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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by Raidersfan » October 15, 2016, 9:53 pm

Schifty wrote:Most dirty and negative campaign in history and the Libs have had a swing of -3.8% against them.

Labor gov going for 5th term has +1.2%

Good call Hawkins.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by Schifty » October 15, 2016, 10:04 pm

Reclaim Australia pretending running as an independent is currently last in my electorate :D

I might need to run in 2020 just to prove I can get more votes than him..

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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by 100%green » October 15, 2016, 11:13 pm

Be interesting to see if this crap Hawkins put our name to has any affect of future dealings with the government.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by Schifty » October 15, 2016, 11:15 pm

Reclaim Australia candidate who ran as an independent and came last.


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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by T_R » October 16, 2016, 7:19 am

Schifty wrote:Reclaim Australia candidate who ran as an independent and came last.


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Stay classy :clap:
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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by Schifty » October 16, 2016, 7:43 am

T_R wrote:
Schifty wrote:Reclaim Australia candidate who ran as an independent and came last.


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Stay classy :clap:
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Would you like some more?


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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by T_R » October 16, 2016, 7:54 am

Ah. Stromlo.

Got it.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by PigRickman » October 16, 2016, 8:31 am

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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by BJ » October 16, 2016, 8:57 am

T_R wrote:Ah. Stromlo.

Got it.
Ahhh he's from Stromlo High. That makes myself from Holder High look more classy.

Only 1% more classy (but hey that's twice as classy as him).

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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by afgtnk » October 16, 2016, 9:19 am

Schifty wrote:Reclaim Australia candidate who ran as an independent and came last.


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Stay classy :clap:
You're expecting class from a bigot, racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic dog whistler?

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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by Manbush » October 16, 2016, 9:41 am

Schifty wrote:
T_R wrote:
Schifty wrote:Reclaim Australia candidate who ran as an independent and came last.


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Stay classy :clap:
Tell me that was real.

Would you like some more?


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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by reptar » October 16, 2016, 10:04 am

BJ wrote:
T_R wrote:Ah. Stromlo.

Got it.
Ahhh he's from Stromlo High. That makes myself from Holder High look more classy.

Only 1% more classy (but hey that's twice as classy as him).
You're not the only one from Holder High!
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
John Clarke: Old hat? Gina, in the scientific world when they see that something is happening again and again and again, repeatedly, they don’t call it old hat. They call it a pattern.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by BJ » October 16, 2016, 10:10 am

reptar wrote:
BJ wrote:
T_R wrote:Ah. Stromlo.

Got it.
Ahhh he's from Stromlo High. That makes myself from Holder High look more classy.

Only 1% more classy (but hey that's twice as classy as him).
You're not the only one from Holder High!
I believe that at least another 30 of us have avoided Jail, Overdoses or moving to Belconnen. Good to have you on board.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by reptar » October 16, 2016, 10:11 am

BJ wrote:
reptar wrote:
BJ wrote:
T_R wrote:Ah. Stromlo.

Got it.
Ahhh he's from Stromlo High. That makes myself from Holder High look more classy.

Only 1% more classy (but hey that's twice as classy as him).
You're not the only one from Holder High!
I believe that at least another 30 of us have avoided Jail, Overdoses or moving to Belconnen. Good to have you on board.
I was in area for Weston Creek High School. I opted for education in academic fields instead.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by T_R » October 16, 2016, 12:37 pm

I liked the chickens.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by reptar » October 16, 2016, 4:03 pm

T_R wrote:I liked the chickens.
Holder had great chickens
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
John Clarke: Old hat? Gina, in the scientific world when they see that something is happening again and again and again, repeatedly, they don’t call it old hat. They call it a pattern.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by -TW- » October 16, 2016, 5:36 pm

He has 236 votes so far, compared with Meegan Fitzharris who has 7297

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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by Toviii » October 17, 2016, 1:45 pm

So true it hurts:
http://www.sbs.com.au/comedy/article/20 ... own-castle

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Post by The Rickman » October 17, 2016, 1:58 pm

Hahaha was that Dan Evans or dubby that wrote that??
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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by gangrenous » October 18, 2016, 8:38 am

Pigman wrote:For the most part I can agree with that post
The major area of disagreement for me is the idea that Turnbull could have just told the far right to **** off and won the election in a landslide

He would never have made it to an election to win in said landslide if he told them to **** off. He'd have been ousted for someone who was more aligned to the party's power base


Edit: and maybe Turnbull should have told them to **** off anyways and at least he'd be able to hold his head up high on the matter, but I'm not naive enough to believe politicians are any different to you or I, and they do what is best for their own careers. Turnbull insisting on a parliamentary vote would be career suicide
I don't know. Once he had the leadership I think he could have told them to piss off. They surely wouldn't have ditched a second leader in the space of 6 months before an election would they? Would have been total suicide for the party. But these guys aren't really rational or logical, so I suppose it's possible. I think if he does that and wins the election comfortably on his terms then the right have a lot harder time turfing him. This way he's virtually signed his own death warrant.

As with most people, I was thinking the big mistake was not going with a snap election. Don't give the electorate long enough with him spouting Tony Abbott policies to get pissed off. Then afterwards he has enough of a majority to tell the right where to go. But with the delusion of the Liberal right thinking that they lost seats in this election because they didn't go conservative enough, I have to think that even if he wins the snap election comfortably the Liberal right still see that as justification of Abbott's policies and seek to topple him ASAP now they have government again.

In essence I think the only way out of the trap was for Turnbull to back his own policies going into last election with the notion that his party toppling him then was political suicide. Every other way seems to me to spell the end of him as Liberal leader in the next 3 years and consigned to history as a weak PM who was wagged by the tail.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by Green eyed Mick » October 18, 2016, 12:15 pm

Lyinghelm wants lever action shot guns.

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Post by Manbush » October 18, 2016, 2:32 pm

gangrenous wrote:

In essence I think the only way out of the trap was for Turnbull to back his own policies going into last election with the notion that his party toppling him then was political suicide. Every other way seems to me to spell the end of him as Liberal leader in the next 3 years and consigned to history as a weak PM who was wagged by the tail.
As I've said either way is suicide for him he either goes out swinging or cowering.

I still reckon LNP will action it this term (if they have any brains), it's the only way they can guarantee they control the provisions, leave it to Labor and they have no power.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by Manbush » October 19, 2016, 8:09 am

Ah the ACL at it again, at least they're not claiming marriage equality leads to breast cancer only the lie abortions do.

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/news-an ... s535e.html
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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by Schifty » October 23, 2016, 8:17 pm

I never knew a kebab shop owner paid the wages of the Human Rights Commissioner. Thanks Ross Cameron!

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Post by T_R » October 23, 2016, 8:19 pm

Still, that's a lot of kebabs.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by Schifty » October 23, 2016, 8:36 pm

I'm stunned you can still get kebabs for $7.50.

They are definitely around the $10 mark from what I've experienced recently.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by reptar » October 23, 2016, 8:44 pm

Yeah, dunno where Mrs Cameron gets his kebabs? Probably somewhere where they don't have a HRC and can exploit child labour.


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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by T_R » October 25, 2016, 2:30 pm

Oh Malcolm, you could have been anything :(
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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by Manbush » October 25, 2016, 4:20 pm

Nothing to lose by calling for a free vote in parliament ;)
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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by Manbush » October 25, 2016, 5:17 pm

It's Perfectly Legal To Tell Fred Nile To **** Off, Judge Says

https://www.buzzfeed.com/aliceworkman/f ... .auNdO7L2n

The headline itself just cracks me up :lol:
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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by papabear » October 31, 2016, 12:50 pm

I am surprised they do not include:-
OSR / Payroll and other taxes.
Workers comp insurance
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Re: The Politics Thread 2016

Post by Green eyed Mick » November 1, 2016, 8:17 am

A Sydney division of the Liberal Party will debate whether Australia should end all immigration and ban all refugees, after an incendiary motion was put forward calling migrants "criminals" and "bastards".

The president of the Carlingford branch, George Popowski, will use a party conference on Thursday to call on the Turnbull government to halt "all immigration and refugee intakes" until an investigation can establish the "risks and benefits" for Australia.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/federal ... sek63.html

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Post by The Rickman » November 1, 2016, 10:35 am

Ugh, that's simply awful, GeM.
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