reply to post by Melbourne_Militia
I would just like to point out that not everyone in Australia would agree with what you are saying, as at 25/11/2007 4:16:04 PM on a two party
Party Votes Percentage Swing
Liberal/National Coalition 4,643,852 46.66 -6.08
Australian Labor Party 5,308,702 53.34 +6.08
Australians DO NOT want to be in Iraq. - I KNOW A NUMBER OF AUSTRALIANS THAT THINK THAT BEING IN IRAQ IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO, ESPECIALLY AT THIS
PART OF THE HUMANITARIAN MISSION.
Australians DO understand that we may be needed in Afghanistan at the moment but Terrorist threats in OUR IMMEDIATE REGION are more important and
urgent. - THEY BOTH ARE IMPORTANT, AND THERE ARE ALOT OF COUNTER TERRORISM OPERATIONS GOING ON ALL OVER THE WORLD, WITH QUITE A LARGE NUMBER
CONCENTRATED IN THE SOUTH EAST ASIAN/EAST ASIAN AREA. THESE TERRORIST GROUPS ARE GENERALLY NOT AS WELL TRAINED, AND AS A RESULT DONT HAVE THE SAME
RESOURCES ASSIGNED TO THEM AS MANY OTHER GROUPS, BUT THEY ARE DEFINATLEY UNDER SCRUTINY.
Australians DOWANT to do something about the changin weather. - THE KYOTO PROTOCOL, WILL DO THE REVERSE OF WHAT IT IS DESIGNED TO DO. INSTEAD OF USING
MONEY TO RESAERCH CLEAER METHODS OF ELECTRICITY PRODUCTION, CLEANER INDUSTRY, ETC. THE MONEY WILL BE PAID OUT IN FINES BECAUSE WE MAY HAVE NOT BEEN
ABLE TO REACH THE GOALS. WE ARE CURRENTLY DOING BETTER THAN THE GOALS THAT WOULD BE SET UNDER KYOTO. PERHAPS A RAIN DANCE IS IN ORDER, THEY HAVE THE
Australians DO WANT more spent on funding education, health centres, bringing trades training up to where it was before howard came in and scrapped
technical colleges. I AGREE WITH THIS, BUT THEY SHOULDN'T BE GETTING INCREASED FUNDING BY REMOVING IT FROM OTHER PORTFOLIO'S, JUST GET RID OF THE
TAX CUTS ANNOUNCED BY BOTH PARTIES DURING THE CAMPAIGN, I'D BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO LOSE THEM, BEFORE CUTS TO OTHER DEPARTMENTS.
Australians DO WANT a work environment where they are unaffraid to be sacked because the bosses nephew needs a job and you have to go to make room for
him. - WHEN IT COMES TO BEING SACKED, EVERYONE HAS A CHOICE, YOU DECIDE NOT TO WORK AS HARD, OR EVEN HARDER THAN YOUR OFFSIDER, YOU WORK HARDER THEN
YOU DONT GET SACKED, THEY DO, ITS BUSINESS. HOW OFTEN DO YOU THINK PEOPLE GET SACKED BECAUSE OF A FAVOUR, A VERY MINIMAL AMOUNT. BY REMOVING AWA'S
AND WORK CHOICES THEN YOU ARE BASICALLY SAYING ITS ALLRIGHT FOR AUSTRALIAN WORKERS TO BE LAZY. INSTEAD OF WASTING ENERGY IN THE UNIONS, USE THAT
ENERGY AT WORK, AND THERE IS A FAIR CHANCE YOU WONT GET FIRED, YOU'LL GET A PAY RISE OR THE PROMOTION. IT'S COMMON SENSE.
Australians DO NOT want to be influenced by the US Government, or any government for that matter. - WE WILL ALWAYS BE INFLUENCED BY SOMETHING, ITS
HUMAN NATURE, I FOR ONE WOULD PREFER TO BE INFLUENCED BY THE LIKES OF THE USA, UK, CANADA, JAPAN AND TO A CERTAIN EXTENT NEW ZEALAND, OR WE COULD BE
COMMUNIST LIKE CHINA, A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY LIKE THE PHILLIPINES, A POLICE STATE LIKE SINGAPORE OR EVEN OVER RUN BY TERRORISTS LIKE INDONESIA. THE
BEST PLACE IN CHINA IS THE HONG KONG S.A.R, BECAUSE IT WAS OBVIOUSLY HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY THE UK.
Thats my opinion, obviously there are alot of ppl who will disagree with this, and that is the joy of being a democratic nation.
I just hope everyone gets used to hearing the words 'a vote of no confidence' during the next couple of years.
3 Cheers for John Howard for his excellent 33y/11.5 yrs of service to this great nation.
and congratulations to Kevin '07' Rudd on a well run election campaign and victory.
take it easy