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#881885 - 07/09/2010 15:09 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Keith]
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Let the other bloke speak! lol
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#881886 - 07/09/2010 15:18 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Flooding rains]
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BLAH BLAH BLAH
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#881887 - 07/09/2010 15:25 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Flooding rains]
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I want to see this 'regional australia package'.
Regional education seems to be a big part of that! ....outstanding!


Edited by Arnoldnut (07/09/2010 15:28)
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#881888 - 07/09/2010 15:25 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Flooding rains]
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Obvious who he going for, might help if he tells us.
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#881890 - 07/09/2010 15:34 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Flooding rains]
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Gosh what filibustering!

Labor gets the gong.

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#881891 - 07/09/2010 15:35 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Keith]
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Great news
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#881892 - 07/09/2010 15:37 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: rain gauge]
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Well that's that. Now let's get this great country going in the right direction.
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#881893 - 07/09/2010 15:38 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: rain gauge]
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Tony Windsor is dead to me. mad mad mad

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#881894 - 07/09/2010 15:43 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Seabreeze]
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Good outcome. I had a feeling it would go this way. It's going to be great for everyone in this country, not just the greedy swinging voters.

Now every bit of legislation will have to be negotiated and justified. And not just the government will be putting legislation up, excellent.

And vested interests and lobby groups are going to have a much harder time of it.

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#881895 - 07/09/2010 15:46 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: ant]
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Lets see how good it is. I give it twelve months before it turns to custard.I had actually come to think a new poll would have been the best way to go.

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#881896 - 07/09/2010 15:48 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: strontium dog]
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Moving on...

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#881898 - 07/09/2010 15:52 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Xavo]
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Have to wonder which portfolio Rob Oakeshott has been offered.

I'll also be intrigued to see who takes the speaker of the houses job.


Edited by Arnoldnut (07/09/2010 15:56)
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#881899 - 07/09/2010 15:53 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: strontium dog]
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Registered: 28/10/2006
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Hmmmm, so the ALP has the unenviable job of trying to pursue policy reform whilst negotiating every step of the way with the independents. Then somehow it's got to get past a senate with the balance of power... I think Oakshott is correct in his prediction of seeing some sparks flying in parliament, but whether anything will be achieved of great significance... I don't know. I think these guys are dreaming if they think this will last 3 years. If it does, please feel free to tell me I'm wrong!

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#881900 - 07/09/2010 15:58 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Andy Double U]
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I think it's worth a go. This is what the country voted for. No strong feeling for one or the other of the majors, which means both of them had lost the support and confidence of many people. Every election, more people vote independant or green or even democrat. That means they don't want to vote for the majors.

I've been voting that way for years, and ensuring my vote exhausts at Labor rather than LNP (as it has to exhaust at one of them).

So now it's about policy with merit, not driven by interest groups. And yeah, if it gets to a stalemate, then we'll have another election.

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#881901 - 07/09/2010 16:04 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: ant]
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Registered: 26/01/2006
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whos ear do i wisper into to get rid of half the F35 JSF's we have on order, have 20 of the remaining order converted to the STOL version for those new flat tops the navy ordered we have on order and get us some F22s?

hmmm....and yeah...BOHICA!
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#881914 - 07/09/2010 17:29 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Arnoldnut]
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Originally Posted By: Arnoldnut

I'll also be intrigued to see who takes the speaker of the houses job.


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#881930 - 07/09/2010 18:43 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: ColdFront]
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Never ever wasting my time voting again smile they kick each other out, they vote themselves in. Screw them.
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#881933 - 07/09/2010 19:15 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Dawgggg]
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Wow! Oakeshott is an A grade fruitcake. He backs Labor because he wants stability yet he virtually trashes the Westminister system of government by calling upon the pollies to vote outside of their respective party "philosphies". This bloke is full of contradictions and I get the feeling he does not understand that there will be undesirable consequences if he peddles this belief that the government can work without parties.

Both Windsor and Oakeshott have admitted that they have backed the party that did not have the majority backing of the electorate, yet they try and spin this crap they are supporting stability. Backing a minority government that does not have the majority support of the electorate is going to be hostile no matter what. If they truly believed in stability, they would have forced us back to the polls.

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#881934 - 07/09/2010 19:21 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: Rime]
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Registered: 29/05/2007
Posts: 269
Loc: Bungendore
Well Bad Shayne, when the US congress allows the F22 to be sold we could look at it but till then there is no point trying.

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#881936 - 07/09/2010 19:43 Re: Australian Federal Election 2010 [Re: strontium dog]
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Registered: 10/02/2007
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The interesting thing is that Abbott (and Bishop) by Liberal rules have to spill and declare the leadership positions vacant (they can of course re-nominate). It will be interesting if Turnbull nominates as well - I'm guessing that he won't, but this government may fold in a matter of months... And I'm guessing that Labor will have even a harder time next time and if Abbott wins that - that will be it for Turnbull's Prime Ministerial ambitions. Interesting times. I'm hearing it's on Thursday.

And even the Indies think that the Libs would win if the election were held right now - which leads me to the best quote I've seen so far:

Quote:
When asked by a journalist why he didn’t back the Coalition, Tony Windsor admitted with a grin, “because they’d be more likely to win if they did go back to the polls”.

When asked how he could back a government that’s less likely to win, Windsor stated that they’d “be more likely to be here a longer time if they can’t go to the polls and win in a hurry”, with Oakeshot interjecting, “They’ve got more to lose”.


Oh he's a snake and everyone hates him with just reason... (My bet is that he will not run again)

And we find out that the way to bribe someone to vote for them is not offer them $1 billion - but $10 billion and make them a minister will do the trick. Now that's the way to do it! (My bet is that Oakeshott's gone next election - and that even if there is a massive swing to Labor! LOL)

Oh well - well done - played strong and we'll do ya nextime etc... Bring on the beers! :Cheers:



Edited by Arnost (07/09/2010 19:48)
Edit Reason: Bitts and Batts
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