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Vote ~ Australian Fishing And Lifestyle Party For The Senate

Postby Derek Bullock » Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:33 pm

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Postby Fonty » Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:01 am

The Greens stand for Peace and the Environment so if I was choosing I would choose them. I do have a bias against fishing being a Vegan though I will say that. I know there have been some bad choices for the environment lately effecting our use of our land but overall we do need change and radical change.

My personal choice in voting while legal in itself is illegal to publicise so I can't tell you. :p Suffice to say some guy back in the nineties was jailed for refusing not to publicise his opinion about it before one election. I don't really want to go to jail so I'll just say if I had a choice here it would be for the Greens. :)

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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:36 pm

You can't publicize that you don't vote :?

Since when?
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Postby Fonty » Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:05 pm

It's against the law and you can go to jail for doing it. Weird huh.
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Postby Derek Bullock » Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:09 pm

Nearly as bad as dodging the draft back in the 60's and 70's.


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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:12 pm

hmmph, fairy nuff then. I wont comment either :lol:
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Postby Derek Bullock » Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:13 pm

Mind you, you have to be registered first to be able to vote. :grin:
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Postby Fonty » Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:15 pm

Oh I registered. I actually did the 'vote like your dad' thing the first time, then the next couple were for people like Paul Hogan. ;) Then I just refused for one, got the fine and was ready for my night in jail for it but had to go to court to get a Security Guard license for work so that was the end of my protest.. the cops wouldn't recommend me for it with an outstanding fine. :lol: So after that I just did what I had to to avoid the fine.. which I'm certainly not advising anyone else to do coz that would be naughty. :armsup
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Postby SMP » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:37 am

If people did the right thing in the bush there would be no need for political parties dedicated to access. There would be no need to close off tracks if people didn't drive on them when they were wet, if they took their rubbish out, extinquished their fires, didn't take in dogs, didn't shoot animals, signs, water tanks. The problem is to many of the users of the bush use it for what they can get out of it rather than appreciating it for what it is. And nothing spells it out better that the "it's not the destination that matters, it's the getting there that counts" mentality. As long as there are people who think like this you are going to have to have authority to comtrol them. So who ever is going to finance National parks as they should be will certainly be considered for my vote.
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Postby SMP » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:43 am

And on the subject of voting. If the integilgent people don't vote, you may end up with the equivilant of a Texas cowboy as Prime minister.
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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:56 am

SMP wrote:And on the subject of voting. If the integilgent people don't vote, you may end up with the equivilant of a Texas cowboy as Prime minister.
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Postby SMP » Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:11 am

It's not a requirment to vote in the States and as a result they don't necesarily get the best person for the job. Scott.
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Postby Fonty » Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:34 am

Voting is compulsory here and we have John Howard. Enough said. :booty
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Postby Derek Bullock » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:08 am

SMP wrote:It's not a requirment to vote in the States and as a result they don't necesarily get the best person for the job. Scott.


Got to disagree with you there.

In my view compulsory voting makes hundreds of thousands of people vote who are not interested in politics and do not necessarily know what policies are involved.

Many just vote for whoever has the best or prettiest how to vote card when they get to the polling booth.

Compulsory voting should go.


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Postby Komodo » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:35 am

I had this exact arguement with my 86yr old grandfather not so long ago.

My personal belief is that it should be compolsary to Poll but there should be a box to tick that says "I choose not to vote"

This way people wouldnt make "donkey votes" which may have an effect on the out come. But would still make sure those with an interest that would other wise be too "lasy" to go to the polls would still cast a meaningful vote.

IMO voting should not be treated as a right - but as a priviledge. Theres plenty of people in this world who would love the chance to vote in a democratic society.

Its too easy to influence certain groups of people to vote even if it is not compulsary...

There should also be an independant information service which if you enter your "criteria" for who you wish to vote for - it will come up with the best voting solution for you...
...doubt that'll happen in a hurry though.

My interest in business/finance pretty much secures my vote - even if I dont agree with all of their policies ;)
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