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  • LIVE THREAD: Australian Federal Election Count as it happens

    09/07/2013 12:49:49 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 124 replies
    7th September 2013
    We have had Live Threads here at Freerepublic for the count for the last three Australian Federal elections - in 2004 which ended in conservative victory, then again in 2007 which ended in defeat for the conservatives and a Labor government, and then again in 2010 which gave us a hung Parliament, where Labor continued governing with the support of the Greens and independents. This is the live thread for 2013 - polls close and the count begins in about 10 minutes. Polls and exit polls indicate a victory for the conservative coalition under Tony Abbott is highly likely. A...
  • Toxic leadership leaves Labor looking for a miracle (Australian election)

    09/01/2013 10:43:34 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies
    The Australian ^ | 2nd September 2013 | Dennis Shanahan
    LABOR won power in 2007 on a Ruddslide, but looks like losing power in 2013 in a Ruddbath. The popularity of Kevin Rudd, which won Labor a swathe of seats in Queensland, is turning into voter retribution that has the ALP facing a worse result on Saturday than Paul Keating's loss to John Howard in 1996. The "unelectable" Tony Abbott is now preferred prime minister, and the great campaigning "comeback kid" Prime Minister is more unpopular than he ever has been. With a primary vote of just 33 per cent in the last week of the election campaign, the legitimate...
  • (Australian Prime Minister) Labor leader has lost public's faith

    10/10/2011 12:50:42 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies
    The Australian ^ | 11th October 2011 | Dennis Shanahan
    LABOR may have finally bounced off rock bottom but Australia's oldest political party and its leader are still facing a historic loss of public confidence and electoral failure. A three-point rise in the Newspoll primary vote for the ALP has avoided the unthinkable for the Gillard government of going to 25 per cent or below to have less support than the combined vote for the Greens and various odds and sods, but the broader view of this survey of public opinion about Labor - as well as the personal standing of Julia Gillard - is devastating. The electorate has not...
  • Alp-sized peaks found entombed in Antarctic ice

    02/24/2009 4:56:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,077+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/24/09 | Alister Doyle
    OSLO (Reuters) – Jagged mountains the size of the Alps have been found entombed in Antarctica's ice, giving new clues about the vast ice sheet that will raise world sea levels if even a fraction of it melts, scientists said on Tuesday. Using radar and gravity sensors, the experts made the first detailed maps of the Gamburtsev subglacial mountains, originally detected by Russian scientists 50 years ago at the heart of the East Antarctic ice sheet. "The surprising thing was that not only is this mountain range the size of the Alps, but it looks quite similar to the (European)...
  • Head in the clouds

    11/11/2005 3:32:24 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 201+ views
    The Australian ^ | 12th November 2005 | Dennis Shanahan
    The ALP is risking its credibility over terror but the Coalition has its own voter gap, writes National political editor Dennis Shanahan THERE is a great disconnection in Australia between many of our politicians, academics, lawyers and journalists and what the Australian people believe and want. In part, it is a matter of declining trust in our leaders and institutions, but it is also deeper than that, with enormous ramifications for the political landscape. This week's arrests of terror suspects and the fierce political recriminations and allegations that took place before and after them are a stark example of the...
  • Canada's 'Conservatives' to the Left of Liberal and Labour Parties Worldwide (esp Australia and NZ)

    08/11/2005 5:12:54 PM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 8 replies · 732+ views
    Lifesite ^ | Tuesday July 5, 2005
    BRISBANE, Australia, July 5, 2005 ( – A university professor who has lived and worked overseas for 20 years, while on a return visit to Canada, described the Canadian misconception that the Conservative Party is “too right wing” as “disorienting,” when he compares the party to other conservative parties such as those in the UK, New Zealand, Australia and the US. “It was disorienting to return to Canada and to be met, continually, with this total lack of global perspective,” James Allan wrote in his op-ed, “It's time for a global perspective,” that appeared in Monday’s National Post. Allan explained...
  • Too many guns about: Premier

    02/10/2005 8:22:33 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 13 replies · 590+ views ^ | February 10, 2005
    ONE gun in the hands of a criminal was one gun too many, NSW Premier Bob Carr said today. His comments follow revelations an early morning commuter was robbed at gunpoint at a western Sydney railway station last month. The 34-year-old victim, known only as Paul, had a gun pressed to his neck and was forced to hand over his watch at Harris Park railway station about 6.45am (AEDT) on January 11. Mr Carr today said the Government was working hard with police to reduce the number of guns in the community. When asked if there were too many guns...
  • Workers are the life of the party (Good grief, I agree with Phillip Adams)

    12/20/2004 1:48:16 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies · 278+ views
    The Australian ^ | 21st December 2004 | Phillip Adams
    FORGET Cinderella's career path - from humble hearth to royal palace. A greater fairy story is central to the American dream. "From log cabin to White House." Of course, presidents from log cabins were few and far between. Harry S Truman had a haberdasher's shop, George W. Bush a failed oil company and Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived at the White House in his jeep. In the case of Ronald Reagan, it was from the film set to the Oval Office -- via the governor's mansion currently accommodating Arnie Schwarzenegger. Like our own beloved Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Jimmy Carter had a previous...
  • Anglosphere's leadership is singing in tune

    11/25/2004 8:35:51 PM PST · by Dundee · 7 replies · 1,069+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 26, 2004
    Editorial: Anglosphere's leadership is singing in tune IN an analysis of George W. Bush's election victory in the current issue of The Economist, the magazine's acerbic US commentator, "Lexington", warns the Democrats against the self-serving view that the US President won by appealing to base instincts such as fear and hatred. The Republicans "clobbered them on hope". Mr Bush was better than John Kerry at "exuding optimism" and "addressing the aspirations of an aspirational people". This is always the winning strategy in a pro-growth culture such as the US, and shows the Republicans have turned themselves into the "party of...
  • No anniversary joy for Latham

    11/25/2004 7:56:40 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 15 replies · 484+ views ^ | 26 November 2004 | Aussie Dasher
    MARK Latham will celebrate his first anniversary as opposition leader on Wednesday, but no one is betting on him lasting to his second. If Labor looked split when Mr Latham took over the leadership last December, the rifts are gaping a year on. He has been labelled a dead parrot by a former Beazley adviser, a narcissist who won't listen to anyone by anonymous frontbenchers, and a bully by a state Labor premier. He has allegedly had an angry bust-up with factional heavyweight Stephen Conroy, accusing him of leaking internal ructions to journalists, and says one journalist has been sold...
  • It Couldn’t Happen Here (Australian Jewish columnist looks at New Zealand and worries about Oz Jews)

    07/20/2004 5:33:14 AM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 22 replies · 971+ views
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | Jul 20, '04 / 2 Av 5764 | Stan Beer
    As a Jewish boy growing up in an Anglo-Christian country like Australia, I often reflected on my parents’ horrific experiences in wartime Poland. I remember being fascinated that, in modern times, in the heart of the civilized world, innocent men, women and children could be slaughtered by inhuman thugs while ordinary people looked the other way. However, what happened to my parents and their fellow European Jews never really frightened me, because I felt it could never happen in a place like Australia. “That could never happen here,” I would tell myself. “Australians are too decent. We’re all Australians here,...
  • Banking has changed; not so the bashing (Bank bashings by Australian Left!)

    06/21/2004 7:31:07 PM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 10 replies · 189+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | June 22, 2004 | Paddy McGuinness
    So the Labor Party has decided to go in for another bout of bank bashing. This is a sport much beloved of the loonier elements in the party and the community generally, and it always goes well in the country. Fear of "the money power" has always been rife on the Left; and farmers and populists have always believed in the idea of cheap and unlimited credit, which is being withheld from them only by the profiteering owners of banks. It is surprising, though perhaps inevitable, that the Labor leader, Mark Latham, should have forgotten most of what he learnt...
  • 'After Baghdad, Yangon'

    03/30/2003 6:09:18 PM PST · by Enemy Of The State · 5 replies · 307+ views
    A Times ^ | 3.29.03 | Nelson Rand
    'After Baghdad, Yangon'By Nelson Rand MAE SOT, Thailand - If George W Bush is wondering where next to take his "regime change" crusade after he's polished off Saddam Hussein, Saw Bawah has a suggestion: Myanmar. Saw Bawah is a medic with the Karen National Liberation Army. Recently he came across the border from his jungle base camp in Myanmar to this small Thai town to watch the US-led "shock and awe" campaign against Iraq on a television in the office of the Arakan Liberation Party (ALP), an armed ethnic group opposed to the ruling junta in Yangon. Saw Bawah's Karen...