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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: State Elections
Last post by DJC -
Could be worse, could have 4 years of Greens.

I'd prefer that to 4 years with Matthew Guy as premier.

From my first hand experience of Guy as Minister for Planning, incompetent is the kindest thing I can say.  We've really dodged a bullet tonight.

Jeff Kennett used to say that we get the politicians we deserve.  In other words, join a political party if you don't like who they're serving up as candidates.  That's fine if you're prepared to leap into the shark tank, snake pit or tofu trough.
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The Sports Desk / Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
Last post by shawny -
Great effort by our aussies.

Still alive and if France do what they should do and beat or draw with Denmark then we only need a draw against Denmark and we are thru.

Matt Ryan 3 votes for me.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: State Elections
Last post by ElwoodBlues1 -
Print media has very much lost its influence.
Most folks get their daily news from the commercial TV channels and both 7 and 9 are pretty neutral.
Social media is where it's at, the Greens, Teals etc are targeting younger voters and the female population.
Liberals have been hopeless marketing wise for a while.
Never had a Lib or Labor doorknock either but the Greens made the effort..
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: State Elections
Last post by Lods -
The biggest loser is Rupert Murdoch. His influence over elections is almost non-existent. Scrolling through Apple News over the last month, the Hun/News.com.au headlines were all about Labor corruption, voter backlash, Liberals surging, anti-Dan protest votes etc. etc. They even tried to resuscitate the conspiracy theorem over Dan’s fall down the stairs. None of it worked.

I’m guessing no one reads the Murdoch rags any more (or takes it’s political stories seriously), except maybe in retirement villages where the conservative vote is strong anyway.

Print media has very much lost its influence.
Most folks get their daily news from the commercial TV channels and both 7 and 9 are pretty neutral.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: State Elections
Last post by Mav -
The biggest loser is Rupert Murdoch. His influence over elections is almost non-existent. Scrolling through Apple News over the last month, the Hun/News.com.au headlines were all about Labor corruption, voter backlash, Liberals surging, anti-Dan protest votes etc. etc. They even tried to resuscitate the conspiracy theorem over Dan’s fall down the stairs. None of it worked.

I’m guessing no one reads the Murdoch rags any more (or takes it’s political stories seriously), except maybe in retirement villages where the conservative vote is strong anyway.