PalZer0 wrote:I hate our system at times like this. I don't like ALP or LNP but we seem to be stuck with one or the other due to the general public voting for one of those two.
The mainstream media doesn't help either. They seem to be biased to one party or the other.
This campaign is going to be worse than last year's. I can feel it.
Yes and no. Remember that we have the current minority government because people DIDN'T vote for the major parties in key seats. I don't know if this is a popular opinion (I suspect not) but I have a lot of regard for Windsor and Oakeshott, I think they have done a fantastic job. For all the derp that comes from the opposition, this has been a remarkably productive government with a record number of pieces of legislation passed.
Not perfect by any means (Labor backing down on pokie reform was a particular low-light) but I feel government works best when they have to negotiate with other parties. That is why even though I'm an admittedly fairly die-hard Labor supporter, I NEVER vote for them in the Senate. When we last had a party control both houses, we got Workchoices, reams of cash thrown at the public to buy votes, and the inflationary affect causing 10 interest rate rises in a row.
"Only the madman is absolutely sure." - Robert Anton Wilson