Skip to comments.Abbott to govern with 30-seat majority (official - conservative victory in Australian election)
Posted on 09/07/2013 5:24:25 AM PDT by naturalman1975
THE federal Liberal-National coalition is likely to govern with a majority of at least 30 seats after a swing of just over three per cent against Labor.
The ALP has become the first two-term federal government to be thrown out of office since Gough Whitlam's regime in 1975.
Tony Abbott's coalition is on track to pick up 90 seats, with Labor holding 57, in the 150-seat parliament, but it won't have a majority in the Senate.
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We have a genuine conservative. And from all I can see, a good man.
>> We have a genuine conservative.
Great news for Australia and the world!
I confess a bit of jealousy though. :-)
THAT'S what we DON'T want to become.
Good. Now kick out all the rop troublemakers and the country will be a better place.
Same here.....looking at the last two GOP canditates to the Whitehouse....we haven’t done so well
My Aussie brother-in-law predicted his a year ago. The big issue was the carbon tax that the Labour government pushed through despite promises not to impose the tax. Aussies were mad as hell their electric bill went up by 20% as a result of the carbon tax.
Great news for the Aussies.
Whoever advised his campaign needs to come stateside and help out the rudderless GOP.
Good for them. Rudd sounded more nuts than Gillard.
Perhaps he will give the Citizens back their firearms?
Is it expected that the conservatives will repeal it?
Yes, the new government is committed to repealing the Carbon tax as one of its first priorities.
This is very good news. God speed to Australia.
For any Aussies: What will be the effect of not having a majority in the Senate? Will the Carbon tax repeal have difficulty?
If there is an election in 2016, I will personally vote only for hand picked conservatives who will represent my conservative values and leave the rinos and liberals of the pubs to be elected by their liberal rino fools that believe their lies. The GOP is dead as it is filled with liberal democrats who have destroyed them from within. I do not believe that America can recover from the disaster it brought upon itself and will, as all corrupt nations have, disappear into the slime of secular humanism.
[The big issue was the carbon tax that the Labour government pushed through despite promises not to impose the tax. Aussies were mad as hell their electric bill went up by 20% as a result of the carbon tax.]
The high cost of liberalism is always destruction of the economy by those who steal their hard earned money through over taxation and all their useful idiot voting blocs.
The big question is, in that they have 20 out of 40 seats in the senate, are there any of the six crossbenchers who will join them?
Will he help the people get their guns back?
Good on ya, Australia!
The first major casualty of the “Great Global Warming Swindle.” More and more evidence is coming out that carbon dioxide is NOT the great boogieman of global warming. Australia tried to be upfront with a nationwide carbon tax which the taxpayers rejected. The US on the other hand is moving forward using a strategy of a “thousand cuts” through increasingly stringent regulations by a partisan and unscientific EPA together with the complicity of the mainstream media and educational institutions from grade school through college.
Each country has unique characteristics so what works in one won’t translate exactly in another but what I read from this one is that the appeal to pocketbook bread and butter issues can lead to electoral victory. If there is one issue looming over America right now that is going to cost a lot of people a lot of money it’s Obamacare and if you can message it right the green agenda. That is the key to booting the socialists out. You have to show the voter how much it will cost to elect Hillary or whatever socialist the next dim candidate is.
What is the balance of power in the Senate? Could this affect Abbott’s ability to implement his agenda?
So there is some sanity left somewhere on the planet.
Hey Australia conservatives: how about loosening those immigration laws and allowing some more conservatives in as new citizens? :)
We’ll build a new world down under.
Conerning the Senate and carbon tax repeal, what will the balance of power be on July 1, 2014, or will Abbott need to resort to double dissolution. It seems very complicated.
I wish our guys would repeal things when they get into power but they never do. They always say “its a settled issue”, the left never says that.
Congrats to our Australian friends!!
Congratulations Australia - you’ve elected a man that can talk well.
Now stick to him like fleas on a dog and keep biting him into action!
First thing in order — REPEAL THE CARBON TAX.
Great news. Now if they could only let the Aussies have their guns back.
Prime Minister elect Tony Abbott
In a week or so the Governor-General will swear in a new government; a government that says what it means and means what it says, a government of no surprises, and no excuses, a government that understands the limits of power as well as its potential. And a government that accepts that it will be judged more by its deeds than by its mere words.
I will look into moving to Australia.
Never mind, Abbott is a gun-grabber.
I've already got one of these:
and one of these:
as well as a couple of basic hunting rifles.
I don't need anybody to give me my guns back, because they never took them away. That is a myth that has been spread around in America for domestic political purposes.
Australia does have some overly restrictive gun laws - universal registration and tiered licencing. Amending those has not been an issue in this campaign, and so I don't know what Abbott's position is on them. It's not considered a major conservative issue in Australia - we don't have an equivalent of your second amendment, so it's not a constitutional issue which would make it much more important, because conservatives expect the constitution to be followed. But also, those who want to own guns focus on doing the things you need to do to own them within the law, rather than worrying too much about the laws. I'd like to see the laws relaxed, but we're not America, and our attitudes are not the same on this.
Not necessarily. What is being proposed there are tougher sentences for people who commit crimes with guns. People who illegally import firearms. Smugglers, in other words. Not law abiding people who legally own or legally import firearms.
Personally, if we don't want controls on law abiding citizens, I think it's sensible to crack down on the actual criminals.
pinging you to my comment on guns in Australia.
I’ve asked this on a couple other threads, maybe you being Australian can answer — I read that Abbot says it the carbon tax will take 3 years to eliminate. Why so long?
You read my mind...
Then again, they shouldn’t have given them up in the first place.
The GOP's not rudderless - its rudder works very well, just only for a very few...
On the Senate question, we won't know exact Senate results for some time, but on current indications the Coalition will have 33 Senators, which is not enough to command control of the Senate in its own right.
But, it looks like the Palmer United Party will have two Senators, and Senator Nick Xenophon (an independent) will be returned. These three will almost certainly support the coalition on most issues, getting us to 36. Family First may have also returned a Senator, and again on most issues, they will support us. That's 37. And if the Democratic Labor Party take another seat (and that looks possible), and they support us as well (despite their name, they share a lot of common ground with the conservatives) then with the one they already have it's 39. The Senate has 76 members, so 39 is a majority.
In other words, if things break our way, we should be able to get our legislation through the Senate with the support of minor parties. Labor and the Greens together (our main opposition) look like that will only have 35. We might even pick up one or two more above the 39.
It's looking OK at the moment - we'd prefer control in our own right, but we do have high hopes it'll be workable.
I think he's being misunderstood. He said this in his victory speech last night and he was talking about all the things he was going to do in his first term - a term here is normally three years. So the three years was a reference to 'my first term' not a statement that it would necessarily take all three years.