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ALP Queensland

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by byso, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Do they still exist?
     
  2. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Around 7 of them. That is the biggest electoral spanking I can remember in Australia. Federally it a bit different in the way the seats are done but worrying signs for Gillard.
     
  3. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That result makes Kristina Keneally look popular
     
  4. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Thats hilarious.....Labor isnt an official party anymore then...in QLD
     
  5. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Clive Palmer must be a happy man
     
  6. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Im not sure why Clive is even worried, he may as well enjoy himself and spend whatever money he has now as he will be dead in a few years.

    The man is a walking heart attack.
     
  7. Jono

    Jono Well-Known Member

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    This is all true, and its pretty funny to see actually :) In all honesty, the real reason Labor got close to winning the last federal election was because of compulsory preferential voting.

    In Queensland, and NSW for that matter (the other spanking) they don't need to give preferences. Greens voters are well known to not give preferences when given the option to not have to. In federal elections, especially the last one, it was the Greens preferences that got Labor across the line in a lot of the seats.

    Now, this wouldn't have made too much of a difference in Queensland, but in some of those closer seats, a few hundred of those Greens preferences would have got a few Labor candidates across the line.

    When the federal election comes around the Coalition will need to start winning seats on first preference or else Labor will get a third term. I personally think Ms Gillard won't be the Labor Leader when the next election comes around.
     
  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    How dare the coalition (2 parties combined with preferencing inbetween) not get the same benefit of the labor/greens 2 similar parties with as you say less preferencing.
     
  9. Jono

    Jono Well-Known Member

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    Labor and Greens run a candidate in each seat. Other than 1 or 2 seats, the Libs and Nats don't compete against each other in seats (except in WA where there is no Coalition agreement). Therefore, the Libs and Nats don't get preferences from each other in most seats.

    Of all people, you should know this Fluff. Very disappointed :)
     
  10. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Forgot, they just run them as "independents"

    http://www.abc.net.au/elections/federal/2010/guide/cala.htm

    Lib + independent who was last lib candidate + independent who is a Nat party councillor

    Still getting those proxies.
     
  11. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    "Can Do" is on fire up here. Already sacked the dick-head police minister for non payment of fine(he even got a warning from the commisioner, and still ****ed it!).
    Cutting out plenty of government perks, and basically cracking the whip.I reckon he'll have the state in recovery mode by the time the federal election comes around, then slot Can Do into Abbots job...he'll destroy Gillard,fed labour would be lucky to have 7 members left too!
    "Can Do for PM"!;)
     

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