The election thread - Will the new PM last a full term - who will you futilely vote for?

Who will you vote for?

  • Liberals

    Votes: 14 18.2%
  • Labor

    Votes: 32 41.6%
  • Nationals

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Greens

    Votes: 18 23.4%
  • Independant

    Votes: 4 5.2%
  • The Reason Party

    Votes: 4 5.2%
  • Shooters and Fishers Party

    Votes: 2 2.6%
  • One Nation

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Donkey/Invalid vote

    Votes: 2 2.6%

  • Total voters
    77

Asininedrivel

caviar connoisseur
Seems that way. It is just an extension of the ridiculous state border closures and recognition that we still have a failed quarantine system.
I am pretty shocked that we are turning a nation of heartless bastards.
If even conservatives like my Mum are saying things like "there's no way we'd be putting a ban on the UK or USA" it would seem ScoMo doesn't have the mix quite right.

Here's an idea; if this Federal Govt. has such little faith in the abilities of our quarantine system to cope with a higher number of cases, why don't they... I dunno... f***ing take over and provide some Federal leadership and coordination to the program rather than leaving everything to the states to do?
 

Halo1

Likes Dirt
If even conservatives like my Mum are saying things like "there's no way we'd be putting a ban on the UK or USA" it would seem ScoMo doesn't have the mix quite right.

Here's an idea; if this Federal Govt. has such little faith in the abilities of our quarantine system to cope with a higher number of cases, why don't they... I dunno... f***ing take over and provide some Federal leadership and coordination to the program rather than leaving everything to the states to do?
Hey leave my mum out if this... lol
I agree it is a complete failure of the fed gov to see this risk here and address it. We are 12 months into this pandemic and have the transport capacity to bring people home but not the quarantine capacity.
In my view stat gov quarantine should have only been used for localized containment in their state and the feds to look after the risk from people coming into the country. It is common sense really.

Maybe the people in India could focus on their Tennis game and turn pro as there is no issue getting into the country if you play tennis.
 

BKMad

Likes Dirt
Do we really want the fed govt in charge of quarantine? They are clearly unable to organise a piss up in a brewery and they know it. I reckon the reason that they haven't done anything about it is that at the moment if anything goes wrong they can just blame the states. Best case scenario would be for the feds to hand over the money to the states to construct dedicated quarantine facilities.
 

Scotty T

2.6 inches
In my view stat gov quarantine should have only been used for localized containment in their state and the feds to look after the risk from people coming into the country. It is common sense really.
You have to come on a ricketty old boat to have the Feds pay any attention.
 

Knuckles

A 12k rookie
You have to come on a ricketty old boat to have the Feds pay any attention.
Pfffftt......Scomo is the laziest sack of shit we've had as PM since Bligh was guv'nr. Little bitch is too scared of being chucked like the last few. And that leaves us with cunts like Mr Potato head Dutton making the actual decisions.

Poor bastards are probably better off staying in Mumbai and keeping their fingers crossed the IPL goes ahead.

Been so long, I'm a rookie again.
 

pink poodle

Our man isn't in the West
^ pretty sure that there is as much gender neutrality in Dutton's pants as there is on the modern potato head world (as I recently discovered), so the Mr prefix is perhaps a long now.

I'm also fairly certain that Bligh was more popular with his NSW colony marines than ScoMo is with his voters.

Quarantine is a federal issue. They are the ones with the responsibility for it in the constitution and the ones with a fucking department (perhaps even departments) dedicated to it. They have had a whole year get in control of this shit show with practically no pressure from significant domestic outbreaks and they have done nothing to make it easier for Australians overseas to return to the safety of home. Hopefully when the time comes and their heads are still in the sand, everyone lines up to kick them in the arse.

Also, while I am not a fan of crying professional sports persons, I do hope that the (inexplicable) popularity of one of the most boring sports around brings this gross failing to the front of people's conversations.
 

Flow-Rider

Wheel size expert
Why don't they just send all the vaccines there? They knew it would be a large problem in India before the pandemic even took off.
 

Asininedrivel

caviar connoisseur
Why don't they just send all the vaccines there? They knew it would be a large problem in India before the pandemic even took off.
Most of the vaccines are probably made there - India is a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer. But this latest outbreak has played havoc with supply chains etc.
 

Haakon

just a slapper
The back and forth between sky “news” and Rudd with friendly jordies over the documentary (for want of a better word) sky did on Rudd and turnball is pretty amusing.

Sky are getting quite narky about it, Rudd is pissing himself laughing.
 

moorey

Priapically Persistant Prat
I love what he does, but his sanctimonious tone makes him impossible for me to watch for more than about 5 minutes unfortunately.
 
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