Sunday, May 08, 2016

Federal election 2016 July 2: Australians to go to poll on July 2

It’s time to play: Is this quote from ‘Game of Thrones’ or the 2016 election?
“I have my principles, and if you don’t like them I’ve got some others.”
“Some people will always need help. That doesn't mean they're not worth helping."

PM arrives in Canberra for governor-general visit, election date ...

Huge Matter of Electoral Concern relates to NSW local gerrymander issues, as the irony is that members of a community who tend to vote conservatives dislike amalgamations ...
The state electoral commission has reported that 95.5 per cent of Kiama voters who took part in a voluntary referendum said 'no' to the amalgamation of Kiama and Shoalhaven councils. Of 16,829 eligible voters, just under half turned up to vote on Saturday ...
 The rebellion over forced council amalgamations has spread from Sydney's northern and Eastern suburbs to the bush, including to Minister for Local Government Paul Toole's​ own seat.A rather Liberal Kiama votes No ...

Mother's day was Turnbull's day

Both Parties follow scripts but miss targets (almost like reading emails among the SES club in the office)

Australian election 2016: Live

Federal Election 2016: A contest between a faceless man and a shapeless man 

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Australians will go to the polls on Saturday July 2, after Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove accepted his request for a double dissolution election. Election 2016: Malcolm Turnbull announces double dissolution poll as Bill Shorten lays out plan

It’s been a long day here at Parliament House, so let’s take a look back at what went down.
  • Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull officially announced that Australians will head to the polls on July 2
  • The Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove is set to dissolve Federal Parliament tomorrow morning after accepting the PM’s request for a double dissolution election
  • Mr Turnbull emphasised ecotnomic leadership and innovation in his address to media at Parliament House
  • Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has also made his election pitch from Tasmania, where he was attending commemorations for the Beaconsfield disaster. He spoke on trust and his party’s push for a “fair go'
Vote Compass is back for the 2016 federal election, allowing Australians to find out how their views compare to the policies of the political parties.
Voters can use Vote Compass now and it will remain up and running until the election on July 2.
Here's what you need to know about how it works ABC: vote compass explained

Desat, Das, ten (10) seats that will be key battlegrounds

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My friend Evan Hughes, art historian and former law student is standing for Parliament at the next election. And in many ways he’s the model of a modern Labor candidate – clean-cut good looks, easy charm, natural speaking skills and a first-rate mind vouchsafed by a Cambridge University degree. At a fund-raising dinner in Sydney the other night he was doing the rounds of the room with his baby son cradled in his arms. Great photo ops for the local paper. In any marginal seat you’d have to say Evan was a shoo-in. But there’s a problem: his opponent in the blue-ribbon Liberal seat of Wentworth is none other than Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. And as we all know from experience, Malcolm’s no slouch himself when it comes to intelligence and charm.
Evan Williams. Will the real Malcolm Turnbull please stand up?

The Reserve Bank has expressed concern about negative gearing and the tax concession for capital gains, saying any change that discouraged negative gearing might be "a good thing" from a financial stability perspective Capital Gains