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Posted 04 August 2013 - 02:11 PM

Prime Minister visiting the Governor-General. Election likely to be called today for September 7th.
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 02:28 PM

September 7th has just been confirmed as the date for the election. It's on!
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 04:11 PM

View PostBam, on 04 August 2013 - 02:28 PM, said:

September 7th has just been confirmed as the date for the election. It's on!


Thanks to a poster at The Guardian for the info that Sept 7 is also Threatened Species Day.

Just sayin'.
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 06:08 PM

View PostHDMC, on 04 August 2013 - 04:11 PM, said:

Thanks to a poster at The Guardian for the info that Sept 7 is also Threatened Species Day.


Nice one.
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 07:54 AM

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Unlike the ABC hiding behind feigned adherence to a "charter of independence", News Limited's Daily Telegraoh pulls no punches.

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In 2007, The Daily Telegraph supported the election of a Labor government led by Kevin Rudd. Our argument then was that the previous Howard government had become weary and unimaginative, and that Rudd represented an opportunity for advancement.

Labor has squandered that opportunity, and is trying now to present itself as the answer to problems of its own creation.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:08 AM

View Posticey, on 05 August 2013 - 07:54 AM, said:

Unlike the ABC hiding behind feigned adherence to a "charter of independence", News Limited's Daily Telegraoh pulls no punches.





What a complete load of bullshit.

NBN

Gonski

NDIS

Murray Darling agreement after a century of hand wringing

GFC successfully negotiated

Trade agreement with china

Non taxable threshold raised



And that's just off the top of my head. Here's your real reason. And from a commentator with no love for Labor.

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Why Murdoch wants Rudd to lose the coming federal election is not merely political, it is commercial. News Corp hates the government's National Broadband Network (NBN). The company has formed a view that it poses a threat to the business model of by far its most important asset in Australia, the Foxtel cable TV monopoly it jointly owns with Telstra.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:09 AM

Run Rabbit Run



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Kevin Rudd says Tony Abbott isn't up to leading the country if he's not up for a debate with the current prime minister.

Mr Rudd wants to hold the first one-on-one televised leaders' debate of the election campaign on Sky News on Monday night.

But the opposition leader has refused, saying he has an engagement in Sydney and won't change his plans just to suit his opponent.

The morning after calling the September 7 election, Mr Rudd reminded radio listeners Mr Abbott had pledged to debate him every day once an election was called.

"The campaign's on," Mr Rudd told ABC radio on Monday.

"I really question that if you're not prepared to debate the current prime minister of Australia ... then I don't really think you're fit to occupy the office of prime minister of Australia."


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:16 AM

View PostHDMC, on 05 August 2013 - 08:08 AM, said:

What a complete load of bullshit.

NBN

Gonski

NDIS

Murray Darling agreement after a century of hand wringing

GFC successfully negotiated

Trade agreement with china

Non taxable threshold raised




Yep! Most of that is complete bullshit!
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:17 AM

View PostHDMC, on 05 August 2013 - 08:08 AM, said:

And that's just off the top of my head. Here's your real reason. And from a commentator with no love for Labor.

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Why Murdoch wants Rudd to lose the coming federal election is not merely political, it is commercial. News Corp hates the government's National Broadband Network (NBN). The company has formed a view that it poses a threat to the business model of by far its most important asset in Australia, the Foxtel cable TV monopoly it jointly owns with Telstra.




If it makes you feel better.

What say you was the reason for News Limited's endorsement of Rudd 07, or indeed (if I recall correctly), the celebration of Gillard's appointment?
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:21 AM

View Posticey, on 05 August 2013 - 09:17 AM, said:

If it makes you feel better.

What say you was the reason for News Limited's endorsement of Rudd 07 ... ?

Because the Howard Government was moribund and had been for some time. By 2007, it had long before abandoned any pretence of good government and reasonable attempts at delivering considered policies in exchange for blatant vote-buying in an ultimately futile bid for re-election.
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:27 AM

View PostBOOBOO, on 05 August 2013 - 09:16 AM, said:

Yep! Most of that is complete bullshit!

It would probably help your case if for each of HDMC's points you were to explain why you think this.
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:30 AM

View PostHDMC, on 05 August 2013 - 09:09 AM, said:

Run Rabbit Run

AAP August 5, 2013, 9:39 am said:

Mr Rudd wants to hold the first one-on-one televised leaders' debate of the election campaign on Sky News on Monday night.




Crikeys! It took Rudd over a month just to figure out when to have the election, and now, what are we talking here, twelve or 24 hours notice?

And some unnamed' journo calls that "running" :emot-roflolmao:
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:30 AM

View Posticey, on 05 August 2013 - 09:17 AM, said:



What say you was the reason for News Limited's endorsement of Rudd 07, or indeed (if I recall correctly), the celebration of Gillard's appointment?


Oh, I don't know...maybe because Labor's original proposal was for FTTN, which was abandoned on the advice of experts as being unviable?
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:31 AM

View PostBam, on 05 August 2013 - 09:21 AM, said:

Because the Howard Government was moribund and had been for some time. By 2007, it had long before abandoned any pretence of good government and reasonable attempts at delivering considered policies in exchange for blatant vote-buying in an ultimately futile bid for re-election.



What, no hidden agenda if one agrees, but gotta be sinister motives if in disagreement. Go figure! Could it not just be a fair cop?
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:35 AM

View Posticey, on 05 August 2013 - 09:30 AM, said:

Crikeys! It took Rudd over a month just to figure out when to have the election, and now, what are we talking here, twelve or 24 hours notice?

And some unnamed' journo calls that "running" :emot-roflolmao:



And what makes your "unnamed" Telegraph journo so special?
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:38 AM

View Posticey, on 05 August 2013 - 09:31 AM, said:

What, no hidden agenda if one agrees, but gotta be sinister motives if in disagreement. Go figure! Could it not just be a fair cop?


If you had bothered to read the Shehan article you mightn't have missed .....



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This shift is reflected in the enormous run-up in the shares of the market leader in content-on-demand, Netflix. Shares in Netflix closed at $US246 (A$276) in New York on Friday, a prodigious run-up from its $52 price a year ago. Netflix now has a market valuation of $US14.5billion compared with $3 billion a year ago.

Foxtel has responded to this threat by launching its own content-on-demand product, FoxtelGo, and is launching an online-only version, FoxtelPlay.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:46 AM

View PostHDMC, on 05 August 2013 - 09:38 AM, said:

If you had bothered to read the Shehan article you mightn't have missed .....



I "get" the easily made allegation, but put up there as a possibility that maybe the Rudd-Gillard government was hopeless and deserving an electoral whipping. Just maybe you know.

I also "got" the allegation of sexism influencing journalistic opinion on Rudd 1's replacement, though find it likewise deserving of contempt.
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:27 PM

Best line of the election campaign so far...
Greg Hunt on tonight's Q and A - "Kevin Rudd is the fake tan of Australian Politics"
Not sure about tan, Greg... just Fake will do and/or SHALLOW.
As Rudd's Fakeness starts to come more apparent over the coming weeks and people wake up to it, I think that the Election
will not be close and that Abbott will win by approx 10+ seats.
Forget the Polls - have a look at the Bookies who don't like to lose Money - Latest Odds: Coalition $1.24 ALP $4.00.
Come on you lefties - 80% of this panel - here's your chance to make some easy money... weigh into this with your ears pinned back.
Come on Bam and that sorry Green Sympathiser from WA who meets with fellow Greens in a Perth bus shelter.. put your money where your mouth is.
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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:44 AM

I don't know that a colleague of Abbott's should be making reference to fake tans, but yeah, Rudd is as phony as a three dollar note.

And so is Abbott.

So that brings us to policies.

Labor's are out there, costed by Treasury. The Coalition doesn't have any and when they do they will refuse to have them costed by the very department that will be doing that job for them should they win government.

Even if it was not just an exercise in arse covering, and Hockey was correct in his assessment of Treasury, submitting to costings would still be valid as a comparison between the Parties. The same economic assumptions would be applied to both parties policies.

Sorry, but I never was much on buying pigs in pokes.
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Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:08 AM

View Postsouthern man, on 05 August 2013 - 09:27 PM, said:

Best line of the election campaign so far...
Greg Hunt on tonight's Q and A - "Kevin Rudd is the fake tan of Australian Politics"
Not sure about tan, Greg... just Fake will do and/or SHALLOW.
As Rudd's Fakeness starts to come more apparent over the coming weeks and people wake up to it, I think that the Election
will not be close and that Abbott will win by approx 10+ seats.

I suppose you think Abbott is GENUINE? Haha! What a joke! When he says one thing one day and contradicts himself the next (education funding a case in point), who knows where he and his party really stand on the issues?

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Forget the Polls - have a look at the Bookies who don't like to lose Money - Latest Odds: Coalition $1.24 ALP $4.00.

You're another one of these conservative folk who have no idea how the gambling industry works, how the offered odds are influenced by the money already held and so on. The bookies are holding a lot of money on the Coalition and that's why the odds are skewed. The true odds are closer.

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Come on you lefties - 80% of this panel - here's your chance to make some easy money... weigh into this with your ears pinned back.
Come on Bam and that sorry Green Sympathiser from WA who meets with fellow Greens in a Perth bus shelter.. put your money where your mouth is.

Sorry, I don't gamble as a matter of principle.
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