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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyV View Post
    I like that their name is actually reflective of what they stand for. As opposed to the Health Australia party (anti-vaxxers) or the family first party (white heterosexual Christian families first).
    Or the "liberal" party for that matter.

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    Any parties with liberal or democrat/ic in their party name are usually anything but liberal or democratic

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    Quote Originally Posted by BH-KatiesMum View Post
    yeah I am an odd mix of complexities :P

    I am fairly left on a lot of things. I did find myself in a major quandry last election as I detested Tony Abbott so much.

    I agree with Labor's policies on social welfare much more than Liberals. But I also believe in small government, in promoting business and many of the economic polices of the Libs.

    And I could not vote for Labor given the Union backing. The preselection, the union control, voting requirements and politicking within the party is a stumbling block I cannot get past.

    As for the greens - I agree with many of their environmental and some social policies, but could never, ever vote for them based on their economic policies many of which are woeful indeed.
    It's interesting how we feel on these things. The issues you agree with for labor / the greens are exactly why I vote for them and won't vote for liberals. Economic issues are important but social issues for me far outweigh any benefit I see in voting liberal


    As for branch stacking and politicking within the party? Well yes I agree not ideal but in the scheme of life how do you place more importance on that than issues around the environment and welfare.

    ETA sorry that last part was really more rhetorical than needing an answer. No one needs to justify how they vote to me. I guess I feel so strongly about social welfare and the environment voting for the liberals feel about as sane as voting for Trump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    It's interesting how we feel on these things. The issues you agree with for labor / the greens are exactly why I vote for them and won't vote for liberals. Economic issues are important but social issues for me far outweigh any benefit I see in voting liberal


    As for branch stacking and politicking within the party? Well yes I agree not ideal but in the scheme of life how do you place more importance on that than issues around the environment and welfare.
    I have the same views as Katie's Mum and believe that we need a strong economy to have the funding to provide the best social services and tackle environmental issues. So for me, the economy trumps everything.

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    Default Election 2016

    We need educated people if we want a strong economy.

    I think education should be top priority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    I have the same views as Katie's Mum and believe that we need a strong economy to have the funding to provide the best social services and tackle environmental issues. So for me, the economy trumps everything.
    I used to think like this. I used to vote liberal. Now I'm of the belief that both parties to some extent will balls the country up. For me what matters is which party will actually leave a long standing stamp that benefits the backbone and social well being of the country in the long run. For me, at the moment that is labor. At least when they mess up the country is left with major infrastructure and increased social progressiveness (hopefully with same sex marriage to be added to the list soon)

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I used to think like this. I used to vote liberal. Now I'm of the belief that both parties to some extent will balls the country up. For me what matters is which party will actually leave a long standing stamp that benefits the backbone and social well being of the country in the long run. For me, at the moment that is labor. At least when they mess up the country is left with major infrastructure and increased social progressiveness (hopefully with same sex marriage to be added to the list soon)
    You make some good points. I hadn't thought of it like that.

    And yeah, they all balls it up 😒

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    And honestly liberal voters will never believe a labor government can actually manage the economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    And honestly liberal voters will never believe a labor government can actually manage the economy.
    Because they are ex-Union. That's what worries me.


 

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