Victorian State Election 2018 – Meet Peter Mack!

I don’t have time to read all of this!
The Basics

Oh, yes you do. I haven’t been able to find out a thing about him, so this is going to be short.

Peter Mack has basically no online presence, as far as I can tell.  No website, facebook, or twitter, and he doesn’t even seem to write letters to the local paper! The VEC tells me that he lives in Botanic Ridge, and there is a Peter Mack from Botanic Ridge on Linked In who is listed as a Director at Causicare, or possibly a Mental Health worker at MIND.  But the Causicare website only mentions a Helen Mack, and I can’t find him at all at MIND.  It’s clear that he works with mental health, however.

I got all excited when I saw that a Peter Mack had written a book with Nicole Lee on Metaphoric Narratives in Healing, and thought that maybe some of our South Eastern Metropolitan Independents were joining forces to fight for mental health and good things, but then I saw that the book was described as

…a unique story of two medical doctors who went through a healing journey together, using meditation and past life therapy. Their experiences are being shared from both the patient’s and the therapist’s perspectives and provide an intriguing account of the workings of the inner psyche…

So probably not our Mack and Lee, then, since I don’t think they are medical doctors.

I’m including the description anyway, because this post needs all the padding it can get.

I’ll try to circle back to him later, but for now, Peter Mack should be considered a man of mystery!

With friends like these…
The Group Voting Ticket

As an ungrouped independent, Mack doesn’t get a group voting ticket.  And it’s pretty clear that the other candidates have no more idea what to do with them than I do, because he is directly after Hines on every ticket – so 10th for Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, 23rd for Chawla and Lee and 28th for the Greens, after which he drops steadily down the group voting tickets.