Skip to comments.Australia: Those devastating Queensland Election Results: Voters hate lies and the Carbon Tax
Posted on 03/25/2012 10:48:20 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
UPDATE: Is this a record? Has there ever been a loss this bad in Australian history? Conservatives likely to win 74 seats of an 89 seat parliament.
Labor was reduced to only 11 seats in 1974, and on latest counting tonight appeared set to retain only nine seats. Some analysts put the figure even lower, at seven. This would mean Labor falling short of official party status and relying on the incoming LNP government to grant it party offices, staff and resources. The Queensland Greens failed to win a seat and suffered a fall in support. [The Australian]
This is thread for all those who want to comment on this election. According to Bolt, things are not just bad, theyre seriously awful for the Labor Party. Newspoll says LNP (conservatives) 55%, Labor 26%. Channel Nines polls says Labor could be left with less than 10 seats!
The ABCs election predictor at 8:26 has LNP on 67 seats, Labor on four, others five, doubtful 15. Absolutely catastrophic for Labor. The current leader of the Labor Party in Queensland is Anna Bligh facing a 13% swing against her, and will need preferences just to stay in Parliament.
March 24, 2012, will be remembered as the day the electorate delivered a decisive, devastating blow to an incumbent Labor government. Courier Mail
For non-Australians, Australia has seven states (technically 6 states and 2 territories), and in 2007 all the States and the Federal Government were Labor. Currently Liberal (meaning conservative) governments have won NSW, WA, and Vic and now look like taking a landslide in Queensland. These are the four largest states.
ERRATA: Streuth. Technically 6 states. 6! Thanks to David W.
Wish our voters had the same reaction....
If we in America don’t do this and more on Nov 6th, we’re history/toast/gone as a Nation. It must be a top-down purge/cleansing of that POS and his commie cohorts, or we’ll be well past just “circling the drain”, as we’re now doing.
Their economy is booming. The mining and gas industries are booming. If they didn’t drive on the wrong side of the road, I’d move there! ;-)
wow.. that’s one way to blow the carbon out of a political system.
From one of the linked articles “Labor’s best and brightest have been thrown out....”
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! GOOD JOB!!!!!!!!!!
I hope and pray to read a similar remark here, L.O.L. “best and brightest”, “bloodbath”, I’m loving it!
Now, this isn’t the national government, is it? Didn’t Labor just squeak through a no-confidence vote recently?
This parliment is like a State Legislature election here, is that correct?
Voting in Australia is compulsory.
I am looking into their immigration policies right now. The US is turning into a socialist hellhole, regardless of the party in charge.
We miss you Byron. Congratulations.
Thanks for posting. How wonderful to see some positive, uplifting news. I have not really followed news from Austrailia much since I had impression they were further down the slope than us. This is amazing. Let us hope we can KA the same here in Nov.
Who knows, maybe they’ll even get their guns back!
I need a Geography lesson....Fred Help us out!
Down goes Fraser! Down goes Fraser! /Cosell
I had a huge fight my dad last night ober this. He is 70. They simply have no comprehension of the dread many of us have for our future under this current government tyranny they created.
“Conservatives likely to win 74 seats of an 89 seat parliament.”
If Labour falls short, the LNP should NOT grant them offices and staff and financing.
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