I'm beginning to think that Bill Shorten might've just done a Hillary Clinton. Lose an election all the pundits were expecting him to win.....another UK Brexit vote.
Regardless, it'll be a long night....
The Senate will be interesting too.
This is a repudiation of the radical climate change agenda - people didn't want to pay more for electricity to save us from an imaginary problem. No Labor government, in fact it's looking like a LNP majority.The problem is not imaginary. People are just ignorant about it. This wasn't the only issue at play in the election.
The ALP claiming the LNP is unstable, vote for us have rocks in their head and short memories. Yes the LNP has had problems, so did ALP. I wouldn't say either have actually listened to the people on selection and dumping leaders. If SCOMO win's then he probably has a good chance of seeing the next election, however the same cannot be easily said against Billy due to his low starting point.This is a repudiation of the radical climate change agenda - people didn't want to pay more for electricity to save us from an imaginary problem. No Labor government, in fact it's looking like a LNP majority.The problem is not imaginary. People are just ignorant about it. This wasn't the only issue at play in the election.
The LNP has no vision, little policies and very unstable. Unbelievable.
They won because of fearing people having higher taxes, the economy, losing jobs, distrust in Bill, we can't afford Labor, etc.
Labor lost cause of the unpopular leader and taking risky policies that may affect too many voters.
I guess this would mean maybe Labor should consider changing its leader.
It's a shame, cause in Victoria for infrastructure LNP still wants to fund the East-West Link. No funds for Metro Tunnel or SRL. What a shame.
It is indeed looking more likely that sooner rather than later, Shorten will have to concede.I think he will and be very surprised otherwise, he maybe alot of things but that won't be one of them.
I wonder how gracious he will be in defeat? While respecting the democratic process in his speech, will he wonder out aloud why the majority of people are happy with stagnant wages despite increasing company profits? Or why the 'benefits' of forgoing penalty rates has not transpired into lower unemployment? Will he question why most people think that more pollution is good, and indeed preferable? Will he bemoan the fact that a selfish and noisy group of wealthy SMSF holders have scared the Great Unwashed?
No, I expect him to be gracious, period.
Time will tell.
Antony Green has officially called it, he can't see a way of the ALP forming govt, he doesn't know whether the Morrison led govt will be a majority, or minorityThe issue will be if SCOMO does win, how big a statue will the LNP have to build in his name!
One significant thing we have learnt - don't trust opinion polls. Their figures were a long way off the mark. It makes me wonder about their methodology.We are observing an affect from the 2016 US election - people don't vote how they tell other people they're going to vote. Unusual to say the least...