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    I think the election went the way it did because the ALP didn’t listen to the concerns of people who would be negatively impacted by their policies. They didn’t do anything to alleviate their concerns - the ALP told them that if they didn’t like their policies then don’t vote for them - so people didn’t. Large portions of the population (the working class who rely on the resources industry) who typically vote Labor voted otherwise. People know that we can’t reply on the resources industry forever, they want to see a strong government who has a clear vision and plan on how to shift Australia’s economy to being less reliant on mining while ensuring the economy remains as strong as it can be in this global market and unemployment low. They didn’t see that in Labor. People were fed up with the Liberal Party’s antics, they wanted change but Labor failed to deliver the goods. The LNP didn’t win the election, the ALP lost it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Totalitarian government, anyone?Attachment 100453
    A very timely reminder for me that someone semi-decent having the balance of power in the senate would be a good thing.

    Last I looked though...the coalition was at 34, with possibly a 35th spot on the way. If they secure 35 spots in their own right they'd just need the 2 One Nation senators, Cory Bernardi and Jacqui Lambie to pass legislation. If they stay at 34 they'll need Centre Alliance too.

    And looking at the numbers, if current voting trends and the shift to the right continue, in 2022 the balance of power in the senate could be held by either the Greens...or One Nation.


 

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