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Post Election Analysis: Coalition Govt to destroy Communist Canberra

By Az - 17 March 2014 33

you're going down canberra
Unless the South Australian Labor Party can conjure a minority government from the ashes of last night’s state elections, the ACT will be the only Labor government left in the country.

Will this go unnoticed in Cabinet (or more specifically, the powerful Expenditure Review Committee who run the country)? Will the likes of Abbott, Hockey, Truss, Corman and Sinodinos let this go unpunished?

My money says no, it will be punished, severely. The ACT already epitomises many of the things that terrifies Abbott’s men (and woman). The Ministry can’t leave Parliament for fear of encountering a married-lesbian, EL1 asylum seeker.

The next Council of Australian Government’s meeting is sure to be a chilly one for our fearless Chief Minister. And no doubt a disappointment for the rest of us when she treks back down the hill clutching a parcel of territory funding cuts.

Did the voters of South Australia and Tasmania just deliver the ACT’s economic coup de grace? Did we do it to ourselves in 2012 re-electing Gallagher’s mob? Or should we be proud of our “Abbott’s most hated” status?

Image: Juice Rap News Ep 22, The Energy Crisis, thejuicemedia.com

What’s Your opinion?


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33 Responses to
Post Election Analysis: Coalition Govt to destroy Communist Canberra
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HiddenDragon 10:54 am
17 Mar 14
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Whether we have the last Labor government, or whether we’re one of the last two for the time being (hard to see Napthine surviving), probably doesn’t matter that much.

The real political consideration – if there is one at all – would be how far can Canberra be cut without throwing away the ACT Liberal Senate seat.

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VYBerlinaV8_is_back 12:24 pm
17 Mar 14
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Cool rant. Not sure it counts as ‘analysis’ though.

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Diggety 12:33 pm
17 Mar 14
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‘Analysis’??

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Diggety 12:37 pm
17 Mar 14
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Either way, the downfall of the Greens can only be a good thing.

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justin heywood 12:51 pm
17 Mar 14
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No evidence for even the vague prediction offered. Is there a point to this idle speculation?

Where is Queen of the Bun/Schmeah? I know she hates this kind of partisan trolling. :)

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Az 12:55 pm
17 Mar 14
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VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Cool rant. Not sure it counts as ‘analysis’ though.

Fair call, it’s a rant. Trying to prompt analysis via comments.

I like reading RA posts on such topics. Lot of the posters have interesting opinions/perspectives and sometimes inside knowledge from the camps of key players. Drama can also be fun.

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astrojax 1:22 pm
17 Mar 14
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Diggety said :

Either way, the downfall of the Greens can only be a good thing.

to entrench the duopoloy of australian politics, now we don’t have the democrats? oh yeah, that’d be a great thing… we still need to find a way to rid ourselves of those pesky motorist, and shooters, and other tinfoil hat parties, but.

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Maya123 1:28 pm
17 Mar 14
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Diggety said :

Either way, the downfall of the Greens can only be a good thing.

Your reasons?

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VYBerlinaV8_is_back 2:06 pm
17 Mar 14
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Az said :

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Cool rant. Not sure it counts as ‘analysis’ though.

Fair call, it’s a rant. Trying to prompt analysis via comments.

I like reading RA posts on such topics. Lot of the posters have interesting opinions/perspectives and sometimes inside knowledge from the camps of key players. Drama can also be fun.

Then good luck and bring it on!

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DrKoresh 4:22 pm
17 Mar 14
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I love how you’re laying the blame for this supposed act of petty bastardry at the feet of A.C.T voters for pursuing their right to democracy as opposed to the person who is, in your estimation, going to penalise the A.C.T for voting in a Labor govt.

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howeph 4:49 pm
17 Mar 14
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Az, I don’t understand what point you are trying to make here.

For what it’s worth I don’t think the Abbott government is going to single out the ACT for special treatment because we have a local Labor government.

We are going to be singled out because cutting the public service is popular.

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bikhet 5:16 pm
17 Mar 14
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The Federal government, whether Liberal or Labor, doesn’t give a stuff about Canberra. We’re electorally insignificant. They may cut or expand the public service, but that has nothing to do with Canberra – it’s just that a lot of the public service is based here.

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dungfungus 7:04 pm
17 Mar 14
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howeph said :

Az, I don’t understand what point you are trying to make here.

For what it’s worth I don’t think the Abbott government is going to single out the ACT for special treatment because we have a local Labor government.

We are going to be singled out because cutting the public service is popular.

Also popular with the previous Labor government but I didn’t see you being cynical then.

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Roundhead89 7:44 pm
17 Mar 14
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Where did you get that pathetic picture from? Is that supposed to be Tony Blair? What does that have to do with the price of eggs in Denmark?

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Queen_of_the_Bun 9:44 pm
17 Mar 14
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justin heywood said :

No evidence for even the vague prediction offered. Is there a point to this idle speculation?

Where is Queen of the Bun/Schmeah? I know she hates this kind of partisan trolling. :)

Oh so sorry, I have been at work. And why do you think I’m a woman?

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