Originally published in "The Gladstone Observer"
FOR LYLE SHELTON cricket is a metaphor for life and politics.
"This scandal over the weekend has gutted me, the game is centred around sportsmanship and character and our national team has crashed those values," he said.
According to Mr Shelton the recent outrage is symptomatic of the cultural drift away from the guiding principles that govern our lives.
If you can't control yourself, or be guided by honesty and integrity, then it doesn't matter how many laws government creates," he said.
Which is what attracted him to The Australian Conservatives, the party started by Corey Bernardi in 2016 when he became disaffected the Liberal Party.