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Senator Gary Humphries changes his mind on ETS

By welkin31 - 4 February 2010 19

I thought Rioters might have a range of views on this ABC online story

I was wrong to support ETS: Humphries

Is this more evidence of a swing to the coalition  position ?

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Anna Key 9:07 pm 06 Feb 10

Didn’t even notice the What Women Want Party, and I vote below the line! But we should have more parties named after Mel Gibson films. I look forward to the next election to see if they have been renamed “The Beaver”

welkin31 12:11 pm 06 Feb 10

Thanks for explaining that Fluges. We can ponder that point now.

Fluges 10:41 am 06 Feb 10

I should have said “enough people were discouraged enough to NOT give Tucker their first vote …”. The Greens ticket looked like this:

ACT Group C – The Greens
Preferences Candidate Party
1 TUCKER Kerrie Greens
2 KIRSCHBAUM Elena Greens
3 DAVIDSON Emma What Women Want
4 MORRIS Shannon What Women Want
5 FULLAM-STONE Michael Climate Change Coalition
6 GEE Andrew M Climate Change Coalition
7 VOGT Norvan Australian Democrats
8 DAVID Anthony Australian Democrats
9 DENBOROUGH Michael Nuclear Disarmament Party
10 DENBOROUGH Erica Nuclear Disarmament Party
11 LUNDY Kate Labor Party
12 CONWAY Peter Labor Party
13 MILAT Lisa Liberty and Democracy Party
14 TEXTOR Chris Liberty and Democracy Party
15 MYERS Jacqui Liberal Party
16 HUMPHRIES Gary Liberal Party

Thumper 10:09 am 06 Feb 10

We need someone who stands up for the ACT, not the party machine.

Indeed, like McMullan and Ellis…

Fluges 9:53 am 06 Feb 10

What I meant was: the Greens put Labor well down on Tucker’s ‘How to Vote’ card and because of this enough people were discouraged enough to give Tucker their first vote that Humphries managed to squeeze in.

Anna Key 8:23 am 06 Feb 10

Gungahlin Al said :

“Is this more evidence of a swing to the coalition position?”

Quite the contrary I would have thought. Gary dropped a lot of hints previously about the secret discussion he had with Tony Abbott and his ‘package’, and now it’s amounted to nought.

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Please no talk about Abbott’s ‘package’, the speedos were bad enough

welkin31 6:00 pm 05 Feb 10

Any chance you could please spell out what you mean with numbers Fluges ?
I thought GH was elected by a whisker without the need for prefs.
Am I reading that wrong ?
I am puzzled what it is you think KT/Greens have done or not done when you say, “..if the ACT Greens had distributed their preferences properly.”
Thanks.

NickD 5:52 pm 05 Feb 10

While he does have to toe the party line, this is rather pathetic. I hope that he’s privately embarrassed.

ricci 4:31 pm 05 Feb 10

It is Humphries who swings in the breeze, not the executive of the Labor Party. We need someone who stands up for the ACT, not the party machine.

Fluges 10:40 am 05 Feb 10

Humphries would have lost the last election if the ACT Greens had distributed their preferences properly. Kerry Tucker really blew it. If she had been elected, Fielding would be irrelevant.

mutley 10:00 am 05 Feb 10

Gary would have to be on the shakiest ground for an upset outcome wouldn’t he?

Especially since Barnaby Rubble’s wise words yesterday

Tetranitrate 11:00 pm 04 Feb 10

Gungahlin Al said :

The ACT is not served well by these safe seats – surely it’s time the electorate said enough, and rocked the boat a bit? Gary would have to be on the shakiest ground for an upset outcome wouldn’t he?

If the liberals were going to lose their ACT senate seat it would have happened in 07 (to the greens).
When Gary falls, it’ll be in a pre-selection, not an election.

mr reason 8:52 pm 04 Feb 10

Nick’s actually

Wraith 7:45 pm 04 Feb 10

Agreed MrMagoo, and that’s disturbing really.

Woody Mann-Caruso 6:42 pm 04 Feb 10

They could use his expertise at the BoM. Hang his skinny a.se from a pole and use him as a political windsock.

MrMagoo 4:12 pm 04 Feb 10

Anna Key said :

Not sure what the problem is. Next you’ll be saying there is something wrong with Julie Bishop’s full support of Brendan Nelson, oops I meant Malcolm Turnbull, sorry, I meant Tony Abbott

Ha ha, very good. From what I have heard and seen (radio, press and Parliament) the new regime is presenting a ‘united front’. No chance of seeing what’s doing behind closed doors though, but for all intents and purposes the Liberals all no w speak with one voice….Tony’s

Gungahlin Al 3:12 pm 04 Feb 10

“Is this more evidence of a swing to the coalition position?”

Quite the contrary I would have thought. Gary dropped a lot of hints previously about the secret discussion he had with Tony Abbott and his ‘package’, and now it’s amounted to nought.

He was never going to cross the floor on this issue, and he’s merely been forced to concede same.

The ACT is not served well by these safe seats – surely it’s time the electorate said enough, and rocked the boat a bit? Gary would have to be on the shakiest ground for an upset outcome wouldn’t he?

Anna Key 2:38 pm 04 Feb 10

Not sure what the problem is. Next you’ll be saying there is something wrong with Julie Bishop’s full support of Brendan Nelson, oops I meant Malcolm Turnbull, sorry, I meant Tony Abbott

PM 1:27 pm 04 Feb 10

“Is this more evidence of a swing to the coalition position ?”

What do you mean – are you making an issue out of him supporting his party’s position? Leaving aside the debate about climate change, I thought what Humphries said was entirely appropriate.

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