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Old 02-21-2005, 05:09 AM   #16
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I'm in WA and I'll vote Liberal like I always do. I work in retail and when we have late night shopping at Christmas the shops are dead. If people don't shop then when there's extra hours they won't shop any other time of the year.
On a Sunday in the city most of the shoppers are families walking aimesly around or teenagers making a big mess of the store or trying to steal.
I will be voting NO and NO.
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I've never gone to the Christmas late night shopping as I figured it would be horrendously busy, especially with two small children. I will have to make a note to go next year.

Aussie, theres a few shops near where I live that have posters displayed warning people not to vote for extended trading as the shops wont be able to keep their cheap prices down (or something to that effective). Why would prices increase?

I work at a University, and many Unis are currently implementing more and more teaching and other activities in the evenings as its cost effective. The infrastructures are already in place. The same is true for retail. Why is it cost effective for Unis but not so for retail?
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Hey Beli:

My choices are:

Jim McGinty (Labour)
Adele Carles (Coastal Independent)
Rita Scolaro (Liberal)
Michelle Shave (Christian Democratic Party) - this one looks scary, has a very 50's campaign blurb.
I think we have a Fred Nile party candidate as well and probably a Green but I haven't really seen anything from them.

I have no idea which way to vote for the extended trading hours. What we have in Freo is fine, though I very rarely shop on a Sunday if I can help it. Though only place I would like to see extended trading is the Post Office! Man, that would make my life easier.
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Tania, you don't have a Democrat either. I wonder whats happened. lol.

The CDP do indeed look scary, and Fred is always scary.

Extended trading wouldn't be such an issue in Freo as you still have old fashioned delis. We don't. Hes dead here at night.

I agree about the Post Office. I wonder if Post Offices at major shopping centres will extend their hours. It would be helpful if they did.
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We now have a Dewsons that is open 7 days a week from 8am to 11pm and for some reason they are pushing for the No vote! I know it has something to do with the number of staff on etc and call me apathetic on this one, but I would rather they put their energies into stopping huge coastal developments, you know right on the beach, a la Observation City. Really pisses me off! Why do people have to live in the water? Why can't they have the forsight to have parks along the coast line so EVERYONE can share the beach? Haven't the developers learnt about erosion etc, etc...

(Rant over - Goes back to stuffing face with chocolate)
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Bond. Alan Bloody Bastard Bond. If he wasn't in bed with the Labor party we wouldn't have friggin Observation City!

I'm not enamoured with corrupt peoples
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And it unfortunately continues with the "wonderful" canal development south of Mandurah, the "beautification" of the coast at Coogee and the attempt to build homes on the old marshalling yards at Leighton Beach, etc, etc, etc.....

(Ranting again .... Shit, I finished all the chocolate!!!!!!)
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There is plenty of coast out there, you just have to get around a bit to enjoy it . Thats what I hate about Melbourne, you have to travel around for 2 hours just to get a decent beach.
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The one that annoys me, and its not for environment reasons is the Old Swan Brewery site. The road needs to be sunk, moved, blown up, and the area designated for use by pedestrians, bikes, old fashioned thingies like people, not friggin cars. Wow, I am whining. I have no faith in this election.
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There is plenty of coast out there, you just have to get around a bit to enjoy it .
Yes, we have more coast than anyone. If my career didn't keep me stuck here I would move out and enjoy it.

Thats a cop out really isn't it. I should find a way to blow this popsicle joint.
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That makes two of us. Colin Barnett Geoff Gallop

One is going to build a bloody great pipe line from one end of the country to the other (just because ...... - sure, this sounds like a reasoned argument. My three year old is going to run at the next election at this rate. drop kick!) and the other can't seem to make up his mind about the friggin Roe Highway and Eastern Bypass ( idiot!)

Why do we bother voting? One comes in changes rules of previous government, gets booted, other one comes in changes rules of previous government
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There is plenty of coast out there, you just have to get around a bit to enjoy it . Thats what I hate about Melbourne, you have to travel around for 2 hours just to get a decent beach.
Exactly - 2 friggin hours to get to the beach! By the time you get there you are so hot and then by the time you get home you need to turn around and go back!

This makes me so mad!

Think I will have to go to the beach and cool down

Beli, you need to start working from home, especially when your littlies go to school. Then you can skive off to the beach and call it "meeting a client"
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Beli, you need to start working from home, especially when your littlies go to school. Then you can skive off to the beach and call it "meeting a client"
Yep. I need to change career, and find something I can do from home. Thats high on my list of things to discover this year.
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How To Have A Friendly FYM Thread, Step #1 of 1: Make it about an Australian issue and ensure only Australians (or citizens of Australia) post.

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How To Have A Friendly FYM Thread, Step #1 of 1: Make it about an Australian issue and ensure only Australians (or citizens of Australia) post.




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