."
The planned centre would be aimed at helping both women who have had abortions and those who are considering having them, Sebastian said
"I'm anti-abortion; I don't believe any human being has the right to decide the fate of another, but I'm totally against telling other people what to do," he said.
He hopes to establish the centre with the help of one of his backing singers, Gary Pinto, who was formerly part of the group CDB.
The links between Sebastian, Family First and the Assemblies of God are well known.
That style of Christianity has struck a chord with outer-suburbanites, many of whom are deeply conservative 'aspirational class' voters. It's much less certain, however, that this brand of family values will play well in the god-forsaken heathen-loving idol-worshipping Sodomite Kingdom of Prahran.
Pinto will no doubt have his hands full pitching the Family First message deep in enemy territory. Still, the man can sing. Clem? Tony?