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Re: Australian Politics thread [merged]
« Reply #5850 on: November 26, 2022, 08:49:25 PM »
I was implying that it is a distinct possibility that the Premier may lose his seat.

It does happen  :eyebrow

Time to put my hand up

I got this wrong. Easily won his seat
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Re: Australian Politics thread [merged]
« Reply #5851 on: November 26, 2022, 10:58:28 PM »
Good old Dictator Dan does it again. 😁

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Re: Australian Politics thread [merged]
« Reply #5852 on: November 27, 2022, 05:52:29 AM »
Current results (ABC):

Lower house:  ALP 49, LNP 24, GRN 4 with 11 seats still in doubt.

Upper house:  ALP 15, LNP 14, GRN 4, Cannabis 2, AJP 1, SFF 1, Reason 1, DLP 1, PHON 1.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/elections/vic/2022/results?filter=all&sort=az

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« Reply #5853 on: November 27, 2022, 07:44:53 AM »
Good old Dictator Dan does it again. 😁

The North Korean people are shaking their heads in bewilderment…..
“50-29 felt like the game might be over – 35-50 felt like it was over. Geelong would not get a chance to breathe again. Suffocate and surge – that is Richmond’s game. Make it feel like there’s no space, then make it feel like there’s too much space, a transition that happens in a split second”

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Re: Australian Politics thread [merged]
« Reply #5854 on: November 28, 2022, 02:50:06 AM »
The pic of the election night coverage  :lol.



If there's one thing to come out of this election result, it is that it is a clear message from the Victorian public to the media cabal that it is the people who decide who governs Victoria and not these loudmouth attention-seeking crybabies.

By the way, whoever's idea at Vic Lib HQ it is to continually oppose building railways should be shown the door. That's three straight election thumpings thanks to that idiotic stance (Metro tunnel in 2014, Skyrail in 2018 & SRL in 2022).


The North Korean people are shaking their heads in bewilderment…..
... at Kim Jong Un only getting 76 votes in Mulgrave? ;) Back home he'd get 100% of the 'vote'.
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Re: Australian Politics thread [merged]
« Reply #5855 on: November 28, 2022, 06:11:20 AM »
The pic of the election night coverage  :lol.



If there's one thing to come out of this election result, it is that it is a clear message from the Victorian public to the media cabal that it is the people who decide who governs Victoria and not these loudmouth attention-seeking crybabies.

By the way, whoever's idea at Vic Lib HQ it is to continually oppose building railways should be shown the door. That's three straight election thumpings thanks to that idiotic stance (Metro tunnel in 2014, Skyrail in 2018 & SRL in 2022).


As always eleqontly put. Well said MT.

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Re: Australian Politics thread [merged]
« Reply #5856 on: November 29, 2022, 01:29:02 AM »
And therein lies the message for media outlets who ditch election coverage for election campaigning: voters aren't listening to you.”

https://twitter.com/ABCmediawatch/status/1597163774837809152

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Has the media ever gotten an election this wrong before?

The other major theme across the board was the desperate attempts to drum up a narrative that the election was going to be close, despite pretty consistent evidence it wouldn’t be. The possibility of a minority government was brought up constantly, as well as the theory that among the slew of seats the government was in danger of losing was Andrews’ own of Mulgrave. As psephologist Kevin Bonham points out, this is hardly the first time that pearl-clutching at the thought of a hung parliament has proven way off the mark.

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/has-the-media-ever-gotten-an-election-this-wrong-before/ar-AA14Cw0P?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=da64ea645fd5466c814d00557f262e76
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Re: Australian Politics thread [merged]
« Reply #5857 on: November 30, 2022, 09:25:27 PM »
How about Morrison today blaming everyone else for not knowing about his secret ministerial appointments ::).


Well done to Bridget Archer by the way. Well said too.

"It is an affront to our democratic Westminster system which has functioned for well over 120 years. This House has the right to be informed of the appointments. The people of Australia had the right to be informed," she says.

"In our democracy, what can be more fundamental than this?

"I do not accept any of the explanations put forward by the former prime minister for the actions and I'm deeply disappointed for the lack of apology or more importantly, the lack of understanding of the impact of the decisions."


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-30/live-updates-scott-morrison-censure-secret-ministries/101714536
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Re: Australian Politics thread [merged]
« Reply #5858 on: December 01, 2022, 04:50:18 PM »
Anybody think Morrison is planning another leadership run?

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« Reply #5859 on: December 01, 2022, 05:13:04 PM »
Anybody think Morrison is planning another leadership run?
He's still living in a world of denial, so he may think he could come back at some stage. However, I'd doubt the Libs would want him back as their leader as he is political poison.
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Re: Australian Politics thread [merged]
« Reply #5860 on: December 02, 2022, 03:58:30 PM »
Something very wrong with the justice system when a rape case is simply dismissed because the victim is too mentally traumatised to go through a retrial.
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Re: Australian Politics thread [merged]
« Reply #5861 on: December 02, 2022, 04:41:39 PM »
Alleged victim

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Re: Australian Politics thread [merged]
« Reply #5862 on: December 08, 2022, 12:01:58 PM »
The new Victorian Liberal and opposition leader is John Pesutto.

https://twitter.com/9NewsMelb/status/1600647086902366208

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Re: Australian Politics thread [merged]
« Reply #5863 on: December 08, 2022, 12:26:28 PM »
Im sure she will do $ pretty well out of it

So might he by the sound of it


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Re: Australian Politics thread [merged]
« Reply #5864 on: December 08, 2022, 03:43:54 PM »
Biggest losers will be the Australian public who will have to hear about this circus non stop