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Abbott to govern with 30-seat majority (official - conservative victory in Australian election)
news.com.au ^ | 7th September 2013 | Paul Osborne

Posted on 09/07/2013 5:24:25 AM PDT by naturalman1975

THE federal Liberal-National coalition is likely to govern with a majority of at least 30 seats after a swing of just over three per cent against Labor.

The ALP has become the first two-term federal government to be thrown out of office since Gough Whitlam's regime in 1975.

Tony Abbott's coalition is on track to pick up 90 seats, with Labor holding 57, in the 150-seat parliament, but it won't have a majority in the Senate.

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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Breaking News; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abbott; australia; australian; carbontax; climatechange; coalition; election; globalwarming; govern; labor; liberal; majority; national; tonyabbott
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Kevin Rudd has conceded. Tony Abbott has just finished his victory speech. He is Prime Minister Elect, and in about a week or so, will be sworn in as the 28th Prime Minister of Australia.

We have a genuine conservative. And from all I can see, a good man.

1 posted on 09/07/2013 5:24:25 AM PDT by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975

Great!


2 posted on 09/07/2013 5:25:53 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: naturalman1975

>> We have a genuine conservative.

Great news for Australia and the world!

I confess a bit of jealousy though. :-)


3 posted on 09/07/2013 5:27:23 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Perdogg
I believe America is STILL a beacon for the world

except

See?

THAT'S what we DON'T want to become.

4 posted on 09/07/2013 5:29:13 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: naturalman1975

Good. Now kick out all the rop troublemakers and the country will be a better place.


5 posted on 09/07/2013 5:33:05 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: Nervous Tick

Same here.....looking at the last two GOP canditates to the Whitehouse....we haven’t done so well


6 posted on 09/07/2013 5:33:32 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: naturalman1975

Hey, Abbott!!!


7 posted on 09/07/2013 5:40:20 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: naturalman1975

My Aussie brother-in-law predicted his a year ago. The big issue was the carbon tax that the Labour government pushed through despite promises not to impose the tax. Aussies were mad as hell their electric bill went up by 20% as a result of the carbon tax.


8 posted on 09/07/2013 6:03:47 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: naturalman1975

Great news for the Aussies.

Whoever advised his campaign needs to come stateside and help out the rudderless GOP.


9 posted on 09/07/2013 6:05:51 AM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: naturalman1975

Good for them. Rudd sounded more nuts than Gillard.


10 posted on 09/07/2013 6:25:09 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: naturalman1975

bttt


11 posted on 09/07/2013 6:49:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: All

Perhaps he will give the Citizens back their firearms?


12 posted on 09/07/2013 7:02:10 AM PDT by thegrump
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To: The Great RJ

Is it expected that the conservatives will repeal it?


13 posted on 09/07/2013 7:04:52 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

Yes, the new government is committed to repealing the Carbon tax as one of its first priorities.


14 posted on 09/07/2013 7:14:38 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

This is very good news. God speed to Australia.


15 posted on 09/07/2013 7:30:45 AM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: mkmensinger

16 posted on 09/07/2013 7:31:14 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: naturalman1975

For any Aussies: What will be the effect of not having a majority in the Senate? Will the Carbon tax repeal have difficulty?


17 posted on 09/07/2013 7:37:59 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Yorlik803

If there is an election in 2016, I will personally vote only for hand picked conservatives who will represent my conservative values and leave the rinos and liberals of the pubs to be elected by their liberal rino fools that believe their lies. The GOP is dead as it is filled with liberal democrats who have destroyed them from within. I do not believe that America can recover from the disaster it brought upon itself and will, as all corrupt nations have, disappear into the slime of secular humanism.


18 posted on 09/07/2013 7:44:50 AM PDT by kindred ( God is just and the justifier of him that believes in Jesus.)
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To: The Great RJ

[The big issue was the carbon tax that the Labour government pushed through despite promises not to impose the tax. Aussies were mad as hell their electric bill went up by 20% as a result of the carbon tax.]

The high cost of liberalism is always destruction of the economy by those who steal their hard earned money through over taxation and all their useful idiot voting blocs.


19 posted on 09/07/2013 7:50:24 AM PDT by kindred ( God is just and the justifier of him that believes in Jesus.)
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To: naturalman1975

The big question is, in that they have 20 out of 40 seats in the senate, are there any of the six crossbenchers who will join them?


20 posted on 09/07/2013 8:03:09 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: naturalman1975

Major Congrats!


21 posted on 09/07/2013 8:34:40 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: naturalman1975
We have a genuine conservative. And from all I can see, a good man.

Will he help the people get their guns back?

22 posted on 09/07/2013 8:51:05 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: naturalman1975

Good on ya, Australia!


23 posted on 09/07/2013 9:07:16 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: The Great RJ

The first major casualty of the “Great Global Warming Swindle.” More and more evidence is coming out that carbon dioxide is NOT the great boogieman of global warming. Australia tried to be upfront with a nationwide carbon tax which the taxpayers rejected. The US on the other hand is moving forward using a strategy of a “thousand cuts” through increasingly stringent regulations by a partisan and unscientific EPA together with the complicity of the mainstream media and educational institutions from grade school through college.


24 posted on 09/07/2013 9:09:06 AM PDT by CedarDave (Benghazi victim's mom: "Hillary doesn't give a damn about you.")
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To: CountryClassSF

Each country has unique characteristics so what works in one won’t translate exactly in another but what I read from this one is that the appeal to pocketbook bread and butter issues can lead to electoral victory. If there is one issue looming over America right now that is going to cost a lot of people a lot of money it’s Obamacare and if you can message it right the green agenda. That is the key to booting the socialists out. You have to show the voter how much it will cost to elect Hillary or whatever socialist the next dim candidate is.


25 posted on 09/07/2013 9:38:45 AM PDT by xp38
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To: naturalman1975

What is the balance of power in the Senate? Could this affect Abbott’s ability to implement his agenda?


26 posted on 09/07/2013 9:41:06 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: Kennard

http://www.abc.net.au/news/federal-election-2013/results/senate/


27 posted on 09/07/2013 9:45:55 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: naturalman1975

So there is some sanity left somewhere on the planet.


28 posted on 09/07/2013 9:49:36 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The time for impeachment has come.)
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To: naturalman1975

Hey Australia conservatives: how about loosening those immigration laws and allowing some more conservatives in as new citizens? :)

We’ll build a new world down under.


29 posted on 09/07/2013 10:07:01 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Kennard

Conerning the Senate and carbon tax repeal, what will the balance of power be on July 1, 2014, or will Abbott need to resort to double dissolution. It seems very complicated.


30 posted on 09/07/2013 10:11:36 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: naturalman1975
Good on ya', Mates!
31 posted on 09/07/2013 10:29:47 AM PDT by mikrofon (Aussie Rules)
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To: naturalman1975

I wish our guys would repeal things when they get into power but they never do. They always say “its a settled issue”, the left never says that.


32 posted on 09/07/2013 10:50:40 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: naturalman1975

Congrats to our Australian friends!!


33 posted on 09/07/2013 10:51:36 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: naturalman1975

Congratulations Australia - you’ve elected a man that can talk well.

Now stick to him like fleas on a dog and keep biting him into action!


34 posted on 09/07/2013 11:32:26 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: naturalman1975

First thing in order — REPEAL THE CARBON TAX.


35 posted on 09/07/2013 11:40:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: naturalman1975

Congratulations!


38 posted on 09/07/2013 11:50:13 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: naturalman1975

Great news. Now if they could only let the Aussies have their guns back.


39 posted on 09/07/2013 12:07:16 PM PDT by matt04
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To: naturalman1975

Prime Minister elect Tony Abbott

“In a week or so the Governor-General will swear in a new government; a government that says what it means and means what it says, a government of no surprises, and no excuses, a government that understands the limits of power as well as its potential. And a government that accepts that it will be judged more by its deeds than by its mere words.”


40 posted on 09/07/2013 1:09:34 PM PDT by xp38
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To: naturalman1975

I will look into moving to Australia.


41 posted on 09/07/2013 1:40:27 PM PDT by entropy12 (With no fear of re-election, Obama is becoming more radical left..thanks a lot all you who abstained)
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To: Carry_Okie
Will he help the people get their guns back?

Never mind, Abbott is a gun-grabber.

42 posted on 09/07/2013 2:28:13 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: Carry_Okie; thegrump
Will he help the people get their guns back?

I've already got one of these:

and one of these:

as well as a couple of basic hunting rifles.

I don't need anybody to give me my guns back, because they never took them away. That is a myth that has been spread around in America for domestic political purposes.

Australia does have some overly restrictive gun laws - universal registration and tiered licencing. Amending those has not been an issue in this campaign, and so I don't know what Abbott's position is on them. It's not considered a major conservative issue in Australia - we don't have an equivalent of your second amendment, so it's not a constitutional issue which would make it much more important, because conservatives expect the constitution to be followed. But also, those who want to own guns focus on doing the things you need to do to own them within the law, rather than worrying too much about the laws. I'd like to see the laws relaxed, but we're not America, and our attitudes are not the same on this.

43 posted on 09/07/2013 4:21:12 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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Abbott is a gun-grabber.

Not necessarily. What is being proposed there are tougher sentences for people who commit crimes with guns. People who illegally import firearms. Smugglers, in other words. Not law abiding people who legally own or legally import firearms.

Personally, if we don't want controls on law abiding citizens, I think it's sensible to crack down on the actual criminals.

44 posted on 09/07/2013 4:24:29 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: matt04

pinging you to my comment on guns in Australia.


45 posted on 09/07/2013 4:25:19 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

I’ve asked this on a couple other threads, maybe you being Australian can answer — I read that Abbot says it the carbon tax will take 3 years to eliminate. Why so long?


46 posted on 09/07/2013 4:28:58 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: thegrump

You read my mind...

Then again, they shouldn’t have given them up in the first place.


47 posted on 09/07/2013 4:32:37 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: CountryClassSF
Whoever advised his campaign needs to come stateside and help out the rudderless GOP.

The GOP's not rudderless - its rudder works very well, just only for a very few...


48 posted on 09/07/2013 4:37:04 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Truth29; yefragetuwrabrumuy; Kennard
For any Aussies: What will be the effect of not having a majority in the Senate? Will the Carbon tax repeal have difficulty?

On the Senate question, we won't know exact Senate results for some time, but on current indications the Coalition will have 33 Senators, which is not enough to command control of the Senate in its own right.

But, it looks like the Palmer United Party will have two Senators, and Senator Nick Xenophon (an independent) will be returned. These three will almost certainly support the coalition on most issues, getting us to 36. Family First may have also returned a Senator, and again on most issues, they will support us. That's 37. And if the Democratic Labor Party take another seat (and that looks possible), and they support us as well (despite their name, they share a lot of common ground with the conservatives) then with the one they already have it's 39. The Senate has 76 members, so 39 is a majority.

In other words, if things break our way, we should be able to get our legislation through the Senate with the support of minor parties. Labor and the Greens together (our main opposition) look like that will only have 35. We might even pick up one or two more above the 39.

It's looking OK at the moment - we'd prefer control in our own right, but we do have high hopes it'll be workable.

49 posted on 09/07/2013 4:38:32 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: workerbee
I read that Abbot says it the carbon tax will take 3 years to eliminate. Why so long?

I think he's being misunderstood. He said this in his victory speech last night and he was talking about all the things he was going to do in his first term - a term here is normally three years. So the three years was a reference to 'my first term' not a statement that it would necessarily take all three years.

50 posted on 09/07/2013 4:44:26 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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