1,381 thoughts on “Federal Election Night 2022”

  1. Albanese didn’t attend an exclusive school, he attended St Mary’s Cathedral School, adjacent to St Mary’s Cathedral. And my understanding is that it was his grandfather who ran the printing business. As for the housing commission story, so what, Latham grew up in housing commission and in much harder circumstances than Albanese.


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  2. John Hewson’s ex-missus was at the Barney shindig last night. She used to work with Mrs A at the bank. We had a quick chat. Lovely lady.

    She paid his way through University by working hard at two jobs. As soon as he worked his way up the political ladder, he had an affair and pissed off.

    Bloody houso.


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  3. “I watched Katherine Deves on Outsiders; she doesn’t seem like a woke ratbag who only makes sense on gender. At least she thinks tits are only on women.”

    All correct, and Katherine’s opinions aren’t remotely “controversial”.


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  4. Where’s this “worst Coalition result since 1943” rot coming from?
    Labor Headquarters?
    There were 76 seats in 1943 and there was a 30 seat turnaround.
    There’s 151 Seats in 2022 [twice as many], Coalition have maybe lost 16, Labor have picked up 7 at best.
    Every time the Coalition gets kicked out, the pundits are falling over themselves to declare the poor old Liberal Party a goner.
    I wouldn’t say Dutton is a certainty yet, the AEC can always say they’ve given 3,000 0f Josh’s to Ryan by mistake.


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  5. KD at 6:52.
    What we got here is a case of an AEC employee who was faced with a three way contest and jumped the wrong way in picking the two who would be left as preferences were rolled up.
    I think the most methodical method of counting votes would be to do it exactly as a preferential system should work.
    .1 Count all first preferences and tally them.
    .2 Identify the candidate with the lowest number of votes and allocate their votes to their #2 preferences.
    .3 Identify the next lowest level of votes (may not be the same as the second lowest candidate before the first allocation). Allocate their votes to their #2 preference. If their #2 has already been eliminated, go to their #3.
    .4 Rinse and repeat until two heaps are left. Biggest heap wins.
    This “bottom up” approach is more methodical but is slow. Too slow for a quick result before Barrie Cassidy has to have his Milo and go to bed. So they take a punt on the likely two highest voting candidates and start throwing votes from the others at those piles.
    An approach which works OK where there are two obvious standouts, but is a bit fraught where it might be a 3-4 way contest particularly where support for different candidates may be variable across different booths.
    One thing it is not.
    It is not a fraud on the UAP ladeeeee.


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  6. Monty is a stereotypical affluent middle class type who thinks everyone, especially ‘you lot’ can be stuffed into one of the stereotype boxes of his progressive creation*.
    Not quite faux western suburbs battler Labor royalty, that would require a pad in Williamstown but oh so close.
    *Talk about living in the 1950s.


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  7. . As soon as he worked his way up the political ladder, he had an affair and pissed off.

    From memory, the lady wreaked a terrible revenge – accompanied by their children, she gave a “tell all” interview to “Sixty Minutes” in the buildup to the 1993 election.


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  8. Divine isn’t rocking into the Under 10s Netball change rooms anytime soon, Cassie.
    Her schtick is a non issue, Scotty took the voters for fools and they saw thru it.
    Matt Kean called it early on, but Scotty put the Bulldozer into second gear anyway and 18 of his mates are heading to Centerlink as a result.


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  9. Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
    May 22, 2022 at 5:13 pm
    Tamil family sheds ‘happy tears’ as Labor win paves path home to Biloela

    Guess where all the soon to be incoming Sri Lankan illegal immigrants can be housed? It begins with ‘B’ and ends in ‘a’.

    Wait for the squealing to start. There will be different tears form the townsfolk then.


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  10. once a houso from Welfare Street, Beverley Hills, NSW

    Anyone who goes around loudly bragging about being destitute in their yoof, was not.

    “Existed in a shoebox in middle of road, we did, chowing down on a handful of gravel for dinner and burning our Calvins at night to keep warm …”

    Sacré bleu.


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  11. Divine isn’t rocking into the Under 10s Netball change rooms anytime soon

    And who among us claimed the dogshit eating imbecile was, Eddles?

    Oh, that’s right – your good self.


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  12. bragging about being destitute in their yoof

    Every political quisling parasite to have blighted western “democracies” in my lifetime.

    They just can’t help themselves.


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  13. If their #2 has already been eliminated, go to their #3.

    No shit, sherlock?

    .4 Rinse and repeat until two heaps are left. Biggest heap wins.
    This “bottom up” approach is more methodical but is slow.

    It’s also fucking stupid.
    There are usually 50 odd Booths with an average of 1500 votes at each.
    The 1 and 2 may differ substantially between Booths, so the procedure is for all Booths to report their first preference counts for the individual Candidates and the DRO to make the decision on which 2 will make the cut.
    Last night the Hinkler DRO decided Jack Dempsey would make the cut, even though he had only half of what the ALP guy, Scanes had.
    Given that the ALP has a superior Postal Vote game, why he made that decision is incomprehensible.


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  14. Armadillo says: May 22, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    She paid his way through University by working hard at two jobs. As soon as he worked his way up the political ladder, he had an affair and pissed off.

    IIRC he walked out on her & the kids on Christmas Day.


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  15. Head Job Harris:

    Cackling incoherently: “Well, you know, yo’all, (yet more cackling) we existed on dead rodents when I was a li’l one – and we chowed down on a lot of gravel when there weren’t no rats around, I tells ya.”

    Everyone else on the planet: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ….


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  16. Wait for the squealing to start. There will be different tears form the townsfolk then.
    Bilo doesn’t want them.
    The problem is that the Meatworks is the only employer in town, so if someone or everyone puts their head up, voila, no job/no meatworks.


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  17. What was the task you wanted to assign to myself and KD earlier today?

    Trying to sell “Conservatism” to a less than gruntled electorate.

    You both know you want to.


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  18. John Hewson, former Liberal leader, was once a houso from Welfare Street, Beverley Hills, NSW.

    Which proves my point about the modern party. He is not in the Liberal Party any more, it moved away from him and towards the right many years ago. You lot would shiv him in the street if you saw him.

    The Liberals can go in many directions from here, but becoming a party of the working class is not among their viable options. Unless they want to become something else entirely which… sure, go ahead, see if that works.


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  19. Come on now Monty what exactly is a ‘houso’ you insufferable snob.

    I can probably help you out there having been raised in a small 11 square, 3 bedroom weatherboard housing commission house in Mayfield Tasmania in the 1950’s. There were 7 of us and we needed bunks because there wasn’t enough floor space in the bedrooms for everyone to have a bed. We had an outside toilet with the can collected once a week, there was no insulation and no heating except a fireplace in one room. There were no built in robes or shower. No reticulated water supply and only one small corrugated iron water tank… the roads were gravel without gutters and all waste water passed through a grease trap. An iceman delivered a block of ice twice a week for our ice box and the pig man collected our waste organic matter for his pigs. There was no other rubbish collection.

    I believe that is pretty close to what a ‘houso’ is…


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  20. “Guess where all the soon to be incoming Sri Lankan illegal immigrants can be housed? It begins with ‘B’ and ends in ‘a’.”

    I have some better and more salubrious ideas for lodging them….they’ll love it, the first one begins with “W” and ends in a “a”, second begins with “W” and ends in “h” and the third one begins with “K” and ends with “g”.


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  21. You lot would shiv him in the street if you saw him.

    I shivved him in ‘93.

    Next.

    You are barking up the wrong tree if you think the majority of us are in mourning. Your imaginations of “the working class” are outdated. No one stands at unfenced loom or coalface any more. That’s been outsourced to the third world.


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  22. Rabzsays:

    May 22, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    What was the task you wanted to assign to myself and KD earlier today?

    Trying to sell “Conservatism” to a less than gruntled electorate

    I am working through them one by one.
    As they say on the diet pill packets, “individual results may vary”.


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  23. I believe that is pretty close to what a ‘houso’ is…

    It was, back in the day, Digger. Less so now ..

    Now it’s more like a drug-addled urbanite in a high rise grifting along on the bones of his/her arse.


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  24. Rabzie, I am not kidding about deprivations in my yoof, a long time ago now.
    Have a chat to Hairy sometime for confirmations of that. Plenty of my generation will also know what Digger and I experienced and have been there themselves. In us, I think it was character-building, although not without its damages. These days, there’s simply a huge amount of underclass learned helplessness and welfare-dependence.


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  25. and the third one begins with “K” and ends with “g”.

    I’ve got a fourth. Starts with ‘M’ and ends in ‘E’.

    Rhymes with ‘Honty’s Mouse.’


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  26. You lot would shiv him in the street if you saw him.

    No. I’d ask him about his PhD, if he and Keating were at each other’s throats or the wit in Parliament was banter, if he regretted giving up on being a rich banker to run for PM and about monetary policy.

    He’d be an interesting person to have a beer with, even though he has diverged from my ideology as he got older.

    It would get deep.


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  27. If the Libs really want to become the party of Menzies’ forgotten people again, they will have to take more than a few leaves out of the Howard playbook with increased taxes to fund handouts for the middle class. Which you lot will hate, of course. There is not much crossover between tradies and ideological conservatism. They will vote with their wallets, so you’d better be prepared to tell the IPA and Steve Kates to go shove it.

    Who better to advise about the culture of tradies and housos than the operator (Kulak) of a fantasy football site?


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  28. monty you don’t realise how poor some of our parents and grandparents were.

    Explain how massive amounts of debt, shrinking civil liberties & increasing regulation (and carbon targets without nukes) is similarly going to help others rise out of poverty.

    If Albanese could actually tackle these and housing affordability (along with the utterly incompetent at best, corrupt at worst military procurement), he might be an excellent Prime Minister.

    The major party vote has gone down to about 75%, maybe with informal votes and turnout, it is less than 70%.

    “Ooh, we won…”

    Once major party primary voting drops to 65%, they really don’t have a mandate to do anything other than to act as temporary administrators and restore sensible economic policy and civil liberties like in the late 1990s when all they had to worry about was Pauline and Bob Brown.

    The policies of the major parties have destroyed 800+ years of civil liberties and made housing unaffordable (849 k for a brick 3 bedder in Penrith!).

    Factor in informal and non voting electors and any government now has about 3/5 of the electorate against them.


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  29. Dot, you faff on endlessly about civil liberties but the LDP and the other “freedom” parties did bugger all in this election, and have been rightfully consigned to the footnotes of history.

    You just don’t get it.


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  30. Digger
    I know someone that grew up in the sixties, family of nine in an 11 square three bedroom house, outside toilet, only heater in the lounge, etc.
    Though they had a shower and water.
    Not housing commission, privately owned but not uncommon. Post war restrictions kept most house builds that way, two bedrooms if your children were the same sex, three if you had a boy and a girl, bad luck about extras.
    My house was built in ’54 and was much the same model, though it’s had a couple of extensions and other little luxuries since then.
    Point being not a huge difference between public and (new) private housing back then.
    Think also of the war widow estates in places like Heidelberg and Ashburton.
    I think the houso narrative is pretty thin.


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  31. m0ntysays:
    May 22, 2022 at 8:45 pm
    Dot, you faff on endlessly about civil liberties but the LDP and the other “freedom” parties did bugger all in this election, and have been rightfully consigned to the footnotes of history.

    You just don’t get it.

    That’s absolutely correct m0nty!
    Come on, give us a chorus of “Tomorrow Belongs to Me”!


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  32. Skah News:

    Kristina Keneally has conceded defeat to independent Dai Le in the Western Sydney seat of Fowler.

    The former Shadow Home Affairs Minister wished Ms Le well and congratulated Anthony Albanese on his victory. “At the end of today, it seems that Labor will not claim victory in Fowler,” she said on Twitter.

    Now fuck off back to Scotland (Island).


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  33. Yeah right monty.

    The party will just fold after we all die from mass fainting on our fainting couches.

    You don’t care about civil liberties. That’s evil, monty.

    Old heads in the ALP care about it and they will always have my respect and support in this regard.


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  34. You don’t care about civil liberties.

    Correct. I remember mUnted getting the coof, then telling everyone he was dying and then insisting the rest of the country follow him to the grave.


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  35. rosie

    Your ‘housos’ tend to be a breed apart (and I knew a few when I lived that side of town) and incidentally most obvious commission residents these days are migrants, Vietnamese still in Richmond, with quite a few Africans there too, in Fitzroy, Flemington, people from the middle east in Williamstown etc.

    Many of those migrant groups are religious and socially conservative. Trans/LGB issues put them off.

    PS, munty might not be aware that the NewCat has its resident “houso”, shatterzzz. munty is a social snob.


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  36. m0ntysays:
    May 22, 2022 at 7:18 pm
    It is funny that you lot are trying to convince yourselves that the right can appeal to the working classes when Albo is literally a houso.

    ROFLMAO! munty believes the AnAl fairy story. He probably also believed that KRudd spent his teenage years living in a VW Beetle.


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  37. Old heads in the ALP care about it and they will always have my respect and support in this regard.

    Old heads in the ALP used to belong to the DLP. That’s the natural home of a lot of Cats.


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  38. “m0ntysays:
    May 22, 2022 at 8:40 pm
    My God you’re an adolescent.

    And you’re a Church Lady.”

    No grub, I’m not a church lady. I go to a synagogue. As I wrote above, you’re an adolescent, a very tedious one at that.


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  39. Knuckle Draggersays:

    May 22, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    It is not a fraud on the UAP ladeeeee.

    Particularly as it was the bloke winning by several postcodes who called it in.

    Exactly.
    Yeah, a miscalculation by the AEC guy but quickly corrected.
    Mainly because everyone involved knew they would be back again Monday to re-start the whole thing all over again if they didn’t fix it there and then.
    But the usual suspects think they are re-living the Trump steal.
    I have been to heaps of race meetings over the years.
    But I have never seen a stewards protest fifth against first, with fifth finishing thirty lengths back.
    And with the protest being lodged by a disgruntled punter … in the key of Gee, accompanied by guitar.


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  40. monty now thinks a workers party shouldn’t care about civil liberties.

    monty, you may have to punch yourself soon. This isn’t the party you are looking for.


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  41. If you want to know how the Liberal Party should approach the next election, you can get a good idea by collating all of munty’s diatribes from yesterday and today, and then doing the opposite.

    Add in nuclear power and you’re set to go,


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  42. Which proves my point about the modern party. He is not in the Liberal Party any more, it moved away from him and towards the right many years ago.

    Hysterical fantasy.
    The current day Liberal Party is to the left of the KRudd/Gillard governments.


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  43. Dickless

    Scotty put the Bulldozer into second gear anyway and 18 of his mates are heading to Centerlink as a result.

    When you were assuring us that “Scotty” was playing everyone like a Stradivarius, you forgot that it is the player, not the instrument, who has the greatest influence on the result. Scotty could make a Strad sound as if the strings should still be in the cat.


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  44. Albo however is a very petty nasty man. I worked with someone who knew him in young Labor, IMO we aint seen nothing yet.

    Some of us remember Albo’s “smash her!”, directed towards Sussan Ley.
    There is no way known a conservative would have got away with that.
    I couldn’t believe my ears several years ago when Steve Price and Andrew Bolt agreed that Albo is “a good bloke” on the radio.


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  45. munty

    Unless they want to become something else entirely which… sure, go ahead, see if that works.

    You mean like the Liars, now the party of the inner-city, tertiary credentialled (but not educated), taxpayer funded upper middle-class?


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  46. Kristina Keneally has conceded defeat to independent Dai Le in the Western Sydney seat of Fowler.

    Imagine the strain on the PC mask as she conceded defeat to such a lesser mortal.

    A one-eyed Trans Injun fella in a wheelchair would’ve been the icing on the cake!


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  47. M0ntifa and his transparent contempt for tradies is exquisite self-parody.

    Has he been checked for Monkey Pox?

    Is there a rake swarm just around the corner?


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  48. Keneally has conceded defeat to independent Dai Le in the Western Sydney seat of Fowler

    Yo. Speaking of taking victories where we find them, thanks, eggles … 🙂


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  49. It is funny that you lot are trying to convince yourselves that the right can appeal to the working classes when Albo is literally a houso.dero

    fxingly


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  50. Some of us remember Albo’s “smash her!”, directed towards Sussan Ley.

    IIRC Albo first came to prominence in NSW State politics, often on ABC’s 2BL Sydney radio, when he was championing the rights of Rail wukkas against the likes of the eebil David Hill.

    Correct, M0ntifa?

    He’s a working class man!


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  51. I believe that is pretty close to what a ‘houso’ is…
    I raised four kids as a single Dad in a, in the beginning, brand new 4 bedroom house, big back garden & next door to a shopping centre, schools within walking distance and Fairfield Hospital 700 mts away,a plod shop 500mts away … a “houso’ dream estate all new …….. BUT …….
    Problems started when the NSW gummint decided the drug trade in Cabramatta was hurting their image sooooo, “Let’s mooove ’em on, out of sight out of media mind ” was the cry from MacQuarrie Street.
    Unfortunately, the plod idea of mooovin’ on was to simply push it out of media spotlight not clean it up ..
    Soooooo this 69 abode estate with no private housing or business but a fairly large & neglected grassed area (masquerading as a”park” for gummint & Council purposes) became home to several of the bigger of the drug operations .. 24/7 service and plod, Council & Housing staff (Bonnyrigg office) all bought & paid for ensured unhindered enterprise within a year and for the next 15 or so this estate went from resembling Camperdown “houso” gentility to a drug sodden hell-hole .. everyone lived in fear and your kids were , virtual, house prisoners outside of school .. the only law was the drug dealers and there was no one appealto because you couldn’t trust anyone and, in reality, no one outside cared ..
    Hard to believe that for a substantial period our local State member was NSW Housing minister as well and his, then, office manager has been sitting in Federal Parliament since 2003 both if not directly involved in the bribery were well aware of what was going but preferred to turn a “Nelson’s” eye and concentrate on their political careers .. one hoped to be “king” and the other had the promise of the local Fed seat waiting in the wings …
    This was just one small “houso” estate nowhere near the scale of Villawood, Bonnyrigg, Green Valley, Mt Druitt, ect .. but our drug problem was on par, if not bigger and being in such a small enclosed area far easier for absolute control ..
    unless you experience living with the misery and fear in a 24/7 drug controlled environment you have no real idea of what life in a “houso” estate can be like ..
    and NSW Housing still charging you rent for the “privilege of being terrorized”


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  52. Ms Le said the circumstances of Ms Keneally’s candidacy was a slap in the face to locals of the electorate.

    “Everybody told me it was Mount Everest,” she told Sky News Australia on Sunday night.

    “I didn’t think I could take the big giant down. Especially the big giant machinery of the Labor Party.

    “I felt I had to do it.

    “A lot of the voters who came and voted have expressed they were insulted that the Labor Party would parachute someone from the Northern Beaches into our South West.

    “It was a slap in to face to them.”

    Keneally copped a M0ntyesque rake to the face, looking at the after photos.


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  53. shatterzzz, that’s a crook story. As far as I’m concerned you can’t post it often enough.


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  54. M0ntifa and his transparent contempt for tradies is exquisite self-parody

    mUnty’s head is full of ideas
    they’re like 3 fat chicks crammed into a Suzuki Swift


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  55. In 1947-48 my mum met a woman in hospital who became a lifetime friend.
    She was living at the time at Herne Bay housing settlement having come out here from U.K. in ’47 with her husband and two young girls. They lived there for over two years before being offered a housing commission house at West Ryde. The girls were ecstatic with having a bedroom (there were three girls by the time of the offer). No bedrooms in those old army huts at Herne Bay, just some petitioning was all they offered.
    The family went on to be successful in all their endeavours. Father a successful businessman and 4 of their 6 children obtained uni degrees, with two girls becoming trained nurses.

    Bryan Brown, actor, lived in a similar housing settlement at Bradfield Park.

    A house in those days was a luxury.


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  56. No bedrooms in those old army huts at Herne Bay, just some petitioning was all they offered.

    Mme Zulu (H/T Joanna) tells the story about her family emigrating from the Netherlands in the 1950’s. Her father and brothers were sent to work on a farm, while she, her mother and sister were accommodated in a Nissan hut at a local Army camp. As you say, no bedrooms, just some partitioning was all that was offered.


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  57. What we want, what we really, really really want is a breakdown of voter turnout, informal, non enrolments and first preferences by State for the Senate and in aggregate for the Senate.

    Election turnout 96.8%
    Informal votes (Senate) 6.95%

    Unipardee votes:

    75.96%

    68.44% support.

    Almost a third of the nation opposes the regime of all three/four major parties.

    They have no mandate at all to speak of.


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  58. Monty -8.09 pm – disagree – migrants from middle Europe – those countries that the ALP laugh at who were as you say. Working class , father ended up a cleaner to get us through and mum worked at a canteen , cleaner for elderly lady. Father all was lib – the horror of communism , mother mainly Lib but swung – did not like Death to German sentiments.
    Never thought about class growing up did not understand it and still don’t.
    Everyone thought were middle upper middle. This was the impression I any sister must have given off – the state school so called battlers gave it to me. The country kids were great.
    This talk is so out of date.
    When Goff was sacked, I used to shit my daks walking home in a Catholic school uniform and have a bastard bolt for a father .


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  59. First Fleeters came out & were accommodated in conditions that woulda made a group Nissen hut seem luxurious.

    Just sayin’


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  60. BTW there was no toilet or bathroom facilities in those old army huts.
    There were toilet blocks with cold showers and toilets.
    Our friends had quite a distance to walk to the nearest block. A potty under the bed was all they had in inclement weather.
    The rent was I believe quite low in comparison to a house.


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  61. Anthony Albanese vows to ’get down to business’
    Anthony Albanese says he will ‘get down to business’ when he returns to Australia on Wednesday. Picture: Getty Images
    Anthony Albanese says he will ‘get down to business’ when he returns to Australia on Wednesday. Picture: Getty Images

    Geoff Chambers
    Chief Political Correspondent
    @Chambersgc
    10 minutes ago May 22, 2022
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    Anthony Albanese will be sworn in as prime minister on Monday, pledging to implement the Uluru Statement from the Heart in full and take tougher action on climate change as Labor takes power for the first time in nine years.

    Mr Albanese, who will fly to Tokyo with Penny Wong on Monday for the Quad leaders’ summit with US, Indian and Japanese leaders, promised to “get down to business’’ on Labor’s policy agenda when he returned on Wednesday

    Doesn’t the “Uluru Statement from the Heart” call for recognition of the “First Nations” in the Constitution, and isn’t there the little matter of requiring any alterations to the Constitution needing to be passed at referendum?


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  62. Albonayzee, who will fly to Tokyo with Wendy Pong on Monday for the Quad leaders’ summit with US, Injun and Nipponese leaders

    Hey Vlad – want to do something useful for a change?

    Let me go


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  63. Dot, you faff on endlessly about civil liberties but the LDP and the other “freedom” parties did bugger all in this election, and have been rightfully consigned to the footnotes of history.

    You just don’t get it.

    “Rightfully consigned”. So freedom is of no value to you? Or is it just other people’s freedom that doesn’t matter?


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  64. Doesn’t the “Uluru Statement from the Heart” call for recognition of the “First Nations” in the Constitution, and isn’t there the little matter of requiring any alterations to the Constitution needing to be passed at referendum?

    Quite so, Zulu.

    And it would have to be a proper referendum, not one of those SSM-type plebiscites – and would require considerably more than 33.34% of the electorate’s support.


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  65. And it would have to be a proper referendum, not one of those SSM-type plebiscites – and would require considerably more than 33.34% of the electorate’s support

    “A majority of voters in a majority of the States.” Bring it on, and, if a majority of voters in a majority of States support such Constitutional recognition, well, we live in a democracy.


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  66. How many years have we got of Albo and the ALP rooting Australia

    Dunno about the ALP, but I give Albo six months before Tanya Plibersek wields the big knife.


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  67. Dunno about the ALP, but I give Albo six months before Tanya Plibersek wields the big knife.

    I thought they would bring her out before the polls. I realised that she didn’t have the depth to be PM. Not that Albo does. I just thought she’d be more appealing to the wider public.


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  68. Dunno about the ALP, but I give Albo six months before Tanya Plibersek wields the big knife.

    KRuddy’s rules (adopted by the Lieborals) means there is virtually no chance of that.


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  69. And it would have to be a proper referendum, not one of those SSM-type plebiscites – and would require considerably more than 33.34% of the electorate’s support

    Which is why both sides of the UniParty have kicked it down the road for 20 years. ALPBC had Linda Burney on the 7pm News positively moist with anticipation. Albo’s first wedge?


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  70. Janet A in the Oz has an article all about Morrisons women problems. Can’t say I agree with her view. As always Chris Mitchell has a good take on things.


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  71. Anthony Albanese vows to ’get down to business’

    “Infastructure! Infastructure! Infastructure!”?

    Albo’s speech impediment is no impediment to business?


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  72. Janet A in the Oz has an article all about Morrisons women problems.

    LMFAO!
    The dufus now cops it from the Rightwing handbag hit squad.
    Delicious.


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  73. Dot ,
    Lot’s of thanks for the US energy piece. I never really thought the gas disparity between the US and Europe was $8 in the US vs $35 in Europe. Jeez lord.


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  74. err, Lizzie – the last time I checked, you were not running for public office. ?

    True, Rabz. I’ve never felt the call to High Public Office. lol.

    And M0nts, that was a fine piece of Democrat nonsense you put up with ‘Church Lady’, better humour than most of their stuff but still feebly reliant on Trumpism. Why you even remotely thought it applied to Cassie I simply can’t fathom. For a start, Cassie is Jewish, which writes her off script there immediately.

    Me now. Yep, call me Church Lady if you wish for I have just been to church, terrible agnostic and merely cultural Christian that I am: a choral sung Sunday Evensong at Lincoln Cathedral. It was lovely. Hairy wouldn’t come, old chorister that he is, because he was cross with me for doing some laying down of the law, cancelling our road trip today, and also because he thought they would preach a woke sermon at him. The latter, yes, a bit, but phrased in terms of making ‘ethical decisions’ in line with the teachings of Jesus. That’s ok by me, as long as I make my own decisions about what is ethical and consider the unintended consequences of my actions rather take on board the unconsidered ‘woke’ ethics of others.

    I had to lay down the law about the slow puncture in our front tyre, which this hired SUV keeps notifying us about and which for days now Hairy has kept on feeding the air-check machine pound coins to add more air. This is dangerous, say I on the third time it is still leaking, as he starts to head us out today on another of our road trips, because the pressure has fallen in a day from 31 to 24; we have to get it fixed and I am not driving anywhere till it is because I value my life. Pfft, says he, but sometimes I stand my ground. We turned around at the shops where I replaced my lost make-up, before which he kept asking why it took me so long still to make-up my face without make-up. I am experimenting with temporary emergencies supplies, I told him, not expecting him to understand. You can do a lot with a carefully shaded eyebrow pencil stump I found in the bottom of my suitcase and a forgotten lip pencil, but it takes time and care.

    We are having one of those male vs female marital days.

    So I went to Church (why miss Lincoln Cathedral at its best ?) and he has now gone to the pub to watch some football and nurse a beer in better company than mine. He’s still annoyed at me cancelling his plans for the day. Safety first, says Nanny Lizzie. Church Lady indeed.


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  75. aargh. Blockquote fail. You know what to do. Reverse, or simply scroll the lot.

    Except for M0nty, who needs to be disciplined.


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  76. ooh. Wrong thread too. This is election nite thread. Apologies.

    I am very upside down and inside out on this side of the world.


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  77. I feel sorry for you poor buggers.
    Our house had 7 bedrooms, 3 dormitories, 3 bathrooms, a kitchen the size of a squash court and a dining room the size of a tennis court.
    Unfortunately, we had to share with 36 other kids + transients, 6 Staff, and a groundsman.
    And we got three feeds a day.
    Looxury, I tells ya!
    🙂


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  78. Eggsly!

    “Infastructure! Infastructure! Infastructure!”?

    Watch them try to put Mandatory Infrastructure Bonds into law, funded by a ?10%? levy on the Future Fund and the Superannuation Funds.
    Then watch people try to withdraw their Super because they’ve worked out what’s going to happen – 10% this year, 5% next year + 5% increments till it’s all gone.
    And then the Super Funds will get looted by the owners trying to buy property/Gold/Grand father clocks / postage stamps/artworks/ all sorts of shit that will have value.
    Then the gubberment will refuse withdrawals from the ‘National Superannuation Fund’ owned by All Australians.
    It’s money and influence, and the uniparty cannot resist the temptation – like the scorpion and the frog – “It’s in my nature.”


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  79. Lizzie:

    Except for M0nty, who needs to be disciplined.

    There will be harsh words for you on your return to Civilisation Downunda for not marking that sentence a hazard to the Cat Collective Libido.


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  80. Knuckle Dragger dissembles:

    Exactly.
    Yeah, a miscalculation by the AEC guy but quickly corrected.

    How would you know that?
    The ABC was quoting the 2cp between Pitt and Dempsey at 11pm, long after all the casuals had been sent home and only the RO and the Deputy were left at the Booth.

    Mainly because everyone involved knew they would be back again Monday to re-start the whole thing all over again if they didn’t fix it there and then.

    More bullshit.
    There are 50 odd Booths in Hinkler, Jason Scanes votes were already tallied, it was just a matter of allocating Dempsey’s preferences between Scanes and Pitt, which might take 15 minutes between 2 people.


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  81. Knuckle Dragger dissembles:

    Ed – I realise you haven’t taken your pills yet, but your wrongness is directed at the wrong bloke.


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  82. “11pm, long after all the casuals had been sent home and only the RO and the Deputy were left at the Booth.”
    Odd how someone knows everything about everywhere.
    When I voted the casual ruling the names off was complaining she was working til 11 and wanted a break.


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  83. I wonder what C.L. thinks of Nigella at this point of time.

    I’d give her a pass on that, P.

    Would enjoy trying to convince her otherwise.
    Good to see there’s some meat back on her bones.


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  84. More bullshit.
    There are 50 odd Booths in Hinkler, Jason Scanes votes were already tallied, it was just a matter of allocating Dempsey’s preferences between Scanes and Pitt, which might take 15 minutes between 2 people.

    The AEC gives the PPM an envelope containing the names of the 2 candidates whose preferences are to be counted which is only opened after the polls close. Should the AEC pick the wrong 2 candidates there is no mechanism for changing this – in fact in a booth, a proper distribution of preferences is not made. We get the comparisons and go through everybody elses ballots and just tally the lower number for those 2. The scrutineers are still there and the cartons contains the counted ballots are sealed in their presence. They are not, under any circumstance to be opened again until the real count (which includes the postal and Dec’s) takes place over the 2 weeks starting today.


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  85. The 59-year-old became only the fourth Labor leader to win government from opposition since World War II behind Gough Whitlam, Bob Hawke and Kevin Rudd

    I keep seeing variations of this dumb factoid. It sounds like some remarkably rare event, but when Abbott knocked off Rudd, he became ‘only the fourth Liberal leader to win government from opposition since WWII’. Big woop.


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  86. Watch them try to put Mandatory Infrastructure Bonds into law, funded by a ?10%? levy on the Future Fund and the Superannuation Funds.

    To be fair – Abbott, then Trumble stole Elbo’s ‘Infastructure” playbook.
    Our Glad in NSW just rolled stuff out without the fanfare.

    What’s the bet said “Infastructure” will ALL be pork barrelling?


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  87. The 59-year-old became only the fourth Labor leader to win government from opposition

    Scummo’s and Elbo’s “wins” were both Stephen Bradbury events.


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  88. Groogs, your wrongology truly knows no bounds. You are a polymath of wrongology. I am in awe.

    In the parallel Clown Universe, Grigs and M0ntifa are always right.


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  89. The AEC gives the PPM an envelope containing the names of the 2 candidates whose preferences are to be counted which is only opened after the polls close.

    Rubbish.
    It happens exactly as i said last night.

    Should the AEC pick the wrong 2 candidates there is no mechanism for changing this

    More rubbish.
    Pitt and Dempsey were the 2 whose preferences weren’t distributed as late as 11pm saturday night, then, Voila, by sunday Morning it’s Pitt and Scanes.
    No fucking way in the world were any scrutineers left at any of the Booths when that redistribution happened.

    – in fact in a booth, a proper distribution of preferences is not made. We get the comparisons and go through everybody elses ballots and just tally the lower number for those 2.

    It’s called the 2 Candidate preferred count and it’s actually the most accurate count.

    The scrutineers are still there and the cartons contains the counted ballots are sealed in their presence.

    If there are any scrutineers still left at the Booth, yeah, but if not, they’re still sealed.

    They are not, under any circumstance to be opened again until the real count (which includes the postal and Dec’s) takes place over the 2 weeks starting today.

    Well, they fucking were in Hinkler, smartArse.


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  90. The AEC gives the PPM an envelope containing the names of the 2 candidates whose preferences are to be counted which is only opened after the polls close.

    The PPM?
    Look, granddad, the officials at the Booth are known as the Returning Officer [RO] and the Deputy RO.
    The Returning Officer for the Division is called the Divisional Returning Officer.
    Again, here’s the procedure in the 21st Century:
    The preliminary count of the candidates votes are completed, the RO[s] reports the Booth Counts to the DRO, at some later point the DRO will instruct the Returning Officer[s] which 2 candidates should be allocated preferences from all other candidates


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