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Politicians still arguing over GetUp! non-story

By Barcham - 5 August 2013 30

Eric

The world keeps turning, summer continues to follow spring, and politicians keep calling for each to resign over trivial issues instead of actually doing or saying anything useful.

I think the poor dears are just over excited.

Nothing to see here folks, just a continuation on Friday’s top non-story.

Senator Abetz said GetUp! must further explain why – if Community Campaigning Pty Ltd was never operational or active – it is still a registered company.

GetUp! may have yesterday removed Simon Sheikh as this company’s director and secretary but Community Campaigning Pty Ltd is still registered with ASIC.

Senator Abetz renewed his call for Mr Sheikh to resign or be sacked, saying this issue was just the latest in a series of issues going to Mr Sheikh’s credibility as a candidate .

In December last year Mr Sheikh swore that he was ‘not involved in that organisation (GetUp!)’ any more.
This contention has come under increasing strain.

[Image by kkinjo (CC BY 2.0)]

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Politicians still arguing over GetUp! non-story
Ben_Dover 3:35 pm 05 Aug 13

johnboy said :

A *lot* of Labor voters will be flirting with a Green first preference after the events of the last six weeks.

Only those who do not believe that Labour have done a bad enough job, and want to see if the Greens can screw things up further.

Grimm 2:58 pm 05 Aug 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

Grimm said :

c_c™ said :

Flirting perhaps, but the Greens have done themselves a lot of harm this past term. Many signs nationally are pointing to a fall in their vote for the first time. Trends at the last ACT Election certainly don’t suggest the ACT would be any different in that regard.

Yes, people are actually starting to wake up to the fact that the greens are not really all that green. Nice red colour actually.

Should really rename themselves to the Socialist, anti-progress, welfare and drugs handout party, and keep things honest.

+1. The Greens did good work raising issues in the past, but now they’re just a bunch of idiots.

I think you’ll find very few people would disagree that the party was started on principles of environmentalism and conservation. These days they are nothing more than social engineers, bent on telling everybody what’s good for them.

pepmeup 2:45 pm 05 Aug 13

Labor voting for the greens in Canberra for the senate will not change anything, Lundy gets well over a quota and a majority of her extra votes flow to the greens anyway. for the greens to get in they need to convince liberal voters to vote labor or green. I still think its close to a mathematical impossibility for the conservative vote to fall below 33.3333% plus 1.

pepmeup 2:10 pm 05 Aug 13

im no fan of Getup! but who cares? Abetz just really wants another far right winger in the senate with him and Cory

thebrownstreak69 2:09 pm 05 Aug 13

Grimm said :

c_c™ said :

Flirting perhaps, but the Greens have done themselves a lot of harm this past term. Many signs nationally are pointing to a fall in their vote for the first time. Trends at the last ACT Election certainly don’t suggest the ACT would be any different in that regard.

Yes, people are actually starting to wake up to the fact that the greens are not really all that green. Nice red colour actually.

Should really rename themselves to the Socialist, anti-progress, welfare and drugs handout party, and keep things honest.

+1. The Greens did good work raising issues in the past, but now they’re just a bunch of idiots.

Grimm 1:36 pm 05 Aug 13

c_c™ said :

Flirting perhaps, but the Greens have done themselves a lot of harm this past term. Many signs nationally are pointing to a fall in their vote for the first time. Trends at the last ACT Election certainly don’t suggest the ACT would be any different in that regard.

Yes, people are actually starting to wake up to the fact that the greens are not really all that green. Nice red colour actually.

Should really rename themselves to the Socialist, anti-progress, welfare and drugs handout party, and keep things honest.

c_c™ 12:52 pm 05 Aug 13

johnboy said :

A *lot* of Labor voters will be flirting with a Green first preference after the events of the last six weeks.

Flirting perhaps, but the Greens have done themselves a lot of harm this past term. Many signs nationally are pointing to a fall in their vote for the first time. Trends at the last ACT Election certainly don’t suggest the ACT would be any different in that regard.

Stevian 12:47 pm 05 Aug 13

johnboy said :

A *lot* of Labor voters will be flirting with a Green first preference after the events of the last six weeks.

Flirting? Those hussies

HiddenDragon 12:35 pm 05 Aug 13

Anything longer and more complex than a tweet would be wasted on the people Abetz is trying to persuade against Sheikh.

chewy14 12:26 pm 05 Aug 13

c_c™ said :

pierce said :

So are they banging on about this because they’ve forgotten that elections are the time to sell your strengths or because they’re getting worried that Sheik might actually “get up”

I don’t know why they’re making a big deal about it. Looking at the distributions from 2010, I don’t see how Simon is a threat unless Labor decides to only run Kate Lundy (which they’re not since Chris Sant is already second on the ticket.)

I don’t see any Liberals jumping ship to him, even if there is a segment who is pissed that Zed kicked Gary out.

Sant will swallow up all of Lundy’s surplus, and the Liberal ticket will secure itself a second place. So the effort is curious.

Exactly, I don’t know why people think this will be close. The Libs will take the second seat comfortably.

johnboy 12:10 pm 05 Aug 13

A *lot* of Labor voters will be flirting with a Green first preference after the events of the last six weeks.

Deref 12:08 pm 05 Aug 13

We should be delighted that there’s nothing important for them to talk about. Everything’s clearly al good with the world.

c_c™ 12:02 pm 05 Aug 13

pierce said :

So are they banging on about this because they’ve forgotten that elections are the time to sell your strengths or because they’re getting worried that Sheik might actually “get up”

I don’t know why they’re making a big deal about it. Looking at the distributions from 2010, I don’t see how Simon is a threat unless Labor decides to only run Kate Lundy (which they’re not since Chris Sant is already second on the ticket.)

I don’t see any Liberals jumping ship to him, even if there is a segment who is pissed that Zed kicked Gary out.

Sant will swallow up all of Lundy’s surplus, and the Liberal ticket will secure itself a second place. So the effort is curious.

pierce 11:57 am 05 Aug 13

So are they banging on about this because they’ve forgotten that elections are the time to sell your strengths or because they’re getting worried that Sheik might actually “get up”

p1 11:51 am 05 Aug 13

Senator Abetz renewed his call for Mr Sheikh to resign or be sacked…

Ummmm, I don’t think Mr Sheikh actually has anything to resign or be sacked from?

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