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Oz Election Thread #6 - Abbott's LNP

 
 
hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 07:23 am
@Wilso,
Another bounce in newspoll. I'm guessing too many cartoonists and comedians in sample.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 05:05 pm
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Wilso
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 06:06 pm
You can safely deduct 2% from LNP and add 2% to Labor for any Newspoll.
hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 06:31 pm
@Wilso,
After watching #QandA last night I think my prediction that fracking will turn rural people to ALP/Green might just be right - they (farmers down for the Royal Easter Show) savaged the federal Nat MP.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 08:32 pm
The Nat's are simply the Liberal party's little bitches. If the Libs say "Jump", the response is "how high sir?".
hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 09:19 pm
@Wilso,
She was at pains to say that wasn't the case last night - never seen so much eye-rolling in a Q and A audience.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 24 Mar, 2015 12:15 am
@Wilso,
2% isn't anywhere near enough in the state election check out this nifty election result calculator based on whichever poll you choose:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/nsw-election-2015/calculator/?poll=morgan4

Using the slider ALP need a 17.4% swing to gain a one seat majority.
Wilso
 
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Reply Tue 24 Mar, 2015 01:25 am
@hingehead,
I don't expect Labor to win - but after QLD, anything seems possible.
hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 26 Mar, 2015 11:24 pm
@Wilso,
I think, like Queensland, it will depend on 'Below the line' preferences but the freaking ballot paper is the biggest in Australian history I understand.
hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 26 Mar, 2015 11:24 pm
I don't suppose the Murdoch press will run this as reparation for the Hogans Heroes front page.

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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 30 Mar, 2015 02:26 pm
@hingehead,
That's good!
hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 30 Mar, 2015 09:01 pm
@dlowan,
Love this you posted on facebook

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Wilso
 
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Reply Thu 2 Apr, 2015 05:58 am
@hingehead,
hingehead wrote:

I think, like Queensland, it will depend on 'Below the line' preferences but the freaking ballot paper is the biggest in Australian history I understand.


NSW senate has optional above the line preferential.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 26 Apr, 2015 08:11 pm
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 26 Apr, 2015 11:42 pm
Came across this in the comments on a Drum piece on Julie Bishop's understanding of feminism.

Some of my fave news sites really have thoughtful comments - it's like the anti-youtube.

Quote:
When Rudd was unpopular the ALP back room boys installed Gillard. When Gillard was unpopular the ALP back room boys installed Rudd.

But now Abbott is unpopular, and Bishop is grooming the world for a new Aussie female PM. The LNP wide boys will be acting before the next election.

Aaahh, sexism. I have yet to hear Senator Heffernan smearing the unmarried with no kids Bishop for being deliberately barren, as he did with Gillard.

I have yet to hear Brandis smear her as "she has chosen not to be a parent ? she is very much a one-dimensional person" - his public comments about Gillard.

I have yet to see a Mal Brough menu with a dish of Julie Bishop Roast Quail "small breasts, huge thighs and a big red box".

So maybe Bishop isn't fighting sexism because her ALP opponents aren't putting the boot in, like her fellow LNP comrades did to Gillard. Easy to be above the fray when no-one is taking potshots at you.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 3 May, 2015 04:49 pm
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 5 May, 2015 11:19 pm
Richard DiNatale replaces the retiring Christine Milne as leader of the greens

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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 5 May, 2015 11:58 pm
@hingehead,
As one twitter wag said, with Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters as co-deputies that leaves Adam Bandt to be the backbencher ;-)
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 6 May, 2015 05:18 am
Great bit on foreign aid on the weekly

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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 6 May, 2015 06:20 pm
From former Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson's address to graduates at Uni of Adelaide

Quote:
... he suggested some challenges they should take up, “climate change, indigenous advancement, entrenched disadvantage” challenges his generation had ducked. “We rode the benefits of other’s reform efforts, and thought that success was our doing. In the process, we conflated self-interest with national-interest. We lost sight of the big picture and applauded the things that made me better off, irrespective of the cost to others in our community, or to future generations.”


A fitting eulogy for our current political leadership.

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