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    Quote Originally Posted by smallpotatoes View Post
    The Senate's looking very right. Possible 4 for Pauline (1-2 in qld, maybe 1 in WA and NSW). 1, maybe 2 for Lambie. Maybe 3 for Xenophon. Will be interesting to see where voting lands and if it does happen, how it will play out in the next Parliament
    I heard the greens have 2 in Queensland.

    Xenophon is right on some things but he supports full gonski funding

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Even if the coalition win, the reason they called this double dissolution will not be solved! They won't have enough of a majority.
    DH and I are discussing this right now. Called an election to move those 2 bills through, and at best will keep govt but not have the numbers to pass them, worst they may lose.

    And it's quite interesting seeing the polarisation of the swings to greens and ALP, but also Hanson.

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    Just up to feed bubs and I see there is still no result. Glad I didn't waste my Saturday night staying up watching this trollup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I heard the greens have 2 in Queensland.

    Xenophon is right on some things but he supports full gonski funding
    Ah thats good about Gonski. I was unsure.

    Yep I heard Greens will pick up another Senate seat in Qld although I heard their second one in SA is in doubt? Time will tell I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl79 View Post
    Just up to feed bubs and I see there is still no result. Glad I didn't waste my Saturday night staying up watching this trollup!
    I did lol. Had fun watching ScoMo look like an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    I did lol. Had fun watching ScoMo look like an idiot.
    I enjoyed the coverage tonight. Admittedly didnt watch the commercials where I understand the debate was a bit more heayed but the ABC has some of my favourite journos and Penny Wong is one of my favourite politicians and I thought her and ScoMo had some rather good debates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallpotatoes View Post
    I enjoyed the coverage tonight. Admittedly didnt watch the commercials where I understand the debate was a bit more heayed but the ABC has some of my favourite journos and Penny Wong is one of my favourite politicians and I thought her and ScoMo had some rather good debates.
    Loved the ABC coverage. Have such a crush on Antony Green's brain and his ability to recall numbers and facts. Love a nerd ❤️

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    I am confused - with how the numbers are currently looking, how can Turnbull at this point claim that they will be forming a majority government? Surely it is far too close to call that (and spend the rest of his speech bagging out the opposition)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pointless1 View Post
    I am confused - with how the numbers are currently looking, how can Turnbull at this point claim that they will be forming a majority government? Surely it is far too close to call that (and spend the rest of his speech bagging out the opposition)
    Pre polling and postal votes are more likely than not to go the coalitions way. So he only needs to get about 4 of those undecided seats over the line and he can form government.

    It's happened before when Howard formed government despite Beazley winning more of the primary vote (not that Shorten won more of the primary vote in this election).

    Elections are peculiar creatures. I don't think he can the but there are so many postal votes it's hard to know for sure.

    Does anyone know why they don't count again until Tuesday?

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