Rob Stokes reflects on the joys and challenges of his political career, as well as his latest challenge – solving homelessness.
Simon Smart speaks with ex-politician Rob Stokes about public service and the most satisfying aspects of his life in politics. Stokes gives an honest account of not only the best aspects of being able to “get things done” but also the frustrations of compromise, the exhausting demands and the life of a politician. Ultimately Stokes encourages would-be political operatives to dive in with an attitude of service and sacrifice and urges us all to be more engaged in the political process.
His latest project aims to tackle homelessness, a challenge Stokes is remarkably upbeat and energised about.