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State and Territory politics

Discussion in 'Politics' started by boyo, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    The LNP obviously have a massive numerical advantage in the current NSW parliament after a landslide election victory last time.

    I'm not sure Labor will take power in March 2015 but a lot of those traditional Labor seats that the Libs won in 2011 will return to Labor.

    I think a lot of people realise that it really makes no difference to their lives who is in power and revert to their traditional voting habits.
  2. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    In the Hunter the Libs would have probably held Charlestown and Pt Stephens. Maitland would be 50/50 and Swansea and Newcastle were gone. Now I reckon they are all gone.

    Central Coast is a different story, slightly. Terrigal has been held by the Libs for 25+ years, so even with Hartcher gone you would think that may stay blue. Gosford may stay as well. Hard to tell with the other 2, the Wallarah mine issue is a big one and may overshadow ICAC completely.

    But with the recent redistribution and the move to the right in Sydney's west a lot of traditional 'heartland' Labor seats that went blue in 2011 may stay that way.

    The other dicey area is the North Coast for the Nats. Don Page (long time Ballina MP) is retiring and that seat will now probably go red or even green. Thomas George is battling big CSG issues in Lismore as well, so that one will be fairly close too.

    I would be very surprised if the Libs lost, because when the focus shifts away from ICAC and back onto their achievements they will be OK. They are a fairly decent government all things considered. Labor need something major to get them over the line, and while ICAC is serving them well at the moment, they should never forget that 'the ICAC giveth and the ICAC taketh away'.
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  3. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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    So Lindo do you think that 2K in a paper nag swung those seat to the Libs?
  4. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Is a paper nag like a Trojan Horse?
  5. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    But more flammable, and you fit more cash in a Trojan horse.
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  6. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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    bag, A BAG!
  7. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    The joys of English as a second language ;)
  8. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    ...or possibly the vagaries of the QWERTY keyboard. o_O
  9. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    Think there's a good chance they will turn their attention to the Federal liberals first. Arthur Sinidinis still looks to have some issues he needs to address?
  10. Runner Nev Cottrell (35)

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    I would suspect that the investigations into the Trade Uinons will be very furtile particularly NSW.

    Interesting that ALP banned developers but not trade unions from funding. Who weilds more power when their "friends " are in power?
  11. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    Another "Look over there" moment from Runner.
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  12. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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    Hard to avoid a Blockbuster series in it's 6th successful season of breaking every viewership record ever recorded.

    You're right tough. We should not be comparing a couple of paper bags with a the crimes going on in the Unions and the ongoing Obeid gate (but the left media is conveniently forgetting this oil tanker in the room).

    We'd better not upset the leftie media. It is really hard work opening your inbox for your next story and attending all those freebie Canberra "media" events.
  13. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    Everything looks left from a hard-right perspective.
  14. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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  15. Runner Nev Cottrell (35)

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    Same quote in two forums. Get original
  16. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    Don't think you are in any position to attack people over their perspective, mate.
  17. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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    You really need to pull your bloody head in.
  18. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    Remember that next time that you pontificate, mate.
  19. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    You must have me confused with someone who gives a fuck about what you think.
  20. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Getting a little personal and heated here folks.

    I know it's politics but Rule 6 still applies.
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