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#1    DKO

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:35 AM

What's everyone thinking about this election? It has been a bit of a messy lead in.

Clive Palmer has been impressing me the last few months. I just don't trust Labor or The Liberals. As soon as the election comes close they spew out their 'promises' and turn into robots.

Palmer is the only candidate I feel that tells it as it is. He may be a bit eccentric sometimes though haha.

Especially here:



By the way for people that may not know, Clive Palmer is the multi-millionaire that is building the Titanic II and building an animatronic dinosaur park.

Edited by DKO, 05 September 2013 - 11:52 AM.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:53 PM

I'll be voting Labor because I cannot trust Tony Abbott - and I would not want him being the face of Australia.

I do love dinosaurs, but Clive Palmer is a businessman and I feel like it's just a passing interest for him because he can. If he's still in the run next time then I might give him some more time.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:57 PM

All this national pride and stuff about the economy.

Meanwhile the titanic is being built in China.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:43 AM

Bob Katter for PM. Lol.

I am voting for Independents and hopefully the houses won be dominated by one party.

Mind tricks don't work on me, only money.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 03:32 PM

There is a smorgasboard of parties to choose from this election season,  here ya go:

Animal Justice Party
Australia First Party (NSW) Incorporated
  • Australian Christians
    Australian Democrats
    Australian First Nations Political Party
    Australian Fishing and Lifestyle Party
    Australian Greens (including three additional branches listed below)
    The Greens NSW
    Queensland Greens
    The Greens (WA) Inc
    Australian Independents
    Australian Labor Party (ALP) (including nine additional branches listed below)
    Australian Labor Party (N.S.W. Branch)
    Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)
    Australian Labor Party (State of Queensland)
    Australian Labor Party (Western Australian Branch)
    Australian Labor Party (South Australian Branch)
    Australian Labor Party (Tasmanian Branch)
    Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch)
    Australian Labor Party (Northern Territory) Branch
    Country Labor Party
    Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party
    Australian Protectionist Party
    Australian Sex Party
    Australian Sovereignty Party
    Australian Sports Party
    Australian Stable Population Party
    Australian Voice Party
    Bank Reform Party
    Building Australia Party
    Bullet Train For Australia
    Carers Alliance
    Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)
    Citizens Electoral Council of Australia
    Coke in the Bubblers Party
    Country Alliance
    Country Liberals (Northern Territory)
    Democratic Labour Party (DLP)
    Drug Law Reform Party
    Family First Party
    Future Party
    Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party
    Katter’s Australian Party
    Liberal Democratic Party
    Liberal Party of Australia (including seven additional branches listed below)
    Liberal Party of Australia, NSW Division
    Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)
    Liberal National Party of Queensland
    Liberal Party (W.A. Division) Inc.
    Liberal Party of Australia (S.A. Division)
    Liberal Party of Australia – Tasmanian Division
    Liberal Party of Australia – ACT Division
    National Party of Australia (including four additional branches listed below)
    National Party of Australia – N.S.W.
    National Party of Australia – Victoria
    National Party of Australia (WA) Inc
    National Party of Australia (S.A.) Inc.
    Nick Xenophon Group
    No Carbon Tax Climate Sceptics
    Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting)
    One Nation
    Outdoor Recreation Party (Stop The Greens)
    Palmer United Party
    Pirate Party Australia
    Republican Party of Australia
    Rise Up Australia Party
    Secular Party of Australia
    Senator Online (Internet Voting Bills/Issues)
    Shooters and Fishers Party
    Smokers Rights Party
    Socialist Alliance
    Socialist Equality Party
    Stop CSG Party
    The 23 Million
    The Wikileaks Party
    Uniting Australia Party
    Voluntary Euthanasia Party
Oh and for some real entertainment at the polling booths - or just to annoy the volunteer counters and everyone in the queue waiting for your place in the voting booth.

Do be sure to mark you ballot paper from 1 to 70 consecutively in order of your preference, rather than just placing a 1 on your fave pick as most folk do.

If you make a mistake in your counting, do ask for a replacement ballot paper and why you need it - the expression on their face is such a joy :P  (and gets even more entertaining if you repeat this a couple of times).

Edited by libstaK, 06 September 2013 - 03:33 PM.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 01:08 AM

There might a a great selection but it's a poor selection as far as quality goes, especially including the major parties.  I feel it's going to be a case of eenie meenie miney mo all the way to the booth.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 01:23 AM

View PostTimonthy, on 05 September 2013 - 12:53 PM, said:

I'll be voting Labor because I cannot trust Tony Abbott - and I would not want him being the face of Australia.

I do love dinosaurs, but Clive Palmer is a businessman and I feel like it's just a passing interest for him because he can. If he's still in the run next time then I might give him some more time.

I agree on Tony Abbott but the instability of Labour is a worry too.  Abbott's done a lot of debunking Labour policies up to now but hasn't really convinced me how Australians (all Australians) are going to benefit if we vote for him.  I rather the devil you know..

Millionaire running Parliament?  Hmmmm

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 05:54 AM

overheard at my polling booth directed at the LNP drone - "I wouldn't vote for you lot if the only other option was bing shot in the face".

I must not fear. Fear is the Mind-Killer. It is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and to move through me. And when it is gone I will turn the inner eye to see it's path.
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Posted 07 September 2013 - 08:28 AM

View PostBlack Red Devil, on 07 September 2013 - 01:08 AM, said:

There might a a great selection but it's a poor selection as far as quality goes, especially including the major parties.  I feel it's going to be a case of eenie meenie miney mo all the way to the booth.

There are some minor parties that are only pushing one reasonable policy. The major parties have abysmal policies.


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:42 AM

Clive Palmer?
CLIVE PALMER?

Good grief...

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 07:04 PM

Wonder how this government will go? Doubt much will change.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:24 PM

Its done guys, you can all go back to worrying if its going to rain tomorrow.

(1) try your best, ............if that dont work.
(2) try your second best, ........if that dont work
(3) give up you aint gonna win

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:38 PM

View PostDKO, on 07 September 2013 - 07:04 PM, said:

Wonder how this government will go? Doubt much will change.
Based on the waffle from the campaign - tonnes is going to change.
My personal bugbears being 1/4 of schools being turned independent (ie abandoned to the wolves), 7% of the nation's teachers sacked because they're "not performing" and his comments about that silly fad of "marriage equality".

I must not fear. Fear is the Mind-Killer. It is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear.
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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:33 AM

View PostSir Wearer of Hats, on 07 September 2013 - 11:38 PM, said:

Based on the waffle from the campaign - tonnes is going to change.
My personal bugbears being 1/4 of schools being turned independent (ie abandoned to the wolves), 7% of the nation's teachers sacked because they're "not performing" and his comments about that silly fad of "marriage equality".

I worded my sentence wrong. I meant to say they'll do their usual 'promise all, give few' approach. As they always do.

Unfortunately the bad points brought up about a party usually come true, where as their good points are rarely spoken of again.

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:33 AM

The pushing of a faster broadband, aimed directly at the younger voters, not the small business people at all.
I loved the party at labour HQ the slug was like some european dictator coming home after a great win somewhere? WTF...

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