(Closed) Australian Labor Party – PM loses leadership ballot!

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Post # 32
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Bumble bee
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@Duncan: Wow, that’s rude.

Post # 33
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Helper bee
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@Lollybags:  I’m assuming you’re taking his comment as an insult just like me?

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
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@pink lantern:  

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@Lollybags:  

Or an historically accurate joke.

Post # 35
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@Lovemelovemyhorses:  I am probably one of only a few Aussie that is in favour of the carbon tax. I just think they needed to be tougher on business (ie energy companies) that passed it on x 300 to consumers. In theory the carbon tax is a good thing especially since we are fucking up this country through over mining and polluting through burning coal etc. It has also made the population more aware of their energy usage by default which is a good thing. The amount of houses in my street alone that have all their lights ablazing every night is sad.

I will probably vote greens or indpendents if Rudd gets rid of the carbon tax. As much as I think it is a waste of a vote. But alas I think the liberals will get in anyway. As a public servent in the community services area that makes me very uneasy. Job loses and funding cuts on the horizon. Oh the joy.

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@theone99:  I couldn’t agree more with the first half od your statement.

I think it will be so incredibly interesting to see what happens come election time.

I hope KRudd is proactive in engaging the younger demographics as he has suggested and takes a political stand in support of the issues he has personally supported recently.

 

Post # 38
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Busy bee

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@j_jaye:  Did you see that this afternoon is seems Rudd is going to forgo carbon tax in favor of an emissions scheme? Very interesting.

Independents have been successful in my electorate for nearly a decade.

I think the Greens could actually gain several votes by default.

 

Post # 39
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Bumble Beekeeper
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@j_jaye: I’m happy with a carbon tax too, if it’s done right. But it was political suicide to do it after promising not to.

A vote for the Greens (or any other independent or political party) is never wasted because of our preferential voting system.

Post # 40
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@justjade:  I haven’t seen that as I was stuck in meetings most of the day. Will have to wait until the ABC news tonight to get a somewhat unbiased/factual report.

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@paula1248:  True.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
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@j_jaye:  

I heard that’s he’s planning to replace it with a more efficient emissions scheme. We don’t actually pay for electricity (we live in a company house, so no bills rent ect) so the carbon tax hasn’t impacted us as much as others. In the emissions scheme the number of emissions will be capped, whereas with the carbon tax, it’s not, people are just charged more for it. I think the new scheme sounds much more effective 🙂

If Rudd had not been voted in I was thinking about voting for the greens too.

 

Post # 42
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@Lovemelovemyhorses:  We don’t pay for electricity either as we are on solar but your deal sounds better Smile It definately sounds like something that might work better but big business will still find a way to pass it onto us consumers as usual! I think it will work if they can get the companies to actually pay. Apparently $0 has come out of the carbon tax into the public coffers.

I hope they keep the disability insurance scheme. It woudl be shame for that to go.

Post # 43
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Bumble Beekeeper
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Well my (male) Facebook friend who was posting crazy anti-Gillard memes, is now posting crazy anti-Rudd memes. That’s kind of comforting: I’d rather people illogically hated Gillard (and Rudd) because they’re Labor, than illogically hated Gillard because she’s a woman.

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
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@paula1248:  Especially in the Senate if you vote below the line and choose your own order of preferences! Takes longer, but worth it IMO.

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