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Re: Senate makeup after july 2014.

Posted: 13 Oct 2013, 22:05
by grandduke
What keeps crossing my mind with this whole business is by design
to push the working class farther into poverty so the wealthy can
benefit even more, one only has to look at the number of people
sleeping on the streets, those that cannot afford to buy a home.

I know people will say i'm a drama queen but conspiracy by governments
is rife, take the Snowdon case, and Wikileaks and how they reacted when
when exposed what is it they need to hide, i smell revolution in the air.

Wayne Swan writes this piece read to the end he outlines what is going on
in America and the shut down.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-09/s ... fc/5010892

Re: Senate makeup after july 2014.

Posted: 13 Oct 2013, 22:28
by donander
I know people will say i'm a drama queen
Not me Duke .... I would never say that. :wink

Re: Senate makeup after july 2014.

Posted: 14 Oct 2013, 08:50
by grandduke
Oh you are awful Don but....I LIKE YOU... :bear_hug :heeheehee :heeheehee :heeheehee

Authoritarian/libertarian/left/right

Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 09:21
by Dreamweaver
A bit old, this was before the election. But says a lot.
http://www.politicalcompass.org/aus2013

Re: Authoritarian/libertarian/left/right

Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 15:27
by Maggs
So much that it beggars belief in a country such as ours.

WA Senate recount in turmoil

Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 16:15
by Warrigal
An inquiry has been called and a byelection for the entire state of Western Australia could be on the cards after the Australian Electoral Commission revealed 1375 ballot papers are missing from the WA Senate recount.
This is very serious because it affects the composition of the next senate in 2014. The last two seats are in dispute between the Greens and PUP, and Labor and the Sports party. The future of the Coalition's legislative program is at state here as well as whether we have a double dissolution or not.

Full story here http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/ ... 2wjub.html

Re: WA Senate recount in turmoil

Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 19:16
by Warrigal
On the other side of the country, in Fairfax, Clive Palmer has won the seat by 53 votes after a recount.

http://news.google.com.au/nwshp?hl=en&t ... 1347446204

Re: WA Senate recount in turmoil

Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 19:24
by godfather
Interesting situation Warrigal, sure to be worth a recount. Frankly, I can't understand how people can lose voting slips?
Not sure but have a feeling that these papers may have been lost "on purpose"!

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Re: WA Senate recount in turmoil

Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 19:57
by Warrigal
Clive certainly thinks so because there was a discrepancy between the no of senate voting papers and those for the lower house in his electorate in Queensland. He is demanding the AEC be examined very thoroughly.

I just watched him being interviewed on 7.30 Report. I reckon that this next session of parliament will be very lively.

:lol: :lol: :icon-mrgreen:

Re: WA Senate recount in turmoil

Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 20:03
by Buck_naked
as noted by Malcolm turnbull, this ancient paper system needs to be upgraded to electronic, - make your selections on a touch screen, the machine automatically checks for errors, the vote is recorded electronically , at the same time a paper print out is made, (that is the back up). its not rocket science. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: WA Senate recount in turmoil

Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 20:22
by godfather
True Buck, but how do you stop people voting twice or three times?

think-smiley

Re: WA Senate recount in turmoil

Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 20:46
by Buck_naked
godfather wrote:True Buck, but how do you stop people voting twice or three times?

think-smiley
same as they do now, cross your name off on the list when you go to vote.

Re: WA Senate recount in turmoil

Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 21:14
by donander
I hear they are using old NSW Senate slips as disposable table cloths. O:)

Re: Authoritarian/libertarian/left/right

Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 21:18
by godfather
The actual differences between ALP and Lib has shrunk so much that one could just about get away with ONE party only. Joking!
It is unbelievable when you compare the 2010 with the 2013 elections.

think-smiley think-smiley think-smiley

They all look and sound alike!

Posted: 22 Nov 2013, 14:00
by Dreamweaver
THE new federal cabinet bears little resemblance to Australia’s actual population. It is a cabinet of mainly private-school educated white men aged around 50.

As magazine Marie Claire asks: Do we really believe all the cleverest people in the land just happen to look the same and have penises?

As well as being predominantly male (the one female often wears a dark suit, too) there are other similarities.

Only 22 per cent of the new cabinet attended state schools – compared with 65 per cent of all Australians.

The average age of the cabinet is 52,8 years compared with an average age of 40.4 in the population.

No cabinet members identify as having Asian ancestry…but one in 10 Australians do.

Also, 89 per cent of the cabinet are married. 51 per cent of Australians are married.

And 47 per cent of the cabinet are Catholic. Only 7.2 per cent of the Australian population identify as Catholic.