The Australian politics thread
I thought this might be useful, 'cause we have a few state elections coming up in the not too distant future and it might be cool to have a thread to dig up should you have the odd observation to make about Aussie politics. The thread we had for the 2004 elections had some pretty good discussions.
Anyhow, to kick things off, I've been watching what's been going on in NSW in recent times, and it got me thinking. How rusted on, or fixed is your vote? Mine in general is fairly fixed - I'm a Labor voter for the most part, and haven't voted Liberal up to now, although it should be said I haven't voted for Labor since '98 either. But looking at NSW, and the incredible incompetence of state Labor under Iemma (as well as his own boorish and idiotic personality), I think I'd be severely tempted to not have my vote particularly advantage Labor at all (as in, I would likely vote for the Greens and preference the Libs over Labor) if I lived there.
Shocking, I know, but it just seems that bad. If I lived in that state, I'd be utterly fed up, and at some stage, unless the alternative is known to be manifestly worse, I think governments like this have earned being outed. Thoughts? I'm particularly interested in anybody who generally votes Labor.