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LIVE THREAD: Australian Federal Election Count as it happens
7th September 2013

Posted on 09/07/2013 12:49:49 AM PDT by naturalman1975

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I am surprised that Kevin Rudd hasn’t made a formal public concession yet.


101 posted on 09/07/2013 4:16:39 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

I’m not he is waiting for the number 76 to come up - his right really!


102 posted on 09/07/2013 4:20:54 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: naturalman1975
Liberal seat that we are worried about losing to an independent

Do we want a Liberal to win????? What is the party we like in Australia? Do they have a Republican type party?

103 posted on 09/07/2013 4:26:36 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator

Yes you want Liberal to win! They are the Conservative party in AUst


104 posted on 09/07/2013 4:28:40 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: napscoordinator

The Liberal Party is Australia’s major conservative party - so, yes, we do want Liberals to win. Them and Nationals who are also conservative and operate together in coalition.


105 posted on 09/07/2013 4:29:26 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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Kevin Rudd has appeared at the Gabba to address his party. Presumably this will be his concession speech.


106 posted on 09/07/2013 4:36:56 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

Abbott better not entangle us in Syria or this conservative will take to the streets. Bottom line, ‘Stay Out Of Civil Wars’.


107 posted on 09/07/2013 4:37:50 AM PDT by Long Jon No Silver
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To: naturalman1975

Rudd about to concede after he does his winners procession - Why would you try to look like a winner when you just had your butt handed to you.


108 posted on 09/07/2013 4:38:30 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: Long Jon No Silver

Agreed - they are sitting on the fence for the moment - which is fine if you are actually waiting for good intel. I however would not rely on the State Dept of US for that atm nor the UN.

Mel


109 posted on 09/07/2013 4:40:49 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: gleeaikin

Tony Abbott is a racist because he wants to secure Australia’s territory from illegal immigrants.

Pure caca.......


110 posted on 09/07/2013 4:41:29 AM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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To: naturalman1975

I strongly suggest that we Americans stop calling the Dems ‘liberals.’ Based on historical precedent, the Dems are the inverse of ‘liberal.’ They are state socialists and/or collectivists, and are opposed to the liberal values on which the US was founded. They stole that term from its rightful owners more than a century ago, because the term that honestly describes what they were and are had and has strong negative connotations.

The terms ‘liberal’ and ‘progressive’ get very positive responses from focus groups of low-information voters. So when we use those terms, we’re helping the socialists/collectivists.

So call them what they are: socialists, collectivists or at least leftists.


111 posted on 09/07/2013 4:43:39 AM PDT by sourcery (Valid rights must be perfectly reciprocal.)
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To: naturalman1975

Its looking like those early exit polls leaked out to the media may have been designed to create a worse picture than really emerged as the evening went on.

The leaks were designed to sink expectations for the Labor Psrty so they could claim some sort of victory at the end of the evening.

Kevin Rudd just said something like “we retained every seat in Queensland” and I suspect the spin machine was at work in all this.

This was a sharp defeat for Labor and Kevin Rudd couldn’t pull the chestnuts out of the fire after he was brought in to replace Julia Gillard.


112 posted on 09/07/2013 4:47:38 AM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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To: naturalman1975

Trying to type as Rudd talks. Doing my best, but do not rely on this transcript for anything.

*****

Geez, I thought we’d lost. (response to applause)

My fellow Australiams my fellow queenslandsrs, and fellow members of the great Australian Labor Party

Today we have fought the good fight as the great Australian Labor Party. Tonight is the time to unite as the great Australian Nation. Because whateverour politics may be we are first and foremost Australians. For the things that united us are greater than the things that divide us.

...

that is why this country is such a great country.

And that in this marvellows tapestry of Australia - multicultural.

We are all proud to be Australian.

A short time ago I telephoned Tony Abbott to concede defeat in these national ekections. As PM of Australia, I wish him well in the high office of PM of Australia. I, Therese, wish him (and family) well in coping with the stress of the office. And Therese and I look forward to metting him at the Lodge nest week in the same gracious way that Mr Howard met us in 2007.

I now wish to speak to the Labor Party Members...

A couple more days and we might have got there.

I know that labor hearts are heavy across the nation tonight. I accept rsponsibility. I gave it my all. But it was not enough for us to win. I am proud we are still viable despite predictions of doom.

I am also proud we appaer to have held every seat in Queensland.

I am proud that every cabinet minister has been returned at this election.

I am proud that practically all other members of our executive have been returned.

But we have lost many Labor members fromParliament and I would like to thank them for their courage and commitment.

I would like to thank the true believers of Ausyralia.

For our party and movement, we have known defeat before. But throughout out 122 yer history, we have always ALWAYS risen from defeat. To renew our party. And we’ll do it again.

Ben Chifley’s light on the hill still burns bright across Australia. It is a flame that cannot be extinguished.

So in the time of rebildng that lies ahead.... beacon of progressive politics. Audacity of hope.

A better place for all. Not just for some.

It would be unPrime Ministerial of me to say Bill Glasson eat your heart out, so I won’t.

Thanks Deputy PM, Anthony Albanese.


113 posted on 09/07/2013 4:48:44 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

Rudds speech continues with him thanking lots of people.

And the unions.


114 posted on 09/07/2013 4:51:09 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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Sounds to me likea speech of a man who is leaving politics. But will he say so.


115 posted on 09/07/2013 4:52:30 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

“It would be unPrime Ministerial of me to say Bill Glasson eat your heart out, so I won’t.”

Well you did and yes it was but you are no longer Prime Minister. Lack of class till the last!


116 posted on 09/07/2013 4:53:24 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: naturalman1975

He will not recontest the leadership of the Labor Party.


117 posted on 09/07/2013 4:56:47 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

Good I hope Labor take this to heart and realize they overeached, lied and insulted the Australian public while in power - there are still some good people in Labor - I hope they come back towards the center of political life.

Mel


118 posted on 09/07/2013 5:01:27 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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Tony Abbott about to make his victory speech


119 posted on 09/07/2013 5:11:02 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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Rough transcript of the new Prime Minister-Elect’s speech - do not use this for anything

My friends, thankyou so much. I can inform you that the government of Australia has changed for just the seventh time since the Second World War.

You obviously enjoyed hearing me saying it, so let me say it again the government of Australia has changed for just the seventh time in sixty years. The coalition has won 13 seats clearly with 10 seats still in play and I can inform you that the Australian Labor Party’s vote is at the lowest level in more than 100 years.

So tonight for the last time in this campaign, it is my honour to addrss the people of Australia. Mr Rudd has conceded defeat. I acknowledge his service to the people of this nation. I now look forward to forming a government that is competent and trusthworthy.

Something very significant has happened today. The people of Australia have declared that the right to govern Australia that the right to lead this country belongs to the peopel of Australia. And you will punish anyone who takes you for granted.

So my friends ina week or so, the Governor General will swear in a new government. A government that syas what it means and means what it says. A government thwt will be judget by its deeds not it words.

In three years time, the carbon tax will be gone, the boats will be stopped, the budget will be on track for a believable surplus.

I declare that Australia is back on track and is opne for business.

Today hundreds of thousands of people voted for the Liberal and National parties for the first time. We will not let you down.

A good government will govern for all people.

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Thanks begin. Can’t list them all.


120 posted on 09/07/2013 5:17:45 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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And I shall head to bed. I hope the live thread has been of interest to some people.

My country right or wrong. If right to be kept right. If wrong to be set right.

We’ve just started to set it right. Now we need to keep it right.


121 posted on 09/07/2013 5:26:06 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

Thanks for all the info!


122 posted on 09/07/2013 5:48:36 AM PDT by Heatseeker
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To: naturalman1975

Thanks for the thread and glad the good guys won.


123 posted on 09/07/2013 6:00:24 AM PDT by Clyde5445
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To: knarf

Me mates try to explain Australian politics to me and it just wants me to have another tinnie ......


124 posted on 09/07/2013 7:17:50 AM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: JoeDetweiler
What ever happened to that Slipper guy? In jail yet?

You asked this on election night, so I thought you would be interested.

Peter Slipper ran for Parliament again and received only 1.4% of the primary vote in his electorate. He received 46.5% at the last election, so I think it's safe to say that he's suffered a swing against him.

125 posted on 09/08/2013 5:55:46 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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