Sunday, August 29, 2010

Still Waiting for Government...

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At Sunday, August 29, 2010 9:54:00 pm , Anonymous Matthias said...

And the wheels of State still turn on- unless the Mad Katter gets control ,then it will be all over the place,or the Greens think they have mandate and begin to march us back to the caves

At Sunday, August 29, 2010 11:10:00 pm , Anonymous Pax said...

At last a succint statement of where we are at!!!!!!!!!!!

At Wednesday, September 01, 2010 5:17:00 am , Anonymous Louise said...

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

At Thursday, September 02, 2010 8:21:00 pm , Anonymous Gil said...

Looking forward to your presentation today!

At Friday, September 03, 2010 2:11:00 am , Anonymous Peregrinus said...

Late-breaking news:

1. It seems that the DLP aren't quite home and dry for the last Victorian Senate seat; now that they are finally getting around to counting the below-the-line preferences - that's you, David - it appears that greater name recongition is favouring Fielding, and the Liberals are also picking up votes. If either of them overtakes the DLP before count 21, then the DLP will lose out and one or other of them will take the last seat. My psephological friends tell me that the smart money is on Julian McGauran of the Libs.

2. The ALP/Greens deal includes an agreement to "consider" legislation to introduce above-the-line preferential voting in the Senate, which is what you were calling for, David. ('Course, neither this nor anything else in the ALP/Green deal will mean very much if the ALP can't also do a deal with the Independents.)

At Friday, September 03, 2010 9:48:00 am , Anonymous Paul G said...

Does the last Senate seat in Victoria make any real difference? As far as I know, up to June 2011, the old Senate is still in place, and Steve Fielding (or any other senator) can block legislation, and after then, the Greens can block anything.
That assumes, of course, that anything can get though the coalition of coalitions in the lower house.
Maybe the best outcome of all this is that whoever forms a "government", they won't be able to do much for 3 years.

At Friday, September 03, 2010 10:11:00 pm , Anonymous Peregrinus said...

"Does the last Senate seat in Victoria make any real difference?"
Only to the DLP or Family First, I think.

At Sunday, September 05, 2010 1:52:00 am , Anonymous Matthias said...

If Labor-Greens are favoured by the Independents then I think the words of the great Labor Party warrior and Christian ,Kim Beazley Snr ,as quoted on Bill Muehelenberg's site,from a State ALP conference of the 1970s' need to be rememebered and reflected upon.
"“When I joined the Labor Party, it contained the cream of the working class. But as I look about me now all I see are the dregs of the middle class. And what I want to know is when you middle class perverts are going to stop using the Labor Party as a spiritual spitoon.”


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