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#1 71Cath

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

Julia Gillard just announced the Federal Election for September 14

Can't wait, I love elections  blush.gif

#2 ComradeBob

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

There's a few of us political junkies here that will be happy, lol!  laugh.gif

#3 Guest_AllegraM_*

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

I enjoy election campaigns too, but it is odd announcing it so far in advance. I am afraid of 8 months of campaigning and no governing. I know it had to occur sometime this year but announcing the date makes the campaigning official.

#4 71Cath

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

QUOTE (WingBob @ 30/01/2013, 01:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There's a few of us political junkies here that will be happy, lol!  laugh.gif

I know Bob!

I am wondering if it is a strategy to make sure she holds onto the leadership as surely no one in the ALP (including KRudd) would want to challenge her during an election campaign.  Plus TA might have to release some policies now…

#5 MarigoldMadge

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

I do to, but I'm not a fan of this idea of a 9 month election campaign.. I like the idea of the short, surprise it's an election, 5 week campaigns.

Going to a 9 month campaign, not sure that's the best move...

#6 Frau Farbissina

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

QUOTE
I am afraid of 8 months of campaigning and no governing.


That's what I think - Gillard says it's so that they can get it (the announcement) out of the way and get on with the job, business as usual.
Yeah right

Edited by Frau Farbissina, 30 January 2013 - 12:19 PM.


#7 Satay Chicken

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

Finally a chance to put an end to this mess......

#8 HRH Countrymel

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

Oh my goodness...... I don't care if she specifically said it is not to be the longest election campaign in history..

It's going to be the longest election campaign in history!

Blergh!

I live in a marginal electorate and have a surname that is right up there at the beginning of the alphabet- this now means I'll be getting phone calls on my voting preferences for 8 bloody months!



#9 ComradeBob

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

QUOTE (71Cath @ 30/01/2013, 01:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Plus TA might have to release some policies now…

I wouldn't be holding my breath on that one.....  wink.gif

#10 Guest_AllegraM_*

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:21 PM

QUOTE (71Cath @ 30/01/2013, 12:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know Bob!

I am wondering if it is a strategy to make sure she holds onto the leadership as surely no one in the ALP (including KRudd) would want to challenge her during an election campaign.  Plus TA might have to release some policies now…


I am wondering if it is something along these lines- maybe something is about to come up (again) that will threaten the minority government and this is a way to hold on to power as there is an upcoming election anyway.

#11 71Cath

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 30/01/2013, 01:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I live in a marginal electorate and have a surname that is right up there at the beginning of the alphabet- this now means I'll be getting phone calls on my voting preferences for 8 bloody months!

I need to move - I live in one of the safest seats in the country, no one is interested in my vote...

#12 71Cath

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

First ever double post!

Edited by 71Cath, 30 January 2013 - 12:23 PM.


#13 Helena Handbasket

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE (Satay chicken @ 30/01/2013, 01:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Finally a chance to put an end to this mess......



worst thing is 8 months of this rubbish

Edited by Helena Handbasket, 30 January 2013 - 12:24 PM.


#14 ComradeBob

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

QUOTE (71Cath @ 30/01/2013, 01:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I need to move - I live in one of the safest seats in the country, no one is interested in my vote...

Me neither sad.gif Oh, for the good old days of electioneering in Ireland, where I got to unleash my inner feral on all the conservatives....

#15 TeaTimeTreat

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

Yay, I love elections.



#16 la di dah

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 30/01/2013, 01:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh my goodness...... I don't care if she specifically said it is not to be the longest election campaign in history..

It's going to be the longest election campaign in history!

Blergh!

I live in a marginal electorate and have a surname that is right up there at the beginning of the alphabet- this now means I'll be getting phone calls on my voting preferences for 8 bloody months!

Nothing gets them off the phone like a correctly drawled 'I don't rightly know, ma'am, but God bless  aw-stril-ya.'

#17 deejie

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

If Tony Abbott manages to win, I think I will have to move.

#18 Froger

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:37 PM

Can someone copy and paste the announcement for those of us who can't yet get Australian news sites up on the interweb after the flooding? Please. hands.gif

#19 MrsSmith247

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

Im a political dunce, but is there any chance this could force someone (anyone...) to challenge TA for the Lib leadership?

#20 HRH Countrymel

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:40 PM

QUOTE (71Cath @ 30/01/2013, 01:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I need to move - I live in one of the safest seats in the country, no one is interested in my vote...


Darling... stick in your safe seat!  
While it is quite exciting on election night having half the country waiting with bated breath to see how you and your neighbours voted - marginal isn't fun.  
And they haven't rolled out any pork barrels that apply to me in decades!


For the election groupies... Antony Green and ukelele!



#21 Froger

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

Bummed. What a day to not be able to get tv or seemingly most of the internet. sad.gif

#22 ComradeBob

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:43 PM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 30/01/2013, 01:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nothing gets them off the phone like a correctly drawled 'I don't rightly know, ma'am, but God bless  aw-stril-ya.'

roll2.gif

#23 Guest_AllegraM_*

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:43 PM

Antony Green must be like a pig in mud now! Can't wait to see what statistical and graphical wonders he has in store for us!

#24 EBeditor

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:44 PM

This is what she posted on Facebook:
QUOTE
‎"Today I announce that the 2013 federal election will be held on Saturday the 14th of September.

Announcing the election date now enables individuals and business, investors and consumers, to plan their year.

There is now the time and certainty necessary for the people and parties contesting the election to lay out their fully detailed, costed plans for the timely consideration of voters.

There’s plenty for this Government to be getting on with – plenty of work to do for our nation.

I will devote the days of governing to that work and then, on the 14th of September, ask the Australian people to endorse my plan to keep building a strong, fair, smart nation."


#25 Froger

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

Thanks EBed. Why can't I see the interwebz today except for EB?? GAh! so frsutrating.




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