+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 7 FirstFirst ... 34567 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 69
  1. #41
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    5,099
    Thanks
    2,262
    Thanked
    2,902
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Gracie's Mum View Post
    I totally agree! I can't believe there's no online voting system in place?

    Everything else is done online these days!
    But what about the old farts? Or people with crap Internet service? Can we still have a paper option?

  2. #42
    Witwicky's Avatar
    Witwicky is offline A closed mouth gathers no foot.
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    5,630
    Thanks
    4,446
    Thanked
    3,495
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Jennaisme View Post
    Why do we vote in pencil??

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app
    I asked someone this very question It's actually a requirement of the Electoral Act to use pencils. They believe that pencils are the most practical (they don't run out of ink and they are kept inbetween elections).

  3. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Witwicky For This Useful Post:

    lambjam  (24-06-2014),PlayNice  (08-09-2013)

  4. #43
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    5,219
    Thanks
    2,842
    Thanked
    1,467
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    500 Posts in a week
    400 Posts in a week300 posts in a week200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a weekFunniest Caption
    Quote Originally Posted by Little Crow View Post
    I think kids should be taught in school from a young age HOW our parliamentary system is set up, how and why policies are shaped, how laws are passed or abolished, and how the preferential system of voting works.

    I learned in high school in an elective subject. And i am surrounded by friends and family who never learned how it works and still have no idea.
    I was taught this in yr 6 but by the time it actually came to me being old enough to vote I had forgotten everything. They should teach it in yr 12.

    Sent from my telecommunications device.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to FrothyFrog For This Useful Post:

    ozeymumof5  (08-09-2013)

  6. #44
    SpecialPatrolGroup's Avatar
    SpecialPatrolGroup is offline T-rex is cranky until she gets her coffee.
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    In the messy house, Brisbane
    Posts
    9,481
    Thanks
    2,180
    Thanked
    5,405
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by boogasmumma2011 View Post
    Most definitely shouldn't be compulsory it's just the governments way of keeping track of where you are and what your doing. They already know before Election Day who is going to be PM. It's an absolute joke. All votes aren't even counted , I did a postal vote this year and you have till the 13th to get it back to them so your votes don't even count.
    If a candidate has got a convincing margin they call the seat fairly early, but there are times when it comes down to maybe 50 votes for the seat so it won't be called until all votes are in. Our system is pretty good. Even if the seat is called before your vote is counted, it still counts.

    I remember being taught about this in primary and high school and at some point going to state parliament house (but here in qld we don't have the state senate). Lots of kids go to state parliament house to see it in action.....I know because I used to pour their orange juice and give them their biscuits
    Last edited by SpecialPatrolGroup; 08-09-2013 at 19:24.

  7. #45
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Among the gumtrees
    Posts
    1,170
    Thanks
    739
    Thanked
    394
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by tadpoles View Post
    I was taught this in yr 6 but by the time it actually came to me being old enough to vote I had forgotten everything. They should teach it in yr 12.

    Sent from my telecommunications device.
    Not everyone makes it to year 12. It shouldnt just be a one-off explanation. It should be an ongoing subject. Politics is always changing so there will always be plenty to teach and discuss.

  8. #46
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    8,245
    Thanks
    1,772
    Thanked
    2,017
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ended 19/6/2014
    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    But what about the old farts? Or people with crap Internet service? Can we still have a paper option?
    Have a paper/postal option for those who don't want to/can't vote online?

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  9. #47
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    4,581
    Thanks
    1,647
    Thanked
    2,715
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    It was my first time voting here and the whole process is quite shocking for a developed country…

    It is so complicated it is ridiculous. No privacy (ie details of your names and addresses for all to see, anyone can see who you are voting for, etc).
    Being able to vote anywhere in Australia just make the process really heavy.
    Not even checking anyone identity before voting?! It's ludicrous! you should see the amount of paperwork required to enroll my kid at the gym daycare but to vote, nothing?!
    I could actually go and vote several times in the same day how would they know?!

    And don't get me started on party's campaigning till the last minute :-/

    Keep voting compulsory but maybe make it a little more idiot proof : 1 envelop and a few ballot papers to choose from, each with only 1 name on it. The preference system is unpalatable...

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to ExcuseMyFrench For This Useful Post:

    HarvestMoon  (08-09-2013)

  11. #48
    SpecialPatrolGroup's Avatar
    SpecialPatrolGroup is offline T-rex is cranky until she gets her coffee.
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    In the messy house, Brisbane
    Posts
    9,481
    Thanks
    2,180
    Thanked
    5,405
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post
    It was my first time voting here and the whole process is quite shocking for a developed country…

    It is so complicated it is ridiculous. No privacy (ie details of your names and addresses for all to see, anyone can see who you are voting for, etc).
    Being able to vote anywhere in Australia just make the process really heavy.
    Not even checking anyone identity before voting?! It's ludicrous! you should see the amount of paperwork required to enroll my kid at the gym daycare but to vote, nothing?!
    I could actually go and vote several times in the same day how would they know?!

    And don't get me started on party's campaigning till the last minute :-/

    Keep voting compulsory but maybe make it a little more idiot proof : 1 envelop and a few ballot papers to choose from, each with only 1 name on it. The preference system is unpalatable...
    Can I ask where you are from and what the system is like there?


    (The campaigning for the last few elections has been particularly obnoxious.)

  12. #49
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    3,220
    Thanks
    1,254
    Thanked
    1,085
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post
    It was my first time voting here and the whole process is quite shocking for a developed country…

    It is so complicated it is ridiculous. No privacy (ie details of your names and addresses for all to see, anyone can see who you are voting for, etc).
    Being able to vote anywhere in Australia just make the process really heavy.
    Not even checking anyone identity before voting?! It's ludicrous! you should see the amount of paperwork required to enroll my kid at the gym daycare but to vote, nothing?!
    I could actually go and vote several times in the same day how would they know?!

    And don't get me started on party's campaigning till the last minute :-/

    Keep voting compulsory but maybe make it a little more idiot proof : 1 envelop and a few ballot papers to choose from, each with only 1 name on it. The preference system is unpalatable...
    I totally agree about checking ID

  13. #50
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,489
    Thanks
    745
    Thanked
    570
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Should be compulsory. On a side note. I lived in a country oversess for a good while and while I was there the president got voted out. ( he'd been in for 30 years). He wouldn't accept it and there was a big rally which ended with the government controlled army and police opening fire and arresting people at the rally. I was not at the rally his but my friend was and she'd been videoing it. It was so scary as the crowd relised what was about to happen. I got goosebumps just watching it. This was in 2006 and just last year the last of these people got released from prison. We are so lucky to live in Australia and I do think, as undemocratic as it is, thst yes. We should all have to vote. If we didn't there would be whole classes of society who would not get their say or their voices heard. Ok. Rant over.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app
    Last edited by CleverClogs; 08-09-2013 at 23:25.

  14. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to CleverClogs For This Useful Post:

    Busy-Bee  (25-06-2014),SpecialPatrolGroup  (08-09-2013)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Compulsory Immunisation what are your views
    By Chelsea Harrison in forum Research Help
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 02-08-2013, 14:57
  2. Do you think voting should not be compulsory?
    By Elijahs Mum in forum Social Issues
    Replies: 255
    Last Post: 10-04-2013, 18:05
  3. Are appointments compulsory?
    By MadeWithLove in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 09-04-2013, 11:44

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
LCF Fun Languages AustraliaFrench, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian & German lessons for children 0-12 years. Play-based and immersion language ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›