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21st Century Australia 1 10.00%
Animal Justice Party 0 0%
Australia First 1 10.00%
Australian Antipaeodphile Party 0 0%
Australian Christians 0 0%
Country Party 0 0%
Cyclists Party 0 0%
Defence Veterans Party 0 0%
ALP 2 20.00%
Greens 2 20.00%
Liberal Party 0 0%
Motoring Enthusiasts Party 1 10.00%
Sex Party 0 0%
Bullet Train for Australia 1 10.00%
Family First 0 0%
Katter's Australia Party 0 0%
Liberal Democrats 0 0%
#Sustainable Australia 0 0%
Mature Australia Party 1 10.00%
Nick Xenophon Team 0 0%
Rise Up Australia 0 0%
Secular Party 0 0%
Seniors Party of Australia 1 10.00%
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party 0 0%
Smokers Rights Party 0 0%
Socialist Alliance Party 0 0%
Socialist Equality Party 0 0%
Voluntary Euthanasia Party 0 0%
VOTEFLUX.ORG | Upgrade Democracy! 0 0%
Outdoor Recreation Party (Stop the Greens) 0 0%
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:42 AM   #21
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mature australia party. i mean, it makes it sound like a big sexy party. that's real democracy.
You're... going to be disappointed.
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Alrighty motherfuckers - Election Day.

Remember - you may think you're being funny drawing a dick on your ballot paper, but those dick votes go to the coalition. #dontbeadick on Election Day.


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Alrighty motherfuckers - Election Day.

Remember - you may think you're being funny drawing a dick on your ballot paper, but those dick votes go to the coalition. #dontbeadick on Election Day.


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No Arts Party on this poll? Only a man who likes sausage in bread would make such an egregious error.
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No Arts Party on this poll? Only a man who likes sausage in bread would make such an egregious error.
People from the sciences may claim their degrees are more practical than majors in the arts, but the Science Party's policies are hilariously implausible while the Arts Party's are realistic and achievable.
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6PMs in 6 years? (sez the BBC Radio here on NYC public radio)


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OTOH, muy embarrassed at how low our voting turnout is in a he USA! (Yes, I know u have
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Not quite 6 PMs in 6 years.

In 2007, John Howard lost to Kevin Rudd.

In 2010, Kevin Rudd's own party replaced him with Julia Gillard.

In 2013, Julia Gillard's own party replaced her with... Kevin Rudd.

Later in 2013, Kevin Rudd lost to Tony Abbott.

In 2015, Tony Abbott's own party replaced him with Malcolm Turnbull.

And now in 2016, if the electorate has any sense, Malcolm Turnbull will lose to Bill Shorten. Polls close in less than an hour and it will be close.
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While I doubt it will happen, I'm really hoping for a Liberal/LNP loss, even a narrow one. It might bring on the existential crisis they've been putting off since 2007.
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I really hope this is a bit like 1993, where everybody's all "the ALP gonna lose"... until they don't.
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Of course the difference in 1993 was that there was a real scare campaign with the GST and the whole Fightback agenda. This time, Labor have seized with the alacrity of a drowning man on 'save Medicare' but, while certainly an accurate enough warning of actual Coalition intentions, may not quite have the traction. Also they lack the advantage of incumbency, which apparently turns shit into gold.
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I'd also like to see a draw or a Labor win just to stick it to the betting markets. Have I mentioned that I consider it actually immoral to wager for money on political elections (especially when such markets, like polls, may sway the weak minded, at the margins, people who want to be sure of having supported a winner)? Well I do.
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Also they lack the advantage of incumbency, which apparently turns shit into gold.
This always surprises me. I know very few people who give enough of a shit about their local member to know who they are, let alone would vote for a likeable local MP from their less-desired party. Yet the figures don't lie, that incumbents in individual seats enjoy a bounce at their first re-election.

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I'd also like to see a draw or a Labor win just to stick it to the betting markets. Have I mentioned that I consider it actually immoral to wager for money on political elections (especially when such markets, like polls, may sway the weak minded, at the margins, people who want to be sure of having supported a winner)? Well I do.
Seriously, when did this even become a thing? I don't recall this from elections more than about three years ago.
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^ I think it became a thing about, well, three years ago.
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This always surprises me. I know very few people who give enough of a shit about their local member to know who they are, let alone would vote for a likeable local MP from their less-desired party. Yet the figures don't lie, that incumbents in individual seats enjoy a bounce at their first re-election.

Simple habit I would guess. Go with the name you recognise (which I guess rules out people you know who are actually unaware of the local member), or maybe go with whoever has enough money to put more stupid lawn signs around town.
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Well this looks like being one of those nights. I can remember some bad old Howard wins where Kerry or Antony were calling it by 6.30.
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Interesting night - looking like LNP minority.

Will be a turbulent 3 years...


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Also, can Labor just grow some fucking balls and either form a coalition with the Greens, or destroy them by becoming a real progressive party. Get out of the middle of the fucking road.


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