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Australian Election 2019   Australia and Oceania

Started 4/7/19 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 6102 views.

From: ElDotardo


You can even wear the caps . . .

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Time to Make Australia Great Again


Rachel Withers, an Australian writing in Slate, wonders, "What the bloody hell just happened in Australia?"  The recent Aussie election was to that polity what the Trump triumph was to America, and the chattering class can't come to grips with it.

It's the Trump story all over again.  All the indicators showed the Establishment Left (E.L.) candidate comfortably ahead.  All the experts predicted E.L. victory.  The polls showed it, the scribes touted it, and the talking heads agreed that the bloke who eventually won, one Scott Morrison, had no chance.

So why did he win?

No mystery.  Whoever underwrites the E.L. in Australia is to blame for everybody getting it wrong.  Well, that and the self-delusion the Left has become so famous for.  People are tired of ineffectual government, and even more, they're sick to death of E.L. lies, obfuscation, thuggishness, and criminality. 

Polling is not trustworthy because it's always rigged to favor the Left.  Segments of polling populations known to tilt Left get larger representation in the samples.  It happens all the time here in the States.  People are now aware of it, and the more it persists, the less it convinces anybody.

There's also the known fact that conservatives are far more private than leftists, who scream their beliefs from the rooftops.  Conservatives remain quiet to avoid leftist unpleasantness.  Given the relative conservative silence, all the leftist racket may make it seem everybody favors the Left.

Finally, most people aren't leftist, but conservative.  The average guy votes against somebody more than he votes for somebody else.  The more lying and misrepresentation he sees and hears, the more it reinforces his determination to vote against the noise and the unpleasantness.

This electoral outcome may have been unpredictable, but anybody with any sense could see it wasn't impossible.  We wish Mr. Morrison all success in Making Australia Great Again.


From: ElDotardo


You ran away from DC, will you run to New Zealand now?


Will New Zealand Accept Thousands of Progressive Aussie Climate Refugees?

By Eric Worrall h/t Charles – a large spike in disappointed Progressive Aussies registering interest in migration to New Zealand has been detected in the wake of Australia’s shock Federal election result. Traffic to New Zealand’s Immigration Website Skyrocketed After the Australian Election By Gavin Butler|21 May 2019, 12:03pm … Immigration New Zealand (INZ) revealed that…

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


I'm not welcome in DC.

That has been made abundantly clear.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


Actually it was Clive Palmer who ran with a Trump campaign.

He's a fat, rich idiot who shouts Fake News at the press, used a Make Australia Great slogan, boasts about his wealth (while cheating his workers out of their pay) and refused to listen to all the complaints of fraud and lies during his campaign.

He lost.


From: ElDotardo



Australian PM firm on climate change, in shades of Donald Trump

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Scott Morrison has mirrored Donald Trump’s tough stand with G20 leaders in his negotiations with the Pacific Island Forum over climate change and coal — and emerged stronger as a result.

Australia refused to accept a communique that might satisfy the emotional needs of some regional leaders but would jeopardise Australia’s economic and regional security interests.

The red lines set by Australia were met and the final communique did not overstep progress made by the UN conference regarding the IPCC’s report on 1.5C warming.

The communique pulled back from mentioning coal or what actions member countries should take. Instead, leaders reaffirmed climate change as the single greatest threat to the livelihoods, security and wellbeing of the peoples of the Pacific and their commitment to the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Leaders acknowledged the challenge for the forum would be maintaining regional solidarity in the face of more intense political engagement, which may serve to divide the forum collective.

Along with other nations, Australia is being called upon to lift its ambition on climate change action before an already agreed timetable set for next year.

Mr Morrison’s challenge is not to allow Australia’s position to be misrepresented by vested interests. Australia has a story to tell on climate change action that is at stark odds with how it is often portrayed. Last year, Australia was among the world’s top investors in renewable energy in absolute terms and the biggest on a per capita basis.

Billions of dollars have been set aside for land-based programs, which are a big new focus for the IPCC.

A telling point before the backdown of demands at the Pacific Island Forum was that leaders asked for Australia to provide details on what it actually was doing.

The understanding of some leaders had to that point been informed by media reports.

The lack of support shown by New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern for Australia will no doubt be remembered, but is of little real consequence.
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


Scott Morrison is a heartless coward.

The Pacific island leaders were in tears, desperately trying to save their homes and their people.

Morrison couldn't give a shit who dies, as long as we can make money selling coal.

These two bastards can't see beyond their own greed.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


Our response to the Pacific Island plight:

"[I] get a little bit annoyed when we have people in those sorts of countries pointing the finger at Australia and say we should be shutting down all our resources sector so that they will continue to survive," he said.

"They will continue to survive, there's no question they will continue to survive, they will continue to survive with large aid assistance from Australia.

"They will continue to survive because many of their workers come here and pick our fruit."


From: BerrySteph


Last year, Australia was among the world’s top investors in renewable energy in absolute terms and the biggest on a per capita basis.

Not make a blind bit of difference if the extra electricity does not displace fossil fuel generation.