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    Default Do you think voting should not be compulsory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybelline View Post
    I feel it shouldn't be compulsory .. Because if someone has no interest or knows nothing about the policies ... Votes on a whim because of something false or useless that the media have commented or reported on.. Thought should be involved in voting ..
    I think that's why we need more education on voting and politics in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    I think that's why we need more education on voting and politics in general.
    For sure !!

    Bur some people don't care .. Have no interest or a stuck on one party coz that's what their parents voted for ...

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    The thing about all this, is you don't vote for the person, you vote for the party. As we all know leaders can change at any time.

    Bubbygirl - have a look at this link, you can type in a post code and it tells you if the people in your area support gay marriage or not. Keep in mind, Julia is *one* person - lots of Labour MPs support gay marriage, as lots of libs and independents and greens as party policy as well. It is only a matter of time before it is made legal and I feel it will be sooner rather than later, they can't keep ignoring that 75% of the population is in favour.
    http://www.australianmarriageequalit...eyourmpstands/

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    Default Do you think voting should not be compulsory?

    I think it shouldn't be compulsory but then? I don't think people can whinge about what our government is doing if you haven't voted yeah right!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    The thing about all this, is you don't vote for the person, you vote for the party. As we all know leaders can change at any time.
    I remember when Labour had their leadership, most Australians I knew really did think they had voted for KRudd, despite not being in his electorate.

    I blame too much American tv coupled with not enough education on how our parliament is formed.

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    Default Do you think voting should not be compulsory?

    Just want to say it's Labor, not Labour! That is one of my pet peeves :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Just want to say it's Labor, not Labour! That is one of my pet peeves :P
    The NZ party is Labour... because they can spell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    The NZ party is Labour... because they can spell.
    There are loads of people spelling it wrong in this thread who aren't kiwis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    There are loads of people spelling it wrong in this thread who aren't kiwis!
    I think if I were to have a pet peeve over it, it would be that the party chose an Americanized spelling.

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    Default Do you think voting should not be compulsory?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I think if I were to have a pet peeve over it, it would be that the party chose an Americanized spelling.
    There is a reason it is spelt the way it is!


 

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