#Libspill street talk: Mandurah local joins the national leadership conversation

Mandurah man Brenden Rickihana is one of many around Australia who have joined the debate. Photo: Caitlyn Rintoul.
Mandurah man Brenden Rickihana is one of many around Australia who have joined the debate. Photo: Caitlyn Rintoul.

Mandurah man Brenden Rickihana joined the national conversation over the Liberal leadership spill on Friday morning. 

While he isn’t eligible to vote because he’s a New Zealand citizen, Mr Rickihana said his opinion mattered because he has children and grandchildren who have been born and raised in Australia. 

He labelled the current political climate in Australia as “dire” and said he was shocked by the party’s decision to shake-up their leadership. 

Mr Rickhana has been living in Mandurah for the past eight years and in Australia for the past 11.

He said his family had always been “very politically engaged” and that his grandfather had been a member of The Māori Party in New Zealand.

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