1,381 thoughts on “Federal Election Night 2022”

  1. Aha! It looks like Tamavulin is great with fanta!.
    Oh Megan. I am so disappointed.
    (OK. Not that disappointed – just taking the piss. Haven’t tried it before.)
    The Galway Pipe is looking seductive,
    Will I?
    Won’t I?
    What size glass is required? I have a shot glass, a Vegemite jar – sans lid of course. Do i look like a barbarian? A pyrex 250ml jug?
    I wouldn’t want to look line a bogan…


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  2. “The new Parliament will look a lot more European, with many of the positives and negatives that entails.”

    Wow, Monty’s a self confessed White Australia Policy fan, he only wants Europeans in parliament.


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  3. Any electorate in Australia that dared vote National is about to get the shit kicked out of it. That new dam? Nah. We are building a new bike track to nowhere.


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  4. A quick roll call of gains and close seats from Pollbludger:

    NEW SOUTH WALES
    Bennelong LIB AHEAD
    Bradfield LIB AHEAD
    Cowper NAT AHEAD
    Fowler IND AHEAD
    Gilmore LIB AHEAD
    Mackellar IND AHEAD
    North Sydney IND AHEAD
    Reid ALP GAIN
    Richmond ALP AHEAD
    Robertson ALP AHEAD
    Wentworth IND AHEAD
    VICTORIA
    Casey LIB AHEAD
    Chisholm ALP GAIN
    Deakin LIB AHEAD
    Goldstein IND AHEAD
    Higgins ALP GAIN
    Kooyong IND AHEAD
    Macnamara ALP AHEAD
    Menzies LIB AHEAD
    Monash LIB AHEAD
    Nicholls NAT AHEAD
    QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane LNP AHEAD
    Dickson LNP AHEAD
    Griffith GRN GAIN
    Leichhardt LNP AHEAD
    Ryan GRN AHEAD
    TASMANIA
    Bass LIB AHEAD
    Lyons ALP AHEAD
    AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
    SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Boothby ALP AHEAD
    Sturt LIB AHEAD
    NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Lingiari ALP AHEAD
    WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Curtin IND AHEAD
    Durack LIB AHEAD
    Hasluck ALP GAIN
    Moore LIB AHEAD
    Pearce ALP GAIN
    Swan ALP GAIN
    Tangney ALP AHEAD



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  5. on the telly just now

    “Cheaper Power Prices”, blubbered Plibbers

    watching this shit burn is going to be pretty funny at times


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  6. Lidia Thorpe must have had to face the voters. Her mug was on the A boards outside the polling booths.

    It seems as though she’ll retain her Senate seat, but Jacinta Price is expected to claim one of two Senate seats for the Northern Territory…..

    “To the honorable Greens Senator from Victoria, may I very respectfully ask, when was the last time you set foot in an outback community..”


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  7. Cheaper Power Prices”, blubbered Plibbers

    Yeah I caught that, too. This is based on the presumption that more renewballs = cheaper energy. Okay.


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  8. Julian Simmonds lost Ryan to the Greens.
    It’s been raining in Brisbane for 3 months straight and like it or not, clinically depressed people will tend to vote Green.


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  9. Vagabond:

    If the federal integrity commission gets up I expect the SFLs will be be too stupid to clog it up with allegations about liars, teals and greens. It would be great to see the scum hoist on their own collective petards.

    To hell with the Petards, Vagabond. I want to see them strung up by their nuts and thrown with a collection of diseased monkeypox victims by Trebuchets into the city wall of Canberra with the diseased gobbets of their innards raining down over the citadels of power in that puddle called … called … whatever it is called…
    Heavens. Galway Pipe is a little stronger than I thought.


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  10. Watching the ALPBC Plibbers worse than useless. A Liars affirmative action appointment. All conquering Albo safe for this term thanks to KRuddy.


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  11. I seriously don’t know if I want to live under what’s coming to Australia.

    Britain has provided us with the experience a little bit further along the path to doom. People are fractious but as I’ve said, the religion of climate is a very big foot to be trapped under with no way out. On the current exchange rate food prices are not really any worse than in Australia, but feelings are running high about them in terms of local wages. So how is the little Aussie dollar going now? I’m glad we’ve spent a lot when we did, and will continue to do so rather than leave it for Albo to guzzle on. But we are due in the US in October – guess Biden will do a good enough job in holding the USD down sufficient for us to cope.


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  12. Big picture: the pendulum was due to swing back the other way. Generally, the coalition has looked tired and due for a spell in opposition.

    Annabel Crabb says it’s all about the wymminsez.


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  13. The good news is that it seems the new government appears to have chalked up its success to all of the wrong reasons. I’m heartened by this greatly.


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  14. The UAP is a complete stinker.

    Somebody picked up the
    70% of the vote that did not go to Labor.

    If it weren’t Clive, then his chequebook is going to have one helluva hangover.


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  15. “Oh come onsays:
    May 21, 2022 at 11:27 pm
    The UAP is a complete stinker.”

    Well….unsurprising. But we’ll see what happens in the senate.


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  16. The new Parliament will look a lot more European, with many of the positives and negatives that entails.

    Extensive punch-ons, with a bit of luck.


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  17. Cassie, we’ll join you for four drinks each later today for we are receiving this awful electoral news stone cold sober, which is extremely sobering indeed. Big hugs to you from us both, and all Cats in our broad ambit will all have to get together at ours for the post-mortem when this dust settles. Shocking to hear that Allegra the Airhead is now our rep in leafy Wentworth. Damnation to all of our stupid neighbours, except for Walter on Quadrant, who has been a ray of sunshine, anonymous of course. 😉

    We will be back in about twelve days now, well-blooded here for the days ahead in Oz.


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  18. The pity of it is, Simon Holmes a Court is much more of an arsehole than is Clive Palmer.


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  19. Simon Holmes a Court tipped in $12M and will get infinitely more ROI than Clive will for his $80M or whatever

    Fully agree. It’s just embarrassing. Clive needs to give it up.


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  20. Makka:

    Watch the STUPID FKG LIBERALS go way left now, chasing the punters. Within a few years the Aussie Dollar will have a 5 in front of it, inflation will be double figures and the debt will be close to 200% of GDP. Albo’s crew will be clueless what to do other than squadrons of helicopter money. Just to get the votes and have the Treasury. As I said this morning, we’re fucked. I’m upping my gold investments.

    I’m expecting a little (minor) windfall and hoping the gold price stays at the current floating around 2.6k/2.7 k /oz mark. It won’t be much, but if the current trends continue…
    Got rid of a few kilos of silver a bit early but nevertheless as a defence input it’s at it’s peak.
    I’ll be buying into gold at <5k/oz before I re-evaluate my position.


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  21. Oh come onsays:

    May 21, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    The UAP is a complete stinker

    That has been heresy among some here, but ultimately proven to be true.


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  22. “Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupiditysays:
    May 21, 2022 at 11:35 pm
    The pity of it is, Simon Holmes a Court is much more of an arsehole than is Clive Palmer.”

    Absolutely, a hundred times more of an arsehole, but Siiiiiimooon’s a progressive so he gets a free pass.

    So here’s my prediction, what’s Zoo Daniel, Princess Allegra Da Big Spenda, that fat slag Monique Ryan et al going to achieve? Well in the immortal words of John Spender, Princess Allegra’s daddy, in 1990, when he lost the seat of North Sydney to INDEPENDENT Ted Mack, he was asked what Mack as an independent would achieve and Spender’s response was………..

    “nothing, absolutely nothing”.

    Touche Mr Spender.


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  23. Bourne 1879:

    Not seen any updates on Dutton for a while. If Josh is gone plus many of the lefty moderates then surely Dutton will have the numbers to win leadership if he holds his seat.

    So when will we see our new subs?


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  24. ‘this is a win for all of the following identity groups. Also, we’re going to unite the country’

    Lolllllllllll what a clusterfuck this is going to be


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  25. Encouraging to see Wong and Albo both leading up front with the mandate for change. You know what that means, Cats! Lots of stuff that you lot will hate with a passion.

    Good.


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  26. Getting very, very strong Joe Biden vibes from Penny Wong’s speech.

    Absolutely. This won’t end well for them. They are using the same “playbook”.


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  27. C.L.

    Mr Zimmerman, the first openly gay MP elected to the lower house, hugged his partner Carlos Toledo at the conclusion of his speech.

    Thank God the ‘wife ‘ didn;t get a “Hi Honey I’m Home” doorway rogering live on camera.

    As an aside, who remembers impromptu lounge room sex, then hallway sex, because you didn’t make it to the bedroom in time?
    Memories.


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  28. Encouraging to see Wong and Albo both leading up front with the mandate for change

    Because Rudd-Gillard-Rudd worked so well for you lot last time, m0nts.

    This is a good thing. The Australian electorate requires a periodic reminder of the reality of a Labor government to knock some sense into us.


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  29. Albo’s speech is as much directed at the teals and Senate independents as it is the public. He’s got the job in front of him to herd those cats. He’s probably the best man in the country for that job though, given how well he did it under Gillard in minority. Doing it with a handful of Reps votes up his sleeve should be a doddle in relative terms, especially since the Libs will be a rabble.


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  30. I wonder if, in 18 months or so, PM Plibbers will be paying tribute to her predecessor’s great achievement in acknowledging that Uluru heartland statement or whatever the hell it is.

    Back to the future.


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  31. Lots of stuff that you lot will hate with a passion.

    Good.

    That’s all right, Benito M0ntylini.

    Even you are going to be wobbling your jowls in pain and sorrow before May 2026 rolls round. *

    Socialism loves to share its miseries, after all… 🙂

    #CostOfLiving

    * Fantasy Football Tipping requires folks of relatively modest means with a little excess of capital to invest in such fripperies. Rich people these days play Rugby, or- As Simon Holes á Court’s minions and sycophants demonstrate- Chicken with poorer peoples’ livelihoods…


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  32. “Even you are going to be wobbling your jowls in pain and sorrow before May 2026 rolls round. *”

    RA…you mean before May 2025 rolls around. Thankfully we don’t have four year terms federally…..and may we never have four year terms federally.


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  33. [Elbow’s] probably the best man in the country for that job though, given how well he did it under Gillard in minority.

    Really, Benito M0ntylini?

    I was under the impression ol’ Rub-n-Tug was using her as ablative armour for his own Torry-fighting ambitions all those years. And depending on the day, said ‘Torries’ looked like everything from actual ‘Torries’ to Kevni Rudd, that Wong chap and Plibbers herself.

    And the great unwashed when he had no-one better…


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  34. Lol – listen to the tone of the ABC commentary. Contrast with election night, 2019.

    Of course the national broadcaster is unbiased. Fmd. Just listen to this Karvelas chickvs tongue bath.


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  35. Very strange.
    A general swing to Labor.
    But the Oz reports KKK is the victim of some swing against Labor.
    The media cannot bring themselves to say it.
    The vacuous but ambitious hair-flicker is hated by the electorate.
    She only ‘wins’ when parachuted into casual vacancies.
    But no doubt a cushy consolation sinecure awaits.


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  36. Sharma, Falinski and Zimmerman

    Will lead what remains of the gliberals even further into collectivism.

    Oh, wait – they were punted.

    What remains of non collectivist politicians in Oz after this evening’s disastrous results?

    If you aren’t a collectivist, tonight’s results should be a wake up call.

    Three years of these evil drooling cretins may just be tolerable, six years and you wake up one morning in Venezuela.

    That is, you’re blundering off to Taronga (on foot, of course) hoping to chow down on some fresh pachyderm carcase.


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  37. Of course the national broadcaster is unbiased.

    They can afford to be. The defeated candidate just game them $3.3 billion to blackguard him, a wish with which they happily complied.


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  38. Captain watched Albos victory speech. Captain thinks Albo is on the way with parkinsons, by him struggling to hold his lips from twitching or something, maybe he is having trouble with his dentures, sez I. Maybe it’s botox?


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  39. “Even you are going to be wobbling your jowls in pain and sorrow before May 2026 rolls round. *”

    RA…you mean before May 2025 rolls around. Thankfully we don’t have four year terms federally…..and may we never have four year terms federally.

    Guilty as charged, M’Lady!

    I remember the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd years as times in which I got to run around in the bush shouting BANG! due to no allocatable stocks of blank ammunition for Reservists and non-deploying Regular units alike to train, and then having long periods of no Training Days* on top of that from 2009 to Election Day 2011. All the while Defence had to maintain an Operational Tempo as equally intense as Vietnam on a 1938 budget. Those years could not end soon enough.

    * Reservists are legally meant to be allocated a minimum of 100 days to Parade (i.e. turn up and train or work) per Financial Year. And what keeps units ticking is the hard cadre of folks who use every last one they can get. The Defence Budget got so eroded under Kevni and Julia that everyone lost out. And Regular Army non-SOCOMD units with all the Reservist roundouts they could squeeze in still had to maintain 8-monthly rotations in Afghanistan throughout that whole time. And Solomon Islands peacekeeping gigs. And Timor. And the wind-down in Iraq. And various UN Observer missions, too.


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  40. All the New Australian “Little Brown People” first time voters at my workplace voted PHON.
    They’re going to be disappointed.


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  41. Photios must the most miserable person in NSW: All his bought-and-paid-for hacks gone.

    Not bad thing, when you think about it.

    Now comes the referendum on the Voice nonsense. Sure to go down, and that will battle will be key.


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  42. The sheila hired to be Albo’s pretend girlfriend has just had the chore contract extended by a few years.

    Judging by the half-hearted effort she put into the ‘raised joined hands’ hokey-pokey after the victory speech, she may be somewhat ambivalent at not being off the hook.


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  43. Now comes the referendum on the Voice nonsense. Sure to go down, and that will battle will be key.

    Will we see a rerun of the same ‘nudge’ tactics we saw the Marriage ‘Equality’ movement employ in order to ensure their preferred outcome came about, you reckon?


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  44. OK. The results are a disaster.

    Is there anyone in this country who can purvey our views to those out there that may be receptive?

    No and Sky after Dark is not that place.

    P.S. mUttley – refer to this comment even obliquely and you will not live to regret it. You fat collectivist imbecile (BIRM). You are an excrescence of excrement and you have been warned. Just f*ck off.


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  45. Look on the bright side.

    The Liberal left just got destroyed.

    Given the vote turnout for right minors might be worthwhile joining the Libs just after they’ve been hammered. The Lib organizational fella on the ABC was making all the right noises about the Lib constituency now residing in the suburbs, the issues to focus on being housing affordability, etc. and steered well clear of claiming that climate change, etc. was the cause of this loss.


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  46. These people won govt with 30% of the primary vote

    Wow. So many errors in a ten word sentence. Let’s do some parsing.

    People – they are not, weird incoherent welfare dependent imbeciles, perhaps
    Won – no, rigged game
    govt – ideologues
    30% – about 25%
    vote – rigged game (again)

    If this result doesn’t trigger HOP Time then someone (who is not a collectivist) will have to go and commune across this continent with Ozzies, at length.

    Craigo, Fat Clive, Pauline, the Mad Katter, the Ruddick – these people are not even remotely capable of communicating with normal Ozzies (with the possible exception of the very latter).

    I nominate KD and his trusty sidekick, Pancho Sanches. 🙂


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  47. Australia has always been a “testing ground” or a “copy book”. Just look at “Kevin 07”. Everything is drawn from American strategists.

    Different political system altogether (voting is non compulsory in America). However, if you can draw enough people away with “bogus” candidates, you can sway enough voters to alter an election. Fund them.

    The Democrats in America must be getting “a woody” over what happened in the Australian elections today. You just need to get enough people to be enthused enough to vote for a “one issue” candidate (lets say Trans rights), then you have stripped the opposing party of a % of votes. Multiply it on single issues.

    They aren’t going to win with 2% of the vote. Who cares? But they are going to strip an opposing party with a thin majority of votes. Fund them.

    That’s what happened today.


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  48. Look at the Nationals vote. Didn’t waiver much in the country areas.

    City seats were a different story. A margin of 5% in a Metro area can be swayed by a few bogus candidates promising stuff that can’t be delivered, but is something dear to their hearts. Multiply it. Inch by inch. Just got to “get enough” to stop people voting for a particular candidate.

    Now, look to the US. Rowe Vs Wade. Nuclear option. Joes fucked and desperate.


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  49. It’s all good. Not as though this was an unexpected result. Nor an undeserved one.

    I will admit that if the Senate isn’t a complete clusterfuck, I’ll be disappointed.


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  50. Here is the thing that struck me about today.

    Reluctantly did the HTV thing. Guzzled a few beers and went home. As you do.

    Pretty sure that no one in the room realised the gravity of the situation. “Yeah, we won” the seat. The reality is possibly sinking into them right now.

    At heart, they are very good people, but somewhat naive.

    Looking around the room, Mrs A and I wondered about their staff. You could see the anxiety in their eyes. New boss? As you would. A credit to to them.

    No longer Deputy PM, but just a backbencher. And all that means.

    He probably should just “dust himself off” and escalate.


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  51. Nothing to lose. In fact, he’s in a position of strength.

    If the “lily livered” Liberals won’t take the fight to the Greens/Reds/Teals, it’s about time someone bloody well did.

    Hunger is a weapon that unfortunately the world is about to discover. Again.


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  52. Even with ScoMo we still would have ended up like Sri Lanka eventually but now we’re barely going to have time to say goodbye to our loved ones before it happens.

    The people of France are more liberty conscious than Australians.


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  53. The Lib organizational fella on the ABC was making all the right noises about the Lib constituency now residing in the suburbs

    +1

    This course of this parliament is going to be marked by high inflation and interest rates. Interest rates so high that people will lose their homes as house prices fall.

    The people who will be most affected by this have just voted in Teal independents. They will have no voice in either government or opposition.


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  54. watching this shit burn is going to be pretty funny at times

    Nailed it.

    “Burn the place down”* is redundant with leftism, they do self-immolation quite well.

    Leftoid districts are just as dilapidated in Oz as the US – strip the guts out of the middle/working class “Common wealth” for their despotic hobby horse spending sprees.

    *Recall that Lefoid US journo cvnt (woman) on Q&A?


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  55. Could Penny ask Uncle Xi to relax the trade restrictions put on Australia’s goods now. There’s a good chap.

    Amen.

    You’re lucky to get a few bucks off local Aus prices (which are likely onshore Sino warehouses, anyway) on eBay thanks to Jerry Harvey, our very own Dr Boob Gates.

    I guess Harvey could go down the Bezos Amazon route and have no staff dunnies and delivery drivers p1ssing in a bottle to meet schedules (‘Uncle Roger’ recently lampooned some Amazon UK audience members on same).


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  56. This course of this parliament is going to be marked by high inflation and interest rates. Interest rates so high that people will lose their homes as house prices fall.

    ‘In the Interests of the People’ is predicting stagflation and high house prices, due to Reserve Bank fiddling interest rates to keep the banks (whose core business is home mortgage lending) afloat.

    Sh1te outcome for any aspirational renters, etc.


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  57. Annabel Crabb says it’s all about the wymminsez.

    Including Trans, or is she discriminating?

    No longer yoofful, Crabb should stick to being a shearers cook back on the ancestral farm in Hicksville S.A.*, her true vocation in life.

    /Kitchen Cabinet – full of cooking sherry

    *Tautology?


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  58. Watching the ALPBC Plibbers worse than useless. A Liars affirmative action appointment. All conquering Albo safe for this term thanks to KRuddy.

    Watching Plibbers sedated by horse tranquilisers is worse than watching Biden – dummy-spitting KRuddy would make Biden look like the better alternative leader – maybe he should have what she’s having?


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  59. Albo as PM was easy to predict in reality and Morrison deserves what he got. From here we’re going to get exactly what we’ve just voted for.

    We are off on a government & media driven crusade to bring inclusiveness and diversity to the land all while restoring equilibrium to the planet. Good news is PM Albanese has promised real wage growth.

    Welcome to the Peoples Republic of Australia 2022 and good luck.


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  60. m0ntysays:
    May 21, 2022 at 11:47 pm
    Encouraging to see Wong and Albo both leading up front with the mandate for change. You know what that means, Cats! Lots of stuff that you lot will hate with a passion.

    Good.

    I’m not sure if you’re saying ‘good’ because you like to see your political opponents suffer, or ‘good’ because you like the policies. It matters not which, but pulls back the curtain on you a little more.

    As Oh Come On says – Albo/Wong definitely have the biden vibes.. though Wong is the Obama and Albo the *(clueless) Biden.

    I think Plibbers is more of a Nancy Pelosi.


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  61. oh… and I think our future is more aligned with NZ than the US.

    Abo rights front and centre, racial discrimination and powers allocated to the indigenes. Reliable power shut down, economy in full reverse while everything is locked up for the green feels.

    .. and the majority of the population will just lay back and think of gaia.


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  62. We are off on a government & media driven crusade to bring inclusiveness and diversity to the land all while restoring equilibrium to the planet. Good news is PM Albanese has promised real wage growth.

    We won’t get any of those things. The Left is intolerant not inclusive. Their idea of diversity is to ban anyone who thinks differently from themselves. The planet will ignore them and do its own thing. And wages will go backwards except in raw numeral terms. In Venezuela the workers get paid more and more bolivars each year, but weirdly their wages are worth less and less. It will be the same here.

    As for the word “crusade” I think “jihad” would be more apt.


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  63. Albo’s speech is as much directed at the teals and Senate independents as it is the public. He’s got the job in front of him to herd those cats. He’s probably the best man in the country for that job though, given how well he did it under Gillard in minority. Doing it with a handful of Reps votes up his sleeve should be a doddle in relative terms, especially since the Libs will be a rabble.

    Someone managed to sideline Plibbers throughout the Election campaign, as highlighted by even the MSM.

    Is it no coincidence that the seemingly oft sedated Plibbers’ husband is an ex drug dealer?


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  64. Starvation will be a good “wake up call” for the City folk.

    That’s why I just brought a three point linkage rotary tiller! Vege garden here we come! Plus some livestock! Just need a spark ignition generator to run on wood gas and a home brewing kit and I get to BBQ and drink while watching my neighbours starve due to their own stupidity.


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  65. Who’s going to lead the Libs?

    Who cares?

    I was looking at the tally room numbers. Swing in the HoR is all against the Libs, -4.5% Nats and Labor both went backwards a little bit.

    Maybe the Libs should decide whether they’re chasing the demographic they should be chasing. (Hint, no you aren’t.)


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  66. Hardly slept a wink last night. Just couldn’t. Husband slept the sleep of the innocent – looking forward to Formula 1 Qualifying for Spanish Grand Prix this morning.

    It is what I expected in one way – masses turned out to punish Morrison & his mob. But they in fact, in votes, punished both Majors – with the Labor getting less than 30% of the primary vote.

    I suspect that the huge vote for the Greens & the Teals came not merely from the female vote (I suspect a lot of them voted for Independents) but from the 18-25 year old voters. Remember, this is the generation who have sat through their entire primary school life with pictures around the classroom showing how we are killing the planet! Then, at high school, they were required to do Science assignments explaining how we are doing just that!
    These kids (& now young voting adults) have been effectively brainwashed. I have seen it with my own grandkids. Had an intense “discussion” with 16 year old granddaughter (highly intelligent) on Mothers Day about regenerative farming. Now, I support many principles of the latter – but was stunned at the intensity and knowledge she had acquired from “Geography” at school. Not sure if though if she knows much about the essentials of that subject.

    I digress. What really shocked me is that an Independant who lives, as I understand, in the Blue Mountains, won a landslide in North Sydney! I doubt if many, if any, voters know this. At least, I suppose, it got rid of that waste of space – Trent Zimmerman. But the newbie, again from what I understand, is a very deep shade of Green.


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  67. Clive’s 80 million was pocket change.
    No-one is worried about his ROI.
    You may not have noticed but most of us thought his policies were a little not very good.


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  68. Hey rickw- a three point linkage rotary tiller! Exactly what I need! My vegetarian patch, with all this rain, is overgrown with weeds. Only pumpkin, rocket and a small plantation of mint & basil are holding their heads up. Husband too busy with other farm chores, & tilling with hoe in these conditions beyond me as garden is about 10m x 2m.

    Battery or electric, Rick?


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  69. I notice that Avi and Rushkan are covering Davos and not the Australian election.

    Seems they have a view on where the decisions are actually made.


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  70. Maybe the Libs should decide whether they’re chasing the demographic they should be chasing. (Hint, no you aren’t.)

    Vicki has a good point on the young voters. Maybe there just isn’t enough of the conservative demographic out there anymore.
    Libs needed to attract the Labor voter that’s mostly disinterested but likes to blame someone for something. ScoMo gave them plenty of reasons to kick his arse.
    Labor premiers think it’s a stamp of approval for them but it also could be seen as a people punishing the Libs for allowing the covid cruelties. The coming state elections will prove it right or wrong.


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  71. The fake Moderates got beat, the real Moderates didn’t lose any skin and Andrew Constance won Gilmore from Labor.
    Liberals put up a Right Winger in Menzies and lost the Seat for the first time ever.
    Peter Dutton is a Moderate, that’s why Labor is terrified by the prospect of him leading the Liberal Party.


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  72. Holmes ‘a Court identified the Liberals fake Moderates and took them out.

    That wasn’t a fluke, yet the Liberal Party was unable or unwilling to see that Zimmerman, Dave Sharma, Tim Wilson, Josh, Katie Allen are all flakes with a massive sense of entitlement.


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  73. Farmer Gez – my thought exactly.

    As I lay awake all bloody night I went through the ex Lib front bench in my head. None of the ladies up to it. Porter gone, Joshua gone, Birmingham performed well in campaign – but no, the rest not up to it,

    Angus Taylor came from KPMG & has broad big business background. More importantly, comes from grazing family (Monaro region?) & should ( though this is NEVER a guarantee) understand the rural sector which is expected to do some pretty heavy lifting in the coming years.

    Just on the latter. It really pissed me off that commentators noted Morrisons’s lack of understanding of the disasters of the fires and floods – but, to a man, failed to note his failure during the millennial Drought. The latter, in my opinion, was the most damaging to the collective psyche in the regions. It was devastating. Even on our small holding I will never forget when, with bare paddocks, we were told by local Ag store, that they couldn’t get any more stock feed. The city folk were not aware of the widespread suicides of menfolk on the land during those two awful years. And Morrison? Not a clue. All he could come up with was some financial support for families which required a 40 plus page questionnaire. No widespread visits to regions as even the urban John Howard managed.


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  74. You just need to get enough people to be enthused enough to vote for a “one issue” candidate (lets say Trans rights), then you have stripped the opposing party of a % of votes. Multiply it on single issues.

    They aren’t going to win with 2% of the vote. Who cares? But they are going to strip an opposing party with a thin majority of votes. Fund them.

    That’s what happened today.

    So what should be a fringe issue (trans) is the same as a party abandoning it’s core principles?

    He’s in a position of strength now, eh? Who would’ve thought being OUT of power gives you strength!

    If they can’t make and argue the case for basic liberty and the right for people to chose what’s best for them. If they can’t make and argue the case for solid “base load” power generation thus giving this country back the only competitive advantage in manufacturing it had, when a simple bloke like me has never lost in debate on these subjects with all manor of people, then FUCK THEM!

    They deserve bankruptcy for they are all morally bankrupt, incestuous, self serving dogs!

    Would say more but have to get going. An honourable profession awaits.


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  75. Labor premiers think it’s a stamp of approval for them but it also could be seen as a people punishing the Libs for allowing the covid cruelties.

    Labor went backwards from a low base in Queensland, huge loss in Griffith where the Greens doubled their vote since 2013, mostly at Labor’s expense.
    Now hold only 5 of the 29 Seats.


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  76. Sorry-forgot to mention Dutton. He da man, I think. Got to have some pot-stirrer who will hit them with some muscle.

    Geez – with China prowling the oceans around us – you’d think the punters would stick with a Party that is prepared to defend the country. But no….. we have a “climate emergency”…..


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  77. Peter Dutton is a Moderate, that’s why Labor is terrified by the prospect of him leading the Liberal Party.

    Is that why Micallef desperately tries to paste him as ‘V for Vendetta’/Hannibal Lechter et al?

    Use your brains here.
    If Peter Dutton was leading the Liberal Party to Electoral Disaster, do you really think that the Labor Party would have any problems with him doing just that?


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  78. Maybe the Libs should decide whether they’re chasing the demographic they should be chasing.

    Still in the bunker, having Labor call the shots, hence the Globalist bulldust.

    Injun Lib candidate (cannon fodder) in my staunchest of Labor electorates, but at least one sees the aspirational grass roots of the Party and not just Labor vote herd immigrants, that they assume will ALL vote Socialist.


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  79. this parliament is going to be marked by high inflation and interest rates

    low-risk my arse … has the dollar gone off a cliff yet?


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  80. If Peter Dutton was leading the Liberal Party to Electoral Disaster, do you really think that the Labor Party would have any problems with him doing just that?

    Of course not, even Labor aren’t dumb enough to ‘interrupt their enemy whilst they’re making a mistake’ (c/- Napolean?).


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  81. Yep Vicki,
    ScoMo thought his healing presence was enough to placate the congregation rather than a decent plan. He let the states run drought as he did with covid.
    Enough of the Happy Clapper!
    Taylor has that calm authoritative manner much like John Anderson, plus the rugged good looks which still is a seller with the lady voter. I know it is sexist but every pollster knows it’s a fact.


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  82. Zimmerman, Dave Sharma, Tim Wilson, Josh, Katie Allen are all flakes with a massive sense of entitlement.

    University education and no real life experience?

    Reminiscent of D’Souza mowing down some woke Oxford Uni student wankers in a forum.


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  83. the 18-25 year old voters

    I reckon that has a lot to do with it too, vicki

    the kiddies swung green, and their ever so clever and sober-minded parents and nannas went as far green as they could stomach.

    What’s that colour?

    … oh yeah, moldy


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  84. Menzies himself was a Moderate and he still had a few close calls.
    Scotty came across as a flake.
    Yeah, oldsters who were always going to vote Liberal anyway were mighty impressed with Katherine Deves, but she was a net loss overall.


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  85. Vickisays:
    May 22, 2022 at 7:04 am
    Hardly slept a wink last night. Just couldn’t. Husband slept the sleep of the innocent – looking forward to Formula 1 Qualifying for Spanish Grand Prix this morning.
    It is what I expected in one way – masses turned out to punish Morrison & his mob. But they in fact, in votes, punished both Majors – with the Labor getting less than 30% of the primary vote.

    I suspect that the huge vote for the Greens & the Teals came not merely from the female vote (I suspect a lot of them voted for Independents) but from the 18-25 year old voters. Remember, this is the generation who have sat through their entire primary school life with pictures around the classroom showing how we are killing the planet! Then, at high school, they were required to do Science assignments explaining how we are doing just that!

    These kids (& now young voting adults) have been effectively brainwashed. I have seen it with my own grandkids.

    Vicki,

    Will just survey the wreckage quickly – incredible that Labor gets in on 30%, and same as you, having digested last night, will get long black and watch recorded F1 P3 and Formula 1 Qualifying for Spanish Grand Prix

    My kids voted Teal – Steggall – they and all their friends think she is great and along with all Grandkids think Climate Change – it has been pounded in throughout both generations education

    As my Wife just said, they will learn what Misery is when Labor brings in Death Duties after they have (as they always do) further screwed further the Australian Economy and shut down Coal

    To Quote Michael Smith News “Rue the Day”

    Plus

    There is a God

    Best news of the Day Kristina Keneally lost Fowler


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  86. University education and no real life experience?

    No, just a massive sense of entitlement, but their real problem was that they weren’t politically Moderate.
    Josh has had a dream run with the Media during his 12 years in Parliament and on John Howard’s staff before that, but the reality is that he’s a prickly little guy with a thin skin.

    Graham Richardson has lavishly praised Josh in print as a future Leader of the Liberal Party, he wouldn’t do that if he thought Josh would really be any good in the job.


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  87. Dutton seems to be it according to all sources.
    His job is opposition and quickly rubbing off the gloss that the media will paste on Albo.
    He’s the man for the job in that sense but big doubts on his appeal as a PM.


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  88. Ed Casesays:
    May 21, 2022 at 10:57 pm
    When you stand up a Candidate like Katherine [Netball is an Issue] Deves in a seat you held for 70 years, Voters elsewhere are entitled to conclude you’re not very serious and probably a grifter.

    Dickless

    Are you suggesting that “Scotty’s” Stradivarius was out of tune? Or maybe just a banjo?


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  89. Menzies himself didn’t have appeal as PM, neither did Fraser and Howard.
    All Dutton has to do is keep it simple and not make promises he hasn’t thought through, like Tony Abbott did, which brought the 2013 Liberals undone in less than 2 years.
    They had been scrambling ever since and now it’s over.


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  90. Maybe there just isn’t enough of the conservative demographic out there anymore.

    No. Not as we know it anyway. Years of soft, government dependent living will do that, combined with indoctrination of youth to any number of foolish causes.

    There will always be pockets of genuinely aspirational people – Howard tapped in to those. They are diminishing as government takes an increasingly prominent role in our lives, including holding the purse strings. It’s malignant and manipulative and irresistable.

    Old fashioned “conservatism” – the primacy of family, faith, hard work for reward is gone. It will only return when the money runs out. Or hardship comes in other ways which I don’t want to imagine this early on another beautiful morning.


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  91. just a massive sense of entitlement

    I think you’ll find the former is the root cause.

    A simple look at humans real life behavior on YouTube should suffice.

    For example, say: “How to build a better toaster“.

    Some wanker undergrad will do a little research, paying little heed to say a century of human wisdom/knowledge employed in a relatively simple device, the culmination of subject matter knowledge.

    “Hey, I’m one of the leaders of tomorrow” type sh1te, when most innovation comes from industry schleps toiling away at the grindstone.

    Sure, Bell Labs contributed to (inadvertently) discovering the ‘Cosmic microwave background’ (CMB) radiation, moved cinema audio decades ahead at its inception, etc., but these were seasoned workers, not wet-behind-the-ears wankers.


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  92. The other message is:
    Openly Gay candidates are electoral poison.
    Preselecting one of these blokes is like saying to the female part of the Electorate [which is where the Election was lost]:
    You’re not even worth fucking


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  93. Australia Election – COVID Knucklehead Scott Morrison Out, Climate Change Knucklehead Anthony Albanese In

    May 21, 2022 – Sundance

    After allowing the various state premiers to brutalize the citizens in each of the states with catastrophic COVID restrictions, mandates and compliance regulations, the conservative Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, has lost his feeble attempt to win reelection.

    Australia has replaced Morrison with Labour party candidate Anthony Albanese. The COVID dictator is out, and the Climate-Change dictator is now installed. Good luck Australia.

    (Via MSM) […] “We hand over this country as a government in a stronger position than when we inherited it when we came to government (in 2013),” Morrison told a gathering of Liberal supporters in Sydney late Saturday night. He said it had been a “privilege to lead this great party and lead this great nation” but that he, as leader, would “take responsibility for the wins and the losses”.

    “As a result I will be handing over the leadership at the next party room meeting, to ensure that the party can be taken forward under new leadership,” he said.

    “It’s a night of disappointment … but it’s also a time for coalition members and supporters all across the country to hold their heads high. We have been a strong government. We have been a good government. Australia is stronger as a result of our efforts over these last three terms.” (read more)

    (Via Politico) – […] Opposition leader Anthony Albanese will be sworn in as prime minister after his Labor party clenched its first electoral win since 2007.

    Labor has promised more financial assistance and a robust social safety net as Australia grapples with the highest inflation since 2001 and soaring housing prices.

    The party also plans to increase minimal wages, and on the foreign policy front, it proposed to establish a Pacific defense school to train neighboring armies in response to China’s potential military presence on the Solomon Islands on Australia’s doorstep.

    It also wants to tackle climate change with a more ambitious 43 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. (read more)

    The biggest winners…


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  94. 18-25 year olds have always voted green or socialist, it’s the working classes abandoning both major parties this time that gave us yesterday’s result. Neither Labor nor Liberals have anything to offer aspirational voters and young families.

    Another demographic that will pay dearly for the green swerve by Liberals and subsequent electoral rout are retirees living off their super which is about to dissipate in the “Great Reset”.


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  95. Ed Casesays:
    May 22, 2022 at 7:45 am
    Menzies himself was a Moderate and he still had a few close calls.
    Scotty came across as a flake.
    Yeah, oldsters who were always going to vote Liberal anyway were mighty impressed with Katherine Deves, but she was a net loss overall.

    Ed,

    I put Katherine Deves at 4 and told her in email saying that, that “She was the Best of a Bad Bunch”


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  96. He’s the man for the job in that sense but big doubts on his appeal as a PM.
    Have the media anything else to offer apart from the well-worn “woman problem”?


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  97. Every time you post Vicki, I am in absolute agreement with you. Couldn’t get off to sleep easily last night either. Re regenerative farming, get your granddaughter to read the several excellent articles about Sri Lanka on the WattsUpWithThat website (can’t link, on iPad).
    The more I think about it, the happier I am with this result, because of the deadwood clearance. Will wake some lazy people up. The cat fights will be illuminating. Politics as an industry will thrive because it can vote itself more money, forever.
    I don’t know how much acreage you want to turn into veg but No Dig ( Charles Dowding) has worked like a charm in our regular back yard, only need veg for two here though. I suspect a tiller is better for larger space, but I began with cardboard packing boxes smothering weeds.


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  98. m0ntysays:
    May 21, 2022 at 11:31 pm
    The UAP is a complete stinker.

    Simon Holmes a Court tipped in $12M and will get infinitely more ROI than Clive will for his $80M or whatever.

    Indeed. With Ruinable power the way of the next few years, he will get billions in subsidies for “cheap” electricity. He should be able to afford a few more rich spoiled wymminses to put on the Teal. (Or is that azure?)


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  99. Farmer Gez- thanks for the lighter note – we need it at the moment.

    Yep, us ladies (even us older ones!) like the looks of Angus AND Matt Canavan – have told husband I reckon Matty is the sexiest bloke in Aussie politics!


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  100. Ed
    You’re harking back to another era when people actually disregarded looks or a big smile and voted on substance.
    Having grown kids you unfortunately get an insight into the twenty something new world and it’s disturbingly superficial.


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  101. Scotty saved a fair few seats for the Liberal Party in that last week, he won the Campaign, but the fake Moderates did him in.
    Also a mistake to take Josh on the Campaign, he’s electoral poison.
    Labor won maybe 74 seats, but they’ve got huge problems finding new voters, massive Chinese Immigration is their only hope.


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  102. Old fashioned “conservatism” – the primacy of family, faith, hard work for reward is gone.

    I should modify that. It is “gone” in the sense that major parties will support it, not that there isn’t a great wodge of the community that values these things.

    The newly minted “Voices” won’t be giving these people a voice. They will have to do it for themselves.


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  103. I seem to recall Angus Taylor has a bit of a landed gentry background with scandal attached, so some dirt digging might upend him, if Labor needs to hobble him. I suspect Dutton is pretty scandal free but HATED by all the lefties I know because of his strict father figure image. Caravan is simply darling! ??


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  104. Thanks hzhousewife – re cardboard smothering weeds- a year or so ago I did smother the weeds with tons of mouldy hay I had in the barn which got wet from leaky roof . Did the trick for a while – but also really improved the soil & up came the weeds again.

    The joys of agriculture. Although I do approve a lot of regenerative ag practices, some local rabid practitioners sing the praise of “sequence farming” which effectively means letting weeds proliferate. Sorry, no can do.


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  105. “the results of the federal election were overwhelmingly that 2022 was, finally, the climate election.”
    What rot. Australia could disappear from the face of the earth, and it would make not a scrap of difference to the climate.


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  106. Princess Allegra promised that, if elected, she’d change the climate here in Wentworth for the “better”.

    Princess Allegra’s false advertising and empty promises are already coming home to roost. It’s a glum, gloomy and very rainy day here in Wentworth.

    Methinks a harbinger of the next three years.


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  107. Have the media anything else to offer apart from the well-worn “woman problem”?
    They haven’t tried that on Peter Dutton, for the same reason they never tried it on John Howard:
    It just won’t stick.
    Tony Abbott and Scotty, yeah they were vulnerable to the Woman Problem
    barb, because it’s true.


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  108. The LNP will not return to Govt unless and until they find a spine. Or, we are hit with a major recession. And don’t think the that the Libs can’t get even greener. I expect to see more on that very soon.

    Also, a heads up. If you don’t want this blog to fall into ruin over the coming 3 years then ignore mOron. The turd has re-surfaced like a floater in the dunny and will spend that time goading folks into his idiot bubbles. Ruining thread after thread. RGR redux.


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  109. Should have been Dutton last time.

    Dutton unfortunately was born with negative charisma. Nothing he can do about it. He can be an effective Opposition Leader but won’t win elections. The electorate has gotten more and more superficial with time.

    It was notable that Albo was worked on and coached extensively to get rid of uncharismatic stuff like the sneering and ratty hair to make him softer and less scary.


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  110. KK’s loss in Fowler is proof that the working class is jack of Labor’s delusions of grandeur. Even Whitlam was the wrong fit for Werriwa, which used to encompass the same geographical area but there were enough of old rusted-ons to keep re-electing him.


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  111. “Albanese hasn’t got looks or a big smile, but he still came out on top.
    How do you explain that?” Easy. Morrison had the job of herding cats, and made a mess of it.


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  112. Hzhousewife- yes, Angus was attacked in the last parliament over his family’s problem with an accusation re his family’s use of pastoral land. As I recall, it was unfounded.


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  113. Albanese hasn’t got looks or a big smile, but he still came out on top.
    How do you explain that?

    Easy. Australians were so sick of SloMo they made Elbow PM.


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  114. Dutton unfortunately was born with negative charisma.

    Look out, is that going to be the Labor Talking Point for the next 3 years?
    You’ve obviously never seen the guy campaigning, so how would you know whether or not he’s got a presence?


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  115. Did Scotty suffer a Swing in Cook?
    I don’t think so.

    Craig Kelly was going to be the Great White Hope of the Right.
    Got 8% in Hughes.


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  116. “The LNP will not return to Govt unless and until they find a spine. “

    I agree but look at the cretinous Victorian and QLD Liberals, particularly the Victorian Liberals. Defeat after defeat after defeat and all the Victorian Liberals do is shift further left. The Victorian Liberals are about to expel the sole conservative remaining in the party. His crime? Being pro-life.

    I don’t want a recession but look at the indoctrinated young in this country, particularly in effluent (I use that word deliberately) areas like where I live. None of these privileged young men and women have ever experienced a recession or hardship. I think it’s time, for electricity rations, for power blackouts and so on. Only then will they learn.

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  117. For those wondering what lessons the libs will draw from this defeat.

    Senior Liberals say party must address women problem and regain centre after election loss
    Liberal frontbencher Simon Birmingham said gender, diversity, and climate change were clearly factors in the party’s defeat

    Matt Kean, the NSW treasurer and a leading moderate, said the lesson of Saturday night was “when the Liberal party goes too far to the right we lose in the centre”.

    “The Liberal party is at its strongest when we represent the diversity in the community,” Kean said. “Tonight we have had a very strong message from our heartland that we are not representing them.”

    Kean said the party must not vacate the space on climate change and must have a credible path to reduce emissions.

    What we can’t do is abandon the space on listening to women,” he said. “We can’t have a situation where women are voting for us in lesser numbers than males. That is hugely damaging to the community and we need to listen to women and have policies that respond to their concerns.”

    Former deputy leader Julie Bishop also said the party must address the issue of women in the party. “Grace Tame and Brittany Higgins changed the narrative,” she said. “Women were saying [parliament] was not a safe place to work.

    “So many Liberal women told me they did not see their concerns, their interests reflected in the party that was led by Scott Morrison and in Coalition with Barnaby Joyce. They just didn’t see them as having any empathy for the concerns of women.

    “We as a party need to regroup and listen to the communities and the message they have sent.”

    Outgoing Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman said the Liberal party must ensure it represents “the aspirations of the great urban areas that represent a large portion of the economic activity of our nation” or winning government again will be impossible.

    “There is a driving desire in the communities I represent for greater action on climate change, for greater action in areas like ensuring there are genuinely more opportunities for women in our communities,” Zimmerman said.

    “If we fail to do that we are not living up to the aspirations of our party set by Robert Menzies.”

    “When we look at these results across Sydney and Brisbane and Victoria there are clearly lessons for the Liberal party that we need to learn.”

    Liberal frontbencher Simon Birmingham said gender, diversity and climate change were clearly factors in the election result and it is “absolutely” time to start preselecting more women. However, the party had paid the price for preselecting the divisive Katherine Deves in Warringah.

    “I think these are issues we will have to clearly address,” he said. “We want to make sure we improve the Liberal vote and are competitive to win back safe seats like Warringah and ensure that we hold seats like North Sydney and Wentworth and we have to have not just candidates who reflect those values, as Dave Sharma and Trent Zimmerman unquestionably do, but have to make sure that the party appreciates those values.”

    Former Victorian Liberal deputy state director Tony Barry said the Liberals had lost their base.

    “It is a teal bath,” he said. [The party] needs to redefine and go back to its original roots and the aspirational class, the outer suburbs – housing affordability is the political fault line in Australia right now and I think we’ve overlooked that.

    “The great thing about housing affordability which I think is impacting enormously is, you can’t create conservatives if they have got nothing to conserve. If you don’t own a house, you can’t conserve. That’s our natural constituents and we need to get back to that.”

    Former Liberal frontbencher Christopher Pyne said the voting out of female MPs like Fiona Martin was a “big blow to the Liberal party”.

    He suggested a possible introduction of gender quotas as the party moves forward from the election loss. “We are going to have to face the facts about the current political scene. They want women … to change the dynamic, to change the culture,” Pyne said.

    So basically accept the “all women are shit and must be babied’ premise as well as shut everything down outside the metro areas which are the only ones that count…


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  118. The only good news of a dreadful night is the Fowler result.

    Steady on…

    Terri Butler is gone as Labor reaps what Rudd sowed in Griffith, and so is “Josh” Frydenberg, leaving Dutton to take the Libs leadership, the best result possible in the circumstances, as “Josh” would only have taken the Libs further left. With Dutton they might find a redoubt from which to take a stand without dripping wets like Sharma, Wilson and Zimmerman wubverting them from within.


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  119. How did Liberals go in Hughes?
    Very well, though pundits here and elsewhere reckoned ditching Kelly
    would assure a Labor victory.
    Fakes and Flakes brought the Government down, not an absence of rockribbed RightWingers.


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  120. Senior Liberals say party must address women problem and regain centre after election loss

    So they’re going to move towards the centre from the wet centre-left? Excellent!
    It’s a start anyway.

    :-;


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  121. Anchor What, ScoMo didn’t have a “woman problem”, he had a people problem. He just couldn’t put himself in someone else’s shoes. Lack of empathy.


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  122. It was notable that Albo was worked on and coached extensively to get rid of uncharismatic stuff like the sneering and ratty hair to make him softer and less scary.”

    Sorry, but you’re wrong, Albanese did a lot of sneering in the election campaign.

    People said Howard was uncharismatic, people said Abbott was uncharismatic. I think Dutton will be a competent opposition leader, whether he wins an election remains to be seen. But his charisma or lack of charisma is irrelevant.

    Any senate results yet?


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  123. Former Victorian Liberal deputy state director Tony Barry said the Liberals had lost their base.

    Someone in the Liberal Party gets it, at least.


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  124. Easy. Australians were so sick of SloMo they made Elbow PM.

    I think that is basically the guts of it. Scummo was a smug looking windsock, smirking his way through the job. He fell into the gig because LNP punters couldn’t stand Turdball and he’s been smirking his way through ever since. Once we got to know him better, it was over. No one likes a smirker.

    Two very major mistakes.

    Hawaii – the media flayed him alive and the average punter was furiously disgusted with his attitude (real or portrayed by the media) over the whole affair. He turned a great leadership opportunity into an absolute unmitigated disaster that was never forgotten or forgiven

    Covid- by enabling the despot state Prem c****, Scummo effectively spurned the base. Certainly enough of the base to deliver a “punish the bastard” vote. Trying to be a windsock, he dug his political grave.


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  125. Scotty saved a fair few seats for the Liberal Party in that last week, he won the Campaign

    What drugs are you on, Grigs?
    Plibbers your supplier?

    Even SKY News were saying that Scummo was hated in all Capital cities, less so in Regionals, and blamed him for Dave Sharma’s loss.


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  126. I am uncomfortable with the number of Greens in the Senate. If we have to do a “Sri Lanka”, then let’s get it over and done with ASAP. I will be curious to see how overseas investors see us now, re agriculture and energy markets.


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  127. “Former Liberal frontbencher Christopher Pyne said the voting out of female MPs like Fiona Martin was a “big blow to the Liberal party”.”

    LOL


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  128. Hzhousewife at 8:14 am, you are right about having to clear out the dead wood from the Libs and it was not going to happen unless they lost and lost badly.

    The very low primary vote for both majors is a thunderclap that neither will hear.


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  129. Matt Kean, the NSW treasurer and a leading moderate, said the lesson of Saturday night was “when the Liberal party goes too far to the right we lose in the centre”.

    Correct.
    Leave the Right to Labor, Liberals suck at it anyway.
    Liberals are a Left of Centre Party, the clue is in the name.


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  130. “Former Liberal frontbencher Christopher Pyne said the voting out of female MPs like Fiona Martin was a “big blow to the Liberal party”.”

    And Pyne’s prolly blown a few in his time.


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  131. This maybe old news to many here, but it’s worth repeating. Jacinta Price will be a Senator and the NT News reports her saying

    “Australia, a very affluent nation, has been taken for a ride by the Greens, by the Left, and they will soon find out what that means.

    “But we will be there, working tirelessly making sure the job is getting done no matter what, so we can support the marginalised, so that our businesses are still going, even when we’re faced with such high rates of crime.

    “I’m going to go bloody hard, I can tell you that now, because my ancestors would be bloody upset if I didn’t.”

    She should be the Coalition leader in the Senate. And I am loking forward to her first clash with Lydia Thorpe.


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  132. Somebody predicted that Andrew Bolt would give Albo a tongue bath on his show on Monday. He couldn’t wait until tomorrow night, there he is now on Sky doing just that. Fair weather “conservative”.


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  133. So Morrison was supposed to be the Fire Chief?
    It’s a state responsibility.
    He copped it from the media because that’s what they do – attack every Liberal leader who is not a faux conservative like Turnbull.


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  134. OK, off to cook a full English breakfast and have champagne while watching Outsiders. Hubby just remarked that Blot seemed very glum!


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  135. “Australia, a very affluent nation, has been taken for a ride by the Greens, by the Left, and they will soon find out what that means.

    “But we will be there, working tirelessly making sure the job is getting done no matter what, so we can support the marginalised, so that our businesses are still going, even when we’re faced with such high rates of crime.

    We need to get her in the lower house so she can run for PM.


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  136. Covid- by enabling the despot state Prem c****, Scummo effectively spurned the base. Certainly enough of the base to deliver a “punish the bastard” vote. Trying to be a windsock, he dug his political grave.
    Rubbish.
    Dud local Members and dud Candidates is what lost it.
    Holmes ‘a Court identified the duds and took them all out.
    He did the Liberal Party a huge favor, the question is whether or not they accept that or go on a desperate search for the next Trent Zimmerman.


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  137. This maybe old news to many here, but it’s worth repeating. Jacinta Price will be a Senator and the NT News reports her saying

    Outstanding; that news plus no body’s girl getting reamed casts some light over the whole bloody mess. Now if fatso can spend his money on acquiring a media outlet then more good. Pity about Craig Kelly. But when fatso buys his media he can put Kelly in as manager.


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  138. @Matrix Transform

    “…watching this shit burn is going to be pretty funny at times”.

    Might be the only way a lot of people will stay warm in winter until the next “selection” takes place.


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  139. So Morrison was supposed to be the Fire Chief?

    Scummo served up his head and that of his Govt on a platter. So the media (who Scottie from marketing should know very well) took it and punters soaked it up.

    He was “supposed” to be here in the thick of it , demonstrating empathy and leadership. Doing whatever a PM can. Not smirking on a beach under palm trees drinking mai-tais. The fkg moron gifted Labor with their most effective sound bites- “not my job mate”


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  140. What a lovely morning.

    We have a Westminster system which tends to create a polarised Parliament with two major parties, but that system has broken down. I wonder if there will be a push by the Teals and Greens for a Constitutional change for proportional representation like in NZ and Europe. Funnily enough that would benefit the Clives of the world because they could actually elect candidates, he might even back it too. The referendum on the Voice might be a stalking horse for a more fundamental change.


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  141. So Morrison was supposed to be the Fire Chief?
    It’s a state responsibility.
    He copped it from the media because that’s what they do – attack every Liberal leader who is not a faux conservative like Turnbull.

    Politics 101: Perceptions matter just as much, if not more than, reality.

    Elbow’s going to find that out very soon too.


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  142. It would seem that the Liberal Party, having been led out to a narrowly defined “base” has lost the electorate. Hard to see a comeback. Labor has done surprisingly well But they’ll now be subject to deals with Greens (impossible to deal with) or the other independents.
    On the face of it Australia may have broken its two party system.


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  143. Er, the Nats retained all their seats.
    They’re good at PorkBarreling, which is why they’ve hung on.
    Plibersek will be making sure the Pork stops from today.


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  144. Labor and the Greens in charge equate to the Taliban without weaponry running the place.
    moderated

  145. without dripping wets like Sharma, Wilson and Zimmerman wubverting them from within.

    Im sure the ABC already has dressing rooms with the little gold stars already set aside for them to prognosticate how awful the Libs are now.


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  146. When the media and the left side of politics have completely wrecked our formerly reliable and affordable energy, will they be punished?
    No, all of us will be punished.


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  147. I wonder if there will be a push by the Teals and Greens for a Constitutional change for proportional representation like in NZ and Europe.

    A scary thought, monty. I hope not. We already have the Senate for proportional anyway (at least, within each state). NZ haz just the one house.


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  148. It would seem that the Liberal Party, having been led out to a narrowly defined “base” has lost the electorate. Hard to see a comeback.

    There’s going to be a lot of pain felt in middle Australia outside the inner suburban teal belt in the next three years.

    The Liberals will need to channel Menzies and take up the cause of the quiet Australians, not the noisy ones,if they’re to redeem themselves.


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  149. There are many many reasons why the LNP lost. Many.
    Not one demographic. Many.

    Be clear Scumo lost. ALP did not win (ref primary vote).

    Scumo managed to lose the vote of the enjabbed, the unjabbed, the 30 somethings who fled to the greens, the entitled white women, green women, purple wonen etc., youf, aged, in betweens, males, females, rich, poor, tall, short, fat, thin …
    In summary he lost votes from all corners.
    So the LNP solution will be the same thing once more all over again. They will say “we didn’t move far enough to the left”.


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  150. a more fundamental change

    mUnty believes that in 2022 after thousands of years, humans are all of a sudden fundamentally renewed with better plans, hopes and aspirations.

    its an enlightenment

    what a fucking maroon


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  151. It is hard to see how the Libs will become the party of the battlers in the outer suburbs when the Young Libs are full of rich inner city private school boys whose Mums’ friends all just voted Teal. They are just not set up to promote bogans and tradies to leadership positions.

    Their choice of leaders are Angus Taylor, an old fashioned squattocrat in the Malcolm Fraser mould, or a cop called Mr Potato Head who is the ugliest man in Australia… on the inside.

    The Libs need to visit the hall of mirrors and figure out who they are. If they go further to the right, the Teals occupy their blue ribbon seats for a generation. They probably need to start looking more like the Teals than the front row at a Hillsong convention.


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  152. @ hzhousewife:

    “I will be curious to see how overseas investors see us now, re agriculture and energy markets.”

    I expect our “rice-propelled cousins” to NEVER let a crisis (or an opportunity) go to waste..

    “Housing crisis”?

    Remind me again about “Crown land” and who is in charge of it. “Spillage”?

    Supply-chain issues? Domestic, international and /or “managed”. Follow the money!

    Then again, it appears that “freehold” really means just a long lease at the whim of the Junta of the day. Force majeur “rools”.


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  153. Daily Mail. Julie who?

    Julie Bishop explains WHY the Coalition lost power – and Grace Tame is part of the reason: ‘Australian women are angry’

    Former high-profile conservative Julie Bishop outlined why Liberals lost election
    Pointed to high number of female teal independents and impact of Grace Tame
    Ms Bishop felt ‘Australian women are angry’, want agendas to change for good



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  154. Rowan also thinks that Dutton can take the Libs to a win in 2025.

    What’s the point? Why vote for soft socialism when you can get the real thing?


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  155. It is hard to see how the Libs will become the party of the battlers in the outer suburbs when the Young Libs are full of rich inner city private school boys whose Mums’ friends all just voted Teal.

    It pains me to say it, but monty’s right. It’s like I said yesterday, most of the Lib candidates are affluent inner-city types. In the outer suburbs you have houso estates (safe labor) and newer housing estates (“aspirational” voters, ripe for picking up by Libs). Instead of focusing on picking up the aspirationals, they chase the affluent inner city Greens/Teals. And they do it because that’s who they are themselves.


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  156. The Liberal Party of Australia being close to losing for the first time the blue ribbon seat named after Robert Menzies… if that doesn’t signify an existential crisis in the Party then nothing will.


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  157. or a cop called Mr Potato Head who is the ugliest man in Australia… on the inside.

    You’re the specialist on the inside; Mr Head up his arse.


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  158. mUnty believes that in 2022 after thousands of years, humans are all of a sudden fundamentally renewed with better plans, hopes and aspirations.

    Munty believes in endless revolution, sadly he hasn’t realised how that typically works out for short, fat and unskilled ranga’s.


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  159. The referendum on the Voice might be a stalking horse for a more fundamental change.

    Let’s have proportional representation by ethnicity then.


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  160. or a cop called Mr Potato Head who is the ugliest man in Australia… on the inside.

    Far better to vote for Mr Rub’n’tug, the brothel creeper to represent lady voters eh monty?

    Manuel’s son in charge, what could go wrong.
    Farty owls here we come.


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  161. what was that film where the main character has to achieve some impossible goal in 20 minutes or her boyfriend dies?

    you know the one where she trips over the dog and fails
    then theres another version but this time, she jumps over the dog
    eventually she gets it right.

    oh that’s it, Run mUnty Run


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