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    Default And we have an election date ... 14 September

    Quote Originally Posted by Xanthic View Post
    I can't believe the choice of day. Electing to hold it on a religious holy day is such poor form. Is she so desperate for votes she's appealing to the anti-Semitic voters?
    Are you just stirring the pot?? I know Saturday is a Jewish sabbath, but Sunday is for Christians and most people work during the week- when do you suggest?? Any day will inconvenience someone due to other commitments, religious or not

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    Default And we have an election date ... 14 September

    Had to share this:

    16 Quotes From Tony Abbott to Remind You Why He Shouldn’t Be Prime Minister
    On immigration:

    1. ‘Jesus knew that there was a place for everything and it’s not necessarily everyone’s place to come to Australia.’

    2. ‘These people aren’t so much seeking asylum, they’re seeking permanent residency. If they were happy with temporary protection visas, then they might be able to argue better that they were asylum seekers’

    On rights at work:

    3. ‘If we’re honest, most of us would accept that a bad boss is a little bit like a bad father or a bad husband … you find that he tends to do more good than harm. He might be a bad boss but at least he’s employing someone while he is in fact a boss.’

    On women:

    4. ‘The problem with the Australian practice of abortion is that an objectively grave matter has been reduced to a question of the mother’s convenience.’

    5. ‘I think it would be folly to expect that women will ever dominate or even approach equal representation in a large number of areas simply because their aptitudes, abilities and interests are different for physiological reasons’

    6. ‘I think there does need to be give and take on both sides, and this idea that sex is kind of a woman’s right to absolutely withhold, just as the idea that sex is a man’s right to demand I think they are both they both need to be moderated, so to speak’

    7. ‘What the housewives of Australia need to understand as they do the ironing is that if they get it done commercially it’s going to go up in price and their own power bills when they switch the iron on are going to go up, every year…’

    On Julia Gillard:

    8. ‘Gillard won’t lie down and die’

    On climate change:

    9. ‘Climate change is absolute crap’

    10. ‘If you want to put a price on carbon why not just do it with a simple tax.’

    On homosexuality:

    11. ‘I’d probably … I feel a bit threatened’

    12. ‘If you’d asked me for advice I would have said to have – adopt a sort of “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy about all of these things…’

    On Indigenous Australia:

    13. ‘Now, I know that there are some Aboriginal people who aren’t happy with Australia Day. For them it remains Invasion Day. I think a better view is the view of Noel Pearson, who has said that Aboriginal people have much to celebrate in this country’s British Heritage’

    14. ‘Western civilisation came to this country in 1788 and I’m proud of that…’

    15. ‘There may not be a great job for them but whatever there is, they just have to do it, and if it’s picking up rubbish around the community, it just has to be done’

    On Nicola Roxon:

    16: ‘That’s bull****. You’re being deliberately unpleasant. I suppose you can’t help yourself, can you?’

    From: http://whatistherundude.wordpress.co...rime-minister/

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    Default And we have an election date ... 14 September

    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Had to share this:

    16 Quotes From Tony Abbott to Remind You Why He Shouldn’t Be Prime Minister
    On immigration:

    1. ‘Jesus knew that there was a place for everything and it’s not necessarily everyone’s place to come to Australia.’

    2. ‘These people aren’t so much seeking asylum, they’re seeking permanent residency. If they were happy with temporary protection visas, then they might be able to argue better that they were asylum seekers’

    On rights at work:

    3. ‘If we’re honest, most of us would accept that a bad boss is a little bit like a bad father or a bad husband … you find that he tends to do more good than harm. He might be a bad boss but at least he’s employing someone while he is in fact a boss.’

    On women:

    4. ‘The problem with the Australian practice of abortion is that an objectively grave matter has been reduced to a question of the mother’s convenience.’

    5. ‘I think it would be folly to expect that women will ever dominate or even approach equal representation in a large number of areas simply because their aptitudes, abilities and interests are different for physiological reasons’

    6. ‘I think there does need to be give and take on both sides, and this idea that sex is kind of a woman’s right to absolutely withhold, just as the idea that sex is a man’s right to demand I think they are both they both need to be moderated, so to speak’

    7. ‘What the housewives of Australia need to understand as they do the ironing is that if they get it done commercially it’s going to go up in price and their own power bills when they switch the iron on are going to go up, every year…’

    On Julia Gillard:

    8. ‘Gillard won’t lie down and die’

    On climate change:

    9. ‘Climate change is absolute crap’

    10. ‘If you want to put a price on carbon why not just do it with a simple tax.’

    On homosexuality:

    11. ‘I’d probably … I feel a bit threatened’

    12. ‘If you’d asked me for advice I would have said to have – adopt a sort of “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy about all of these things…’

    On Indigenous Australia:

    13. ‘Now, I know that there are some Aboriginal people who aren’t happy with Australia Day. For them it remains Invasion Day. I think a better view is the view of Noel Pearson, who has said that Aboriginal people have much to celebrate in this country’s British Heritage’

    14. ‘Western civilisation came to this country in 1788 and I’m proud of that…’

    15. ‘There may not be a great job for them but whatever there is, they just have to do it, and if it’s picking up rubbish around the community, it just has to be done’

    On Nicola Roxon:

    16: ‘That’s bull****. You’re being deliberately unpleasant. I suppose you can’t help yourself, can you?’

    From: http://whatistherundude.wordpress.co...rime-minister/
    Just stole this for my FB!!

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    Default Re: And we have an election date ... 14 September

    Since I'm not a housewife and I don't iron, my bills stay the same, right?

    Yet again it will be an election where we vote not for the party we want in most, but against the party we want in least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    I think I will vote for him this time, have not been impressed with Julia at all
    Yep I will be voting for him too. I quite like him but I am a liberal supporter anyway so will always vote for the libs.

    Anyone has got to be better than her but I personally didn't expect any better from the Labour Party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Are you just stirring the pot?? I know Saturday is a Jewish sabbath, but Sunday is for Christians and most people work during the week- when do you suggest?? Any day will inconvenience someone due to other commitments, religious or not
    I thought pretty much all elections in Australia were on Saturdays.

    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    Tony Abbott: marginalising minority groups since 2009. Blergh.
    I have to disagree - it's been a lot longer than 2009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Are you just stirring the pot?? I know Saturday is a Jewish sabbath, but Sunday is for Christians and most people work during the week- when do you suggest?? Any day will inconvenience someone due to other commitments, religious or not
    But to pick out the most religious holy day of the year? Yom Kippur , day of atonement. A full fast where you are not allowed to eat or drink (not even water) for over 24 hours and where you have to be in synagogue most of the day.

    If there was a December election do you think she would put it on Christmas day if it fell on a Saturday or Sunday or do you think she would choose a weekend the week before or after?

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    Default And we have an election date ... 14 September

    14 September is Yom Kippur.

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    Default And we have an election date ... 14 September

    Quote Originally Posted by risfaerie View Post
    Since I'm not a housewife and I don't iron, my bills stay the same, right?

    Yet again it will be an election where we vote not for the party we want in most, but against the party we want in least.

    Sent from my GT-N8010 using BubHub
    Haha, that's right!

    Yep, it's definitely a party vote. I just can't stomach voting for any party headed by such a buffoon, personally.

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    Default And we have an election date ... 14 September

    Quote Originally Posted by Xanthic View Post
    But to pick out the most religious holy day of the year? Yom Kippur , day of atonement. A full fast where you are not allowed to eat or drink (not even water) for over 24 hours and where you have to be in synagogue most of the day.

    If there was a December election do you think she would put it on Christmas day if it fell on a Saturday or Sunday or do you think she would choose a weekend the week before or after?
    It wouldn't bother me, I'm an atheist So is Julia, so I doubt she even factored the Jewish holy day into her decision. As I said before, we are supposed to be a secular nation. I really don't think it was done to offend anyone or as any sort of anti Semitic conspiracy.

    If this is the case, surely you can apply for a postal vote?

    This is from the AEC website:

    Early vote: in person or by post
    You can vote early either in person or by post if on election day you:

    are outside the electorate where you are enrolled to vote
    are more than 8km from a polling place
    are travelling
    can't leave your workplace to vote
    are seriously ill, infirm or due to give birth shortly (or caring for someone who is)
    are a patient in hospital and can't vote at the hospital
    have religious beliefs that prevent you from attending a polling place
    are in prison serving a sentence of less than three years or otherwise detained
    are a silent elector
    have a reasonable fear for your safety.
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