Common Thread sews up ANUSA election

creative_canberran 27 August 2012 7

News today that the Common Thread ticket, has swept the ANUSA election, taking all executive positions. Perhaps it took an (alleged) serious crime to act as a wake up call, but this year’s ANUSA elections were markedly different to past elections. Noticeably less triviality, most of the tickets had more substance to their policies and actually talked about important issues, not just spouting abstract slogans and nothing more. Common Thread was the strongest ticket, but the whole field deserves congratulations this year.

It was a pleasant change, a step in the right direction, and even a bit amusing compared to the increasingly ludicrous nature of the ACT election campaign.


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SnapperJack SnapperJack 3:40 pm 27 Aug 12

c_c said :

Reon said :

explain to me why anyone outside student politics should care, at all, about student politics?

Point was more the comparison with the ACT election campaign.

Even the least impressive ticket this year for ANUSA had more policies than the Liberals have announced. And the best prepared ones looked a darn sight more professional than either the Greens or Labor.

On 666 this morning, their were people calling in to express their desire to vote Labor out, but felt they had no alternative given the Green’s nuttiness and the Liberals muteness.

Time for the real pollies to grow up.

When even an ABC audience in Canberra loses faith in Labor I’d say it is time for the party to start worrying.

c_c c_c 3:34 pm 27 Aug 12

Reon said :

explain to me why anyone outside student politics should care, at all, about student politics?

Point was more the comparison with the ACT election campaign.

Even the least impressive ticket this year for ANUSA had more policies than the Liberals have announced. And the best prepared ones looked a darn sight more professional than either the Greens or Labor.

On 666 this morning, their were people calling in to express their desire to vote Labor out, but felt they had no alternative given the Green’s nuttiness and the Liberals muteness.

Time for the real pollies to grow up.

shirty_bear shirty_bear 3:30 pm 27 Aug 12

Reon said :

explain to me why anyone outside student politics should care, at all, about student politics?

Because this decade’s student pollie is next decade’s pollie?

I doubt there’s any way to guarantee good politicians, but bad student politicians become bad adult politicians. And it’s a pleasant change to read a story of the next generation having their heads screwed on.

Mysteryman Mysteryman 2:08 pm 27 Aug 12

Reon said :

explain to me why anyone outside student politics should care, at all, about student politics?

I wish I could.

DrKoresh DrKoresh 1:57 pm 27 Aug 12

p1 said :

So, which of the traditional flavours of Australian political party does “Common Thread” most closely resemble?

The Family First party.

p1 p1 1:53 pm 27 Aug 12

So, which of the traditional flavours of Australian political party does “Common Thread” most closely resemble?

Reon Reon 1:45 pm 27 Aug 12

explain to me why anyone outside student politics should care, at all, about student politics?

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