Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby HBS Guy » 26 Apr 2016, 16:26

The French got the submarine contract.

To save Pratt Pyne’s seat no doubt, would want to see the signature on the dotted line.

Always a comedian:
Turnbull has just announced that mums and dads will be able to negatively gear a submarine for their 1 year old child?


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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby HBS Guy » 26 Apr 2016, 16:42

A lot of spin, no substance yet, no substance at all:

OK, hang on a minute. There’s fine print. A lot of fine print.

Those submarines have not even been designed yet. Yes, that’s right. Our government just awarded a contract for stuff that hasn’t even hit the drawing board yet. That sounds very familiar – like those Joint Strike Fighter non-event aircraft.

And it’s just a commitment, subject to the suitability of whatever is designed.

I hope no-one in SA is expecting to find work building subs any time soon. It’s going to be years before anything happens, and should this farce of a government get itself re-elected it will probably never happen. We have all heard Liberal election promises too many times to believe anything that lot promise.

Winning submarine bidder must meet Australia’s ‘range and endurance’ requirements
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-26/winning-submarine-bidder-must-meet-australia's-endurance/7347034


From: https://pbxmastragics.com/2016/04/24/the-anzac-myth/comment-page-3/#comment-233224

As I said, more spin than substance.
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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby HBS Guy » 27 Apr 2016, 07:37

Tony Windsor does a town hall style meeting:

https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&ver ... 3windsorTH

Very smart: meeting is in Tamworth, not the part of the seat Tony gets most support from so is where more voters can be won.

Talks a lot about the NBN, gonski, AGW and how it affects New England.
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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby HBS Guy » 28 Apr 2016, 09:55

The shambles’ fear campaign on Labor’s climate change policy is groundless:

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/apr/27/why-coalition-climate-scare-campaign-is-not-credible-and-makes-no-sense

Also, once the Gillard ETS was working the electorate started accepting it so a fear campaign now is not going to work.

As I see mentioned increasingly often “It looks like they want to lose the election.” That could only be because they have planted landmines everywhere and expect to win in 2019 convincingly enough to rule for several terms.
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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby HBS Guy » 28 Apr 2016, 15:15

The ANU pre-election poll 2016:

http://politicsir.cass.anu.edu.au/sites/politicsir.anu.edu.au/files/ANUpoll-Tax-Equity-April2016.pdf

Tax—or spend on social services? Hint: not good news for the Libs.
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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby HBS Guy » 29 Apr 2016, 11:31

Truffles to borrow up big to build “30 minute cities:”

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/malcolm-turnbull-to-borrow-big-in-multibilliondollar-smart-cities-plan-20160428-gohbym.html

A recipe for more urban sprawl that won’t work. Area—and money required—grows by the square of the distance from the centre.

If the fucking moron hadn’t stopped the rollout and ramp up of FTTH then we would have a 30 second country. The cynic in me says this is the taxpayer building tollroads which will then be flogged off to private investors, aka cronies of the Libs. Poorly serviced, high crime outer suburbs will be where the working poor get shoved.

It is all so wrong!
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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby HBS Guy » 29 Apr 2016, 11:39

Awkward timing for the Libs and we see why Brough is leaving:

Peter Slipper: Federal Police ramp up investigation into copying of former speaker's diary


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-29/police-ramp-up-investigation-into-copying-of-peter-slipper-diary/7368154

(crossposted to Ashbygate thread.)
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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby HBS Guy » 30 Apr 2016, 18:13

The shambles knows it will lose the election so is using tax payers money to advertise their “achievements” and ‘policies:”

Leroy ‎@Leroy_Lynch
Election 2016: Federal government to run $8m national security advertising blitz during campaign http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/turnbull-government-to-run-8m-national-security-ad-blitz-during-election-campaign-20160429-goiko0.html … #auspol
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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby Cherie » 01 May 2016, 22:25

What kind of a budget can we expect under the circumstances I wonder..
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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby HBS Guy » 01 May 2016, 22:40

A.G wrote:What kind of a budget can we expect under the circumstances I wonder..


Not one you or I will like.
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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby HBS Guy » 06 May 2016, 10:49

Gotta love this:

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Rupe’ not fond of Malsplaining, wonder just what the line of the Merde-och shit sheets will be in the campaign.
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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby HBS Guy » 12 May 2016, 14:15

Malsplaining is mentioned in the Panama Papers. Was director of a company registered in the Virgin Is. Was shareholder in a Russian gold mine venture paying money to Russian leaders.

Hmmmmmmm!

Kristina Keneally ✔ ‎@KKeneally
Coalition MPs dismissing the mention of Turnbull in #panamapapers : "it was 20 years ago"
Not the attitude they took to Gillard & #turc

9:24 AM - 12 May 2016


Indeed it was not.
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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby HBS Guy » 12 May 2016, 14:32

Michelle Roberts ‏@shellzzz 22m22 minutes ago
Caroline Overtington The Australian gets it
Turnbull, on the road to oblivion
#PanamaPapers #Auspol

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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby Cherie » 13 May 2016, 21:25

Did anyone here see the debate- who do you think won ?- I leaned toward Shorten..better answers, even though the adjudicator was pretty one sided..in Turnbulls favour.
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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby HBS Guy » 13 May 2016, 21:31

Yeah, all journos said Shorten won the debate. Mal just bullshitting Jobs & Growth yadda yadda.
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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby Aussie » 13 May 2016, 22:01

HBS Guy wrote:Yeah, all journos said Shorten won the debate. Mal just bullshitting Jobs & Growth yadda yadda.


Shorten was specific and direct. Turnbull was rhetoric/waffle. Labor will have to firm up on their deficit projections pretty soon, and not have their Leader fall back on "We will be releasing...."
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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby HBS Guy » 13 May 2016, 22:41

7 weeks to go, have to keep some powder dry.
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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby Aussienan » 13 May 2016, 22:59

As someone over 60 the Liberals policy on pensioners has me worried hope to god none of us ever need care in the future,and don't get sick with the way Medicare is going.
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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby Cherie » 14 May 2016, 00:09

Aussienan wrote:As someone over 60 the Liberals policy on pensioners has me worried hope to god none of us ever need care in the future,and don't get sick with the way Medicare is going.

Libs are leaning toward a US style health system and that is a big worry , a big worry Aussienan, for all of us..
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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby HBS Guy » 14 May 2016, 05:55

The 100 people in the audience were polled who they were more inclined to vote for as a result of the debate:

42 Shorten
29 Turnbull
29 Don’t know

Doubt Waffles will agree to another debate. Shorten will keep on doing these town hall style meetings.
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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby HBS Guy » 14 May 2016, 06:12

A.G wrote:Did anyone here see the debate- who do you think won ?- I leaned toward Shorten..better answers, even though the adjudicator was pretty one sided..in Turnbulls favour.
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Re: Federal Election 2016—issues and leaders

Postby HBS Guy » 14 May 2016, 11:36

AMA RCGPS nto happy, Mal:

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