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March 21st, 2009 at 01:35pm

I’m only back in the land of communicating with people for a few moments so that I can write this, once I’m done I’m still “off the grid” and will re-evaluate that position on Monday.

Anyway I’m breaking my silence because of the rather busy night I envisage tonight. ABC1 are screening the 25th anniversary episodes of The Bill, whilst up in Queensland they are having an election which I will need to keep an eye on. I figure that the best option here is to record and delay The Bill as necessary, and have the webstream of the ABC TV coverage on, but mute it in favour of the audio from 4BC.

A couple predictions. A Liberal National Party victory, and Pauline Hanson to receive more than 4% of the primary vote (enough to receive payments from the electoral commission), but not enough to win a seat in Parliament.

And if I can soundproof my house to avoid the awful noises of Skyfire, that will be wonderful.


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  • 1. davky  |  March 22nd, 2009 at 2:06 am

    Hey Samuel, welcome back (albeit briefly)

    Just to clarify for your readers the PH/funding issue… QLD candidate funding to indepedents applies to those who receive more than 4% of the primary vote… The difference between QLD funding and Federal funding is that the QLD’ers only reimburse legitimate campaign expenditure, whereas you can actually make a profit from a federal campaign (as PH has done previously).

    Whilst I’m sure candidates are probably claiming private-use petrol etc. as a campaign expenditure, the QLD system is much more logical. The Federal arrangement is geared towards entrenching our two-party system (i.e. the major parties receive a motza in campaign funding, whereas new entrants may receive zilch despite actually contesting and possibly winning a Senate seat after the distribution of preferences)

    But don’t get me started… (oops, too late!) Electoral funding is a passion of mine!!

    Hope you enjoy are benefitting from your sabbatical, Samuel.

  • 2. padders  |  March 22nd, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Ah, the Qld election…something I have purposely not blogged about. Except I did say that Pauline Hanson would be resoundingly defeated. With 21% of the vote and third place, I’m not sure that classifies as “resounding”, but it’ll do.

    Predicting the outcome in Queensland is like writing a number on a cork, dropping it in the Pacific Ocean and predicting which beach it will wash up on.

    The LNP started from a low base and have consolidated that base and now have three years to show that they can be a viable alternative to Labor.

    The coalition is a rabble nationally because of the Liberal/National bickering/infighting/preselection squabbles that constantly goes on. The LNP in Queensland shows that a merger can work, and the sooner this happens at a state and federal level, the better.

  • 3. Clayton Northcutt  |  March 30th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Still sticking with those Liberals I see Samuel. They are still in the position they deserve to be in Queensland.


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