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Old 21st May 2022, 04:38 AM   #1
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Australian Politics: The Albanese Times

Australia has a new Labor government. Anthony Albanese is our new Prime Minister.
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Old 21st May 2022, 04:46 AM   #2
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ABC says
L/NP = 49
ALP = 71
OTH = 9
Doubt = 22

A majority = 76
Could be a big majority to Labor.

They are saying Liberal votes have collapsed in WA.
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Old 21st May 2022, 04:47 AM   #3
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Looks like they're still angry about the Liberals antics towards WA during Covid.
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Old 21st May 2022, 04:48 AM   #4
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Greens may have five seats?
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Greens may have five seats?
Already called two, let's see how it goes.
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Old 21st May 2022, 04:59 AM   #6
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Let’s hope it’s not a minority government
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Old 21st May 2022, 05:01 AM   #7
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Poll Bludger has Labor ahead in 77 seats which would be great if that happens.

ETA: ah wait looks like his modelling is treating Brisbane as a Labor seat. Grrr.
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Let’s hope it’s not a minority government
Like I said earlier, I'd be totally okay with that.
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Old 21st May 2022, 05:04 AM   #9
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Wow. 9.9% swing to Labor in WA.
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Like I said earlier, I'd be totally okay with that.
Me too. After the partying is done, Labor need to understand the messages for them in this election.
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This sounds very concessiony from Frydenberg.
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From the Chaser:

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We’re hearing from Frydenberg that he believes he will retain the seat and, by his calculations, he is ahead by 60 billion votes.
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This sounds very concessiony from Frydenberg.
This is the "everything but" speech.
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Bloody hell a 10 per cent swing in WA. Also Frydenberg conceding. **** you Libs
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"Abolishing a whole tax bracket". And increasing the taxes on the lowest tax brackets once the cuts for the wealthiest come into effect.
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Listening to Fryburger talking about his partner and stuff I was really warming to him. Then he started with the BS Liberal economic talking points in utter denial of the cost of living crash that is a good part of the reason he and his party are on their arses. **** him.
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They're really lingering on him, aren't they?

ETA: Can he shut up now please?

THANK YOU.
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Albo will be a poor PM, but much better than Scomo.
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Funny how he didn't mention that the debt was also higher since his party came into government. I guess anyone can be a good economic manager when you can ignore the bad points.

For some reason I thought Dutton was deputy leader and not Frydenberg. Then again I can't really tell the difference between potato people.
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
They're really lingering on him, aren't they?

ETA: Can he shut up now please?

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Felt the same. Said the same and then they switched. Was felt across the land that just kicked him and his government to the kerb.
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Dutton will mean Labor wins the next two elections.
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People thought Morrison was unelectable and look what happened.

ETA: Also Abbott.
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Like I said earlier, I'd be totally okay with that.
Yes me too, probably the best result that could have been hoped for.
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Dutton will mean Labor wins the next two elections.
Birmingham would raise the quality of debate if nothing else.
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ABC just mentioned, almost as an aside, that Morrison has called Albanese to concede.

ETA: Annabelle Crabb just called this an "utter bloodbath".
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Morrison about to concede. **** you.
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Funny how he didn't mention that the debt was also higher since his party came into government. I guess anyone can be a good economic manager when you can ignore the bad points.

For some reason I thought Dutton was deputy leader and not Frydenberg. Then again I can't really tell the difference between potato people.
On behalf of tubers everywhere I wish to object to that comparison.
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He still believes in miracles. **** you again loser.
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Morrison about to concede. **** you.
oloo oolo
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Jeez spare your family idiot
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Hope the door hits you in the arse on the way out, Scomo. Hard enough so you don't come back. Ever.
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The dickhead will stay as a member. *******
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The dickhead will stay as a member. *******
Not for long. Pig-Iron Bob had a rule for Liberal members who aspired to greatness: "You don't **** it up. Ever." Win or be helped to fall on your sword.
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Scott Morrison's concession speech was relatively graceful. He has congratulated Anthony Albanese, announced that he is stepping down as Liberal leader but remaining in Parliament. His crowing about his government's "achievements" was the only negative.
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Scott Morrison's concession speech was relatively graceful. He has congratulated Anthony Albanese, announced that he is stepping down as Liberal leader but remaining in Parliament. His crowing about his government's "achievements" was the only negative.
Any competent school head prefect could have written that speech. Better, probably.
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I think Dan Andrews could be next PM. He would make mince meat of Dotton
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Albo's about to speak, and then I'm off to bed. And I will sleep well.
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Albo's about to speak, and then I'm off to bed. And I will sleep well.
I still have a bottle of wine to finish. So will wait to see the celebration
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