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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Mine:

    Political Outlook: -50.5% (left)
    Economic Policy:-37.2%. (Centre Left)
    Social Policy: -16.8%. (Centre Left)
    Traditional Values: -95.7%. (Far Left)


    Party preference:
    Greens - 79.2%
    Democrats - 80.1%
    Labor Party - 63.3%
    Family First - 39.9%
    Liberal Party - 45.4%
    National Party - 32.3%
    One Nation - 25.3%
    Wow, didn't quite make Faaip's lofty standards, but you're apparently further to the left politically than I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love™ View Post
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    Nah

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Nah



    A few statements from the test were pretty interesting:

    1) Government should increase taxes so that it can do more for its citizens (big lefty answer to strongly agree, which I did, but it'd be interesting to see how everybody answered that one)

    2) Governments should do more to help struggling artists, writers and poets (I agree that culture should be an important priority of government, but wasn't in enthusiastic agreement that we weren't doing enough)

    3) A high rate of inflation is a more serious economic problem than a high rate of unemployment (I'm actually quite interested in how people answered this).

    4) High schools should provide students with condom vending machines and syringe disposal points (not both, IMO)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love™ View Post
    4) High schools should provide students with condom vending machines and syringe disposal points (not both, IMO)
    of course high schools need them im tired of stepping on used syringes and people asking me to borrow my milky way wrapper

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    "Protecting the environment is more important than providing social welfare services to people in need" - thoughts on this one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love™ View Post
    3) A high rate of inflation is a more serious economic problem than a high rate of unemployment (I'm actually quite interested in how people answered this)
    Unemployment quite easily for mine. The main concern of inflation, imo, is that it leads to unemployment and for me the whole foundation of economic policy is the concern of unemployment (you could say).

    It's abit of a stupid question really, if you address inflation you're addressing unemployment at the same time anyways.
    Last edited by pasag; 25-01-2007 at 02:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinchy81 View Post
    of course high schools need them im tired of stepping on used syringes and people asking me to borrow my milky way wrapper
    As they say in the Art of War: "Live by the sword, die by the sword."

    Except, in this situation, replace 'sword' with 'nougat'........
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    "Protecting the environment is more important than providing social welfare services to people in need" - thoughts on this one?
    I gave a big no to that one, which makes me wonder how I ended up with 99.6% for the Greens. Surely that was meant as a question on which the Greens would say yes while other left-leaning parties (and all the right-wing ones) would say no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Unemployment quite easily for mine. The main concern of inflation, imo, is that it leads to unemployment and for me the whole foundation of economic policy is the concern of unemployment (you could say).

    It's abit of a stupid question really, if you address inflation you're addressing unemployment at the same time anyways.
    Agree with that aside from the last bit. It's quite possible to take measures to control inflation without improving the employment situation at all IMO, though they are obviously related indicators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    I gave a big no to that one, which makes me wonder how I ended up with 99.6% for the Greens. Surely that was meant as a question on which the Greens would say yes while other left-leaning parties (and all the right-wing ones) would say no?
    Yeah it was obviously meant to distinguish the two and though I disagreed with the statement, I did think about it quite abit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love™
    1) Government should increase taxes so that it can do more for its citizens (big lefty answer to strongly agree, which I did, but it'd be interesting to see how everybody answered that one)
    I agreed with that one, but not strongly IIRC. Actually tempted to redo the test at this point.

    2) Governments should do more to help struggling artists, writers and poets (I agree that culture should be an important priority of government, but wasn't in enthusiastic agreement that we weren't doing enough)
    These sorts of questions are hard to answer. I'm not sure that there's actually a need to do more for the arts, but I do believe the government should provide funding for art. I think I treated it as a question of philosophy and strongly agreed, but otherwise I'd probably have moderately agreed.

    3) A high rate of inflation is a more serious economic problem than a high rate of unemployment (I'm actually quite interested in how people answered this).
    Strongly disagreed. Pretty silly, really.

    4) High schools should provide students with condom vending machines and syringe disposal points (not both, IMO)
    As my -100% traditional values score might indicate, I strongly agreed with this one.
    Last edited by FaaipDeOiad; 25-01-2007 at 02:50 AM.

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    This one had me more stumped then Andrew Flintoff was at Adelaide in the ODI against New Zealand: "The lack of personal responsibility is a more important cause of crime than poverty and alienation" ?

    I voted that I disagree, but I had really had no answer.

    This one: "Indigenous Australians should not receive any special assistance — they should be treated exactly the same as other Australians in similar circumstances" We're all equal as far as I'm concerned.

    Political Outlook: 17.8% (Centre Right)
    Economic Policy:35.2%. (Centre Right)
    Social Policy: -1.4%. (Centre)
    Traditional Values: 18.7%. (Centre)


    Party preference:
    Greens - 40.8%
    Democrats - 65.5%
    Labor Party - 69.6%
    Family First - 72.2%
    Liberal Party - 71%
    National Party - 70.7%
    One Nation - 51%

    Seems pretty accurate for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love™ View Post


    A few statements from the test were pretty interesting:

    1) Government should increase taxes so that it can do more for its citizens (big lefty answer to strongly agree, which I did, but it'd be interesting to see how everybody answered that one)
    I disagreed to this one, not strongly though, as i do beleive there should be some level of assistance, but keep it at a moderate level.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love
    2) Governments should do more to help struggling artists, writers and poets (I agree that culture should be an important priority of government, but wasn't in enthusiastic agreement that we weren't doing enough)
    Disagreed to this one as well

    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love
    3) A high rate of inflation is a more serious economic problem than a high rate of unemployment (I'm actually quite interested in how people answered this).
    Strongly Disagreed, a low Unemployment rate 90% of the time coincides with a low Inflation rate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love
    4) High schools should provide students with condom vending machines and syringe disposal points (not both, IMO)
    Disagreed, to both. IMO shouldn't be selling the idea of either activity at school, somehting it would be doing afaic despite the best intentions of the idea.

    I'd be interested to see how the following questions were answered..

    1)The lack of personal responsibility is a more important cause of crime than poverty and alienation

    2)Australia should stop the export of live animals for human consumption

    3)The government should set quotas and fine large companies that do not employ a sufficient proportion of people with a disability or women in senior management positions

    4)All genetically modified foodstuffs should be banned
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    This one had me more stumped then Andrew Flintoff was at Adelaide in the ODI against New Zealand: "The lack of personal responsibility is a more important cause of crime than poverty and alienation" ?

    I voted that I disagree, but I had really had no answer.

    This one: "Indigenous Australians should not receive any special assistance — they should be treated exactly the same as other Australians in similar circumstances" We're all equal as far as I'm concerned.

    Slightly agreed to the 1st one, and same thoughts as you on the 2nd.



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