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Re: Australian Politics Thread

Unread postby Tim. » 28th June, 2017, 6:37 am

Who else is living for the instability in Australian political parties this week?

Who would have thought 4 years ago that labor would be the most stable party :lol:
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Re: Australian Politics Thread

Unread postby Togetik » 28th June, 2017, 7:14 am

Tim. wrote:Who else is living for the instability in Australian political parties this week?

Who would have thought 4 years ago that labor would be the most stable party :lol:


To be fair, does anyone besides Tony Abbott think Tony Abbott is relevant?

My heart goes out to him, he's one of the least popular prime ministers in Australian history and he still thinks he's got a shot at getting the top spot back after being viciously deposed by his own party
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Re: Australian Politics Thread

Unread postby TheBrunswickian » 28th June, 2017, 8:39 am

Are we fucking ready for Lee Rhiannon and the NSW Greens to split? That's 30% of their money and 10% of their national primary vote! I am. Purge the communist and see what happens.

Also I am not surprised Labor is the most stable, no matter how hard the media tries to play up the tensions between Albanese and Shorten. The Rudd-Gillard era was all because of the personality of Rudd. His vindictiveness and total disregard for the government is what caused the instability. Once both Rudd and Gillard left, that toxic personality went too. Now Labor is far more acutely aware of instabilty. Despite concerns that Shorten could be in trouble after the election, he wasn't challenged. Despite concerns the Stability Pact would collapse when Stephen Conroy suddenly resigned, nothing came of it. Despite Albanese allegedly leaking from Shadow Cabinet, all talk of instability is gone.

In the Libs, Tony Abbott keeps whiteanting. And its fun to watch.
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Re: Australian Politics Thread

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Re: Australian Politics Thread

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Re: Australian Politics Thread

Unread postby TheBrunswickian » 3rd August, 2017, 7:00 am

Togetik wrote:Image

this account is brilliant
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Re: Australian Politics Thread

Unread postby Unseasoned Chicken » 3rd August, 2017, 8:02 am

Didn't really know where else to put this, but I found this pretty interesting.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-03/census-2016-ordinary-australia-probably-isnt-where-you-think/8680052
I think I only fit one of the indicators :rip:
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Re: Australian Politics Thread

Unread postby TheBrunswickian » 3rd August, 2017, 9:27 am

Ethán wrote:Didn't really know where else to put this, but I found this pretty interesting.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-03/census-2016-ordinary-australia-probably-isnt-where-you-think/8680052
I think I only fit one of the indicators :rip:

You speak only English at home
You were born in Australia
Your parents were born in Australia
You’re Christian
Your family has English ancestry
You’re in a registered marriage
You live with your spouse and two children
Your home is a free-standing, three-bedroom house, which you own with a mortgage
You have two cars
Your family income is $2,000–$2,999 a week (or $104,000–$129,999 a year)

I hit 5.
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Re: Australian Politics Thread

Unread postby Togetik » 7th August, 2017, 5:50 am

I know this is the forum for intellectual discussion but there's really nothing else you can say about the current gay related political climate other than "god, fuck the liberal party"
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Re: Australian Politics Thread

Unread postby TheBrunswickian » 7th August, 2017, 8:09 am

Togetik wrote:I know this is the forum for intellectual discussion but there's really nothing else you can say about the current gay related political climate other than "god, fuck the liberal party"

thats because thats the ONLY thing in the current gay political climate
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Re: Australian Politics Thread

Unread postby Togetik » 10th August, 2017, 5:19 am

I'm really mad and kind of upset by all this
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Re: Australian Politics Thread

Unread postby TheBrunswickian » 10th August, 2017, 7:01 am

Togetik wrote:I'm really mad and kind of upset by all this

I'm too exhausted to be angry about it
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Re: Australian Politics Thread

Unread postby Tim. » 10th August, 2017, 8:50 am

Ugh the already numerous homophobes seem to have increased ten fold in the last two days. Thank fuck I'm out of the country for most of the process.
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Re: Australian Politics Thread

Unread postby Unseasoned Chicken » 10th August, 2017, 8:59 am

This makes me wish I didn't have to wait until next year to leave Queensland.....
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Re: Australian Politics Thread

Unread postby TheBrunswickian » 10th August, 2017, 9:54 am

~RESPECTFUL CAMPAIGN~
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Re: Australian Politics Thread

Unread postby Togetik » 10th August, 2017, 10:24 am

TheBrunswickian wrote:
~RESPECTFUL CAMPAIGN~



God, this is such a disingenuous thing and he's not even trying to hide how disingenuous it is.

He's saying that despite having tony Abbott, world renowned onion goblin, stand up in front of parliment (and in front of a large number of gathered lgbt people, particularly lesbian mothers) and claim that a vote for no would be a vote against political correctness. He's saying that despite last year having his several members of his own party be directly responsible for putting lies on filers about this topic and putting them in people's letterboxes, in a way that wasn't even legal. He's saying that despite the recent meeting of cory bernardy and the aussie alt right with ACL boss fuckface mcgee where they openly lied about pretty much everything and anything. He's saying that after we had that whole bunch of lies thrown around Safe Schools only just recently.

It's such a blatant... cop out? I guess? I can't beleive anyone even vaguely politically engaged would ever hear that and go "yeah, this policy debate that'd be completely detached from any and all laws about bribery, misinformation and lying that exist to put any modicum of civility into public debate sure will be a completely respectful affair. Can't wait to hear what the "these people are second class citizens" side has to say about this issue"

Anyway in the interest of not just being mad, here's a couple articles talking about how the postal vote is fraught with issues and doesn't have anything more than 5 seconds of thought put into it, outside of the whole "costing up to 122 million dollar, not being binding so MPs can still vote no anyway and several have already promised to do exactly that" thing
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/ ... xrmml.html
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017 ... plebiscite
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... perts-warn
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Re: Australian Politics Thread

Unread postby TheBrunswickian » 10th August, 2017, 8:55 pm

BuzzFeed the last two days has done a collation of everything said that day that was "respectful"
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Re: Australian Politics Thread

Unread postby Togetik » 14th August, 2017, 5:34 pm

The entire government is made up of foreigners in trench coats
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Re: Australian Politics Thread

Unread postby Ebsy » 14th August, 2017, 5:47 pm

The gift that keeps on giving.
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