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MASSACRE! Australian Left records worst election result since Federation
Junk Science ^ | March 24, 2012 | by Editor

Posted on 03/25/2012 3:16:01 PM PDT by maddog55

Queensland has decisively rejected Labor, reducing them to a political rump which may not even achieve party status (10 or more seats in the new parliament).

While State issues have strong influence in State elections this is a severe repudiation of Labor and its National policies – notably the despised carbon tax and the assault on State revenues through an additional profits tax on mining States’ main exports of coal and iron ore (mainly afflicting Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia).

Watch for Federal Labor to blink and delay the proposed carbon tax until the next election (which they will inevitably lose short several industrial-grade miracles).

Politicians globally are likely to take this bloodbath as a warning – voters will not tolerate enormous and entirely pointless energy taxes imposed to “address” a problem which does not exist.

This is the beginning of the political demise of global warming, carbon constraint and energy rationing. Moreover voters have severely thrashed the anti-development Greens and obstructive environmentalism.

The people have spoken. It’s development all the way.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: carbontax; taxes

1 posted on 03/25/2012 3:16:09 PM PDT by maddog55
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To: maddog55

Good!


2 posted on 03/25/2012 3:17:51 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: maddog55

Renaissance. Let it spread.


3 posted on 03/25/2012 3:19:14 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: maddog55

Hallelujah!

Being relatively isolated, Australia is like a petri dish for ideas. So glad they have demonstrated and retained their (Western; English-speaking) common sense.


4 posted on 03/25/2012 3:20:11 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: maddog55

i guess that means julian aussange is back to pimping hacked documents.


5 posted on 03/25/2012 3:20:11 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (obamacare is an oxymoron.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Correction:

i guess that means julian aussange is back to pimping hacked stolen documents.

6 posted on 03/25/2012 3:21:24 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (obamacare is an oxymoron.)
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To: maddog55

It’s a beautiful day, eh mate!

Let’s hope this is a harbinger of things to come here.


7 posted on 03/25/2012 3:23:51 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: maddog55

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

8 posted on 03/25/2012 3:33:11 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping.


9 posted on 03/25/2012 3:36:42 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: maddog55

Woot! Australia!...go! go! go!


10 posted on 03/25/2012 3:38:28 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: maddog55

(mainly afflicting Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia).
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Perth, Brisbane, Sydney (capital of Canberra), Adelaide


11 posted on 03/25/2012 3:45:30 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: maddog55

Now let’s see what they can do with it!

If they go bad, like in Alberta, then they need their own WhiteRose Alliance to give them a kick


12 posted on 03/25/2012 3:47:24 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: maddog55

Aussies are awesome!

How many Aussie FReepers do we have on board?


13 posted on 03/25/2012 3:52:00 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jvette

“Let’s hope this is a harbinger of things to come here.”

Agreed, agreed. I read the other thread on this and one of the linked articles there described it as a “bloodbath”, and plainly that is an accurate description.


14 posted on 03/25/2012 3:54:28 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Aussies are awesome!
How many Aussie FReepers do we have on board?”

____________________________________________________

Just last night I heard that my daughter, back in Memphis,
might be moving to Australia.
No details or reason yet.
Maybe she has a boyfriend there., or an IT job offer.


15 posted on 03/25/2012 4:07:27 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: maddog55

Were they able to get rid of that socialist carrot top woman leader?


16 posted on 03/25/2012 4:43:16 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: maddog55

Bookmark Australia as a possible place to flee to during obamao’s second term...


17 posted on 03/25/2012 5:03:04 PM PDT by rhinohunter (Not voting for etchamitt...no way...no how)
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To: rhinohunter

“When Black Friday comes, I’ll fly down to Muswellbrook....”


18 posted on 03/25/2012 5:05:36 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: maddog55

I sure hope our election goes as well in Nov.!


19 posted on 03/25/2012 5:08:42 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: maddog55

GRRRRRRRREAT news! HOORAY Aussies!

DEPOPULATE socialists/totalitarians from the body politic. Build on 2010. C’mon November

live - free - republic


20 posted on 03/25/2012 5:46:54 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: jocon307

I keep thinking of the Declaration of Independence where it is declared that when the oppression is so bad one cannot take it, it is time to throw off the bonds of that oppression.

Paraphrasing, of course.

But, unlike then, we can do this at the ballot box.

I am hoping that over the next few election cycles, we will see many of our elected officials turned out. That means on both sides, since many of them are like minded or faint hearted.


21 posted on 03/25/2012 5:52:34 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: rhinohunter

I 2nd that idea. I am in IT, it would be no problem for me to get a job there. But, I would have to sell my house here.


22 posted on 03/25/2012 6:05:26 PM PDT by ktw (72 ID, 536 HHC, Finally Retired after 25 years!)
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To: rhinohunter

I 2nd that idea. I am in IT, it would be no problem for me to get a job there. But, I would have to sell my house here.


23 posted on 03/25/2012 6:05:39 PM PDT by ktw (72 ID, 536 HHC, Finally Retired after 25 years!)
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To: Jvette
Not sure what the significance is of this? Australia is a big Country, do the they have the equivalence of the North / South - Conservative / Left regions where one can expect an outcome?
24 posted on 03/25/2012 6:07:50 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: maddog55

love it!!!


25 posted on 03/25/2012 6:10:11 PM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: DAC21
Not sure what the significance is of this? Australia is a big Country, do the they have the equivalence of the North / South - Conservative / Left regions where one can expect an outcome?

Sort of.

We have six states and two territories.

Western Australia, the Northern Territory, and Queensland (the west and north of the country) tend to be the most conservative. The south eastern states - New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, and Tasmania, are somewhat less so. New South Wales and Victoria are, by a fair margin, the most populous and most powerful states

This election has taken place in Queensland and that is reflected in the size of the conservative majority. But over the last couple of years, conservative governments have been returned in Victoria (just), Western Australia, and New South Wales. Labor has held on - just - in South Australia and Tasmania.

So, basically, most of the states are now in the hands of conservatives.

Federally, Labor is in severe trouble - they have a minority government which is only in power with the assistance of a Green and some independents - and the polls indicate that at the next election, they will be defeated in a landslide - not on the scale of Queensland, but a landslide nonetheless. But the election isn't due until the end of next year.

26 posted on 03/26/2012 1:37:37 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: DAC21
Not sure what the significance is of this? Australia is a big Country, do the they have the equivalence of the North / South - Conservative / Left regions where one can expect an outcome?

Sort of.

We have six states and two territories.

Western Australia, the Northern Territory, and Queensland (the west and north of the country) tend to be the most conservative. The south eastern states - New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, and Tasmania, are somewhat less so. New South Wales and Victoria are, by a fair margin, the most populous and most powerful states

This election has taken place in Queensland and that is reflected in the size of the conservative majority. But over the last couple of years, conservative governments have been returned in Victoria (just), Western Australia, and New South Wales. Labor has held on - just - in South Australia and Tasmania.

So, basically, most of the states are now in the hands of conservatives.

Federally, Labor is in severe trouble - they have a minority government which is only in power with the assistance of a Green and some independents - and the polls indicate that at the next election, they will be defeated in a landslide - not on the scale of Queensland, but a landslide nonetheless. But the election isn't due until the end of next year.

27 posted on 03/26/2012 1:37:47 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: JerseyDvl

No, this was a state election, and she heads the Federal government.


28 posted on 03/26/2012 1:43:08 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975
Not to mention that Bligh was very popular and admired just twelve months ago during those devastating floods.Now she's out on her ear!

Gillard take note,you and your greeny-loving commy party will be out on your ass come the next election....assuming your own don't eat you beforehand.We've had a total gutfull of your BS!

29 posted on 03/26/2012 2:05:02 AM PDT by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: rhinohunter

You can get a one year tourist visa now. Just be prepared for a real shock on food and fuel pricing. Its on a different scale than America.
If you do visit try out a new hobby like gold prospecting, many places you can rent a detector and you have a good chance on finding nuggets.


30 posted on 03/26/2012 3:13:39 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: maddog55

So my question is whether OZ voters are that much smarter than U.S. voters or whether this presages a similar Rat slaughter come this November.


31 posted on 03/26/2012 8:01:41 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: rhinohunter
I've been trying to convince my husband to purchase a place in Queensland for retirement. If Obama gets a second term, he may finally agree. Of course, when I started the campaign to buy there, it was much cheaper......::sigh::
32 posted on 03/26/2012 8:14:55 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: DAC21

I don’t know what the make up is in Australia or if they like this country have pockets of political leanings throughout.

I do know that, I think his name was Howard, was their equivalent of our GWB and was in power during the same time.

Just as in this country, the conservatives were defeated and a more liberal ruling party installed, right about the same time or just before the election of Pres. Obama.

Now, several years later, we are seeing the rejection of that liberal rule.

I think that is a good sign as the Australians are often compared to Americans and seen as very similar in their sense of independence and self reliability.


33 posted on 03/26/2012 9:36:38 AM PDT by Jvette
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