Labor blasts Newman over vote scrap plan

Labor blasts Newman over vote scrap plan

There are 52 comments on the AdelaideNow... story from Jan 2, 2013, titled Labor blasts Newman over vote scrap plan. In it, AdelaideNow... reports that:

THE Newman government in Queensland has been likened to that of Joh Bjelke-Petersen's era for considering the abolition of compulsory voting in state elections.

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Since: Sep 12

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#1 Jan 2, 2013
I can think of alot of reasons right now to blast Labor with!.
frank

Fitzroy, Australia

#2 Jan 3, 2013
what hypocrisy from the labour party.
Sexual Harasment Panda

Perth, Australia

#3 Jan 3, 2013
I like the idea of not having to vote.
Its a pain in the rear end to have to vote on a saturday after a big Friday night.
I would seldom vote if there was an option not to.

Since: Dec 10

South Perth, Australia

#4 Jan 3, 2013
No vote you get what you deserve...in the true sense of the word...Newman sounds like he is moving towards total control of Queenslanders......

Voting is a necessary evil in a democracy and it should be compulsory, sometimes to keep a true democracy you have to weild a big stick to ensure it keeps funtioning like it should....

Voting should be compulsory, and I would be suspicious of Newmans agenda here!

Don't fix what ain't broke....So why is he trying to do it. I woudn't trust this guy as far as I could kick him he is a radical and that is never a good thing.....

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#5 Jan 6, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
No vote you get what you deserve...in the true sense of the word...Newman sounds like he is moving towards total control of Queenslanders......
Voting is a necessary evil in a democracy and it should be compulsory, sometimes to keep a true democracy you have to weild a big stick to ensure it keeps funtioning like it should....
Voting should be compulsory, and I would be suspicious of Newmans agenda here!
Don't fix what ain't broke....So why is he trying to do it. I woudn't trust this guy as far as I could kick him he is a radical and that is never a good thing.....
Lol-A Western Aussie sticking her nose into Queenslands business.

Yes, voting should be up to the individual.
Cartman

Adelaide, Australia

#6 Jan 6, 2013
"Its always a choice between between a giant douche and a shit sandwich" - Randy Marsh

Since: Dec 10

South Perth, Australia

#7 Jan 6, 2013
Republican Eagle wrote:
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Lol-A Western Aussie sticking her nose into Queenslands business.
Yes, voting should be up to the individual.
Voting should always be compulsory, to allow for the lazy noongs....

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#8 Jan 7, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
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Voting should always be compulsory, to allow for the lazy noongs....
With all due respect Ahomana,I still believe it's up to the individual to decide whether he or she votes or not. My own thought's anyway which don't seem to matter a great deal now days.
ManWithNoBum

Perth, Australia

#9 Jan 7, 2013
Cambell Newman has been great.
He has cut the red tape for buying a rifle.
Cut police by 100.
Hes got rid of 20,000 useless public service.
And getting rid of compulsory voting is great. I don't see why we cant not vote if we don't want to.... but with Newman to vote for I will vote.
Dogfhart

Brisbane, Australia

#10 Jan 7, 2013
ManWithNoBum wrote:
Cambell Newman has been great.
He has cut the red tape for buying a rifle.
Cut police by 100.
Hes got rid of 20,000 useless public service.
And getting rid of compulsory voting is great. I don't see why we cant not vote if we don't want to.... but with Newman to vote for I will vote.
never listen to a bumless man

Since: Dec 10

South Perth, Australia

#11 Jan 7, 2013
Republican Eagle wrote:
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With all due respect Ahomana,I still believe it's up to the individual to decide whether he or she votes or not. My own thought's anyway which don't seem to matter a great deal now days.
In Australia both Federal and state voting is compulsory and it has been that way since I can remember. Women fought hard to get the vote so it would seem disrespectful to negate the effort it took to achieve that. Regardless of your pollitics or disatisfaction with pollies or parties it gives the citizen a right to have a say, so is the most dominant part of the process for it to work. If we didn't vote in our case have compulsory voting, then that process would fall away and I wouldn't fancy the options, what about you?
Carol

Brisbane, Australia

#12 Jan 7, 2013
Labor got rid of the Senate in Queensland which was good, now the LNP is going one set better get rid of compulsory voting. How can the labor Grubs complain they only won 7 seats to the LNP 78 at the last election.
Carol

Brisbane, Australia

#13 Jan 7, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
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In Australia both Federal and state voting is compulsory and it has been that way since I can remember. Women fought hard to get the vote so it would seem disrespectful to negate the effort it took to achieve that. Regardless of your pollitics or disatisfaction with pollies or parties it gives the citizen a right to have a say, so is the most dominant part of the process for it to work. If we didn't vote in our case have compulsory voting, then that process would fall away and I wouldn't fancy the options, what about you?
Lets introduce a Poll Tax. If you don't pay tax you don't vote.

Since: Jan 12

Where The Wild Things Grow

#14 Jan 7, 2013
Republican Eagle wrote:
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With all due respect Ahomana,I still believe it's up to the individual to decide whether he or she votes or not. My own thought's anyway which don't seem to matter a great deal now days.
I think it is still the hall-mark of a democracy that there is right to vote - considering the many areas of the world where people do not have this right, this should be valued. However, reluctant voters may also be uninformed voters - perhaps we should have the option.

Since: Dec 10

South Perth, Australia

#15 Jan 7, 2013
sairla wrote:
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I think it is still the hall-mark of a democracy that there is right to vote - considering the many areas of the world where people do not have this right, this should be valued. However, reluctant voters may also be uninformed voters - perhaps we should have the option.
I agree that reluctant voters might often be uniformed but making it compulsory....you learn...whether that be chosing from one of the cards handed out on entry, talking about it after the fact or by wanting to feel less stupid about facing up to the voting booth with no knowledge....

If it is left to the uniformed/ignorant to stay ignorant most often they do, and that could be dangerous for everyone?
Carol

Brisbane, Australia

#16 Jan 7, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
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I agree that reluctant voters might often be uniformed but making it compulsory....you learn...whether that be chosing from one of the cards handed out on entry, talking about it after the fact or by wanting to feel less stupid about facing up to the voting booth with no knowledge....
If it is left to the uniformed/ignorant to stay ignorant most often they do, and that could be dangerous for everyone?
Most labor voters don't want to vote so let the Libs stay in office. Whats wrong with that..Just like Queensland 7 Labor Grubs in Opposition and 78 Liberal National LNP members in Government. Be that like that after next Fed Election Atheist Gilliar and her Grubby Labor Party will get wiped out, and in Q'ld they can only win one seat on present polling. They must win at least 7 seats in Q'ld to even break even. NSW will give them the big A with all the present corruption being exposed by ICAC.

Since: Dec 10

South Perth, Australia

#17 Jan 7, 2013
Carol wrote:
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Most labor voters don't want to vote so let the Libs stay in office. Whats wrong with that..Just like Queensland 7 Labor Grubs in Opposition and 78 Liberal National LNP members in Government. Be that like that after next Fed Election Atheist Gilliar and her Grubby Labor Party will get wiped out, and in Q'ld they can only win one seat on present polling. They must win at least 7 seats in Q'ld to even break even. NSW will give them the big A with all the present corruption being exposed by ICAC.
I have no problem seeing the Gillard government out...I do have a problem with the Liberals not learning anything about policies or lack off to gain the confidence of the voters for the next election....seems they are both being slack as shit.
I digress....to be fair everyone should vote if they believe in true democracy because nothing affirms this more than your right to vote...and to make it more democratic if everyone casts their vote...then everyone has clearly had their say, failing to do so is failing the democratic process and you might as well opt for a dictatorship or martial law.
ManWithNoBum

Perth, Australia

#18 Jan 7, 2013
Non compulsory voting will be great.
Its works in USA.
It keeps the moron vote out.
People who are actually interested will still vote.
Leonard

Adelaide, Australia

#19 Jan 7, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
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I agree that reluctant voters might often be uniformed but making it compulsory....you learn...whether that be chosing from one of the cards handed out on entry, talking about it after the fact or by wanting to feel less stupid about facing up to the voting booth with no knowledge....
If it is left to the uniformed/ignorant to stay ignorant most often they do, and that could be dangerous for everyone?
Yeah right, the jobless drunken drug addicts all go back their cardboard boxes after voting and have a discussion about the candidates. If it werent for them labor would be scratching their arses
Carol

Brisbane, Australia

#20 Jan 7, 2013
ManWithNoBum wrote:
Non compulsory voting will be great.
Its works in USA.
It keeps the moron vote out.
People who are actually interested will still vote.
Yes correct. Anyone who has a job and wants to better his standing in life in this country will vote. The mug Labor voters will stay away. GOOOOOOOD.

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