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    Just like the previous election, I'm not keen on either major party. We need a decent PM for once. I like John Howard but haven't liked any since him. I'm over parties kicking out the PM, how can they expect the public to take their party seriously when they all back stab their own leader?! I've lost faith really. Quite disillusioned.

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    I haven't paid too much attention to all the election coverage yet as I am another who is disillusioned with the major 2 parties. I tend towards voting labour mostly and am tossing up between Labour and the Greens this year, though I will admit that I haven't done much reading of policies yet. The main areas I will base my vote on are school and health funding, our treatment of asylum seekers, marriage equality (how is this still even an issue?!?), safe schools and climate change policies. And, as mentioned by a PP, funding for science.

    DD's primary school has a sausage sizzle and cake stall and we will be supporting both of these on Saturday! I also volunteered DH to work at the cake stall (well it was that or look after the kids while I volunteered, but I knew which option he'd pick!)

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    I'm super fortunate to have Kevin Andrews in a very, very safe LNP seat so I'm rapt. Means my vote won't count for crap.

    I loathe everything about this election. I am sick of the back flipping, the lies, the lack of fortitude and vision, the spineless pollies and the complete and utter disregard for basic human rights and services which would make this country progressive. We have become a country that is governed by fear tactics, misinformation, racism and homophobia and it is so disheartening.

    I'll vote Greens and have the Secular Party as my first of 12 followed by as many other socialist minded parties as I can find.

    I wish we had the likes of Bernie Sanders running here. Someone like that would get my vote hands down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    To say I am uninspired by either party at the moment would be an understatement.

    I take voting quite seriously - to me it is an privilege, not an obligation - and frankly I am disappointed this year with the apparent lack of policy.

    This election has been all about "What they're doing wrong", not "What we will do differently or right."

    Come voting day I am still very undecided....
    I agree with this - I am so frustrated and disillusioned by the "they are worse than us" advertisements. It's concerning to me the lack of effort that goes into telling voters why each party is great, rather than why the others are bad. Why can't someone win an election because they have great policies rather than just being the worst of a crap bunch.

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    I usually start at the bottom with who I dislike the most (Family First, Liberal Democrats, Christian Party, etc) and proceed upwards to who I dislike the least. It takes ages to fill in the senate form when you're voting beneath the line!

    I'm in a safe Liberal electorate (no NBN here any time soon!) so my House of Reps vote doesn't make much difference, whichever side is in power. But at least I can try and make a statement in the senate.

    For me, the most important issues are:

    * climate change - for God's sake, do more!

    * marriage fairness - it's the right thing to do, so just do it already - there's no need for a hateful plebiscite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sajimum View Post
    I agree with this - I am so frustrated and disillusioned by the "they are worse than us" advertisements. It's concerning to me the lack of effort that goes into telling voters why each party is great, rather than why the others are bad. Why can't someone win an election because they have great policies rather than just being the worst of a crap bunch.
    So true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
    On your point 2, I don't understand the popularity of the LNP in rural areas. I can't say I've ever seen any evidence of the LNP actually doing anything to help them.
    Ok so my actual reply to this - because racism, sexism and homophobia tend to increase in you go inland and out of more cosmopolitan cities = conservative voters

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    You know how every election the political parties cram your mail box full of "Vote For Us" propaganda?

    Well, this year we've not had a single piece sent to us. Not. One.

    Is this happening everywhere, or is it just because now that we've moved to a small town (less than 4,000 residents) they simply overlooked us?

    I would hate to think that as I now live in an area where there happens to be high unemployment and high numbers of people on welfare that we are not considered knowledgeable enough to make informed choices......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post

    I loathe everything about this election. I am sick of the back flipping, the lies, the lack of fortitude and vision, the spineless pollies and the complete and utter disregard for basic human rights and services which would make this country progressive. We have become a country that is governed by fear tactics, misinformation, racism and homophobia and it is so disheartening.

    VOTE 1 - Moxy

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    I voted Greens this morning - my first time voting (new citizen) for the following reasons:

    1) Marriage equality. It's 2016 - come on.

    2) Closing detention centre and getting those poor children off that godforsaken island.

    3) Funded public education

    4) The environment - the Reef, clean energy jobs, etc. Coal is not the future, as much as Tony Abbot wanted us to believe it.

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