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PM pencils in September 14 for the election

By 30 January 2013 73

Prime Minister Gillard has just taken the very unusual step of announcing the date of this year’s federal election.

It’s to be September 14 which will give our public servants something to be going on with.

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73 Responses to PM pencils in September 14 for the election
#1
astrojax1:35 pm, 30 Jan 13

bugger, knew you’d beat me to the punch.

all i can say is that it is entirely un-strylyn of our lady of holy anger, saint julia, to call the elction mid-footy finals. i thought that was historically a bad time to call it? anyway, c’arna cats!

i see she is electioneerig already with the call not to electioneer in the sitting of parliament up to the dissolution of the government. right.

#2
Chop712:38 pm, 30 Jan 13

Footy finals,

very un-straylyn like from the PM

#3
Tony3:20 pm, 30 Jan 13

OMG! what about the One Direction concert!!! Julia, PLEASE!!!

#4
astrojax3:33 pm, 30 Jan 13

Tony said :

OMG! what about the One Direction concert!!! Julia, PLEASE!!!

i’m rather sure 1d concert goers will be far too young to be casting a ballot…

#5
Holden Caulfield3:51 pm, 30 Jan 13

Nice to see the persecution complex is coming out strong in reaction to the date.

#6
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd4:04 pm, 30 Jan 13

Scary times

#7
Mr Gillespie4:18 pm, 30 Jan 13

A lot of fuss over the election date. People still crowing about their precious religion being stepped on, some sacred Jewish holiday falls on September 14. Why do we have to worry about walking on eggshells, what about real issues and why on a Saturday, you can cast a pre-poll vote y’know!!

#8
Roundhead894:31 pm, 30 Jan 13

Bob Hawke almost lost the unloseable election in 1984 when the campaign dragged on too long. Australians don’t like American-style elections. As for the election date being under cover of the footy finals, the Labor premier in WA thought he would be returned easily by holding the 2008 election in the middle of the Beijing Olympics and the footy finals and he was turfed out. 14th Sept is also Yom Kippur, a key Jewish holiday.

#9
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd4:39 pm, 30 Jan 13

Mr Gillespie said :

A lot of fuss over the election date. People still crowing about their precious religion being stepped on, some sacred Jewish holiday falls on September 14. Why do we have to worry about walking on eggshells, what about real issues and why on a Saturday, you can cast a pre-poll vote y’know!!

Not surprising you are also are against Jews.

#10
Holden Caulfield4:54 pm, 30 Jan 13

Well it’s pretty simple. Elections have always been held on a Saturday, in my lifetime anyway. So any Jew giving a toss about Yom Kippur has been shafted by every PM for the last 40 years or so as it. Turnbull should have been well above having a go at Gillard over this.

Indeed, it’s a perfect snapshot of the incredibly shallow level of political debate in this country.

Let’s vote them all out!

#11
Jivrashia4:59 pm, 30 Jan 13

So… Caretaker mode in government agencies for the next 8 months?

No decisions, no new projects?

#12
johnboy5:06 pm, 30 Jan 13

Caretaker mode not in effect until August. Parliament to continue sitting, writs not issued.

#13
Gungahlin Al5:07 pm, 30 Jan 13

Jivrashia said :

So… Caretaker mode in government agencies for the next 8 months?

No decisions, no new projects?

No caretaker until government is dissolved in mid August.

#14
Gungahlin Al5:13 pm, 30 Jan 13

You know I think this might be a clever move (for once) from Gillard.
1/ Abbott is even showing up Zed with his lethargy to get going after holidays.
2/ Even the mainstream media is getting thoroughly jacked off with Abbott’s refusal to answer anything he doesn’t want to.
3/ It forces voters to face up to the fact that on 15 September this joke of an alternative could actually be our Prime Minster, and therefore will give a rather different perspective to every single thing he does from now on. Including, according to twitter, refusing to take any questions after his response this afternoon. (Might as well just post a bloody YouTube clip!)

#15
Pork Hunt5:14 pm, 30 Jan 13

A seven and a half month election campaign? I will surely drown in my own vomit by then…

#16
dustytrail5:15 pm, 30 Jan 13

So why the early call?

People who cannot vote on Saturdays for religious reasons can always do a pre-vote or postal vote. No big deal.

#17
Masquara5:30 pm, 30 Jan 13

Julia was wearing thick glasses – is that a first? Made her look as though she was wearing one of those Marx Brothers glasses/nose combos. She has some semite-ish honker! Which made Julia’s choice of Yum Kipper day for the election even a tad poignant.

#18
Diggety5:55 pm, 30 Jan 13

Faark… I’d rather shove myself back in utero for the next 8 months.

Anyone know a female Asian doctor?

#19
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd6:01 pm, 30 Jan 13

Gungahlin Al said :

You know I think this might be a clever move (for once) from Gillard.
1/ Abbott is even showing up Zed with his lethargy to get going after holidays.
2/ Even the mainstream media is getting thoroughly jacked off with Abbott’s refusal to answer anything he doesn’t want to.
3/ It forces voters to face up to the fact that on 15 September this joke of an alternative could actually be our Prime Minster, and therefore will give a rather different perspective to every single thing he does from now on. Including, according to twitter, refusing to take any questions after his response this afternoon. (Might as well just post a bloody YouTube clip!)

Plus one.

Anybody who votes for not only a halfwit, but also a half retarded religious fanatic who thinks women being abused is a good thing, should probably be put down.

#20
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd6:06 pm, 30 Jan 13

Masquara said :

Julia was wearing thick glasses – is that a first? Made her look as though she was wearing one of those Marx Brothers glasses/nose combos. She has some semite-ish honker! Which made Julia’s choice of Yum Kipper day for the election even a tad poignant.

Wow, you really are a simple, petty little boy aren’t you!

I think she looked quite attractive.

#21
goggles136:16 pm, 30 Jan 13

what’s the fuss with calling an election now?

its not as if we don’t know the date of the next ACT election.

I can ignore the crap that politicians and the media will spew out over the next eight months and focus on who to vote for just before 14 September.

#22
dungfungus6:19 pm, 30 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Gungahlin Al said :

You know I think this might be a clever move (for once) from Gillard.
1/ Abbott is even showing up Zed with his lethargy to get going after holidays.
2/ Even the mainstream media is getting thoroughly jacked off with Abbott’s refusal to answer anything he doesn’t want to.
3/ It forces voters to face up to the fact that on 15 September this joke of an alternative could actually be our Prime Minster, and therefore will give a rather different perspective to every single thing he does from now on. Including, according to twitter, refusing to take any questions after his response this afternoon. (Might as well just post a bloody YouTube clip!)

Plus one.

Anybody who votes for not only a halfwit, but also a half retarded religious fanatic who thinks women being abused is a good thing, should probably be put down.

Maybe if you could be a little more civil or are you just venting your spleen befor Labor’s new offensive comments legislation kick in.
Please supply proof that Abbott said “women being abused is a good thing”

#23
Masquara6:24 pm, 30 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Gungahlin Al said :

You know I think this might be a clever move (for once) from Gillard.
1/ Abbott is even showing up Zed with his lethargy to get going after holidays.
2/ Even the mainstream media is getting thoroughly jacked off with Abbott’s refusal to answer anything he doesn’t want to.
3/ It forces voters to face up to the fact that on 15 September this joke of an alternative could actually be our Prime Minster, and therefore will give a rather different perspective to every single thing he does from now on. Including, according to twitter, refusing to take any questions after his response this afternoon. (Might as well just post a bloody YouTube clip!)

Plus one.

Anybody who votes for not only a halfwit, but also a half retarded religious fanatic who thinks women being abused is a good thing, should probably be put down.

When did Tony Abbott state that he thinks women being abused is a good thing?

#24
schmeah6:24 pm, 30 Jan 13

I’m totally down with this.

It gives the Opposition 7 months to come up with policies; it gives a definitive end date to this frustrating political cycle and it means, from this point, Abbott may actually start answering questions – instead of 1) walking away 2) parading his daughter/wife/Chief of Staff around to answer puff questions about his character. It’s a smart move. And a religious holiday that most wouldn’t be able to locate on a calendar .. please.

#25
milkman6:26 pm, 30 Jan 13

Masquara said :

Julia was wearing thick glasses – is that a first? Made her look as though she was wearing one of those Marx Brothers glasses/nose combos. She has some semite-ish honker! Which made Julia’s choice of Yum Kipper day for the election even a tad poignant.

I also like kippers.

#26
Pork Hunt6:43 pm, 30 Jan 13

So when does gov’t go into caretaker mode and cease buying things, issuing tenders and contracts etc?
How does this affect the people and businesses that carry out said activities?

You might as well forget Parliament for the rest of the year, it will just be a shit fight with zero productivity.

Unbeliavable.

#27
johnboy6:54 pm, 30 Jan 13

12 August parliament is prorogued.

#28
farnarkler7:19 pm, 30 Jan 13

8 months to decide which EU country I’ll go and live in while the mad monk is in power.

#29
cranky7:30 pm, 30 Jan 13

The combination of the Rabbits promise to sack 20,000 Pub Servs, and the acknowledged downturn in business during political campaigns, does not auger well for the local business scene during the next 9 months.

We are not being well led.

#30
JessP7:31 pm, 30 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Gungahlin Al said :

You know I think this might be a clever move (for once) from Gillard.
1/ Abbott is even showing up Zed with his lethargy to get going after holidays.
2/ Even the mainstream media is getting thoroughly jacked off with Abbott’s refusal to answer anything he doesn’t want to.
3/ It forces voters to face up to the fact that on 15 September this joke of an alternative could actually be our Prime Minster, and therefore will give a rather different perspective to every single thing he does from now on. Including, according to twitter, refusing to take any questions after his response this afternoon. (Might as well just post a bloody YouTube clip!)

Plus one.

Anybody who votes for not only a halfwit, but also a half retarded religious fanatic who thinks women being abused is a good thing, should probably be put down.

Errr….. Let me see,

1. the Launch/Launch on the weekend? Sure there wasn’t much happening earlier in the month but it is January FCS!

2. You reckon the PM does any thing/answer anything the media wants all the time?

3. Or we could continue with the joke we have right now…dear lord not another 3 years of this!

Anyone who continues to support this misogynist naming (oh, except when its her other half), mind changing (No carbon tax/definitely a surplus) government may also need their head read.

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