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PM pencils in September 14 for the election

By johnboy - 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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PM pencils in September 14 for the election
Pork Hunt 5:14 pm 30 Jan 13

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

Gungahlin Al 5:13 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!)

Gungahlin Al 5:07 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.

johnboy 5:06 pm 30 Jan 13

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

Jivrashia 4:59 pm 30 Jan 13

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

No decisions, no new projects?

Holden Caulfield 4:54 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!

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 4:39 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.

Roundhead89 4:31 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.

Mr Gillespie 4:18 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!!

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 4:04 pm 30 Jan 13

Scary times

Holden Caulfield 3:51 pm 30 Jan 13

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

astrojax 3:33 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…

Tony 3:20 pm 30 Jan 13

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

Chop71 2:38 pm 30 Jan 13

Footy finals,

very un-straylyn like from the PM

astrojax 1:35 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.

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