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Australia's Election news.

Postby NC » Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:56 pm

This thread springs from a thread about Australia's Workchoices program, and I think it may be interesting to watch what the voters do to this program that is so reviled by the Unions in Australia.

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Postby NC » Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:11 pm

Wow.. what a program... Google video, blogs, interviews and maps of the whole thing.

Here is the Liberals (Right wing) attack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpiqPNENejU

and here is the Labor Party attack:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gP4nN8jKxU

There are a lot of hot topics, and interest rate raises seem to be key too. Very entrancing stuff.


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Postby Cat Lady » Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:45 am

This was to be expected with the hard swing right by the Howard gov't there was bound to be a backlash.

The problem is that the backlash will be to the hard left and it looks like a do over.

That's what happens when there isn't a balance, everything just teeter totters. Eventually one party will jump off thinking it has left the other high and dry, but in effect has cause the whole damn thing to come crashing down.

I hope that the current gov't in Canada pays close attention.



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Postby wimpole1 » Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:53 am

You are right on Cat Lady.....just look what happened to the TWU. Left in shambles, total disarray and no-one but a bunch of egomaniacs in charge....



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Postby Cat Lady » Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:47 am

Here is the site where the Howard video came from. Have a look around.

http://www.howardfacts.com/



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Postby NC » Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:53 am

Now THAT is propaganda.

Site owned and operated by the Australian Labor Party, dedicated entirely to attacking the opponent. I wonder if there is a counter attack site or if the Liberals have an "Attack the Labor Party" site?


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Postby Cat Lady » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:00 pm

I was looking for information on what Australia (labour wise) was like before the Howard gov't.

The Howard gov't looks very familiar to the UK during the Margaret Thatcher days.

Give us a link to the propaganda for the other side. :)



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Postby NC » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:03 pm

I have not had time and today is buried hard in work... hoping others can look.

The incumbent is usually not as brash, they have more to lose.


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Postby Cat Lady » Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:18 pm

The incumbent is usually not as brash, they have more to lose.
Then you haven't seen the Harper gov't ads against Dion?

I see them regularly on BNN.



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Postby NC » Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:58 pm

Granted, but you have to acknowledge that Dion is on his knees. Politically I do not support Dion at all so can find very little to condemn.


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