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Australia: Those devastating Queensland Election Results: Voters hate lies and the Carbon Tax
JoNova ^ | March 24th, 2012 | Joanne

Posted on 03/25/2012 10:48:20 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Those devastating Queensland Election Results: Voters hate lies and the Carbon Tax

Thanks to Truthseeker & Anthony Watts

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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, they’re 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 ABC’s 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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: australia; australiaelection; climate; climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; queensland; queenslandelection
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1 posted on 03/25/2012 10:48:32 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: TigerLikesRooster; landsbaum; Signalman; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Lancey Howard; ...

Wish our voters had the same reaction....


2 posted on 03/25/2012 10:50:27 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


3 posted on 03/25/2012 10:54:41 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
bump, I assume this is a very good thing for OZ but I don't really have much of a clue about their politics other than the Labor party is pushing the alternate energy garbage. Are there other issues?
4 posted on 03/25/2012 10:56:31 AM PDT by WHBates
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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! ;-)


5 posted on 03/25/2012 10:57:00 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This is SO encouraging for Queensland and Australia! Never would have guessed this could happen when visiting 15 years ago.
6 posted on 03/25/2012 11:03:05 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

wow.. that’s one way to blow the carbon out of a political system.


7 posted on 03/25/2012 11:05:39 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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?


8 posted on 03/25/2012 11:08:27 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Voting in Australia is compulsory.


9 posted on 03/25/2012 11:09:17 AM PDT by steveo
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To: Henry Hnyellar
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! ;-)

I am looking into their immigration policies right now. The US is turning into a socialist hellhole, regardless of the party in charge.

10 posted on 03/25/2012 11:10:58 AM PDT by America_Right (Why can't anyone tell me why Ron Paul is crazy?)
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To: Byron_the_Aussie

We miss you Byron. Congratulations.


11 posted on 03/25/2012 11:11:06 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (There is no such thing as "renewable" energy.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


12 posted on 03/25/2012 11:14:50 AM PDT by GILTN1stborn
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Who knows, maybe they’ll even get their guns back!


13 posted on 03/25/2012 11:19:49 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Carry_Okie; Fred Nerks

I need a Geography lesson....Fred Help us out!


14 posted on 03/25/2012 11:21:51 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: WHBates
Labor's best and brightest have been thrown out, including Deputy Premier Andrew Fraser ...

Down goes Fraser! Down goes Fraser! /Cosell

15 posted on 03/25/2012 11:22:32 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Huh?


16 posted on 03/25/2012 11:25:07 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (There is no such thing as "renewable" energy.)
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To: America_Right

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.


17 posted on 03/25/2012 11:25:07 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest.


18 posted on 03/25/2012 11:26:06 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: Fred Nerks

“Conservatives likely to win 74 seats of an 89 seat parliament.”


19 posted on 03/25/2012 11:28:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If Labour falls short, the LNP should NOT grant them offices and staff and financing.


20 posted on 03/25/2012 11:28:42 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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