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To: naturalman1975

What would be the best possible election results for conservatism in Australia?


9 posted on 07/15/2010 8:55:44 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
What would be the best possible election results for conservatism in Australia?

The Liberal-Democratic Party to take the balance of power position in the Senate

10 posted on 07/15/2010 9:18:04 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (a 16 year old Australian girl already did it. And she did it right. - WWJD)
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Election of a Liberal/National Coalition government under current Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott.

Despite it’s name, the Liberal Party is Australia’s main conservative party - the National Party has broadly similar policies but while the Liberal Party tends to represent city and suburban areas, the National Party focus on the rural areas (they do not normally run candidates against each other). They nearly always operate in coalition in government with the Liberals providing the Prime Minister, the Nationals the Deputy Prime Minister, and Cabinet divided in line with their respective representation in the house.

Tony Abbott who was the Health Minister under Prime Minister John Howard is a genuine conservative, as well as being a genuine Christian (he was, for a time, studying for the Catholic Priesthood). Whether he can win government is difficult to say - a lot of anti-conservative and anti-Christian groups are running a scare campaign about him.


11 posted on 07/15/2010 9:22:35 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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