2013 Federal Election - 7th September

 
  abesty1 Chief Commissioner

Location: The CityRail Network
The election will be on Saturday 7th September.

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  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
In my part of Australia it will be on Saturday 7th September.

Edit: I see that the post above has been corrected which now makes my comment redundant.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
anyone see the Julian Assange interview on 60 minutes?
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
anyone see the Julian Assange interview on 60 minutes
bevans

Is he asking for a Postal vote from Eucador embassy?
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Is he asking for a Postal vote from Eucador embassy?
RTT_Rules
He would surely have to go in person to "Australia House" in Earl's Court.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Well another Saturday shot to pieces. There goes the weekend!
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
Well another Saturday shot to pieces. There goes the weekend!
David Peters
Don't spoil your Saturday, do a postal vote beforehand! Wink
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Don't spoil your Saturday, do a postal vote beforehand! Wink
Barrington Womble
Or a "Pre-Poll" vote, which has the advantage that you have the opportunity to read the How-To-Vote bumpf.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
All I ever do is get my name off the electoral roll nothing more, I would not vote for one of these dipsticks that try to pass for politicians these days, most are only after their secret agenda any way two terms in parliament and then they are set for life and stuff the rest of you.
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
What a great 'debate' Wink

No substance, no killer blows... just rehashing the ad blurbs Rolling Eyes

Still Abbott came across better than Rudd.

P.S. The Channel 7 worm was a joke. How many times did Abbott hit a 60%+ 'like' on his first word... Ummm Laughing
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
P.S. The Channel 7 worm was a joke. How many times did Abbott hit a 60%+ 'like' on his first word... Ummm Laughing
cootanee

Probably because it meant that smug Krudd face was off the screen, that would do it for me.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
All I ever do is get my name off the electoral roll nothing more, I would not vote for one of these dipsticks that try to pass for politicians these days, most are only after their secret agenda any way two terms in parliament and then they are set for life and stuff the rest of you.
David Peters

Hear, hear.  My old man was the same, used to go in and get his name crossed off and then screw up his ballot paper and throw it in the bin, usually in front of the electorate staff (who would get suitably horrified at the sight of someone throwing away their vote).  He lived in one of the safest National Party seats in the nation anyway so it really didn't make any difference.

They're all hanging out for two terms so they can get the six-figure superannuation generously provided by the Future Fund - stuff the rest of us.
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
I thought Abbott was beaten last night by #krudd. Abbott is so negative about issues. Listening to Rudd it felt like the economy had been well managed by the ALP. The Sydney airport question was embarrassing coming from a panel journalist who should be focused on more national issues.

Do you think #KRudd would support a HST between Sydney and Canberra and an upgrade to Canberra airport?
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
I thought Abbott was beaten last night by #krudd. Abbott is so negative about issues. Listening to Rudd it felt like the economy had been well managed by the ALP. The Sydney airport question was embarrassing coming from a panel journalist who should be focused on more national issues.

Do you think #KRudd would support a HST between Sydney and Canberra and an upgrade to Canberra airport?
"JimYarin"
Which branch are you working for? You must be trying to help save Adelaide I'd guess. You'd be the only one not working for a branch that thought Rudd won.
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
Problem with Rudd was that is he's not 'plain spoken' and direct.

Imagine Hawke or even Keating debating Abbott... LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE Exclamation
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
I didn't bother watching 'The big Debate' last night.   It's bad enough seeing that big smirk on KRudds face on his (and the taxpayers) ads without having to listen to him waffle for an hour and a half.   Sitting outside watching the grass grow was a more sustaining endevour!
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
Sitting outside watching the grass grow was a more sustaining endevour!
Donald

Sitting gives you piles and Abbott reckons he isn't a suppository...
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
anyone see the Julian Assange interview on 60 minutes?
bevans
Regarding Assange and his bid for a Senate seat:

According to the AEC, Australians living Overseas can apply for a postal vote - he doesn't need to take a trip to the Australian High Commission in London, and the Brits wont let him get that far in any case.

In the unlikely event of his gaining a Senate seat, actually taking that seat would be a tad problematic, for the same reasons given above - the Brits will grab him if he sets foot outside the Ecuador embassy.
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
And if he happens to win a seat in the Senate, escapes Britain in a diplomatic bag, we have an agreement with Britain to arrest him and send him back the day he steps foot in the Parliament.   I can see that working for him!
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Err if he does win that seat in the Senate he can leave then using his diplomatic immunity that would ensure a safe exit from Britain. He would not be the first to use this kind of thing though. Probably what he is trying for, but I would not hold my breath Mr Assange!
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
That's right - Politicians are a different breed.   Different rules for them compared to the rest of us plebs.
  Fireman Dave Chief Commissioner

Location: Shh, I'm hiding
Just did a bit of googling, it appears that politicians DON'T get immunity, only official diplomats.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Just did a bit of googling, it appears that politicians DON'T get immunity, only official diplomats.
"Fireman Dave"
How refreshing! Someone who actually knows what they are posting about. Politician does not equal diplomat, they are very different things.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
I am fairly certain we'll get a rise in the GST regardless of who wins; our GST is one of the lower rates among developed countries so it's natural that it would be considered for a hike.  My bet is 15% or possibly more;  I don't think any of the states will be arguing with that considering how broke they all are.  Tony was in Tassie today hinting that the states need extra help from the Commonwealth so it's a natural that this tax supposedly implemented for the benefit of the states will rise.
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
I am fairly certain we'll get a rise in the GST regardless of who wins; our GST is one of the lower rates among developed countries so it's natural that it would be considered for a hike.  My bet is 15% or possibly more;  I don't think any of the states will be arguing with that considering how broke they all are.  Tony was in Tassie today hinting that the states need extra help from the Commonwealth so it's a natural that this tax supposedly implemented for the benefit of the states will rise.
don_dunstan

The elephant in the room is falling revenue.

The tax cuts during the Halcion days leading up to the GFC are an ongoing drag. Anyone who had an extended pay freeze or cut knows that you don't get back to where you otherwise would have been.

What's bad for many and doesn't bother others is it's a regressive tax. And the black economy is alive and well. And that's why it probably will be increased Twisted Evil

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