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State Government

DavidSSS

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Dec 11, 2017
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Some interesting upper house results, a few regions with 2 seats going to minor parties. Libs got smashed, 7 seats - what a mess. I suppose the Nats got 4 but still, very bad result for them. Labor won the election convincingly but still have no majority in the upper house, but of a check there and reflects almost 43% of first preferences in the Lower House, but 39% in the Upper House. Just shows people do think about their votes if there are a fair proportion voting differently in the upper house, now they need to be thinking about their preferences too - above the line preferenceing is essential.

DS
 

joegarra

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Jun 27, 2013
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Have to disagree, her voting pattern earned her the nickname of the 6th Green. Presents very well and will initially engage until you raise a point contrary to her stand and suddenly silence.
 

KnightersRevenge

Baby Knighters is on board.
Aug 21, 2007
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joegarra said:
Have to disagree, her voting pattern earned her the nickname of the 6th Green. Presents very well and will initially engage until you raise a point contrary to her stand and suddenly silence.

How did you finish up Doc?
 

year of the tiger

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Mar 26, 2008
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DavidSSS said:
Some interesting upper house results, a few regions with 2 seats going to minor parties. Libs got smashed, 7 seats - what a mess. I suppose the Nats got 4 but still, very bad result for them. Labor won the election convincingly but still have no majority in the upper house, but of a check there and reflects almost 43% of first preferences in the Lower House, but 39% in the Upper House. Just shows people do think about their votes if there are a fair proportion voting differently in the upper house, now they need to be thinking about their preferences too - above the line preferenceing is essential.

DS

That's peduals a good outcome - I don't think it is good for the one party to have a majority across both houses regardless of who it is
 

royce67

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Jun 4, 2008
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Oh dear, the rats are deserting the ship already... How long till Derryn changes his his name to Pauline...

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-18/derryn-hinch-justice-party-loses-catherine-cumming-victoria/10631928
 

22nd Man

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Aug 29, 2011
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Labor already complacent. Jacinta Allan was interviewed on TV about the Punt Rd Swan St works and wasn't wearing hi vis or a hard hat.
 

K3

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Oct 9, 2006
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22nd Man said:
Labor already complacent. Jacinta Allan was interviewed on TV about the Punt Rd Swan St works and wasn't wearing hi vis or a hard hat.

*Gasps*
 

joegarra

Tiger Matchwinner
Jun 27, 2013
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I spent a lot of time at early voting in Werribee and the Derryn Hinch lady stood near me, and most of the time she said - upper house Derryn Hinch, hardly ever mentioned Catherine Cumming. Catherine appeared briefly for a couple of hours one day. The firm impression I got was that voters were voting for the party not Catherine.
 

Michael

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Nov 30, 2004
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joegarra said:
ALP 52, me 26, Libs 22. Preference distribution stopped as someone hit 50. Guesstimates are something like 57-43, so took about 9% off ALP.

At least you'll get your deposit back.
You did well, bloody hard as a non celebrity independent
 

tigertim

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Mar 6, 2004
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Dan still refusing to build EWL even with $4b of federal money.

“I don’t break my work so he (Morrison) can keep his”

Seems like a good reason not to build it........
 

Ian4

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May 6, 2004
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tigertim said:
Dan still refusing to build EWL even with $4b of federal money.

“I don’t break my work so he (Morrison) can keep his”

Seems like a good reason not to build it........

Andrews has a mandate not to build it. its time the federal government acccepted this and released the money for other projects instead of holding Victoria to ransom.

But in saying that, its probably time both sides put their heads together and reached a compromise in the best intrests of all. While the EW Link shouldn't be built, maybe some of the $4 billion could be spent on upgrading the corridor between the eastern freeway and the zoo (eg. extra lanes, a couple of underpasses, etc) and the rest is released for the metro tunnel.
 

mrposhman

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Oct 6, 2013
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tigertim said:
Dan still refusing to build EWL even with $4b of federal money.

“I don’t break my work so he (Morrison) can keep his”

Seems like a good reason not to build it........

Personal viewpoint is we have State and Federal governments for a reason. The states are best served to decide what they want to do infrastructure wise. Matters of federal policies are for Canberra but feel the states should get to do as they plan not how the feds want them to. Ie the states request funding for set projects not the feds stating that they want a different project.
 

tigerman

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Mar 17, 2003
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mrposhman said:
Personal viewpoint is we have State and Federal governments for a reason. The states are best served to decide what they want to do infrastructure wise. Matters of federal policies are for Canberra but feel the states should get to do as they plan not how the feds want them to. Ie the states request funding for set projects not the feds stating that they want a different project.

That's how it should be.

After having been just voted in ScoMo wont be too forthcoming, he'll do what's best for the Victorian Liberal party.
 

MB78

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mrposhman said:
Personal viewpoint is we have State and Federal governments for a reason. The states are best served to decide what they want to do infrastructure wise. Matters of federal policies are for Canberra but feel the states should get to do as they plan not how the feds want them to. Ie the states request funding for set projects not the feds stating that they want a different project.

Yeah agreed as well.

There is one change I would make. And that’s water being a national resource and not being state run.
 

tigertim

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Mar 6, 2004
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Did I read that correctly? The Andrews government spent a quarter of a million $ of taxpayers money to have the Saints/Port game that was due to be played in China, rescheduled from to Melbourne. When it was probably always going to be played in Melbourne anyway.
 

TigerForce

Richmond has a better list.
Apr 26, 2004
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Did I read that correctly? The Andrews government spent a quarter of a million $ of taxpayers money to have the Saints/Port game that was due to be played in China, rescheduled from to Melbourne. When it was probably always going to be played in Melbourne anyway.
At the Dump in R12 while both teams have the bye in R11 on their own.
 

TT33

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Feb 17, 2004
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Yeah agreed as well.

There is one change I would make. And that’s water being a national resource and not being state run.


No thanks, look whats happened to Murray Darling system under this current bunch of incompetents