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Aussieland's 2016 Election
Imma neck myself if the libs get in for another term.

  • osmanthus
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Re: Aussieland's 2016 Election
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Already started a thread on this. :D

http://mcfrye.com/tr/index.php?topic=83.0
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Coverage of issues in this election:

Playground Politics: Refugees

#MalcomWasSoPoor (current PM)

#Faketradie

ScoMo on "I've faced discrimination too!"

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I must say it's been an enthralling campaign.
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Anyway when the Ellen Pee started banging on about Labor's "biggest lie of the entire campaign" I thought a/ there's some stiff competition there, mate and b/ don't worry guys, you still have a week or so to invent a bigger one.

I have great faith in their abilities, and expect they are hard at it. Traditionally, telling the biggest lie of the campaign has been the Coalition's prerogative, and they can't let Labor win a demarcation dispute here.
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It's great, isn't it? 'm loving the attention the election is getting in meme format.

I tend to only see Anti-Lib stuff though, because my circles are ALP/Green. Most of us are working on 1+ election campaigns so don't reshare negatives about other parties.

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Must admit I don't see a lot of anti-Labor or anti-Greens memes, but the flak they are all throwing at each other keeps things entertaining. The whole fucking thing's a giant sausage fest on acid.

I'm basically just in popcorn mode, since I already know how I will be voting. Get this shit. I have to (fucking have to) vote for this lot of morons:

Justine Elliot (Labor)
Dawn Walker (Greens)
Angela Pollard (Animal Justice)
Neil Smith (One Nation)
Russell Kilarney (Christian Democratic Party)
Matthew Fraser (Nationals)

When you have to actually vote for One Nation and the CDP, things are fuckered up big time. :p
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Although I must admit that I used to derive some amusement by filling out every square below the line for the Senate, and putting Fred Nile last.

It's somewhat less satisfying these days. Now there are so many totally abysmal fuckwits competing with Fred to be the most moronic bastards on the ballot.
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Oh FFS.  ::) Malcolm Turnbull confirms MPs can vote against gay marriage regardless of plebiscite

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed Coalition MPs will be given a conscience vote on same-sex marriage, regardless of the outcome of a $160 million plebiscite.

Which leads to the obvious:

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Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek said Mr Turnbull's comments today proved a plebiscite was pointless.

"Why are we spending $160 million on an opinion poll that the Government is going to ignore?," she asked.

While previous attempts to legalise same-sex marriage have failed, advocates believe legislation would pass once all MPs are given a conscience vote on the issue.

Greens leader Adam Bandt echoed Ms Plibersek.

"PM now says #equalmarriage plebiscite won't even bind his MPs & they'll have free vote. So why not just ditch plebiscite & vote on bill now?" Mr Bandt tweeted.
This is fucking stupid.
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Must admit I don't see a lot of anti-Labor or anti-Greens memes, but the flak they are all throwing at each other keeps things entertaining. The whole fucking thing's a giant sausage fest on acid.

I'm basically just in popcorn mode, since I already know how I will be voting. Get this shit. I have to (fucking have to) vote for this lot of morons:

Justine Elliot (Labor)
Dawn Walker (Greens)
Angela Pollard (Animal Justice)
Neil Smith (One Nation)
Russell Kilarney (Christian Democratic Party)
Matthew Fraser (Nationals)

When you have to actually vote for One Nation and the CDP, things are fuckered up big time. :p

What's wrong with yer lefties? I'd prob go incumbent (Elliot), Pollard, Walker, Fraser, Kilarney, Smith.

Kilarney is less likely to have decent preference deals. I'd take a Nat over a CDP or One Nation, any day. Animal Justice and Labor are voting together/have tied up preferences. Green in the middle cos they've done some shitty deals refusing to back leftie ALP candidates who are closely aligned with Green policies on Refugees and Marriage equality (e.g. Andrew Giles and Clare O'Neil) and other issues (Catherine King). No libs to put last, otherwise I'd put them flat last behind CDP and One Nation.

Although I must admit that I used to derive some amusement by filling out every square below the line for the Senate, and putting Fred Nile last.

It's somewhat less satisfying these days. Now there are so many totally abysmal fuckwits competing with Fred to be the most moronic bastards on the ballot.
Lol, I used to do that too. Fred last was the reward for standing there for 30-40 minutes a pop. I think I only voted 12 or 18 below the line this time. VIC Senate was interesting, the candidates (when I opened the paper) ran up and down all edges of the booth as I looked for Ricky Muir.

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Must admit I don't see a lot of anti-Labor or anti-Greens memes, but the flak they are all throwing at each other keeps things entertaining. The whole fucking thing's a giant sausage fest on acid.

I'm basically just in popcorn mode, since I already know how I will be voting. Get this shit. I have to (fucking have to) vote for this lot of morons:

Justine Elliot (Labor)
Dawn Walker (Greens)
Angela Pollard (Animal Justice)
Neil Smith (One Nation)
Russell Kilarney (Christian Democratic Party)
Matthew Fraser (Nationals)

When you have to actually vote for One Nation and the CDP, things are fuckered up big time. :p

What's wrong with yer lefties? I'd prob go incumbent (Elliot), Pollard, Walker, Fraser, Kilarney, Smith.
Oh I'm not worried about Elliot and Walker. They're fairly sane, as far as pollies go. Pollard just seems like a well-intentioned hobbit who should stay in the Shire. Not cut out for federal politics, IMO, but harmless enough. It's the other three that I'd leave blank if I could do that without the vote being informal. I'm just a bit cheesed that I actually have to acknowledge their candidacy.

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Kilarney is less likely to have decent preference deals. I'd take a Nat over a CDP or One Nation, any day.
In terms of basic policy, yes. Come to think of it, in terms of basic sanity too. However this seat is polling close to an even three way split between Labor, Nats and Greens. I think the most important thing is to put any Coalition candidate last in this instance. I don't like putting the loonies higher up the food chain, but realistically they have Buckley's and none up here anyway so it won't do any harm.


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Although I must admit that I used to derive some amusement by filling out every square below the line for the Senate, and putting Fred Nile last.

It's somewhat less satisfying these days. Now there are so many totally abysmal fuckwits competing with Fred to be the most moronic bastards on the ballot.
Lol, I used to do that too. Fred last was the reward for standing there for 30-40 minutes a pop. I think I only voted 12 or 18 below the line this time. VIC Senate was interesting, the candidates (when I opened the paper) ran up and down all edges of the booth as I looked for Ricky Muir.
So you've gone for the pre-polling? Fair nuff. I'm waiting for the usual day. And yeah Ricky turned out to be a bit of serendipity in the Senate. Everyone wrote him off as a bogan at the start, but he's turned out really well.
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Must admit I don't see a lot of anti-Labor or anti-Greens memes, but the flak they are all throwing at each other keeps things entertaining. The whole fucking thing's a giant sausage fest on acid.

I'm basically just in popcorn mode, since I already know how I will be voting. Get this shit. I have to (fucking have to) vote for this lot of morons:

Justine Elliot (Labor)
Dawn Walker (Greens)
Angela Pollard (Animal Justice)
Neil Smith (One Nation)
Russell Kilarney (Christian Democratic Party)
Matthew Fraser (Nationals)

When you have to actually vote for One Nation and the CDP, things are fuckered up big time. :p

What's wrong with yer lefties? I'd prob go incumbent (Elliot), Pollard, Walker, Fraser, Kilarney, Smith.
Oh I'm not worried about Elliot and Walker. They're fairly sane, as far as pollies go. Pollard just seems like a well-intentioned hobbit who should stay in the Shire. Not cut out for federal politics, IMO, but harmless enough. It's the other three that I'd leave blank if I could do that without the vote being informal. I'm just a bit cheesed that I actually have to acknowledge their candidacy.

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Kilarney is less likely to have decent preference deals. I'd take a Nat over a CDP or One Nation, any day.
In terms of basic policy, yes. Come to think of it, in terms of basic sanity too. However this seat is polling close to an even three way split between Labor, Nats and Greens. I think the most important thing is to put any Coalition candidate last in this instance. I don't like putting the loonies higher up the food chain, but realistically they have Buckley's and none up here anyway so it won't do any harm.


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Although I must admit that I used to derive some amusement by filling out every square below the line for the Senate, and putting Fred Nile last.

It's somewhat less satisfying these days. Now there are so many totally abysmal fuckwits competing with Fred to be the most moronic bastards on the ballot.
Lol, I used to do that too. Fred last was the reward for standing there for 30-40 minutes a pop. I think I only voted 12 or 18 below the line this time. VIC Senate was interesting, the candidates (when I opened the paper) ran up and down all edges of the booth as I looked for Ricky Muir.
So you've gone for the pre-polling? Fair nuff. I'm waiting for the usual day. And yeah Ricky turned out to be a bit of serendipity in the Senate. Everyone wrote him off as a bogan at the start, but he's turned out really well.


Yeah I pre polled from Canberra. I'll be down stationed down in Eden-Monaro (NSW) earrrllllly on the 2nd.

We're doing a put the Libs last campaign, should be fun seeing as Hendy has effectively been dissed by his own mob.

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Re: Aussieland's 2016 Election
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this thread needs a third participant.  I'm not from australia, but I have at least heard of the plice.  (it's just like in crocodile dundee, right?)  I'll have whateveh opinions you guys tell me to.

so if I were australian, what issues would I care about, these dies?  who would I vote for, and why?  don't be afraid to elaborate wrt peculiarities of your electoral and political systems.

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Reply #13
Voter for Pauline Hanson. She's a ripper sheila mate, and she stands up for real Straylyun values.
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At mindromp we depend on First Dog on the Moon to explain Australian politics for us. It works fairly well. For example, today we had VOTE BINT FOR A SLIGHTLY LESS TERRIBLE AUSTRALIA. Would you say that makes a certain amount of sense?

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El jefe, the saying I hear a lot is

we want our gays
MARRIED
our internet
FAST
our energy
RENEWABLE

I find it hard to be un-hack on this. So I won't even try. :p

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And your refugees not raped in endless detention?

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Reply #17
And your refugees not raped in endless detention?

Yeahhhhhhh. I am like the least moderate and about this issue. My thesis is on the topic.

  • MikeS
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Reply #18
And your gas rights as close to Timor-Leste as possible.

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Reply #19
This looks incredible.  I should start paying attention.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

It came across my facebook feed this afternoon.  Originated with someone named Chris Brown.

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Reply #20
*posts joke explainer for non-Australians about map of Tasmania*
braying among the ruins

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At mindromp we depend on First Dog on the Moon to explain Australian politics for us. It works fairly well. For example, today we had VOTE BINT FOR A SLIGHTLY LESS TERRIBLE AUSTRALIA. Would you say that makes a certain amount of sense?
First Dog is awesome. Totally nails it most of the time.
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This looks incredible.  I should start paying attention.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

It came across my facebook feed this afternoon.  Originated with someone named Chris Brown.
That's a pretty good summary IMO, although there are a few minor points that I might disagree with. Overall it'll give you a good insight into the whole shebang though.
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Incidentally, I hadn't heard of this bunch until yesterday, when the bloke at one of the local servos tried to convince me to vote for them.

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Citizens Electoral Council
Possibly just straight-up insane. Climate deniers, but economically kinda socialist. Anti-Semitic and possibly white supremacist, but pro-immigration. They also claim that the Port Arthur massacre was commissioned by the British royal family and implemented by a mental health NGO.
So I have now realised that servo dude, although not actually stupid or a bad person AFAICT, really is completely bonkers.
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Re: Aussieland's 2016 Election
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This looks incredible.  I should start paying attention.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

It came across my facebook feed this afternoon.  Originated with someone named Chris Brown.
lol'd:

"The Arts Party
Sound policies, surprisingly shitty logo. Come on Arts Party, you had one job to do."