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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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To: NormsRevenge

Now to watch and see if the “conservatives” will actually undo leftist legislation and spending.

I bet no one is placing any bets.


21 posted on 03/25/2012 11:30:24 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Carry_Okie
Ok,...sorry found this:

Reference map for States and Territories of Australia

22 posted on 03/25/2012 11:32:42 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
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.

That leaves Northern Territories, South Australia (the two in the middle), and Tasmania.

23 posted on 03/25/2012 11:48:34 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (There is no such thing as "renewable" energy.)
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To: SunkenCiv
I spent a very drunken R&R with the family of a member of the 6Th or 7Th RAR. We shared the same last name and place of origination in England, several hundred years removed so we must be kin? Never drink with an Ozite, play Snooker with a Limey, or poker with an American, Strine is not English.
24 posted on 03/25/2012 11:48:34 AM PDT by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I wouldn’t grant the leftists (labor) any official government offices or anything. Let them fall into oblivion.


25 posted on 03/25/2012 12:00:19 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Little Bill

:’)


26 posted on 03/25/2012 12:32:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: America_Right

> am looking into their immigration policies right now...

You need to be able to find/have gainful employment for starters - oh, and leave your guns at home - no 2nd Amendment there


27 posted on 03/25/2012 12:35:48 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

technical one-party state??

and its conservatives?


28 posted on 03/25/2012 12:46:32 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: jocon307

The voters aren’t giving them a vote of confidence for sure.


29 posted on 03/25/2012 12:52:21 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Byron_the_Aussie; DieHard the Hunter

Apparently not boding well for Julia “Carbon Tax” Gillard.


30 posted on 03/25/2012 1:07:53 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Bring Back John Howard!


31 posted on 03/25/2012 1:11:25 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; 11B40; A Balrog of Morgoth; A message; ACelt; Aeronaut; AFPhys; AlexW; ...
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32 posted on 03/25/2012 1:17:59 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: GeronL

Reads that way to me...haven’t looked at the comments though.


33 posted on 03/25/2012 1:33:35 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This is what happens when the people have a vision and won’t back down from it.

Would be nice to see the same in America.


34 posted on 03/25/2012 1:34:03 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Queensland weather - beautiful one day, perfect the next! Don't let the floods and cyclones put you off...


35 posted on 03/25/2012 1:50:12 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "Wish our voters had the same reaction...."
Dittos to that. Of course sufficient numbers of them must first be made aware of the scam for what it really is.
36 posted on 03/25/2012 1:53:16 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: Marine_Uncle

I’m curious if enough of them are conservative enough to reverse the ban on firearms.


37 posted on 03/25/2012 2:47:29 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: Fred Nerks
Now that is a beautiful beach....

But you can see Catalina from ours...

Is this your Home State...or Province?

38 posted on 03/25/2012 2:55:50 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I used to live in Queensland from 1968 until 1999. The beach in the image is Whitehaven, on the Whitsundays:

http://www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au/visitor-information/wallpaper/


39 posted on 03/25/2012 3:42:24 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Ernest, Catalina isn't that much to look at!

These Aussies have performed a miracle of the kind we need here in CA and several other states! Give 'em a break.

A comment on the American Thinker blog today:

The first battle of this worldwide war against the socialists was won under the leadership of the Little General, Sarah Heath Palin, out of the great state of Alaska in 2010. And who do you suppose the feckless, flacid fools that populate the GOP apparatus see as the standard bearer for 2012 -- yes, one Beauregard Willard Mittens Romney. By the way, did anyone see Mittens in 2010? I believe he was there ducked for cover behind Palin's skirts while she was taking fire. What a man. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/03/aussie_voters_deliver_stunning_rebuke_to_socialists_comments.html#disqus_thread#ixzz1qARNFFqn

40 posted on 03/25/2012 3:44:10 PM PDT by fantail 1952 (Common sense policy: Help your friends. Whip your enemies. Sort out the rest later.)
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To: aimhigh

It’s a totally different culture, totally different people, we never had a gun culture to begin with, and what you never had, you don’t miss. Please do not equate your weapons history to Australia. It just isn’t the same. If I want to buy or own a gun, with certain sensible restrictions, I can...if I felt I had a need or a wish to.
But there’s no NEED.
NO NEED, GET IT?


41 posted on 03/25/2012 3:49:02 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: SunkenCiv

IT WAS A WIPEOUT!

I expected a win, but this was slaughter...


42 posted on 03/25/2012 3:50:54 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Lazamataz

Another one...may I point out that the gun buy-back was implemented under a CONSERVATIVE government?

I want you to try and imagine an America in which you had no NEED to own or carry a weapon. Can you do that? And if you can, (at least try) write back and tell me what it looks like. Hint: something very much like Australia, and I would like to see it stay that way.


43 posted on 03/25/2012 3:58:09 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: aimhigh; Lazamataz

Firearms Deaths, Australia, 1980 to 1995

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/productsbytopic/9C85BD1298C075EACA2568A900139342?OpenDocument


44 posted on 03/25/2012 4:07:23 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Fred Nerks

We’d need to go back to monoculture and that’s not going to happen..

Congrats, OZ! Such great news in such a black week in America....


45 posted on 03/25/2012 4:18:36 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: Fred Nerks; Travis McGee; Jeff Head; Squantos; marktwain
I want you to try and imagine an America in which you had no NEED to own or carry a weapon.

Absolutely!!!

Note for you, Fred Nerks: Unicorns do not eat normal horse-food. They require passion-fruits and apricots. Also, buy twice as many salt-licks as usual for them, as opposed to the requirements of equines.

46 posted on 03/25/2012 4:54:36 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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You’re nuts. The suggestion was that now we had a conservative landslide result in the Queensland State elections, this might translate into an over-all Australian conservative win at the next Federal Elections, which might very well be the case...and as a result, you and another freeper suggested that we might then ‘be able to get back our guns’ -

And I am trying to point out that the gun buy-back scheme was instigated by a conservative government to start with, and that Australia shares nothing by way of gun culture with the US.

I then provided a link to the relevant statistics, in which you will see that the majority of gun deaths in Australia are suicide and accident, which have dropped nearly in half since the new rules and safety measures were implemented.

And you write to me some nonsense about what to feed a unicorn and what governments have been up to for 2000 years?
Reminds me of nothing so much as a chook running around with it’s head cut off.


47 posted on 03/25/2012 5:09:18 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks for the ping.


48 posted on 03/25/2012 5:14:01 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: naturalman1975

(( ping ))

I guess congratulations are due.


49 posted on 03/25/2012 5:18:02 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Fred Nerks
You’re nuts.

....and you're blindly naive.

The suggestion was that now we had a conservative landslide result in the Queensland State elections, this might translate into an over-all Australian conservative win at the next Federal Elections, which might very well be the case...and as a result, you and another freeper suggested that we might then ‘be able to get back our guns’. And I am trying to point out that the gun buy-back scheme was instigated by a conservative government to start with, and that Australia shares nothing by way of gun culture with the US.

Oh, you have successfully demonstrated to me that your version of conservative, is by no means conservative in terms of gun ownership. You've also demonstrated that -- if you are an example of that -- that your populace has been utterly brainwashed, a'la Eric Holder, to view gun ownership negatively.

I then provided a link to the relevant statistics, in which you will see that the majority of gun deaths in Australia are suicide and accident, which have dropped nearly in half since the new rules and safety measures were implemented.

Statistics, eh? Well then, let us dive into some statistics:

OOPS, your accidental gun deaths are climbing.

OOPS, while your gun suicides have dropped, the populace has taken to hurling themselves out of windows.

OOPS, your rates of assault have steadily-risen.

OOPS, your murder rates, with or without guns, have not changed.

So, you have traded your freedom, for NOTHING.

Sources: S. Mukherjee, et.al. A Statistical Profile of Crime in Australia (Canberra, Australia: AIC, April 1993) RPP07, Table 4.5

Crime and Safety part of "Australia Now" series at Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) web site, Table 11.12

"Income and Welfare: Income support programs - Dept. of Family & Community Services" p/o "Australia Now" series at ABS web site.

"Crime and Justice: Expenditure on public order and safety" p/o "Australia Now" series at ABS web site.

For additional and much more in-depth analysis, peer-reviewed and -validation, please see John Lott's work, More Guns, Less Crime.

And you write to me some nonsense about what to feed a unicorn and what governments have been up to for 2000 years?

I need to tell you how to feed unicorns! There are so many skittles-sh*tting unicorns in your universe!

And nothing so neatly predicts the future, as the past.

History. Learn it or repeat it.

50 posted on 03/25/2012 5:26:59 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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