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    Quote Originally Posted by slippyslip View Post
    I love how you think Government policy should be conducted by how your share portfolio performs.

    Here's some advice for you, champ, buying shares is a *GASP* risk. Yes, I know thats a revelation to someone like yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Did have a chat to Kerry O'Brien over the weekend.

    I directly posed to him the question "who am I supposed to vote for now that you've made all the politicians look silly?"

    We had a good laugh about their recent 'efforts'. Could be the year of the donkey vote!
    Yep, not going near the ALP while Conroy is around. Liberals are a massive turnoff as well with Abbott at the helm, truth be told if Costello was in charge, would have gone them in a heartbeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    You suggesting that the Libs wouldn't have lost the same? In most countries they are still in a recession. To get us out of it within 18 months is damn impressive imo, especially given it's Labor.
    Hope you're not suggesting that the government polices got Oz out of recession

    Fact is that Oz was incredibly well placed heading into the downturn due to the policies of a number of previous governments and the country's inherent advantages

    Rudd's government had bugger all to do with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Yep, not going near the ALP while Conroy is around. Liberals are a massive turnoff as well with Abbott at the helm, truth be told if Costello was in charge, would have gone them in a heartbeat.
    Dire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Dire.

    Interesting referral of the Michael Johnson thing to Privileges today. Be sweating bullets nt eh deep North I'd think.

    Moreover, here's a little more internal happiness, Qld LNP style:

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Hope you're not suggesting that the government polices got Oz out of recession

    Fact is that Oz was incredibly well placed heading into the downturn due to the policies of a number of previous governments and the country's inherent advantages

    Rudd's government had bugger all to do with it
    Interestingly there are a number of financial experts who disagree.
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    The latest Newspoll has Labor's primary vote support collapsing to just 35%.

    Coalition on 41%.

    The Greens on a whopping 16%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    The latest Newspoll has Labor's primary vote support collapsing to just 35%.

    Coalition on 41%.

    The Greens on a whopping 16%.
    So 16% of the population isn't smart enough to be allowed to vote?

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    I think the biggest mistake one can make in interpreting this poll is to think that (a) the Greens are going to get 16% in an election and (b) those Green voters are really Labor voters who are going to give their preferences to Labor and therefore Rudd can win with a primary vote in the mid 30s.

    I think the 16% is made up of disaffected Labor and Liberal voters who can't warm to their preferred party's leader and are at the moment parking their vote elsewhere. However, during a campaign, where there is absolute blanket coverage of the major parties and the minor parties are virtually sidelined, that 16% will halve.

    Some of it will go 'home' to Liberal, some of it will go 'home' to Labor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Hope you're not suggesting that the government polices got Oz out of recession

    Fact is that Oz was incredibly well placed heading into the downturn due to the policies of a number of previous governments and the country's inherent advantages

    Rudd's government had bugger all to do with it
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    Interestingly there are a number of financial experts who disagree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    I think the biggest mistake one can make in interpreting this poll is to think that (a) the Greens are going to get 16% in an election and (b) those Green voters are really Labor voters who are going to give their preferences to Labor and therefore Rudd can win with a primary vote in the mid 30s.

    I think the 16% is made up of disaffected Labor and Liberal voters who can't warm to their preferred party's leader and are at the moment parking their vote elsewhere. However, during a campaign, where there is absolute blanket coverage of the major parties and the minor parties are virtually sidelined, that 16% will halve.

    Some of it will go 'home' to Liberal, some of it will go 'home' to Labor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    I think the biggest mistake one can make in interpreting this poll is to think that (a) the Greens are going to get 16% in an election and (b) those Green voters are really Labor voters who are going to give their preferences to Labor and therefore Rudd can win with a primary vote in the mid 30s.

    I think the 16% is made up of disaffected Labor and Liberal voters who can't warm to their preferred party's leader and are at the moment parking their vote elsewhere. However, during a campaign, where there is absolute blanket coverage of the major parties and the minor parties are virtually sidelined, that 16% will halve.

    Some of it will go 'home' to Liberal, some of it will go 'home' to Labor.
    Naturally. The protest vote is a big one and as such it'll probably look disproportionally high compared to how important it actually is (a Green vote in a safe Labor seat is a pretty irrelevant one)
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