Firewalls and Double Speak in Victoria Election Leadup

Daniel Andrews

Daniel Andrews said Melbourne people were smart and would separate state
and federal issues. Photo: Craig Abraham


“THE Victorian Labor Leader, Daniel Andrews, has sought to firewall Julia Gillard from a looming Greens victory in next week’s Melbourne state by-election” …
“Mr Andrews said lots of people were trying to find a reason to look at the byelection through the prism of Ms Gillard’s leadership. ”It’s not a fair analysis in this case,” he said.
Melbourne people were smart and would separate state and federal issues.”

Read more …….. http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/gillard-on-the-nose-as-state-leaders-face-voters-20120712-21yqs.html#ixzz20TPBVuHr

Mr Andrews makes this claim but how true is it?? In the past what I have observed is that when a federal Government changes parties, It is preceded by a gradual change to the same party by the states. When a federal government comes in the states gradually reverse. We saw that happen with the Howard Government. and now under the Gillard circus we see the same thing occurring again (in reverse)

How easy though has it been for voters to become disillusioned under the current federal government regime! First the axing of the elected PM by the unelected back room thugs a.k.a. Caucus. A rampant almost frenzied approach to getting the budget back into surplus, no doubt so the current crop of politicians can boast that they are superb management geniuses, ensuring fabulous jobs in the private sector when they are finished destroying the Aussie way of life.

I was speaking to someone the other day who has been a staunch labour voter for over 30 years, he has decided to not vote for Labor again.

Everywhere you go no matter which social or economic bracket everyone is unhappy. Our biggest problem, the cost of energy has been made worse by the carbon tax hike. Small business struggling these past few years are in worse shape now and so many of them are going out of business. Our Julia and her crew can sleep without worry of the bills piling up. The politician have given themselves 2 massive pay rises over the past year.

Comments

  1. Thomas j Bain says:

    It’s simple [1] Carbon Tax should and will be repealed.
    [2] Broadband – how can we build something that all the money has to be borrowed and if it is ever of any use to anyone within five years it will be worthless, also with a population of 22 million and depending on the resources boom how can we afford almost $60 Billion for use by so few when full Wi-Fi is the future.
    The added costs from this STUPID Carbon TAX has yet to emerge and emerge they will for all the wrong reasons.

    • Hi Thomas, I totally agree with you on the carbon tax. I do not know what Tony Abbot will do when the new government gets in next year. I suspect it will be too complicated to repeal at that point. (pure supposition on my part). All we have to do is buy something this month and you can see the effects of the carbon tax already. The Gov talk about a one off inflation hike but what I want to know is how does the average small business find the extra dollars every week just to make up for the higher prices.

      I see your point about NBN while getting fibre in the ground is strategically important for wireless access hubs and larger businesses , a really large reliable (fast) wireless footprint is very practical (imperative is probably a better word) . I know people only an hours drive from Sydney that cannot get broadband or wireless and are stuck on dialup Internet.