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Australian Election
vanity | 9th October 2004 | naturalman1975

Posted on 10/09/2004 12:47:55 AM PDT by naturalman1975

I hesitate to suggest this, as I am fairly new around here, but I have noticed that there is quite a lot of interest in the Australian eleciton, so I thought I would make an offer here. I will be watching the election coverage and if people are interested, as the coverage proceeds, I can post updates in this thread, so people can follow what is happening in Australia.

Just an offer. Coverage starts in 15 minutes.

Oh and if any other Aussies want to post updates as well, of course, I wouldn't object. It's just I can see interest.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: australia; coalitionofwilling; elections; howard; johnhoward; napalminthemorning; parliament; wot
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1 posted on 10/09/2004 12:47:55 AM PDT by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975

yeah... keep us in the know!


2 posted on 10/09/2004 12:49:12 AM PDT by CyberCowboy777 (We want hard, tough, seasoned leaders who will methodically destroy the people who would kill us.)
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To: naturalman1975

I don't know how much longer I could last here on the East Coast (almost 4 AM Eastern), but I would love to hear the results down under.


3 posted on 10/09/2004 12:49:15 AM PDT by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
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To: naturalman1975

Great. Does Australia do exit poll projections upon poll closing?


4 posted on 10/09/2004 12:49:34 AM PDT by ambrose (http://www.swiftvets.com)
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To: naturalman1975

18 hour time difference from L.A. We'll know soon enough the results of the general election. Let's hope it doesn't end up like Spain's and Canuckistan's earlier this year.


5 posted on 10/09/2004 12:50:43 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: naturalman1975

I think FR would appreciate it! And if you ever are in Las Vegas, I'll treat you to a drink in honor of your great service!

Keep the faith!


6 posted on 10/09/2004 12:50:44 AM PDT by HitmanLV (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.)
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To: naturalman1975

Please do, we need the info.


7 posted on 10/09/2004 12:51:15 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: goldstategop

Canuckistan was soooo close... The Spainyards turned into a bunch of wusses. I hope the Aussies keep the faith tonight.


8 posted on 10/09/2004 12:51:55 AM PDT by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
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To: ambrose

Yes, exit polling is done here - not sure how reliable it will be though


9 posted on 10/09/2004 12:53:11 AM PDT by naturalman1975 (Sure, give peace a chance - but si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: naturalman1975

I'm definately interested on how the results come out. And I'm praying that nothing goes wrong over there. The Aussies have been great friends and allies and we are grateful to have you standing with us!


10 posted on 10/09/2004 12:53:40 AM PDT by Miztiki (Living in Hoooston and getting lost on a regular basis!)
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To: naturalman1975

How about we make this a live thread?

I'll be back in 2 hours to help. Only problem is that where I've got internet access I haven't got TV access so I'll be trolling a few websites for the latest.

Three more years!


11 posted on 10/09/2004 12:53:48 AM PDT by Dundee (They gave up all their tomorrows for our today’s.)
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To: Dundee

Ok - so how do we make it a live thread - sounds like an idea, bvut like I say I'm new here


12 posted on 10/09/2004 12:54:33 AM PDT by naturalman1975 (Sure, give peace a chance - but si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: naturalman1975

You folks are important to us and we send our love and gratitude to you all. You are our most steadfast ally and we are praying that Mr. Howard wins. We will be waiting for news from you. Thank you and God Bless You!


13 posted on 10/09/2004 12:54:52 AM PDT by Woogit
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To: naturalman1975

The Sydney Morning Herald was predicting a Howard landslide on Friday, one day before the election.


14 posted on 10/09/2004 12:58:07 AM PDT by Mihalis
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To: naturalman1975

gday and welcome to FR


15 posted on 10/09/2004 12:58:45 AM PDT by kingattax (FreeRepublic leads...others follow)
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To: Dundee; naturalman1975; Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator

Can we make this a live thread and throw it in either breaking news or front page news. This election will have a direct impact on Bush's and the WOT.


16 posted on 10/09/2004 12:59:40 AM PDT by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY

Thanks for your help. Coverage is just beginning.


17 posted on 10/09/2004 1:00:33 AM PDT by naturalman1975 (Sure, give peace a chance - but si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY

count me in. Send vegemite and tim tams.


18 posted on 10/09/2004 1:00:56 AM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: naturalman1975

Do we have any websites that will be covering the results that you can link us to?


19 posted on 10/09/2004 1:01:36 AM PDT by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
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To: naturalman1975
Channel 10 just reported very early Tassie figures for two electorates of 7% & 10% swings against Labor.

Very early figures......

20 posted on 10/09/2004 1:01:39 AM PDT by Piefloater
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To: naturalman1975

Please do. Thank You.


21 posted on 10/09/2004 1:01:41 AM PDT by zarf (I hate THe freakin TH keys. I THink I THought....THey THuck!!)
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To: zarf

Tasmania - 5 seats, all currently held by Labor. Early returns show 2 seats going to Coalition.


22 posted on 10/09/2004 1:02:43 AM PDT by naturalman1975 (Sure, give peace a chance - but si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: naturalman1975
Go Tasmania!


23 posted on 10/09/2004 1:05:28 AM PDT by ambrose (http://www.swiftvets.com)
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To: naturalman1975

Seat of Denison - safe Labor - currently showing as held by Labor, but with swing to Coalition.

Same situation in Lyons.


24 posted on 10/09/2004 1:05:43 AM PDT by naturalman1975 (Sure, give peace a chance - but si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: naturalman1975
Tasmania - 5 seats, all currently held by Labor. Early returns show 2 seats going to Coalition.

Isn't that "all she wrote" - I had read the election would be decided in Tasmania.

25 posted on 10/09/2004 1:06:04 AM PDT by ambrose (http://www.swiftvets.com)
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
http://www.abc.net.au/elections/
26 posted on 10/09/2004 1:06:47 AM PDT by naturalman1975 (Sure, give peace a chance - but si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: naturalman1975; Byron_the_Aussie

Byron, thought you might be interested...


27 posted on 10/09/2004 1:07:24 AM PDT by jellybean (All my posts are forgeries...)
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To: ambrose

Here is a link to live ABC News (of Australia) coverage of the election: http://www.abc.net.au/elections/federal/2004/results/


28 posted on 10/09/2004 1:07:25 AM PDT by jwm3
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To: naturalman1975

This already IS a "live thread" - - you and others with access to up-to-the-minute information (television, radio, internet sites, etc,) should just keep returning to this thread with those updates. That what makes it a "live thread".

I sure hope Howard wins and wins big.

Regards,
LH


29 posted on 10/09/2004 1:07:26 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ambrose

It's indicative, but results are very early so far


30 posted on 10/09/2004 1:07:58 AM PDT by naturalman1975 (Sure, give peace a chance - but si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: naturalman1975
YES PLEASE BUMP


31 posted on 10/09/2004 1:09:43 AM PDT by Hazzardgate
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To: naturalman1975

Harry Quick, Labor Member for Franklin, speaking - complaining that unions have slurred him and his party, acknowledges swing against him so far, thinks he will still win.


32 posted on 10/09/2004 1:09:57 AM PDT by naturalman1975 (Sure, give peace a chance - but si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: naturalman1975

Good on you Natman! Those early Tassie results sound promising.


33 posted on 10/09/2004 1:10:24 AM PDT by Byron_the_Aussie (http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/popup2.html)
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To: Hazzardgate

2004 Federal Election Facts & Figures

  • Across Australia 13,021,230 electors enrolled to vote.
  • Currently 0.35% of the primary vote has been counted.
  • The two party preferred count is 0.16% complete.
  • Polling place results are not available on election night to optimise system performance.
  • The election results and analysis on this website were last updated at 9/10/2004 6:06:36 PM.
House of Representatives National Two Party Preferred Result
Coalition Votes Percentage % Swing %
Liberal/National Coalition 10,143 48.99 +4.37
Australian Labor Party 10,562 51.01 -4.37

Summary of Divisions Won
Party NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT National
This Election Last Election
Australian Labor Party 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 65
Liberal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 68
The Nationals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
CLP - The Territory Party 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Doubtful 50 37 28 15 11 4 2 2 149 0
TOTAL 50 37 28 15 11 5 2 2 150 150
COUNTED % 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.34 0.00 0.00 0.16  
Australian Electoral Commission Website

34 posted on 10/09/2004 1:11:51 AM PDT by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
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To: ozbushkin

fyi and soliciting any comments you'd like to add!


35 posted on 10/09/2004 1:12:03 AM PDT by GretchenM (A country is a terrible thing to waste. Vote Republican.)
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To: naturalman1975

Come on, John Howard! America welcomes your continued support.


36 posted on 10/09/2004 1:12:21 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Why are we in Iraq? Just point the whiners here: http://www.massgraves.info)
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To: naturalman1975

Swing against Labor in Tasmania

Alp decided to favour greens over local workers in tasmanian forest debate


37 posted on 10/09/2004 1:12:22 AM PDT by ozguy
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To: jellybean

JB! Don't you ever rest? Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness- yet again.


38 posted on 10/09/2004 1:13:43 AM PDT by Byron_the_Aussie (http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/popup2.html)
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To: ozguy
...Alp decided to favour greens over local workers in tasmanian forest debate...

...looks like the timber workers saw through Latham's $800 million 'retraining' bribe.

39 posted on 10/09/2004 1:17:25 AM PDT by Byron_the_Aussie (http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/popup2.html)
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY

2004 Federal Election Facts & Figures

  • Across Australia 13,021,230 electors enrolled to vote.
  • Currently 0.53% of the primary vote has been counted.
  • The two party preferred count is 0.27% complete.
  • Polling place results are not available on election night to optimise system performance.
  • The election results and analysis on this website were last updated at 9/10/2004 6:14:46 PM.
House of Representatives National Two Party Preferred Result
Coalition Votes Percentage % Swing %
Liberal/National Coalition 16,203 46.95 +3.97
Australian Labor Party 18,306 53.05 -3.97

Summary of Divisions Won
Party NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT National
This Election Last Election
Australian Labor Party 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 65
Liberal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 68
The Nationals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
CLP - The Territory Party 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Doubtful 50 37 28 15 11 2 2 2 147 0
TOTAL 50 37 28 15 11 5 2 2 150 150
COUNTED % 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10.51 0.00 0.00 0.27  

40 posted on 10/09/2004 1:17:47 AM PDT by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
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To: naturalman1975

2 Labor seats in Tasmania still looking like going Liberal


41 posted on 10/09/2004 1:17:50 AM PDT by naturalman1975 (Sure, give peace a chance - but si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: naturalman1975

Difficult to extrapolate Tasmanian results nationally, because of recent Forestry announcements specific to Tasmania.


42 posted on 10/09/2004 1:19:02 AM PDT by naturalman1975 (Sure, give peace a chance - but si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: naturalman1975
Via Tim Blair:

Morgan poll tips Labor win October 9, 2004 POLLSTER Gary Morgan has again put his reputation on the line, going against the trend in other polls by forecasting a close Labor win tonight. Mr Morgan, whose company Roy Morgan Research tipped a landslide victory by Kim Beazley in the 2001 election, has put the Labor Party ahead on a two-party preferred basis by 51 per cent to 49 per cent. Mr Morgan said the result was too close to call because it hinged on marginal coalition seats, with the serious possibility of a hung parliament.

43 posted on 10/09/2004 1:20:56 AM PDT by Byron_the_Aussie (http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/popup2.html)
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To: naturalman1975

Hate to admit to my ignorance, but I am unfamiliar with your Party system. Can you clarify what the different parties represent, and which is the party of Mr. Howard?


Thanks, and again I apologize for my ignorance!!


44 posted on 10/09/2004 1:21:17 AM PDT by Primetimedonna
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To: Primetimedonna

Liberal/National Coalition = Mid-range Conservative, current government headed by Prime Minister John Howard, supports war in Iraq, war on terror. Supports US in most matters.

Labor = Moderate Socialist, currently headed by Opposition Leader Mark Latham, has pledged to bring Australian troops home from Iraq by Christmas. Anti-George Bush (described him as most dangerous man alive).

The above are the two groups that can form government.

Minor parties of some relevance:

Greens - environmentalist, hard left
Democrats - soft left, social democrats
Family First - conservative Christian party


45 posted on 10/09/2004 1:24:46 AM PDT by naturalman1975 (Sure, give peace a chance - but si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Primetimedonna

From what I can gather.. correct me if I am wrong:

Liberals and Nationalists -- the good guys

Labor -- the bad guys


46 posted on 10/09/2004 1:25:33 AM PDT by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
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To: naturalman1975

I am interested as well. Thank you for doing this.


47 posted on 10/09/2004 1:26:17 AM PDT by texasflower (Liberty can change habits. ~ President George W. Bush 10/08/04)
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To: naturalman1975

Thanks for the clarification! Your recap was excellant & most informative. Thanks also for starting this thread!


48 posted on 10/09/2004 1:26:41 AM PDT by Primetimedonna
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To: Primetimedonna

Liberals- Conservative party (John Howard)
Labour- Left Wing Party (Mark Latham)


49 posted on 10/09/2004 1:26:54 AM PDT by ozguy
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To: naturalman1975

Count in Tasmania well-advanced.

Seat - Braddon - currenly Labor, looking very likely to go to the Liberals. Liberal gain.

Seat - Lyons - currently Labor, looking to remain Labor but with reduced result

Seat - Bass - currently Labor, looking very likely to go to the Liberals. Liberal gain.


50 posted on 10/09/2004 1:27:21 AM PDT by naturalman1975 (Sure, give peace a chance - but si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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