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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by amelia88, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. amelia88

    amelia88 New Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm Amelia and I've always had a fascination with politics/governments and how they run!

    I'm an Australian by birth but married to an American, so I have seen both sides of the political wheel from those countries!

    I think we can all learn a lot from one another and that's part of why I am here - I like hearing other people's thoughts and opinions.

    Looking forward to chatting with you all!
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome Amelia. Hope you find the discussion you seek.

    So happy or sad your loverly motherland is walking away from climate change ?
     
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    Sad, honestly.

    I think for a country that depends so much on agricultural exports that we should really be taking more of a stance on it rather than acting like it's a non issue.

    In saying that though it's not like we've had stable leadership for a while...our Prime Ministers seem to be a game of revolving chairs and I don't think that helps with any sort of firm footing on any issue...
     
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    Good point re rapid turnover in leadership. Maybe it's just my perspective being American but shouldn't the legeslative branch kind of moderate that ? It's as though the PM does as he pleases. I like it to mob rule if the population just forces in a new PM willy nilly.
     
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    Worst of all it hasn't even really been the public's choice - for instance when Kevin Rudd was voted in back in 2007, and then in 2010 the party ruled to appoint Julia Gillard as leader, it wasn't put to public vote - the party just decided that Rudd wasn't fit to be leader anymore, or didn't have the backing of the general public (without even putting it to a vote, just an in-party takeover)...

    There's definitely a system by which any decisions have to get backing from the party, and it gets put to a vote...but it's one of those things that the politicians often just go along with whatever keeps them in a job.

    You can probably tell I have a bit of a sour taste in my mouth with Aussie politics right now - I feel like there's no one worth believing in, and no one that's really going to progress the country forward. I'm not living there right now, but obviously since I'm a citizen there it's rather disheartening to say the least.
     
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    Unhappiness with the govt is going around. I'd watch that, the leven of fed up is very high.
     

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