View Full Version : Why should I vote for .... party? Help!
I don't know much about politics... :o
Can someone please help me to decide on who I should vote for?
Like, what are the main reasons you are voting for John Howard, why are you voting for Kevin etc etc!
What are their main selling points?
By the way I'm not going to base my vote on your opinion and vote for such n such because you are, I just want to know what you think the benefits will be of voting for the particular party.
Thanks so much!
hi there, i have been in a similar position to you. All of my husbands family including dh are liberal. i didnt want to vote for what dh voted for just cause so i went looking....I logged into both liberaland labor web sites and i have decided it is best for me to go liberal. We are small business owners and house investers. We are a family company, so we are looking out for eachother.
I read up on issues that are important to me and kr just doesnt do it for me. His hospital plans are ****....they basically leave it up to the state governments. I am from NSW and it is a debarkle. the roads are up the sh!t, the hospitals are just discraceful and the water crisis is not going to get any better. The NSW government was given a huge $$$ grant to do something to the dams and try to restore our water levels years ago and they spent it somewhere else!
With the IR laws i am both an employee are employer and even though KR is puttoing the IR laws down he isnt going to scrap them! He is keeping them!!!!! But giving unions a bigger say. Unions worry me becuase although they may only rock the boat for HUGE companies they destroy small businesses! Over our 2 businesses we employ around 15 people. All of those people are in a small country town. this has given families security with in the town.
i will finnish now.
hope you log into the web sites and it helps you.
p.s i found the labour web site much easier to find stuff on.
For me, I think it's about time for a change... AND Kevin Rudd seems to be promising things that, as a low-income family, appeal to me.
JH's had his time... and he hasn't made any changes I'm particularly happy with. The Baby Bonus was lovely, but it wasn't essential, and in the end, hasn't changed the way I live very much.
The war is a big one for me - I'm not in favour of war under any circumstance, and I don't agree with the way we're becomming Americas little sidekick. It's bad enough THEY have an idiot for a leader... we don't need to follow their lead.
It's also about trust really... I just don't trust JH to give a stuff about me, or people like me. He seems to do whatever he can to make sure the rich remain rich, and poor remain poor... and that businesses are well looked after, while health care and schools...are not.
There's nothing to say Rudd isn't talking out of his behind, but as far as election promises go, he's promising things I actually want... Howard isn't.
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I won't try to guide you as such but I would like to point out that Kevin Rudd was proposing to bring all state hospitals in line so as there was one section to be in charge not all different. Is this right or am I thinking of something else??!!
Have you thought about going to the parties websites and checking their policies for yourself?
I did this and it's why I decided to vote Green.
Remember Liberal and Labour aren't the only one's in the election :)
Liberal.. :yes: why?? cos i said so.. :D :laughing:
And cos KRudd is a wally.. (not my 1st choice of words but the others arent suitable for the forum.. :eek:)
No really.. Have a look at there sites and what they are each proposing and see what you think about each party's 'promises'.. Will give you an idea of where each one stands and what there plans for the future are.. :thumbsup:
But if all else fails and your still unsure.. Boycott KRudd and go for Libs.. :p
It really depends on what is important to you.
For some people (like me!), climate change is really important. So I'm voting Green (to send a message to the major parties), with my preferences to Labor, as they will ratify the Kyoto Protocol. :smiliedance:
I'm also concerned about public health & education, and am confident Labor will invest much more, in more equitable ways into these areas than the Libs. The Libs spout on about how much $$ they put into these areas, but the money's often used to subsidise private entities to provide these services, thus creating a user-pays, for-profit system. This neglects the poor, and places pressure on the middle class. This is part of the Liberal 'ideology', to privatise as many services as possible, & thus, reduce taxes. IMO, this overwhelmingly benefits the well-off.
Anyway, only you know what's important to you, so as others have said, do your research & don't take anything at face value!
there is also family first an the greens an more
I vote for greens ;)
if you look there (url in post) u can see the dif parties , then on their utube site will have their proper site on the page to To make a "fair" desicon i would compare an read each other their policy's an statements ;)
happy voting ;)
Never vote just cause a number people happen to like them , :)
It really depends on what is important to you.
:yes: That's why its a good idea to check out their policies and websites to get a sense of what they're all about.
For me personally, I decided to vote green because I felt they were the only party with a long term plan for our health and wellbeing and not short term focus to win votes. While the environment were important to me it wasn't the only thing. I worry that a lot of people mistake the greens for a 1 policy party. That's why I checked out their policies and got a feel for their approach to lots of issues, and I happened to agree with them on most things.
I have no idea! :laughing:
I'll be voting Greens as my first choice and Labor for preferences. I really like the greens ideals especially their stance on social equality and, of course, the environment.
If the Socialist movement was stronger, I'd seriously consider giving them my preferences though as the current system is so unfair to so many IMO (and only in my opinion).
The google website mentioned above is very informative, it's a great place to start researching the different parties running for office. The MySpace Impact Channel has pages for lots of politicians from different parties, to help you research your choices: http://impact.myspace.com/Modules/Impact/Pages/Index.aspx
Have a look at who's running for which party in your seat, too. It's important to select a local member who you think will deliver what they promise, often people overlook this and think only on a federal party level, not at a local MP level.
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