The SA Politics Thread

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Matt wrote:Latest Newspoll: Libs 53.3, ALP 47.7.
It's newspoll however, you forgot the +/- 3% error margin on account of:
1. It being associated with that toerag that passes for an information source.
2. The loaded questions.
3. People not actually having time to answer how many questions they throw at you.
End result, difference could be 0.3% not 3.3%.

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Gotta love it when both Foley and Vanstone own Richardson in Channel 9's coverage.

Looks like we've got a minority government forming.
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Regardless what happens over the next couple of days the biggest loser is the Advertiser Newspaper spin.


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I'm worried now what happens when the Fed money tap turns off.
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Waewick wrote:I'm worried now what happens when the Fed money tap turns off.
Well that says more about Tony Abbott that the voters of SA.


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Waewick wrote:I'm worried now what happens when the Fed money tap turns off.
Why now? The time to start worrying was at the Federal election. At the absolute most, the state election has scarcely changed it.
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Dog wrote:
Waewick wrote:I'm worried now what happens when the Fed money tap turns off.
Well that says more about Tony Abbott that the voters of SA.


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Doesn't really matter. Tony just got Tasmania, you think we are going to get a drop of cash over them?

I guess that will give Jay a chance to shine?
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Aidan wrote:
Waewick wrote:I'm worried now what happens when the Fed money tap turns off.
Why now? The time to start worrying was at the Federal election. At the absolute most, the state election has scarcely changed it.
you'd be amazed what pollies can do.

Let's just hope SA doesn't need any thing over the next 3 years.
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Interesting to see the breakdown of how the votes changed in the 3 seats the Liberals have picked up this election.

Firstly Mount Gambier
http://www.abc.net.au/news/sa-election-2014/guide/moun/
Don Pegler (sitting member) lost 8.2% and 'Others' lost 2.3% (due to not contesting at all), a total of 9.9% of this has flowed to the Liberal party/Family First.
ALP lost 2.4%, which transferred to the Greens, along with 0.6% remaining from the independents (so greens get 3.0%).

Seat of Mitchell
http://www.abc.net.au/news/sa-election-2014/guide/mitc/
Kris Hanna (Independent that polled well last time) lost 8.5% which has transferred neatly to the Liberal party.
ALP lost 0.7% and Family First lost 0.1%, votes transferred to Greens.

Seat of Bright
http://www.abc.net.au/news/sa-election-2014/guide/brig/
Chloe Fox ALP (sitting member) lost 3.7%, 0.9% transferred to Greens, rest lost to Family First/Liberals.
Others (3.0%) didn't run, Family First pick up 0.6%, Liberals get 5.3%.

Congrats Liberals, you defeated 2 Independents and Chloe Fox who's so weak she couldn't fight her way out of a wet paper bag.
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What a debacle with the latest revelations.

Also , Apparently the libs have picked up the most 1st preferences in history (of SA) and their team still can't win an election.
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Waewick wrote:What a debacle with the latest revelations.

Also , Apparently the libs have picked up the most 1st preferences in history (of SA) and their team still can't win an election.
Because a lot of that first preferencing occurred in safe seats that they already held. So they managed to firm up their already existing base, but didn't impact on the marginals enough.

I think the result of this election reflects the current state of politics. Voters are pretty much 50/50 because there's nothing on which to base a rational decision. I think this shows our electoral system works - in so much as it reflects society. If there's a hung decision, we get a hung parliament.
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The Independent member for Frome has backed Labor for a 4th Term.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-23/s ... section=sa
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Ah I hope News Ltd/The Advertiser are crying their little brains out :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Still a bit surprised / shocked at the outcome, but very glad.

The momentum of the 'big build' will surely continue - but I sincerely do hope that a plan to address the issue of debt and deficit is sorted out sometime in the next couple of years. We cannot keep going on at the current trajectory.

Now that Labor are returned; we should put together a summary of their election promises and hold them to account.
- Electrification of the Gawler line to Salisbury.
- Establishment of a second Adelaide CBD high school on the old RAH site.
- Upgrades to Parafield and Broadmeadow railway stations.
- Property acquisitions for Aldinga railway corridor.
- $7.5m to Motorsport Park at Tailem Bend.
- $117.5m second stage redevelopment of Flinders Medical Centre
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monotonehell wrote:
Waewick wrote:What a debacle with the latest revelations.

Also , Apparently the libs have picked up the most 1st preferences in history (of SA) and their team still can't win an election.
Because a lot of that first preferencing occurred in safe seats that they already held. So they managed to firm up their already existing base, but didn't impact on the marginals enough.

I think the result of this election reflects the current state of politics. Voters are pretty much 50/50 because there's nothing on which to base a rational decision. I think this shows our electoral system works - in so much as it reflects society. If there's a hung decision, we get a hung parliament.
I get that the libs stuffed up in the marginals.

But it is still a worry that the state is being run by a party that only circa 35% of the population voted for.

But it's history now! Time to move on!
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