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#881842 - 07/09/2010 12:07 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Arnost]
Greg Sorenson Offline
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I haven't been able to read the 20 conditions - have they been made public? This aside, some good can also come out of
having negotiations that may identity issues that both major parties haven't had the fortitude to tackle over the past
20 years.

Parliamentary reform will be excellent IMO, at least question time will allow for parties outside the big 2 to
have issues heard and voted on the floor in the coming 3 years. Another plus is that the minor parties such as the greens
will now be held accountable for their policies, which might make them sharpen their pencils before submitting private
members bills. We'll have to wait and see.

The point is, the house will be a place for legislation that actually is considered and reflective of a broader range
of constituents, and hopefully implemented efficiently. Maybe it's over-zealously idealistic to think that people can work together
at the highest level from different backgrounds, but i say lets see where the chips fall and make a judgement call when all is
said and done. 3 years will come and go very quickly and before you know it we can dictate as a populous how we want our
country to governed. Other countries have performed well for years in a minority government, so are we so different? Time will
tell.
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#881844 - 07/09/2010 12:15 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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It's illustrative that both the majors are enthusiastic about the reforms to parliament, yet none of these would have got up under either being the majority government, which both acknowledge.

These various independants and Greens seem to be operating as a needed clean-up service.

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#881853 - 07/09/2010 13:08 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: ant]
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#881857 - 07/09/2010 13:42 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Arnost]
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Katter has gone for the libs. From what it sounds, Abbott just kissed ass more on Katters list of wishes.

And he also says he wishes Rudd was still in.


Edited by Flooding rains (07/09/2010 13:45)
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#881858 - 07/09/2010 13:45 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Flooding rains]
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you know this how?

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#881859 - 07/09/2010 13:46 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: lookin]
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Watch the news lol poke
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#881860 - 07/09/2010 13:47 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Flooding rains]
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was told 3pm fof the big announcement .he must be on his own then maybe????

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#881861 - 07/09/2010 13:49 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: lookin]
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Yeah it interesting that he has broken out of the agreement and announcing early. Might be a division there.
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#881862 - 07/09/2010 13:50 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Flooding rains]
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certainly looks like it.Not surprising tho

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#881863 - 07/09/2010 13:51 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: lookin]
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He is very clear on the fact that he liked Rudd and Swan on many different aspects.
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#881864 - 07/09/2010 13:56 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Flooding rains]
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he reminds me of Sir Joh in so many ways young Katter does..
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#881865 - 07/09/2010 13:57 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Shayne]
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Wow he is dragging this out, saying the same things 10 times over.....
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#881866 - 07/09/2010 14:01 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Flooding rains]
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Yep,katter has six fingers.

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#881867 - 07/09/2010 14:02 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Flooding rains]
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Young Katter eh poke he is 65!

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#881870 - 07/09/2010 14:17 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Dave-Wx]
ant Offline
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I had a feeling that the other two would opt for Labor, but Katter would opt for LNP. And being independant, he can still vote for whatever he likes.

Very suspenseful, what will 3pm bring?!

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#881874 - 07/09/2010 14:39 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: ant]
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It's all about these people keeping their power. That's the way it's always been throughout world political history. I've just been reading a historical article on how Britain carved up Africa in the late 1800s-early 1900s. It was individual prestige and ego trips. Nothing's different with our election. Windsor (I think..Port Macquarie) will side with Labor just to get his broadband for his electorate, which is traditionally conservative. He wouldn't likely have much to do with Labor otherwise. All just for his own power. Or so it seems to me.

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#881876 - 07/09/2010 14:41 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Keith]
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suspenseful.... 20 mins to go. man, i can't work under these conditions!!!!
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#881878 - 07/09/2010 14:46 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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Nick Minchin seems awfully happy.......
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#881879 - 07/09/2010 14:46 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Keith]
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Originally Posted By: Keith
Windsor (I think..Port Macquarie)

Windsor is ours (New England). Oakeshott is Lyne (with Port Macquarie being the name of the state electorate). smile
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#881881 - 07/09/2010 14:51 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Seabreeze]
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A boring comment from your truly, but there's even been a musical component to all this. Yesterday the ABC had Schubert's Unfinished Symphony (now there's an apt description if ever there was one) at the back of its commentary. And it was Beethoven who, on his death bed, said 'Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est' (Applause, friends, the comedy is ended).

Almost. One way or another.

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