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Australian Election 2013

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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:

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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.

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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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All this national pride and stuff about the economy.

Meanwhile the titanic is being built in China.

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Bob Katter for PM. Lol.

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

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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).

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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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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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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".

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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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Clive Palmer?

CLIVE PALMER?

Good grief...

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

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

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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".

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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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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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Electoral parties seem to be like athletic teams; fans chose one or another for some of the strangest reasons.

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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...

Abbottband isn't going to be faster, it's going to be "faster to the hub" and then "slower to the home".

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Abbottband isn't going to be faster, it's going to be "faster to the hub" and then "slower to the home".

I get just shy of 26mb my computer runs like a sprinter very stable and i can't remember ever having any hanging issues.

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" “While I think men and women are equal, they are also different and I think it's inevitable and I don't think it's a bad thing at all that we always have, say, more women doing things like physiotherapy and an enormous number of women simply doing housework."

~ Tony Abbot, 2010.

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Tony Abbot, born in Britain, educated at Oxford, I say old chap,lets get the show started haw haw.I feel sorry for all you nice Australian people as we have a similar problem as they have fantasies about saving the world,and that costs money which will come out of the ordinary guys pockets.

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maybe he'll be one for Mr. O's Coalition of Vengeance? has Warrior in Chief Kerry asked him if he might be willing to help?

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maybe he'll be one for Mr. O's Coalition of Vengeance? has Warrior in Chief Kerry asked him if he might be willing to help?

Well, it is said that, when he was starting in politics as a youngster, one of his role models was Benito Mussolini. So, to answer your question I would say YES.

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Well, it is said that, when he was starting in politics as a youngster, one of his role models was Benito Mussolini. So, to answer your question I would say YES.

I suppose that means he'll come in when he thinks it's all over, then.

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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).

vote libertarian.. vote for freedom

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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".

Now THAT is dedication! :w00t:

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