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    Default General Federal Election Thread

    With the election looming and the campaigns amping up, it's time to start a thread to discuss it all.

    What promises are you on board with or against?
    For swing voters, what issues will determine where your vote goes?

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    Labor is promising free and more accessible abortions for women in regional areas, as well more accessible contraceptives.

    https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-...ction/10873612

    This is a great move, in my opinion. No doubt, there would be women who can't afford the cost of the procedure and travel to access it, giving them no option but to continue with an unwanted pregnancy and potentially raise a child in poverty. Abortion rates are already declining, so it's unlikely this would suddenly spike the numbers, especially if contraceptives are also more accessible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicmama View Post

    This is a great move, in my opinion. No doubt, there would be women who can't afford the cost of the procedure and travel to access it, giving them no option but to continue with an unwanted pregnancy and potentially raise a child in poverty. Abortion rates are already declining, so it's unlikely this would suddenly spike the numbers, especially if contraceptives are also more accessible.
    Unfortunately it’s a state matter, so Labor can promise what they like, but unless it is legal in your state no amount of funding will make a difference.

    What annoys me about all sides of politics is when they promise or make comments about things that aren’t in their jurisdiction anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-DJ Nette View Post
    Unfortunately it’s a state matter, so Labor can promise what they like, but unless it is legal in your state no amount of funding will make a difference.

    What annoys me about all sides of politics is when they promise or make comments about things that aren’t in their jurisdiction anyway.
    They are hoping to get NSW to decriminalize it, how... I'm not sure. It's legal in most other states though, so this will benefit them.
    Also, if you consider that the federal legislation and funding is already there and doesn't get quashed when Libs get back in, it's good to go once the state level catches up and change the archaic laws. So, while we may not all be able to reap the benefits immediately, we will in the future.

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    no idea who i’ll vote for, most likely it’ll be greens, reason party or labor. at a state level, i have a huge crush on dan andrews and wish he’d run for PM. he’s what the country needs. he’s so progressive and literally everything that comes out of his mouth i agree wholeheartedly with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    no idea who i’ll vote for, most likely it’ll be greens, reason party or labor. at a state level, i have a huge crush on dan andrews and wish he’d run for PM. he’s what the country needs. he’s so progressive and literally everything that comes out of his mouth i agree wholeheartedly with.
    I tend to vote Greens, as Labor are too centre for my liking.

    I'm not familiar with Dan Andrews, so I shall do some reading

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    no idea who i’ll vote for, most likely it’ll be greens, reason party or labor. at a state level, i have a huge crush on dan andrews and wish he’d run for PM. he’s what the country needs. he’s so progressive and literally everything that comes out of his mouth i agree wholeheartedly with.
    I like him too. I just wish he didn’t talk sooooo slowly. I find him infuriating to listen to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    I like him too. I just wish he didn’t talk sooooo slowly. I find him infuriating to listen to.


    at least what comes out of his mouth is sensible.

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    DH is a LNP voter due to business ownership and higher income. I’m from a working class background and was a swing voter and still kinda noncommittal.

    I don’t see how the LNP can possibly win the election. They are dropping like fly’s. Bishop in my opinion was an amazing woman, politician and face of Australia regardless of your political opinion. They’ve acted like a pack of clowns and they will surely pay the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum-I-Am View Post
    DH is a LNP voter due to business ownership and higher income. I’m from a working class background and was a swing voter and still kinda noncommittal.

    I don’t see how the LNP can possibly win the election. They are dropping like fly’s. Bishop in my opinion was an amazing woman, politician and face of Australia regardless of your political opinion. They’ve acted like a pack of clowns and they will surely pay the price.
    one would hope so. julie was their last ace and they wrecked that, so now they’re (hopefully) up crap creek without a paddle. i can’t stand them. they’ve gone so far to the right it’s scary. here in vic when we had our most recent state election, we saw a lot of very traditional liberal stronghold suburbs swing violently to the left. areas like hawthorn, toorak, brighton etc. i was pleasantly shocked. that’s so telling. only the outer eastern suburbs continued to be LNP areas, but they’re mostly older (like our parents age) very socially conservative types so it’s hardly surprising.

    but yeah, hopefully liberal are gone. their time is up and they’ve behaved terribly.

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