The Aussie election (131)

Jul 23, 2016 11:16 PM CST The Aussie election
mickyj777
mickyj777mickyj777adelaide, South Australia Australia10 Threads 342 Posts
pat8lanips: Bit of an own goal, Malcolm saying she wasn't welcome in Parliament, boosted her votes heaps.

Funny watching all the do-gooders on Q+A monday night, all combined they didnt really land a blow on her. She's speaking much better this time around, I think she'll do some good things for this country unlike those career pollies feathering their own nests.


I'll be honest never ever voted for Pauline .
Like Nick Xenophon never in my life voted for him he looked like a show pony in state politics .
He left and went federal never voted for him ,

Then I got pissed at labor voted greens . Didn't like their policies this time couldn't vote for the big parties . Then they started saying don't vote for Xenophon . So I kept seeing it on the TV here in Adelaide don't vote for Xenophon . Malcom saying it's bad the liberal party don't control the senate don't vote Xenophon so I voted Xenophon .
Funny a democratic country saying who we can't vote for don't think so .
And my preferences went to labor so the sitting liberal member lost his seat suck it up princess
Jul 24, 2016 4:17 AM CST The Aussie election
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia64 Threads 11 Polls 6,818 Posts
For too long both parties have relied on- we're not quite as bad as them... Hopefully this election has shown people can vote outside labor/liberal. The greens are in with labor when they're not just being dills, dunno a lot about NX but I agree with his stance on poker machines.
Jul 25, 2016 4:52 AM CST The Aussie election
wash2u
wash2uwash2uMelbourne, Victoria Australia87 Threads 1 Polls 5,212 Posts
pat8lanips: For too long both parties have relied on- we're not quite as bad as them... Hopefully this election has shown people can vote outside labor/liberal. The greens are in with labor when they're not just being dills, dunno a lot about NX but I agree with his stance on poker machines.


I have a lot of issues with Unions and the Laboring Party after they decided to rob the Super fund I was in to prop up a failing State Laboring Government. Yeah, if they had not done this I would not be now relying on Government handouts.

On saying this, I do a fair bit of volunteering with the Salvos (5 days a week) and have a "colleague" who does enjoy a public housing property and its associated benefits. And he has informed me that while he does have about $250,000 invested (sorry, meant "I do not know what you are talking about") overseas he is very entitled to receive public housing and all of the associated benefits.

I am very pizzed off after working the last 3 weeks earning a semi-decent income. For some reason I am very highly qualified to count to "5" in a Division of 5 candidates. I have managed to see "10" on one paper of 5 candidates.
Jul 25, 2016 5:01 AM CST The Aussie election
wash2u
wash2uwash2uMelbourne, Victoria Australia87 Threads 1 Polls 5,212 Posts
pat8lanips: For too long both parties have relied on- we're not quite as bad as them... Hopefully this election has shown people can vote outside labor/liberal. The greens are in with labor when they're not just being dills, dunno a lot about NX but I agree with his stance on poker machines.


Now that I have managed to work for the AEC I do feel I can place a realistic comment about this.

Shorten relied heavily on the Medicare Scare complaining which did see him getting the simpleton vote. Except anyone with half a brain would have seen that this was just something out of the air that he brought forward from all those years ago that Laboring supported. Medicare needed to be reviewed as it really needed us decent honest workers to support it.
Jul 25, 2016 10:39 PM CST The Aussie election
mickyj777
mickyj777mickyj777adelaide, South Australia Australia10 Threads 342 Posts
wash2u: I have a lot of issues with Unions and the Laboring Party after they decided to rob the Super fund I was in to prop up a failing State Laboring Government. Yeah, if they had not done this I would not be now relying on Government handouts.

On saying this, I do a fair bit of volunteering with the Salvos (5 days a week) and have a "colleague" who does enjoy a public housing property and its associated benefits. And he has informed me that while he does have about $250,000 invested (sorry, meant "I do not know what you are talking about") overseas he is very entitled to receive public housing and all of the associated benefits.

I am very pizzed off after working the last 3 weeks earning a semi-decent income. For some reason I am very highly qualified to count to "5" in a Division of 5 candidates. I have managed to see "10" on one paper of 5 candidates.


It's interesting that you say that about that worker Wash.
I had to produce evidence of how much money I earn a year when I started renting from a charity they didn't accept I got paid what I was . They didn't think I've worked for the company as long as I had I think it was year 15 or 16 seeing I had been employed thete longer than bosses . They weren't happy my old house was up for sale .

Then move forward five or six years I've suffered a TBI Centrelink couldn't accept I don't have rental properties demanded to know my car a 2011 Mitsubishi that raised flags something about money but I passed got incapacitated benefits that's ending in a few months .
Public housing I never could get a housing trust place they told me to buy . That was a con job by banks first home owners loan wages went up a little bit what they thought .

So how does one get a public housing place with money invested overseas seeing Centrelink are like blood hounds gee they are waiting for my pay out which is off the table
Jul 31, 2016 4:00 AM CST The Aussie election
Jul 31, 2016 4:17 AM CST The Aussie election
next week we should hear how senate votes panned out

problem with our system is workers get to vote, your probably know the type voters i'm referring to, after spending a couple hours commuting they can be seen with radio turned up full bore chatting to some clown claiming some inherently non existent authority taking shit together about the virtues of politicians spending on infrastructure, migration, union participation, child minding so the misses can work off the mortgage and rule so and so like somebodies
Jul 31, 2016 4:53 AM CST The Aussie election
coalition government with 76 seats, a majority of just one.

Labor has won 69 seats.

But that could change, with the possibility of the Liberals seeking a Court of Disputed Returns ruling to void the election result and run a fresh election.

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Jul 31, 2016 3:52 PM CST The Aussie election
robplum: coalition government with 76 seats, a majority of just one.

Labor has won 69 seats.

But that could change, with the possibility of the Liberals seeking a Court of Disputed Returns ruling to void the election result and run a fresh election.

- See more at:
Not be surprised if your PM starts making a monkey out of arabs or Chinese to gain back some of Hanson's ground . 'bulls comment about indefinite detention for terrorist's last week could be just that .Bet an underhand crook like him would use it against a very loosely defined terrorist .
Aug 4, 2016 2:05 AM CST The Aussie election
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party has won four seats in the Senate, with two seats in Queensland and one each in WA and NSW.

Aug 8, 2016 2:08 AM CST The Aussie election
Rodney Culleton has been taken into police custody after turning himself in over an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court to answer larceny charges.
The West Australian senator was convicted in his absence earlier this year for stealing a tow truck key from a driver who was trying to repossess one of his company cars in 2014.

Larceny carries a maximum penalty of five years jail, which could deem him ineligible to be a senator.
Mr Culleton is also awaiting trial in WA later this month, the week before parliament begins.
That trial comes after he was arrested and charged for allegedly stealing a car being used by receivers from RSM Bird Cameron as they began foreclosure proceedings at a friend's farm.(**)

The senator won the 11th spot on the WA ballot, and is the last of four One Nation senators elected.
His wife Ioanna Culleton(*) also ran but her senate bid was unsuccessful.



(*) Its my understanding if he is convicted then his wife or his uncle (brother or something!) who also stood for a one-nation senate seat would be taking his place in the senate.

(**)One Nation Senator elect blocked cars with Hay Bales
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