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The Election just got Political.

August 30, 2010

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 I stumbled upon a new and informative website today. http://doesaustraliahaveagovernmentyet.com/ It sums up the current political situation pretty well, and what a bizarre situation it is. Gillard stabbed Rudd in the back, Rudd stepped up and helped out his Lady Macbeth during the election, interim-mad-monk-Abbott pushed a relentless campaign, we discovered that there was Julia […]

Fielding needs his head unblocked

August 28, 2010

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As this election debarcle continued, Fielding has gone public with cries of “block the Senate! Block the Senate” if god forbid the Labor Government manage to scrounge up a government and stay in power. It is unclear at this point (and don’t hold your breath that it will ever become apparent) what on earth Fielding […]

So we have a hung parliament, now what?

August 28, 2010

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So what about this whole hung parliament thing. Good? Bad? A much needed shakeup of our democracy? A tedious and drawn out finale to what was already a tiresome campaign? Is it right that the shape and makeup of the next government should fall into the hands of so few men? These questions and more circulate the airwaves, […]

The Hanging of An Old System

August 25, 2010

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I see a hung parliament as a brilliant outcome for Australian politics. After a dire campaign, filled with a sense of despair, politics as a PR exercise and leaderless leaders, we ended up at a nothing point, rejecting both major parties. Hopefully this will not turn into a mass exodus, but the beginnings of a […]

Collapse of society in election video form

August 25, 2010

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On Saturday night we rejected both parties, apparently agreeing with the Chaser’s view of the situation: The part that interests me the most is the line “the future’s fucked, the world is fucked, all of us are fucked.” The view of the coming apocalypse, the sense of disillusionment, apathy and of giving up  – the […]

Blogger v. journalist: my election night escapades

August 25, 2010

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My election day was a long one that started with some unsuccessful vox popping before I moved on to slightly more effective pollie chasing. My Saturday began in hometown Wollongong at my local polling booth and before I knew it I was in the car and rolling on down to Canberra. Attempting to edit an […]

The top ten things I have learnt from this election

August 24, 2010

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I know this election has been all about moving forward but given the current political stalemate, it might be worthwhile to take a look backwards. Here are the top 10 things I learnt this election. 10) That Maxine McKew is the political worlds equivalent of a one slam wonder in tennis. 9) That it is […]