61.6% say YES

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Re: 61.6% say YES

Post by kfchugo » 16 Nov 2017, 10:31

Abbots electorate voted 75% "YES"....... it will be very interesting to see if he honours the will of his constituents or continues to push his own narrow minded and bigoted views. I am reminded of the old truism about leopards and their spots..... :lol:

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Re: 61.6% say YES

Post by Perrorist » 16 Nov 2017, 10:51

When he was interviewed after the result was announced, he said it had vindicated his pledge to have a plebiscite on the issue, except of course it wasn't a plebiscite, it was a survey. He's scrambling to justify his position in the face of the 75% Yes in his electorate.

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Re: 61.6% say YES

Post by Slapsy » 16 Nov 2017, 13:35

Why is the media concentrating on the Western Sydney Labor seats that voted NO. Abbott's seat is one of many lieberal seats which voted with a strong YES,but that seems to be no problem for them,according to the media. Strange!!
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Re: 61.6% say YES

Post by terra » 16 Nov 2017, 14:21

7,817,247 people responded Yes.

4,873,987 people responded No.

:thinking:

so.... almost 8 million said yes and almost 5 million said no. Millions of folk are happy and millions aren't :thinking:

Summing up ?
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Re: 61.6% say YES

Post by Perrorist » 16 Nov 2017, 15:40

Slapsy wrote:
16 Nov 2017, 13:35
Why is the media concentrating on the Western Sydney Labor seats that voted NO. Abbott's seat is one of many lieberal seats which voted with a strong YES,but that seems to be no problem for them,according to the media. Strange!!
Because of the mistaken belief that voting patterns would be higher in Labor-held seats. It wasn't, as the results for Abbott and Turnbull's electorates show.

The results in Abbott's seat were reported and commented on, though I don't know how the Murdoch press reacted.

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Re: 61.6% say YES

Post by Warrigal » 16 Nov 2017, 18:39

The survey responses are not determined by politics. For most people it is a personal decision.

The result of the survey, if it was an actual referendum, would have ensured immediate passing of the legislation being tested. In fact, this survey passed in every state as well as the overall national vote. A referendum passes with a majority vote in in the nation and just four of the six states.

Looking at it from that perspective, the bill should pass both houses, regardless of how certain electorates may have voted. Electorate don't count in a referendum or a plebiscite.
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Re: 61.6% say YES

Post by Buck_naked » 16 Nov 2017, 19:32

so it's in the senate now, does it go back to the lower house if the senate passes it?
and will the No people try to delay/drag it out just to be bastards? :character-oldtimer: :character-oldtimer:

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Re: 61.6% say YES

Post by Perrorist » 16 Nov 2017, 20:46

It has to go the Lower House, I believe, and then back to the Senate, but I'm not certain about this.

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Re: 61.6% say YES

Post by Pamela » 16 Nov 2017, 23:06

Excellent news! =D=

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Re: 61.6% say YES

Post by mavisbramston » 18 Nov 2017, 11:56

Well now they wasted all that money on a hateful exercise will they get on with the job of passing it an actually start thinking of other issues. Dont blame the gay community for this, they nevr asked for it. Before this Exercise surveys said about 60 per cent in favour. Some higher and a few lower.
The whole thing a waste of money.

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Re: 61.6% say YES

Post by mavisbramston » 20 Nov 2017, 14:56

Warrigal an epithamy sounds like a great name for a cocktail. One part vodka
One part contreau
Dash of grendadine
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Over ice

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Re: 61.6% say YES

Post by Warrigal » 20 Nov 2017, 23:14

mavisbramston wrote:
20 Nov 2017, 14:56
Warrigal an epithamy sounds like a great name for a cocktail. One part vodka
One part contreau
Dash of grendadine
Shake
Over ice
:lol: :icon_razz: :lol: Wherever you source your spirituality.
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Re: 61.6% say YES

Post by mavisbramston » 08 Dec 2017, 10:26

I did not like the survey and despite what they say people were hurt.
Still its done.
Thanks for the yes voters and the supporters of equality. :happy-sunshine:
At last Australia has grown up.
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Re: 61.6% say YES

Post by Perrorist » 08 Dec 2017, 10:59

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Re: 61.6% say YES

Post by mavisbramston » 08 Dec 2017, 12:10

When my son comes over at New year it is going to be incredible introducing my son and his husband. All our friends and family are YES people.
I no longer have a thing to with no voters. They caused toomuch grief.
Silver peers thx for putting up with me going on and on but you see there was no issue as important to us.
Perry you have also been very kind.

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