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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    I'm guessing this is not what they expected at all! Hung parliament looking more and more likely.
    I was watching recorded criminal minds this morning and there was an LNP ad of 'hung parliament chaos' - vote LNP. I think they predicted their worst nightmare lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    I'm guessing this is not what they expected at all! Hung parliament looking more and more likely.
    I think they will win with 76 or 77 seats but they are on notice. I hope they take note.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I think they will win with 76 or 77 seats but they are on notice. I hope they take note.
    Probably not. From what I understand Malcolm's speech had a bit of 'Labor lied and ran a scare campaign with Medicare' blah blah blah. ScoMo continuously said this in the ABC coverage.

    I think privatization of any kind can lead to a slippery slope. And I believe the Medicare 'scare campaign' specifically won them a seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I think they will win with 76 or 77 seats but they are on notice. I hope they take note.
    Not so sure this morning. Looking more likely to be a hung parliament.

    I'm glad turnbull's speech was trashed by the commentators. It was dreadful. And also such poor form to make all the liberal supporters wait until after midnight.

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    In a nutshell, the Australian people have spoken. Australia is a democracy and it shouldn't be a two horse race. The Australian people want more choice. Independants have a role to play here and the Independants have done well. I voted Independants. Their policies is what is resonating with the Australian people. The two major parties are not listening to the people. Full stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Not so sure this morning. Looking more likely to be a hung parliament.

    I'm glad turnbull's speech was trashed by the commentators. It was dreadful. And also such poor form to make all the liberal supporters wait until after midnight.
    I agree. From what I can tell the Libs will get 5, maybe 6 of the 11 in question. Still not enough. I don't see them getting the 9 they need.

    Whatever else, labor have gained A LOT of ground, much more than I thought they would've in the short period of time it's been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Not so sure this morning. Looking more likely to be a hung parliament.

    I'm glad turnbull's speech was trashed by the commentators. It was dreadful. And also such poor form to make all the liberal supporters wait until after midnight.
    I think they were waiting on Shorten. Who did not show until after 11.

    One thing I wish Labor would have done better. I had no idea they were running '100 positive policies'. I wish that was the focus and not slinging matches between the parties (although I get that once mud gets slung all you want to do is retaliate).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopefulmum2 View Post
    In a nutshell, the Australian people have spoken. Australia is a democracy and it shouldn't be a two horse race. The Australian people want more choice. Independants have a role to play here and the Independants have done well. I voted Independants. Their policies is what is resonating with the Australian people. The two major parties are not listening to the people. Full stop.
    How can you really say that when 4 seats out of 150 go to independents? I agree some parts of Australia want an independent but I don't want one. And no one else in my electorate did either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    So gutted about the support for One Nation I voted for the Libs but don't mind if Labour win. Meh. More annoyed about Pauline Hanson. Stoked that after WINNING in my electorate last year, the Palmer United Party has 0.0% of votes. That must be the biggest swing in history.
    I've just had a look at some early QLD Senate vote tallies. Seems Pauline Hanson is more popular than The Greens here. She was sitting on approx 133000 votes first preference votes. At approx $2.60 per vote, that translates to $345k from the AEC. Her popularity here makes me embarrassed to be a Qlder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    So gutted about the support for One Nation I voted for the Libs but don't mind if Labour win. Meh. More annoyed about Pauline Hanson. Stoked that after WINNING in my electorate last year, the Palmer United Party has 0.0% of votes. That must be the biggest swing in history.
    Was there even a PUP candidate in Fairfax? I can't recall seeing one advertised. Not that I took much notice, I just followed Ted's cheat sheet, lol.


 

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