View Full Version : The Senate Goes Pink
16th November 2007, 02:37 PM
It is sad to see the slow death of the Democrats particularly once we have seen what a bloody minded Prime Minister can do when he has control of both parties. The checks and balances hopefully will be re-inserted into government with the Greens and/or the Democrtas putting the review back into our house of review and throwing the rubber stamp away. Just as long as it is not either Family First or the Christian Democrats ( two oxymorons)
16th November 2007, 02:48 PM
I hope with the Andrew Quah controversy and Senator Fielding's indifference to his constant voting record with the Coalition, Family First will not make much headway.
And the vote split by the Christian Democrats and unfavourable preference flows from labor seems like there will be little chance of them winning a Senate spot...Plus check out their NSW hopeful's wanky campaign poster I have spotted in a few places.
16th November 2007, 06:21 PM
Boo ha hisss We got the govenment that the majority voted for at the last election,deal with it ,its democracy.We do need the democrats back and not the other extremist power hungry minority groups.
I am not afiliated to any party or union.
16th November 2007, 10:40 PM
I like the democrats ... hopefully they will make a come back. I don't mind the greens and share the views that have been stated about family first and CDP however i want to throw pauline hanson and one nation with the like of family first.
19th November 2007, 09:12 AM
Chad, you're totally right... The Greens are the left-wing version of the CDP. Both are made up of extremists whose policies would inflict far greater damage to their minority interests than they realise. The Democrats were the voice of reason (occasionally, at least). RIP.
19th November 2007, 03:17 PM
The Greens are the left-wing version of the CDP.
*falls off chair in hysterical laughter*
Oh. You were serious.
Give me the Greens over the Let's-vote-with-the-Coalition-to-introduce-the-GST Democrats any day.
19th November 2007, 05:09 PM
labor also wanted the g.s.t albiet a v.a.t
the democrats did the right thing by passing it atleast they got exemptions on fresh food and ladys sanitary products.The whole idea of having the minor parties in the senate is to negotiate a better deal for the public not cause trouble or block.
How do you feel about kevin rudd and the states wanting to increase it?
they dont have to but to see how they justify it will be interesting if they are elected.
19th November 2007, 06:19 PM
labor also wanted the g.s.t albiet a v.a.t
I take it you have no memory of the 1993 election
19th November 2007, 06:28 PM
Jackie, please... Let's not forget it's the NSW state Labor government that hasn't removed the taxes they were supposed to abolish as part of the GST's introduction, every cent of which goes to the states anyway. Instead, they've gone ahead and increased taxes in certain areas.
I think it's laughable that as a result of the GST, the Labor states have received billions of dollars in additional revenue, and yet some of them (including NSW) are running budget deficits, health is a mess, infrastructure is a joke, transport is chaotic, and so on... And despite all this, it looks as though Labor will be elected federally as well.
Maybe laughable isn't the right word.
21st November 2007, 09:55 PM
let the election be over
is anyone else sick of kev07 telling us labors diverse cause he speaks chinese?????
my opinion frck off to china .....
21st November 2007, 11:57 PM
Chad I actually haven't heard that argument much ... personally i want the election to be over so that who ever is in power can go and break there promises and unleash an armegedon amount of legislation that was never brought up ... also the goddamn brown nosing will be over. I also want the winning party to only win by a minor amount and all these (safe seats like my own) become unstable and really show the govenment and labor that they should concentrate on us.
I look forward to saturday now that i've decided who i'm voting for now i have to decide am i going to watch the results on ABC or 7 ... defiantly not 9.
22nd November 2007, 09:14 AM
I want the election to be over because i'm sick of hearing about "working families".
22nd November 2007, 10:56 AM
Zakalwe did you watch the chaser decides last night :P
22nd November 2007, 11:03 AM
No, but Jackie Kelly might be joining the team after her husband's pre-election fuck up
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