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#1206171 - 04/08/2013 16:19 Federal Election Sept 07 2013
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Rudd has called the election for September 07.
Looks like a primary ALP attack will be holding up Queensland as an example of what could happen (job cuts, service cuts etc) should Abbott win.
Or will it be Kevin's September 07?


Edited by Lindsay Knowles (19/10/2013 17:26)
Edit Reason: Added the year to make it easier to find when searching for it.
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#1206173 - 04/08/2013 16:38 Re: Federal Election Sept 07 2013 [Re: boomer]
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Hey Boomer, Kevin 07 is back. The ALP don't deserve to run the country swapped leaders when ever they pleased there just using Kevin because he has a slightly better image. Seems dodgy to me but I guess what part of politics isn't.

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#1206177 - 04/08/2013 17:50 Re: Federal Election Sept 07 2013 [Re: boomer]
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It's terrifying to think that Abbott could be our PM in a months time.

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#1206178 - 04/08/2013 18:26 Re: Federal Election Sept 07 2013 [Re: boomer]
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Why is that so Mega. .................GDL

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#1206179 - 04/08/2013 18:40 Re: Federal Election Sept 07 2013 [Re: Mega]
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Originally Posted By: Mega
It's terrifying to think that Abbott could be our PM in a months time.


Your not wrong there.
He can't even put two words together.
Not a good look for the world stage.
You would have to be nuts to want this dill as your PM.
The LIB/NAT party seem to always have the NUTTER element about them.

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#1206181 - 04/08/2013 18:47 Re: Federal Election Sept 07 2013 [Re: Mega]
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Originally Posted By: Mega
It's terrifying to think that Abbott could be our PM in a months time.


What's truly terrifying is 3 more years of labor government meaning 9 years of total chaos and disfunction.

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#1206183 - 04/08/2013 18:55 Re: Federal Election Sept 07 2013 [Re: Tulloch]
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Originally Posted By: Tulloch
Originally Posted By: Mega
It's terrifying to think that Abbott could be our PM in a months time.


What's truly terrifying is 3 more years of labor government meaning 9 years of total chaos and disfunction.


You're living in a fantasy world if you think it's gonna get any better under Abbott. The guy has no idea. Hasn't put anything forward to make me WANT to vote him in and like Cheers said, he can't even string a few sentences together which is just embarrassing.

That's all I'll say here I think. Don't really wanna get dragged into this politics mess.

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#1206184 - 04/08/2013 19:02 Re: Federal Election Sept 07 2013 [Re: boomer]
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I've always voted Liberal but I'm a little gun shy this time around as Tony Abbott doesn't seem to see the wisdom in building the NBN in it's current form. As expensive as it is it's a little more than a high tech entertainment system for the country, it'll serve as the backbone for communications for the rest of our lives and probably our grand children as well. Understandably not everyone seems to realise it yet but from my perspective it's abundantly clear that the world is becoming connected in every way possible (and in the future, probably ways we can't even imagine now). Information flows around us in huge volumes every day and the more people that jump onto the gravy train the better the communication network will need to be to handle all of that data. Without a vision for the future in this respect we'll get to the point (quite quickly) where we have a world that rely's on interconnecting technology and a network that buckles under the pressure when you need it most and a government two steps behind the 8 ball, trying madly to catch up.

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#1206185 - 04/08/2013 19:07 Re: Federal Election Sept 07 2013 [Re: boomer]
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It's quite clear there are going to be polar opposite opinions here... that's fine, bring it on, but rather they/he shouldn't win because they (Lib/ALP) are dic#heads.. (that is true they politicians) how about why they wont lose/win or at least discuss the tactics (otherwise are not just like them?).
Rudd has pitched trust while Abbott has pitched fair dinkum... (but for some reason refused to rate trust as worthy... weird... equally weird is Rudd railing against three word slogans then immediately delivering his own).
Five weeks of Machiavellian manoeuvring await.

Above post certainly makes a point.


Edited by boomer (04/08/2013 19:09)
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#1206186 - 04/08/2013 19:10 Re: Federal Election Sept 07 2013 [Re: boomer]
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Labor will never again get my vote in local, state or federal elections so long as they tie their coattails to the Greens.
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#1206187 - 04/08/2013 19:11 Re: Federal Election Sept 07 2013 [Re: boomer]
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LET THE GAMES BEGIN !

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#1206192 - 04/08/2013 19:42 Re: Federal Election Sept 07 2013 [Re: boomer]
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I dislike Abbott for many reasons, none the less that he just has that whole dumb ass facade...

BUT HE SURE AS [censored] JUST GOT MY VOTE!!!!

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/hea...6-1226689428766

I am so sick and tired of being dictated to by this nanna state crap! I am sick of being on the "outter" of society, I am sick of being judged by corrupt scum bags... and plainly and simply... if politicians don't like me why don't the cowardly, spineless little yellow belly scum bags come to my house and kill me if they don't want me in their society???!

Quote:
“The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.”


-Adolf Hitler

nuff said!
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#1206194 - 04/08/2013 19:58 Re: Federal Election Sept 07 2013 [Re: boomer]
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Err... I take you don't mind a durrie. Used to love em myself but gave em away on New Years so I wouldn't get cancer LOL. Nah I gave em away after constant pressure from Mission control.
While cost was not a factor I certainly see the cost of living point... it is also a second huge cash grab impacting the same grouping. It will be particularly harsh within indigenous and low income communities.
It will have little effect on those who can afford em... I mean you look at piccy's of AIDS dude Brian on the pack and still puff away.
Imagine the outcry if a similar tax was whacked on top shelf liquor.
As for the Adolf quote... I get the inference and agree re the nanny state... but I do wonder at the contextual application.
Having said that I cannot get the vision of black haired and mini moustached Kevvie raising his arm palm down out of my tiny little mind.
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#1206215 - 05/08/2013 02:34 Re: Federal Election Sept 07 2013 [Re: boomer]
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The unemployed in 'boot camps' asylum seekers in 'refugee camps' what other 'camps' has Krudd got up his sleeve, and for who?

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#1206285 - 05/08/2013 19:20 Re: Federal Election Sept 07 2013 [Re: boomer]
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It's the battle of the campaign ads now. One of Abbott's came on made me laugh where he's looking out the plane window.

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#1206299 - 05/08/2013 19:55 Re: Federal Election Sept 07 2013 [Re: boomer]
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As a long time journalist and editor (yes, with that company) I must say I am pretty disgusted at the Daily Telegraph "kick this mob out" front page editorial.
Irrespective of the feelings of the proprietor and editor, this, while a dodgy tradition with some tabloids, is what is wrong with how much of the media is perceived. I firmly believe that in a democratic state the fourth estate has the right to criticise and investigate all political parties, their candidates and their policies.
But when they start using their influence to become de facto campaign directors (that front front page has incalculable monetary value) they are overstepping the mark and over reaching their role in society.
That is what editorial and op-ed pages are for.
News should be news.
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#1206324 - 05/08/2013 22:01 Re: Federal Election Sept 07 2013 [Re: boomer]
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Agree, boomer. I noticed that paper in the Melbourne airport today, and just wondered what's happened to our country, and our media. It's disgraceful.

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#1206331 - 05/08/2013 22:54 Re: Federal Election Sept 07 2013 [Re: Cheers]
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Originally Posted By: Cheers
LET THE GAMES BEGIN !


Yep! Kevin Rudd v Murdoch.

NBN is a bigger player than most think.......

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The arrival of Col Allan in Australia is making a lot of people uneasy.

Allan is a man widely known inside News Corporation as Col Pot, a play on the name of a Cambodian genocidal dictator.

He is News Corp's most feared flamethrower in a company of flamethrowers and he has been sent to Australia by Rupert Murdoch himself. The purpose of his mission has become clear in recent days. One person who should rightly be disconcerted by Allan's sudden secondment to Australia is the head of News Corporation Australia, Kim Williams. Several other executives should also be leery, but they are not Allan's primary target.

His primary target is Kevin Rudd.


Why Murdoch wants Rudd to lose the coming federal election is not merely political, it is commercial. News Corp hates the government's National Broadband Network (NBN). The company has formed a view that it poses a threat to the business model of by far its most important asset in Australia, the Foxtel cable TV monopoly it jointly owns with Telstra.

Murdoch has declared war on Rudd by dispatching his most trusted field general, Allan, whose reputation is built on his closeness to Murdoch and his long history of producing pungent front-page splashes and pugnacious campaigns as editor-in-chief of The Daily Telegraph and, for the past 12 years, The New York Post.

Allan's mission is to help consign Rudd to the dustbin of history reserved for failed leaders.

The ramp-up of the war effort has been rapid and intense.

Friday, July 26: the chief executive of News Corp, Robert Thomson, announced in New York that Allan would be returning to Australia to provide ''extra editorial leadership for our papers …''.

Monday, July 29: Allan is at work in Australia within 72 hours of the announcement.

Tuesday, July 30: he begins several days of meeting with editors. The message is simple and brutal: you have been going hard on Labor but now, with Rudd's revival in the opinion polls, you have to go harder.

Wednesday, July 31: he is reported as lunching with Lachlan Murdoch and other executives.

Friday, August 2: The Daily Telegraph depicts Rudd in a hoodie escaping from a bank he has just robbed, with the headline: ''Rudd's $733m hoist on people's savings''.

Yesterday, August 3, The Australian runs four negative headlines about the Rudd government on its front page alone, including ''Revealed: How Rudd blew $250bn''. The Daily Telegraph splashes with a front-page banner headline: ''Price of Labor - another huge budget shambles … and now we're $30bn in the red''. In Melbourne, the Herald-Sun took out page one with ''It's a ruddy mess''.

Rudd is a broad target. His own parliamentary colleagues could not stomach him and removed him from office after less than three years. After he rose like Lazarus to return as Prime Minister on June 26, one third of the cabinet departed rather than serve with him. His election-eve policy reversal on asylum-seekers was spectacular. His Papua New Guinea detention strategy was exposed as a bluff.

On June 26, Rupert Murdoch used Twitter to write: ''Australian public now totally disgusted with Labor Party wrecking country with it's sordid intrigues. Now for a quick election.'' Rudd's greatest failing, in the eyes of News Corp management, and the greatest threat he poses, is his $45+ billion NBN, a massive project announced without any serious costing. News Corp views this as a threat to the business model of its most important Australian asset, Foxtel, jointly owned with Telstra.

The company much prefers the Coalition's less costly but also less ambitious national broadband strategy. News Corp newspapers have reported the numerous failings and cost-over-runs of the NBN in hundreds of stories.

Although the Coalition's alternative is less costly, it offers an inferior capacity for downloading content at a time when consumer demand is shifting dramatically towards content-on-demand and content via computers.

This shift is reflected in the enormous run-up in the shares of the market leader in content-on-demand, Netflix. Shares in Netflix closed at $US246 (A$276) in New York on Friday, a prodigious run-up from its $52 price a year ago. Netflix now has a market valuation of $US14.5billion compared with $3 billion a year ago.

Foxtel has responded to this threat by launching its own content-on-demand product, FoxtelGo, and is launching an online-only version, FoxtelPlay.

Foxtel's co-parent, News Corp, is engaging in a more structural response.

It wants to kill the NBN threat at its ultimate source - Kevin Rud
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#1206350 - 06/08/2013 01:09 Re: Federal Election Sept 07 2013 [Re: SBT]
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Originally Posted By: SBT
Labor will never again get my vote in local, state or federal elections so long as they tie their coattails to the Greens.


You are aware that the Greens do not exactly agree with the offshore processing policy right?

Typically one dimensionally view.
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#1206365 - 06/08/2013 08:03 Re: Federal Election Sept 07 2013 [Re: boomer]
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Edited by Crookhaven River (06/08/2013 08:04)
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