Lyn Beardwood, a working mother of two boys, has been distressed by the damning allegations of rape and sexual harassment dominating the news.
Lyn doesn’t follow much politics, but certainly noticed these events and how poorly they were handled by the Prime Minister.
She says it’s changed her perspective of Scott Morrison and “perhaps it’s time for a change”.
Across town, Andrew Brown had to retrench three staff at his Launceston travel agency last week after JobKeeper came to an end.
One of them had worked there for 15 years and Andrew holds back tears as he describes the difficult task of letting them go.
The government’s discounted airfares won’t help, nor does he think the travel bubble with New Zealand will generate much traffic through his doors.
He’s deeply disappointed pleas for further support from the government have fallen on deaf ears.
Both Andrew and Lyn are swinging voters in the highly marginal seat of Bass, which covers the north-east of Tasmania.
They’ve both voted Liberal in the past.
For different reasons, they’re deeply unhappy with the Morrison government right now…