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FF:WA Parliamentary Existence Failure.

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Saintheart, Sep 7, 2008.

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  1. Saintheart Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 16, 2000
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    Shut down your democracy and reboot.

    The numbers keep going up and down. On Saturday it was Labor with 26 seats with 3 to decide, Liberals with 23 with 2 to decide. Now it's Liberals with 17 seats and 2 to decide, Labor with 24 seats and 1 to decide, Nationals with 4, Greens with none, and the other assorted loonies with 2. WTH?
  2. LBJ Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 12, 2004
    star 1
    Hey the longer this takes the longer my department is in 'caretaker' mode so I'm not complaining!

    :D

    Can't do a state budget without a state government.
  3. Stinky_jawa Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 2000
    star 4
    I completely forgot to check the results... Was busy Sunday and sick today.. so What's the beef?
  4. Saintheart Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 16, 2000
    star 6
    Linkage.

    Looks like neither Labor or Libs are going to get a majority big enough to form government. At the moment it looks like the Nationals will have to come to an agreement with somebody (Labor or Libs) in order for there to be a government, and it's looking like end of the week before that happens. When they do, they're going to rip a good $680 million out of each year's budget for the regional areas in return for letting bills pass.
  5. LBJ Jedi Knight

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    Oct 12, 2004
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    mmmmm no comment on the royalties for regions thing. (give it a week and maybe I can comment then).

    In any case....no point speculating now, looks like we are going to have to wait until most of the votes are counted. Certainly is an interesting time for WA Politics!

    Hung parliament!
  6. Aztek Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 12, 2001
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    Although I have voted each time it's been required of me over the last 9 years, this was the first time I actually went in knowing who I was going to vote for and why.

    I think it will be great if we can get some of the mining royalties spent out in regional areas, god knows we could use it.
  7. Stinky_jawa Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 2000
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    *puts on his monocle*

    I agree.







    (I have nothing intelligent to add. I just wanted to feel like I'm contributing.):-B

    But seriously, I'm not one that's particularly politically minded, but I don't think that money going to the country would be such a bad thing?
  8. Saintheart Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 16, 2000
    star 6
    It is high time they spent some cash out there...
  9. LBJ Jedi Knight

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    Oct 12, 2004
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    Given the difficulty in spending cash both in the regions and city due to labour/skill shortages there are massive under-spends going on all over the place, it is highly unlikely we could spend $700m in the regions in any given year even if we tried...that said obviously there is a strong need for it and whatever Government is formed, it would be time to get the ball rolling IMHO.
  10. Aztek Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 12, 2001
    star 4
    Who would have thunk it hey, political discussion in the WAFF
  11. LBJ Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 12, 2004
    star 1
    It's Sainty's fault! :D
  12. Stinky_jawa Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 2000
    star 4
    I'm discussing politics! 8-} - Woooooo
  13. Saintheart Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 16, 2000
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    Well, it's all about mathematics ultimately, so I thought it'd get some play out here :p
  14. LBJ Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 12, 2004
    star 1
    and it's not often we face the prospect of a hung parliament. Kind of exciting.....well as exciting as WA politics get!!!!

    Probably won't have a result until the weekend or next week even at this rate.
  15. Aztek Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 12, 2001
    star 4
    I believe John Bowler has thrown his lot in with the Nationals and will follow their lead from what I heard today.
  16. Saintheart Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 16, 2000
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    Interesting, and not a bad tactical move given (a) why he got kicked out of the Labor party and (b) his electorate of Kalgoorlie.

    Recount of votes is likely to happen this weekend. I guarantee no real result before Sunday at the earliest.
  17. LBJ Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 12, 2004
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    I'm sure certain politicians will call for re-counts...and why wouldn't you? Some of these seats are being decided by less then 100 votes!
  18. Saintheart Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 16, 2000
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    Not surprising, given some of the stuff-ups on votes I've seen thus far...
  19. LBJ Jedi Knight

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    Oct 12, 2004
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    and we have a Government again...oh well looks like it's back to work.
  20. Saintheart Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 16, 2000
    star 6
    Only until Barnett drops an unfortunate sheep-****er joke... :D
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