• KEVIN RUDD resigns as Foreign Affairs minister.
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[QUOTE=mr apple;34815517] Anyway, at the end of the day, we DID vote for fucking Kevin Rudd and not that red head skank.[/QUOTE] And then voted her in the fed election (barely)
I wish the public could be the deciding factor on who actually runs the leading party. I'd happily re-elect a Ruddy Labour party over Abbott. But seeing that Julia's currently the only ALP option, I'd vote Abbott (despite thinking he's a complete douche).
[QUOTE=HiddenMyst;34816273]I wish the public could be the deciding factor on who actually runs the leading party. I'd happily re-elect a Ruddy Labour party over Abbott. But seeing that Julia's currently the only ALP option, I'd vote Abbott (despite thinking he's a complete douche).[/QUOTE] In my opinion, it's better to vote for the party than the candidate, even if you don't like Gillard as a person, if you align yourself more towards Labour, why not vote for them? The problem is happening in the US in the moment with people unsatisfied with Obama so they jump ship and run right for Ron Paul.
[QUOTE=HiddenMyst;34816273]I wish the public could be the deciding factor on who actually runs the leading party. I'd happily re-elect a Ruddy Labour party over Abbott. But seeing that Julia's currently the only ALP option, I'd vote Abbott (despite thinking he's a complete douche).[/QUOTE] Never, ever vote for Liberal party. Their agenda is to rip up the NBN and bring in a useless wireless internet infrastructure. Not to mention the overly bad policies they have. Don't vote because you like the guy, vote for the policies and what effects you in a positive way.
[QUOTE=Jake Nukem;34816671]Never, ever vote for Liberal party. Their agenda is to rip up the NBN and bring in a useless wireless internet infrastructure. Not to mention the overly bad policies they have. Don't vote because you like the guy, vote for the policies and what effects you in a positive way.[/QUOTE] I think by the time the next election comes along, the NBN will be in full swing and it would be a waste of time if the Liberals won and they were to pull it all out. It's safe as long as it gets up and running by 2014.
[IMG]http://images.smh.com.au/2012/02/22/3062763/gillard729-420x0.jpg[/IMG] Mr Plane builder... How do our pilots fit in this plane?
ugh I hate our political climate and the general apathy of the Australian people doesn't help either [editline]23rd February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Jake Nukem;34816671]Never, ever vote for Liberal party. Their agenda is to rip up the NBN and bring in a useless wireless internet infrastructure. Not to mention the overly bad policies they have. Don't vote because you like the guy, vote for the policies and what effects you in a positive way.[/QUOTE] actually Turnbull's telecom solution is FttN (with coaxial cable the last mile for urban areas) rather than optical fiber to the home, set up by the private industry or at least that's all he's letting on in his vague description [editline]23rd February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=hehe;34816879]I think by the time the next election comes along, the NBN will be in full swing and it would be a waste of time if the Liberals won and they were to pull it all out. It's safe as long as it gets up and running by 2014.[/QUOTE] the expansion from the test-sites isn't to occur until 2014 so
[QUOTE=ReLak;34816985]... actually Turnbull's telecom solution is FttN (with coaxial cable the last mile for urban areas) rather than optical fiber to the home, set up by the private industry or at least that's all he's letting on in his vague description ...[/QUOTE] That's so much better than Abbott's "4G Wireless!" solution (In that it'd actually work), but cable has it's own drawbacks (Like it needing terminators, if your neighbour unplugs his modem it can affect your connection) And it raises the same issues that the Libs were complaining about in the first place (You need somebody to come onto your property to install it)
Clever move on Rudd's part. He made his resignation so similar to the way he was offed as prime minister in the first place that it will remind people of the way he was backstabbed by his deputy, so now he can go to the backbenches and his support base will grow exponentially both publically and in the party, and all he has to do is sit back and relax. Not the last we've heard from him. I think the best thing I saw about this was a text in the news that said that the good thing about all this is it proves that Australia hardly needs a government to run, because lets face it, they haven't done shit in months. The Australian political system is closer to a soap opera / reality show than it is to a coherent form of government.
[video=youtube;5e3Tf9_LmMk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e3Tf9_LmMk[/video] Rudd is awesome.
[QUOTE=TheDecryptor;34825579] And it raises the same issues that the Libs were complaining about in the first place (You need somebody to come onto your property to install it)[/QUOTE] Turnbull went from being a serious, sensible liberal leader to a media-attention grabbing moron the moment he was assigned shadow minister for telecom and digital economy, and should really stop trying to INSTANTLY oppose every decision NBN Co makes. it really doesn't surprise me that some parts of his policy is half baked also you're missing the fact they'd have to "dig up" massive amounts of urban streets to install FttN/coaxial so they might as well FttP [editline]23rd February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=killerteacup;34825928] I think the best thing I saw about this was a text in the news that said that the good thing about all this is it proves that Australia hardly needs a government to run, because lets face it, they haven't done shit in months. The Australian political system is closer to a soap opera / reality show than it is to a coherent form of government.[/QUOTE] it doesn't help we have a minority government with the greens (ugh) and the independents threatening to vote against Julia every second week, along with a opposition which is playing the media for all it's worth and a prime minister so wrapped up in spin she might as well be a stationary, boring tornado. the irony here is that the moment an independent votes against Labor they'll become completely irrelevant to everything. [editline]23rd February 2012[/editline] yay partisan politics
[QUOTE=ReLak;34816985] the expansion from the test-sites isn't to occur until 2014 so[/QUOTE] Well that's just dandy, thanks for pointing that out.
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