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    You can't drive a car without a license, you can't get a degree without working for it, why should voting be any different. I don't agree that people should not be allowed to vote, but I am all for a course or something for yearn12 and uni students.



    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    I'm not sure exactly how to take this.

    But in answer to that, I believe everyone should have a say in who runs their country, whether they(the voter) are knowledgeable in the subject or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    You can't drive a car without a license, you can't get a degree without working for it, why should voting be any different. I don't agree that people should not be allowed to vote, but I am all for a course or something for yearn12 and uni students.
    Good idea. Make it part of the curriculum. But in earlier years like year 8 maybe. When I was in year 11 or probably year 12, I think, we had a teacher give us a brief run down. a we were all turning 18 the next year and the next year was an election year it made sense. But I don't think it was compulsory for our school to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    I'm not sure exactly how to take this.

    But in answer to that, I believe everyone should have a say in who runs their country, whether they(the voter) are knowledgeable in the subject or not.
    Oh no it wasn't directed at you DSS!! Just a general comment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    No no no!! Only the people who CARE will vote! That is NOT the same thing as people who have a clue!!
    True Shelle - but I don't see why people who know zilch about politics or have zero care factor should be forced to vote, because these are the people who vote based on what other popular opinion is or 'just vote the greens' cos they have no idea, which is ridiculous IMO.

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    I'm also amused how the elections bring out the people that know nothing about politics. I know a family who only in the last few years have just scrapped into the bottom of lower middle income. Suddenly they now think they are wealthy and they go on and on about "our tax dollars" and how they are voting libs this year bc they look after the workers. I feel like saying urrrmm number one dude, the libs don't look after middle income blue collars... that's labor and secondly, I hope you realise Abbott will be taking the school bonus for your 6 kids and probably the BB you would have used bc no doubt there will be more additions. I'm waiting with baited breath for him to start complaining about how they have lost the school bonus, and for me to say, told you so

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Then we would turn out like America, where mostly the it is the privileged that vote, and the poorer people don't because they don't feel like they have a voice. It would be a tragedy.

    I was thinking about it the other day, how bout 1 vote = 1 vote, rather than the seats system we have in place. If we had one vote = one vote, the libs would never get in again
    I think you might be surprised

    If that was the case - the coalition would be in power now and not Labor

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeetTheBluths View Post
    Oh no it wasn't directed at you DSS!! Just a general comment!
    Just checking.

    For the record I don't understand why anyone would not want to have a say about who leads their country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasus View Post
    I think you might be surprised

    If that was the case - the coalition would be in power now and not Labor
    She said liberals, not coalition. I think that's what she means when she says liberals would never get in!

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    Also, labor got more single votes than the coalition in the last election.


 

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