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The Hung Parliament Blues

By johnboy 30 August 2010 31

The ABC reports that while the nation waits for two loveable yokels and a mad old fascist to decide who can give them what they want the fair and reasonable trio of wise and statesmen like rural independent to finish deliberating on the future of Australia’s Government… Well it ain’t pretty for the ACT economy:

Restaurants and retail outlets are suffering as Canberra’s public servants reign in spending while they wait to see who will form the next government.

Sadly the best outcome for the nation is probably another election (and with it more uncertainty) than letting Bob Katter have any power.

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Bosworth 9:56 pm 01 Sep 10

Gungahlin Al said :

That is more than enough to even out any differences of opinion over particular issues. What we’ll see is akin to having every vote a conscience vote, every decision resolved on the merits of the issue, rather than party strategy to have the greatest inmpact on “the other side”.

And that will be a good thing.

+1

Me no fry 12:11 pm 31 Aug 10

astrojax said :

presumably the same number as in every other nsw electorate..?

Yes. My bad. I meant to say NSW not the specific electorate I voted in.

p1 11:13 am 31 Aug 10

Me no fry said :

Do you know how many candidates there were for the senate in Eden Monaro? That’s a big ask, numbering that lot.

But yeah, I agree, up to a point.

Well, that is a problem. Maybe you should only have to number the first 10 or so? But that have all been done over in the past.

astrojax 11:06 am 31 Aug 10

Do you know how many candidates there were for the senate in Eden Monaro?

presumably the same number as in every other nsw electorate..?

i am still liking oyster’s solution, to date, but take ummmm_no’s point and am suitably afraid as this is of course too plausible. that, or they’d get the overbelly gangsters to expand their business, and that would be worse…

Me no fry 10:41 am 31 Aug 10

p1 said :

I think they should abolish above the line voting. If you can’t count to a high enough number, or can’t be bothered, then you probably shouldn’t be voting anyway.

Sure random luck will probably result in some weirdos getting in, but what’s the odds of the result being worse then now?

Do you know how many candidates there were for the senate in Eden Monaro? That’s a big ask, numbering that lot.

But yeah, I agree, up to a point.

p1 9:43 am 31 Aug 10

I think they should abolish above the line voting. If you can’t count to a high enough number, or can’t be bothered, then you probably shouldn’t be voting anyway.

Sure random luck will probably result in some weirdos getting in, but what’s the odds of the result being worse then now?

ummmm_no 12:16 am 31 Aug 10

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

I have a suggestion on how to run a new election (…) and then government sponsored hit squads visit the homes of those who voted Green or informal and shoots them dead.

And if the government outsource it to DHL or TNT or “Fast”-whatever, you’d better hope their neighbours voted the same way, too.

milkman 9:51 pm 30 Aug 10

Deano said :

phototext said :

The trains are still running, water still gushing, lights still lighting……

Nor have we been blown to pieces by terrorists or overrun by boat people.

They’re the same thing, if some people are to be believed…

WonderfulWorld 9:13 pm 30 Aug 10

Long live the Queen. At least somebody is looking over (A)us.

Deano 9:12 pm 30 Aug 10

phototext said :

The trains are still running, water still gushing, lights still lighting……

Nor have we been blown to pieces by terrorists or overrun by boat people.

Primal 7:36 pm 30 Aug 10

phototext said :

The trains are still running

That’s odd, we didn’t even have trains before Caretaker…

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