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    I agree with some of her policies. I don't agree that welfare payments should be made to men with multiple wives. Bigamy is illegal here. If you can't show respect for Australian law why should Australian tax payers support you. Dont agree with Sharia law either.
    Does this go for all people who break Australian laws?

    ETA actually the point that really makes me sad is the last one. I mean, what possible reason is there for that??

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    Does this go for all people who break Australian laws?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    I agree with some of her policies. I don't agree that welfare payments should be made to men with multiple wives. Bigamy is illegal here. If you can't show respect for Australian law why should Australian tax payers support you. Dont agree with Sharia law either.
    So anyone who has ever broken an Australian law should not be entitled to any form of government support?

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    So anyone who has ever broken an Australian law should not be entitled to any form of government support?
    No. Only Muslims

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    Indeed.

    Like a lot of Pauline's policies, I suspect that the 'problem' is more perceived than real, too. I suspect that the number of people in Australia in multiple marriages is very very small.

    About as small as the chance of Sharia law being introduced...

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    Quote Originally Posted by witherwings View Post
    How does voting on bills in the senate work? The bill needs a majority vote right? as long as she doesn't have a balance of power, do her policies even matter? I'm genuinely curious.

    ETA - though Fred Nile & Jacqui lambie have a lot of policies in common with her, so possibly with their combined forces they might have some power ...
    Yeah I get where you're coming from. I guess for me, it's knowing that the fact she got in means that x many Australians agree with her...which I find extremely sobering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    Yeah I get where you're coming from. I guess for me, it's knowing that the fact she got in means that x many Australians agree with her...which I find extremely sobering.
    And ironically makes me want to be very much not sober.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witherwings View Post
    How does voting on bills in the senate work? The bill needs a majority vote right? as long as she doesn't have a balance of power, do her policies even matter? I'm genuinely curious.

    ETA - though Fred Nile & Jacqui lambie have a lot of policies in common with her, so possibly with their combined forces they might have some power ...
    The problem is that Pauline and some of her right wing loon mates *are* likely to hold the balance of power in the Senate, and if that is the case, legislation will need to be acceptable to her and/or whoever holds the balance of power to be passed. There's been speculation that the Senate cross-bench will be 9 or 10 senators.

    I would be *hopeful* that her madder policies won't get any traction... but who knows. Politics has moved a lot to the right, I think, in the last 20 years. She was a real outlier (for an elected representative) when she was elected to the House of Reps in the mid-1990s, but now... she has some elected mates too... ;( I worry about where Australia and the rest of the world is going. President Trump? *shudder*

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    ETA actually the point that really makes me sad is the last one. I mean, what possible reason is there for that??
    It all follows if you live in Pauline-land. The Quran is inconsistent with Strayan values, you see, so of course they can't be sworn in to the Parliament under the Quran (and because Islam isn't a real religion of thousands of years *cough*). I bet what she really wanted to say (but maybe even she thought it was too far) is that Muslims shouldn't be in the Parliament. Sigh.

    I know the old internet rule about the person who raises the Nazis loses the argument... but really... what else does this sort of rubbish remind you of.

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