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Labour has the majority in the lower house, with a massive swing. Howard is gone. And it's looking likely he's going to lose his seat - only the second time in Australian history the PM hasn't won in his electorate.

Hmm. Harry Potter as PM...

And as an added benefit for my flist, this should be the last time I spam you with election-related posts. At least for the next few years *g*

Date: 2007-11-24 01:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ashavah
BOO YAH! KEVIN 07!!!!

Mind you, I do like Labor, so I'm particularly gleeful!

Date: 2007-11-24 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyore.livejournal.com
I figured you'd be happy *g*

I'm... cautiously optimistic. We'll see.

BTW, what do you think of Rudd's education policy? A school-teacher friend of mine had serious reservations, but I don't really know the details.

Date: 2007-11-24 02:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ashavah
I'm not sure he's given us enough detail to make any real decision ... I think he's got some good ideas, but they could be really tricky to implement. His computer policy would be a hassle, I think, but might be worth it. I recall he proposed a plan to help start kids off learning a little sooner, which I think is a good thing. That's all I can remember, but really what I like about Rudd's stance on education is that he genuinely seems to care about education, which is not a vibe I ever got from the Coalition.

Date: 2007-11-24 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] southoffebruary.livejournal.com
I dont really like any political party, they all have things I dont agree with, but Liberals? They are always out to help the rich and thats about it - in my opinion anyway. And plus, I have a friend who works in parliament in Sydney and he is always shoving Liberals down my throat another reason to hate them. lol.

Sometimes I really think that its Julia Gillard running the Labor party, not Rudd, she just didnt have the votes to get her in as leader of the opposition at the time. I like her, so aside from the *fantastic* fact of Howard being GONE, the rest of the result is pretty ok too. But I guess we'll see how it goes. Things cant get any worse, can they? LOL.

/ramble
Edited Date: 2007-11-24 01:40 pm (UTC)

Date: 2007-11-24 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyore.livejournal.com
I'm ecstatic about Howard too *g*

I think it will be interesting to see how things pan out - I'll admit the one time I saw Julia Gillard in person (during a particularly argumentative question time), she didn't impress me at all, but I've quite liked what I've seen lately. We'll see, I guess.

Date: 2007-11-25 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lotusflower85.livejournal.com
I've always supported Labour as the lesser of two evils, so I was so happy with the result - especially the added insult of Howard maybe losing his seat. Heh.

Date: 2007-11-26 05:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyore.livejournal.com
Yes. Will be interesting to see how things go.

There. I posted.

Date: 2007-11-26 02:50 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I posted. Happy now?

And what have you got against Howard? Thanks to him and Costello the economy is solid and the future looks bright. How can you be happy that Rudd is going to f*(k the future of Australia up? Because him and Gillard are going to.

Re: There. I posted.

Date: 2007-11-26 03:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] go-the-brumbies.livejournal.com
Howard is a tool, who has no (social or otherwise) conscience, and has changed what it means to be australian from about having a fair go and mateship, to i me myself and fuck off to minorities.

Ah yes, towing the ever naive party line there. Selling off public assets to pay debt is NOT good economic policy, it is merely a redistribution of assets. Interest rates are largely dominated by the world economy, haowards primary platform is nothing more than the shit that got scraped off bennelong on saturday night.

And about going back 1000 years and switching off the electricity, well im pretty sure that wont happen, and now our labor laws will also remain relevant to the current millenium.

Re: There. I posted.

Date: 2007-11-26 05:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyore.livejournal.com
Thank you. Now you can try logging in :)

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