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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by teacake, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    There is a possibility that both Dutton and Frydenberg will lose their seats. It will be good riddance to both of them.
     
  2. Gingerbread Demon

    Gingerbread Demon Stealer of all the cookies in time and space Premium Member

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    Worst outcome might be a hung parliament and then another election if no government can be formed.
     
  3. Miller 2.0

    Miller 2.0 The Investigator Premium Member

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    It's likely that Mr Potato will retain his seat.

    I think labor can get through with a majority, but might be a happen in a few days. Still a good result.
     
  4. Marc

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    Scummo keeps his seat but done as leader, josbie is likely toast so the sontaran in the skin suit could be next lnp leader.
     
  5. Miller 2.0

    Miller 2.0 The Investigator Premium Member

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    ^ Basically that Birmingham said. Other names were Dan Tehan. And one other. I can't remember, as I don't really care. It's great night for Australia.
     
  6. Gingerbread Demon

    Gingerbread Demon Stealer of all the cookies in time and space Premium Member

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    How long do you guys give till the Libs dump Scotty from marketing?
     
  7. Marc

    Marc Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Will you do some reading for once.

    morrison has already said he's going to resign the leadership and that was before you posted.
     
  8. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

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    Here's hoping the new government will practice what it preaches. God knows it couldn't be worse than the other mob but the idea that one "side" of politics is automatically and unquestionably "better" than the other has always seemed a bit childish (for lack of a better word) to me. Labor's support for the previous government's despicable refugee / asylum seeker policies has greatly diminished them - IMO, at least. There's nothing progressive about locking up kids in so-called detention centres.

    Still, it's nice to feel a bit positive about this country for a change. It's an unusual thing.

    Not sure why people are so pleased about Frydenberg losing his seat. I'd rather him as opposition leader than the Dutton abomination. Surely we want something better for our country than a racist arsehole leading the opposition.

    Glad Keneally missed out. She was a crap premier and the electorate she was parachuted into clearly didn't want her. Can't say I blame them.
     
  9. Marc

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    labor tried that in 90s with cheryl kernot when she jumped from the Australian Democrats and it blew up in their faces but obviously they didn't learn their lesson.
     
  10. Gingerbread Demon

    Gingerbread Demon Stealer of all the cookies in time and space Premium Member

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    And Catherine Deves took one for the team and lost her seat.
     
  11. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    Eric Abetz might lose his senate seat.

    When he bought in that Jobseekers had to apply for 40 jobs a month, people sent him 1000s of resumes, plus phoned his office, and went to his office asking for work :)

    When he opposed gay marriage people mailed rainbow flags to him - I sent him two but I never received any letter of thanks.
     
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  12. Gingerbread Demon

    Gingerbread Demon Stealer of all the cookies in time and space Premium Member

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    What about what happened to Catherine Deves stupid person took one for the team and lost her seat
     
  13. Miller 2.0

    Miller 2.0 The Investigator Premium Member

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    ^ Deves never really had a chance, with a swing against the liberal vote from the previous election. The seat was never her seat.

    There are reports that Pauline Hanson may have lost her senate seat. And also that Labor could get to a majority of 77 seats.
     
  14. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

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    Now that would be something to celebrate. :bolian: Pity she and all the other political lunatics Queensland keeps churning out won't just go far, far away.
     
  15. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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    Eric Abetz
    Craig Kelly
    Clive Palmer
    Pauline Hanson
    Josh Frydenberg
    Tim Wilson
    Dave Sharma
    Katherine Deves
    Jason Falinski
    Ken Wyatt
    Fiona Martin
    Katie Allen
    Gladys Liu
    Amanda Stoker
    Ben Mortan
    Trent Zimmerman
    Kristina Kenneally

    There may be more.
     
  16. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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    Qld needs teals not greens.
     
  17. Gingerbread Demon

    Gingerbread Demon Stealer of all the cookies in time and space Premium Member

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    Most of the teals are women. Just interesting that it turned out that way too.
     
  18. Australis

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    In a way, deliberate. Women are sick of old stale pale males telling them what to think. Overdue.

    Just looked at the early Senate results. As far as I can tell, not going Labor's way.
     
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  19. Marc

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    and the whinging is already starting with news corpse.

    christopher "the poodle" pyne's latest dribbling in the Adelaide morning murdoch goes on about how the Albanese govt was elected by only 31% of the voters.

    That not only misrepresents the electoral system but ignores that that at 35% the lnp's primary vote wasn't that much better.

    The ABC's Antony Green has also pointed out that teal candidates doing so well was a factor in labor's drop in primary across the country. Given the damage they did to the lnp, they're quite happy with that.
     
  20. Miller 2.0

    Miller 2.0 The Investigator Premium Member

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    ^ There has been a lot of that dribble on twitter - mostly people from either liberal or those right wing minor parties complaining about that. People have pointing out to them that isn't how the system works. I'm glad we have the system that we do.