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    In other election news. Greens have lost around 40% of their vote in Tasmania! People are waking up to the fact that the Greens are nothing more than a protest party, not a party for government. Labor also crushed.
    SA still a little too close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    The gay marriage issue did not cause any political pain for him at the last election. It was not a big issue at all during the election campaign, and I don't see why the next election would be any different.
    Have you not noticed that the ground continues to move on this issue, particularly among younger voters? And whether or not gay marriage has a direct effect on the vote, the optics are terrible if the Coalition does not allow a conscience vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    In other election news. Greens have lost around 40% of their vote in Tasmania! People are waking up to the fact that the Greens are nothing more than a protest party, not a party for government. Labor also crushed.
    SA still a little too close.
    Tasmania was a foregone conclusion. The electorate wanted a majority government, and they will get it. Congratulations Will Hodgman.

    South Australia, on the other hand, is something of a catastrophe for the Libs, who were expecting to be popping champagne corks by now. If Labor holds Elder and Mitchell, they will retain govt. And that's now looking likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnC View Post
    Tasmania was a foregone conclusion. The electorate wanted a majority government, and they will get it. Congratulations Will Hodgman.

    South Australia, on the other hand, is something of a catastrophe for the Libs, who were expecting to be popping champagne corks by now. If Labor holds Elder and Mitchell, they will retain govt. And that's now looking likely.
    Not to mention 16 years of labor in tas, all part of the political cycle.

    Perhaps the sa lib leader urging everyone to vote labor helped, lol!

    Fox is reporting labor in front in sa, but possible hung parliament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnC View Post
    Have you not noticed that the ground continues to move on this issue, particularly among younger voters? And whether or not gay marriage has a direct effect on the vote, the optics are terrible if the Coalition does not allow a conscience vote.
    Well those newtown high students will probably be eligible to vote at the next election

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Well those newtown high students will probably be eligible to vote at the next election
    And they will re-install Plibersek and Albanese. Abbott really doesn't have to convince those students of anything. They are left seats, will most likely stay that way. I doubt that they would vote for Abbott if he changed his position on gay marriage. Would you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    And they will re-install Plibersek and Albanese. Abbott really doesn't have to convince those students of anything. They are left seats, will most likely stay that way. I doubt that they would vote for Abbott if he changed his position on gay marriage. Would you?
    Gay marriage is not a left-right thing or a Newtown-Narrabeen thing. It is a young-old thing (and a secular-religious thing). The Coalition has nothing to gain by denying its members a conscience vote on an issue that clearly requires it, as has been the case for all gay law reform for the past 40 years.

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    South Australia looks like it is Labor 23, Libs 22, Ind 2. But there are a heap of pre-polls to count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnC View Post
    It is a young-old thing
    Young people get old.

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    Any thoughts on why the Greens have come crashing down so badly in Tassie?


 

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