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Federal Election July 2nd

Discussion in 'Australian Politics' started by amelia88, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. amelia88

    amelia88 New Member

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    Is anyone following the Australian Federal Election for July 2nd?

    Do you have any sort of sway either way, as to whether you'll be voting Labor, Liberal or somewhere in between?

    What do you think of Turnbull or Shorten as the prime candidates for the major parties?
     
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    Here in the USA we hear about who the newly elected foreign leaders are on their election days. We are not privy to the run up nor the issues involved. The young Trudeau got a fair amount of tv coverage at and after his election. He is also known as an athlete like Putin. BHO works out with jogging and basketball.

    Have not heard anything here about Oz politics.
     
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    Aus22 Well-Known Member

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    We have two major parties in Australia. The Liberal party which is really a conservative party and the Labor Party a mild Socialist party. The Liberals are expected to win but with a reduce majority. Their leader Malcolm Turnbull will be the first Prime Minister to re elected in six years. All the previous five have lasted only one term or less
     
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    Quite a fickle lot ! Have fun !
     
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    We are a fickle lot. Many Prime Ministers were removed by their own party Turnbull has only been Prime Minter for less than a year replacing the elected leader of his party, Tony Abbott> if Turnbull win he might be safe for here years
     
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    It's an interesting process. So different from here.
     
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    We elect the party not the person. So our Prime Minister is the leader of the party with most seats in the lower house. The polls indicate it will be close with a good chance that the government will not get a majority in the upper House the Senate. In that case a variety of independents and minor parties can decide legislation.
     
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    It's the randomness that kills me. You have elections at the drop of a hat.
     
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    Aus22 Well-Known Member

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    Today is Election Day. People are still ken with many line up. The Issues are mainly scares.
     

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    Opposition Party Labour won 10 seats but it is still too early to call Both Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Labour Opposition leader claimed victory Turnbull Speech.JPG Turnbull Speech.JPG
     

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    Have those two put into the squared circle and hAve a death match to decide it.
     
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    I afraid were just have to keep counting although both claimed victory.
     
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    Well at least it's entertaining
     
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    \it is entertaining to see the experts try to explain the election. \n the lower house The government Liberal and nationals have 65 seats Labor 67 , Greens 1. independents 4 with undecided 13. Theexperts claim the liberals will pick up most of the undecided and form a minority government. That give them 78 seat a majority of one. If they lose any of these seats the will have to form a partnership with the Independents to get government. It is worst in the Senate were there up to 13 independents.
    Some independents including One Nation A party that wants to place restrictions on Muslims and migrants. A candidate who wants to publish the address of of those convicted of paedophilia, three wo want to reduce gambling, and many others who want jobs for their region.
     
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    Three more seats have been awarded to The liberals after more counting of postal votes. The liberal party need to win each of the remaining seats to have a one seat majority. This is possible because postal votes usually go to the more conservative party. But it is still long odds.
     
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