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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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Mav 9:53 am 31 Jan 13

Oh Yay! Daily media polls about who is beating who, I cannot wait for October. The way our media has been going we may as well turn off the TV till after the election is over, I can see it now daily offerings of the two major parties calling each other names interspersed with splutterings from the Greens and KAP.

What a year this will be. 🙁

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:53 am 31 Jan 13

bigfeet said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Something something women deserve no rights about their own body something something things would be better if women acted like they did in the 50’s something something Jesus spoke to me in the shower and told me women are nothing more than breeding machines.

I expected better from someone who likes to stamp their feet, wave their tiny fists in the air, hold their breath and demand ‘screenshots’ from everyone else when quoting.

Actually, no I didn’t. You delivered exactly as expected.

Can you post a pic of me acting in the way described?

johnboy 8:50 am 31 Jan 13

The AEC has published a list of key dates.

Bear in mind the PM is somewhat overstepping her power. There could still be an earlier election if she loses a major vote and it’s actually up to the Speaker and the GG to call elections (almost always on the PM’s advice mind you)

Skidbladnir 8:10 am 31 Jan 13

For those getting their panties crinkled overthe choice of Yom Kippur:
Its a Jewish holiday, either your government defends all religious holidays as inviolable and never gets anything done, or it treats them with an equal disregard.
Its also a Saturday. Observant Jews will pre-poll, just like every other time we”ve held an election on the Shabbat.

Hell, you can do it too.

Thumper 11:01 pm 30 Jan 13

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

And there you have it Mr Caulfield, there you have it…

HiddenDragon 10:27 pm 30 Jan 13

I think the very, very early announcement of the election date is an attempt to appear statesperson-like, to put pressure on the Opposition to provide more detail about what they would do, and to put pressure on the cross benches – just in case any of them might waver in their support for the Government in light of any actual or alleged scandals that may emerge over coming months.

Without acknowledging it, the speech made a powerful case for tax increases, as well as for the promised “structural” savings – the detail of which will be fascinating, to say the least, particularly if they do actually meet a fair Commonwealth share of the cost of Gonski and NDIS (fasten your seatbelts and brace yourselves for the Territory’s funding options for those whoppers).

bigfeet 9:47 pm 30 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Something something women deserve no rights about their own body something something things would be better if women acted like they did in the 50’s something something Jesus spoke to me in the shower and told me women are nothing more than breeding machines.

I expected better from someone who likes to stamp their feet, wave their tiny fists in the air, hold their breath and demand ‘screenshots’ from everyone else when quoting.

Actually, no I didn’t. You delivered exactly as expected.

Pork Hunt 8:15 pm 30 Jan 13

Masquara said :

Pork Hunt said :

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.

I suspect the electorate would like a fiscal conservative AND social progressive at the helm come late September. Neither Juliar nor Tony nor Julie fit the bill. That leaves you, Malcolm Turnbull!

Why pick on a quote by me for what appears to be a stand alone post? In any case what’s wrong with a post tax fight Paul Hogan for PM?

schmeah 7:57 pm 30 Jan 13

Pork Hunt said :

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.

You might call 3-400 pieces of legislation, each one negotiated with the cross bench (instead of just being bulldozed through on typical majority) “unproductive” but I certainly don’t. It only appears unproductive because that nimrod Abbott wants everyone to think this country is going to the dogs; like Greece, where last time I checked unemployment amongst the working age was around 26% and amongst the youth upwards of 50%.

Jivrashia 7:53 pm 30 Jan 13

johnboy said :

parliament is prorogued.

Yes, they are thugs, cut-throats, and thieves, but you didn’t have to come right out and say it.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 7:43 pm 30 Jan 13

dungfungus said :

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”

Something something women deserve no rights about their own body something something things would be better if women acted like they did in the 50’s something something Jesus spoke to me in the shower and told me women are nothing more than breeding machines.

Masquara 7:32 pm 30 Jan 13

Pork Hunt said :

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.

I suspect the electorate would like a fiscal conservative AND social progressive at the helm come late September. Neither Juliar nor Tony nor Julie fit the bill. That leaves you, Malcolm Turnbull!

JessP 7:31 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.

cranky 7:30 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.

farnarkler 7:19 pm 30 Jan 13

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

Pork Hunt 6:43 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.

milkman 6:26 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.

schmeah 6:24 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.

Masquara 6:24 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?

dungfungus 6:19 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”

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