Did anyone realise we have an Election in August?

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Did anyone realise we have an Election in August?

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  1. Grahame

    Grahame Senior Member

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    All of which means nothing to about 80% of the politicians because they most likely hold a view they cannot be swayed from. Also, most of the folks with power are the rich ones who think the economy is the most important thing. Which means it matters for squat what the common people want or think.

    As a matter of interest I live in the 2nd most right leaning Victorian seat. Which makes we wonder am I better off with a protest vote or a vote for the greens. Which would send a better message that I am totally at odds with the major parties?
     
  2. ecodharmamark

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    Hard to say. What I do think though, is your mob are 'leading the way' by developing Green Temple, probably says more to 'the locals' than a mark on a ballot paper ever could.
     
  3. Spidermonkey

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    Personally I don't like the Liberal Party or the Labour Party. I will vote to try to ensure that neither of these parties has too large a majority so I will vote labour this time. It opinion polls where leaning towards Labour I would vote Liberal. Not that one vote will make any difference.

    I don't like the influence that the Murdock press seems to have though, through most of the major news papers and TV news he seems to control public opinion.
     
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    ecodharmamark Junior Member

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    [video=youtube;grqp-JQMFuM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grqp-JQMFuM[/video]
     
  5. Terra

    Terra Moderator

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    Came in this afternoon and there was a message on the phone from KRudd urging us to vote this and that , wondering how many got the same recording and how many $$$ was spent on this desperate madness
     
  6. Grasshopper

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    I got Abbott calling me last night
    gave me nightmares
     
  7. ecodharmamark

    ecodharmamark Junior Member

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    The landline has been ringing every couple of hours for the last couple of days. Needless to say, we have ignored it.
     
  8. eco4560

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    Is number 22. Greens voters have the highest IQ?
     
  9. Unmutual

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    Wait, how the hell is the US getting the blame for Rupert Murdoch? As far as I remember, he's originally Australian(got kicked out), went to England(got kicked out) and ended up in the US(he's rich, so he won't get kicked out)...that's not fair!
     
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    I got polled 4 times this election
    One was obviously slightly push polling (subtle enough to be legal)
    She asked
    I said Greens
    She then asked for preferences
    and if I would change my vote I said no
    she then said
    age ?
    education I assume uni educated ?

    lol
     
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    Umutual - if the USA was clever they'd kick him out and he'd be in the Equadorian embassy with Julian Assange eying off the pet guinea pig and wondering if it would go with a nice red....

    Grasshopper I had two calls from ext poll people this afternoon and hung up on them both. I figure that the reason that the greens polled low was that all Green voters were like me and did the same. But I stand corrected!
     
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    It appears Bandt (Greens) is going to (miraculously, considering both of the majors preferenced each other) hold on to Melbourne, with a whopping 10% swing toward him in the primary vote (about 45% of total) at about 10% of the vote counted. Seems like Melbourne really is the 'greenest' city on Earth. The rest of the Lower House can go and get [email protected]#$ed as far as I'm concerned! I'm going to open another bottle (number 3), and at the same time I can't help but wonder how Jo and Beth are going in the Senate...
     
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    9:04pm AEST

    TAS is the only Senate state/territory called as yet, and wait for it...

    1 Richard COLBECK Liberal Party
    2 Carol BROWN Australian Labor Party
    3 David BUSHBY Liberal Party
    4 Catryna BILYK Australian Labor Party
    5 Peter WHISH-WILSON Australian Greens
    6 Jacqui LAMBIE Palmer United Party
     
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    9:10pm AEST

    NSW has just came in...

    1 Bob CARR Australian Labor Party
    2 Doug CAMERON Australian Labor Party
    3 Ursula STEPHENS Australian Labor Party
    4 Cate FAEHRMANN Australian Greens
    5 David LEYONHJELM Liberal Democratic Party
    6 Ronaldo VILLAVER Australian Democrats
     
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    9:12pm AEST

    QLD just came in...

    1 Ian MACDONALD Liberal National Party
    2 Chris KETTER Australian Labor Party
    3 James McGRATH Liberal National Party
    4 Glenn Patrick LAZARUS Palmer United Party
    5 Matthew CANAVAN Liberal National Party
    6 Claire MOORE Australian Labor Party
     
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    9:15pm AEST

    One each way of the centre for both ACT and NT (respectively, below)...

    1 Kate LUNDY Australian Labor Party
    2 Zed SESELJA Liberal Party

    1 Nigel SCULLION Country Liberal Party
    2 Nova PERIS Australian Labor Party
     
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    I'll be [email protected]#$ed ... Hanson just got a Senate seat in NSW...

    1 Bob CARR Australian Labor Party
    2 Doug CAMERON Australian Labor Party
    3 Ursula STEPHENS Australian Labor Party
    4 Cate FAEHRMANN Australian Greens
    5 David LEYONHJELM Liberal Democratic Party
    6 Pauline HANSON One Nation
     
  18. Grahame

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    Agreed
     
  19. ecodharmamark

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    9:27 AEST

    VIC Senate results...

    1 Gavin MARSHALL Australian Labor Party
    2 Janet RICE Australian Greens
    3 Jacinta COLLINS Australian Labor Party
    4 Mehmet TILLEM Australian Labor Party
    5 Fiona PATTEN Australian Sex Party
    6 Barry MICHAEL Palmer United Party
     
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    Hahaha! The world has gone mad!

    Am I to understand that Clive Palmer is going to win his seat in the lower house? Or is that a cruel joke I heard?
     

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