BREAKING NEWS: Tony Abbott No Longer Aus PM

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  1. Geers

    Geers Post Master General

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    Malcolm Turnbull got voted in as the party leader, thereby making him Prime Minister-Designate.

    Since he was the Communications Minster he might have more sense when it comes to building the damn NBN already. And changing the marriage laws which are frankly just embarrassing at this point.
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  2. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    wait what ? how do politics work in australia? you become Prime Minister by being voted head of your party?

    is there just one party? what?
  3. Geers

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    Here you don't vote for a person and a party. You vote for a party and that party has a leader. If that party wins the election its leader becomes PM.

    What's happened is there was an internal leadership challenge within the party.
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    :eek:

    I can't even tell if serious or not.

    do you... think that's a good system?
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  5. mishtakashi

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    Doesn't matter what Geers thinks - the Australian govt has it allll under control :p

    Great youtube channel on the topic for you: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClarkeAndDawe
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    Apparently this isn't uncommon in Australian politics...
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    like 4 times in the last three years?
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  8. cdrkf

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    Judging by what's been going on with the Labour party in the UK, I think it could start happening over here (the 'wrong' candidate won the leadership challenge haha).
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  9. Geers

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    Well Gillard ousted Rudd, then Rudd ousted Gillard, then Abbott got voted in (oh god). And now he's been ousted by Turnbull.
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  10. mishtakashi

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    oh so intuitive
  11. cdrkf

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    Sounds like a boxing match rather than politics.... 10:1 Rudd ousts the new guy?
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  12. Geers

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    I think he's buggered off to get into the UN now.
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  13. cdrkf

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    Ah yes... like all ousted politicians, let go get an even higher paid *unelected* position after getting booted out :p
  14. cwarner7264

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    I think a lot of people will disagree. We finally have an actual choice in UK politics again. Before it didn't really matter who you voted for as there was largely a very safe, politically-correct consensus. Now you have:

    Labour on the left
    Lib Dems on the centre-left
    Tories on the centre-right
    UKIP on the right.

    I largely dislike the left-right linear scale as a comparison tool but in this case it's quite convenient for showing off the spectrum we now have available.
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  15. cdrkf

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    Yeah I wasn't saying I thought it was wrong, more commenting on the current disarray within the Labour party itself, with some threatening to lead a mutiny against Corbin on the basis he's 'wrong' for the party.

    I actually think a lot of his thoughts makes sense even though I wouldn't call myself particularly left wing (like you I think it's silly to use such broad categories as it polarises people on an overall philosophy rather than on the actual policies being discussed) :p
  16. Geers

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    Hehehe.

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