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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Because they are ex-Union. That's what worries me.
    Not all of them, and many more recent members have no Union background. Wayne swan was considered by many business leaders to have been an extremely capable treasurer. No Union back ground there.

    I'm sure I could find many more. Unions are largely dead in this country. It's no longer the way into a safe seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Not all of them, and many more recent members have no Union background. Wayne swan was considered by many business leaders to have been an extremely capable treasurer. No Union back ground there.

    I'm sure I could find many more. Unions are largely dead in this country. It's no longer the way into a safe seat.
    I'm glad to hear that. Off to research Wayne Swan... I haven't voted yet, maybe I'll vote labour after all!

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    @babyno1onboard I'm not sure what your personal measure of a stronger economy under a Liberal government is, but you may find these articles of interest:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-2...s-spin/6495670

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-1...gement/6308704

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    I live in a labor safe seat, so why bother voting. Well, I vote to try and bring a swing, whether I like the parties or not.

    As for the senate I'm not sure. I think I'll be supporting the smaller parties or independents, I'm currently researching which ones that'll be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheekychook View Post
    I live in a labor safe seat, so why bother voting. Well, I vote to try and bring a swing, whether I like the parties or not.
    No seat is safe. Every vote counts. If enough people in a seat are unhappy, things can change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
    No seat is safe. Every vote counts. If enough people in a seat are unhappy, things can change.
    True, but since the first election in this area, back in 2003, labor have won this seat. Last election there was a a small swing but labour still won with 66% of votes (two parties preferred).

    ETA: I have some hope, which is why I always vote to try and bring the swing!

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    I'm voting liberal & Pauline Hanson.

    F the greens and labor. South Australia is crumbling under labor. Highest unemployment in years. Have you looked at Mackay etc? It's sitting at 30% or something. You have got to be kidding me. You really think labor can help you?

    I'm glad England did a referendum why is it such a bad idea. Seriously right now they Could do with one in Australia for many issues

    *waiting to get attacked*

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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.
    That's not true. I believed in K Rudd. I thought he did very well and got ****ed over. I'm sad about his time. He handled his time in parliament well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    That's not true. I believed in K Rudd. I thought he did very well and got ****ed over. I'm sad about his time. He handled his time in parliament well.
    Traditional liberal voters. Sorry if you're considering Pauline Hansen you're not really what I would call traditional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Traditional liberal voters. Sorry if you're considering Pauline Hansen you're not really what I would call traditional.
    Meh. I would rather put her there than greens. They are idiots.


 

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