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Old 01.11.2007, 18:27
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Re: Australian election declared

He he he he he he. He.



Kevin Rudd eating ear wax.

He he he he.

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Old 01.11.2007, 19:03
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I received this email from my old mate Johnny Howard this morning. Time for all Aussie expats to get online and get this guy out of office...



The 2007 federal election has been announced for Saturday 24 November 2007.


If you’re not on the electoral roll and you’re entitled to enrol, you must fill in an enrolment form immediately and return it to an AEC office by 8pm, Wednesday 17 October.



If you’re already on the roll but still need to update your address details, to ensure your vote you must complete an enrolment form and return it to an AEC office by 8pm Tuesday 23 October.



Enrolment forms can be downloaded from the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au and are available at any Australia Post outlet or AEC office and now also at any Medicare, Centrelink and ATO office and selected Rural Transaction Centres.



You can check your enrolment online at www.aec.gov.au or by phoning 13 23 26.



The key dates of the 2007 federal election are:




















§Announcement of election: Sunday 14 October 2007

§Issue of writ: Wednesday 17 October 2007

§Deadline for new enrolment*: 8pm, Wednesday 17 October 2007

§Close of rolls for updating address*: 8pm, Tuesday 23 October 2007

§Close of bulk nominations: 12noon, Tuesday 30 October 2007

§Close of nominations: 12noon, Thursday 1 November 2007

§Declaration of nominations: 12noon, Friday 2November 2007

§Election day: 8am to 6pm, Saturday 24 November 2007



For more information on the 2007 federal election, visit www.aec.gov.au.
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Old 02.11.2007, 10:21
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Re: Australian election declared

Aussie politics rules. You guys ever hear about the disappearing PM?

Although I might have to consider old two-jags punching a protester as the best bit of politicing ever...

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Kevin Rudd eating ear wax.

He he he he.
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Old 02.11.2007, 10:27
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Aussie politics rules. You guys ever hear about the disappearing PM?

Although I might have to consider old two-jags punching a protester as the best bit of politicing ever...
Don't forget Robert "run the bastards over" Aksin.
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Old 26.11.2007, 09:41
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Re: Australian election done and dusted

Well, the election was held on Saturday, and for those who don't know yet, Johnny got absolutely whupped.

The Liberal/National coalition suffered a negative swing of about 6%, one one of the largest swings in Australian federal politics, losing over 20 seats. And it looks like Johnny might even lose his own seat.

So we now have a new Prime Minister: Kev.

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Old 26.11.2007, 09:43
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Re: Australian election declared

He did lose his own seat

I was woken up on Saturday with a drunk and dial from my mum, was best news I had heard in ages.
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Old 26.11.2007, 09:58
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Re: Australian election declared

Really? I thought that was still not yet final. Good stuff.

So now Labour is in power at the federal level AND in all states and territories: Wikipedia reference-linkTemplate:Timeline Australian leaders
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Old 26.11.2007, 11:46
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Re: Australian election declared

My mum sent this to me

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Re: Australian election declared

And as a follow-up. Rudd makes good at least one of his campaign promisses, he has apologised on behalf of the nation, for the totally shit treatment that Aboriginies have been, and still are subject to. I am grateful that some of the shame I feel about the situation is gone. Just for the record, for all indigenous people, from every land, that have been treated unfairly, I´m sorry too.

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Re: Australian election declared

That's not all - one of the first things Rudd did was, as promised, sign on to the Kyoto Protocol, ending another of Johnny's international embarrassments.
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That's not all - one of the first things Rudd did was, as promised, sign on to the Kyoto Protocol, ending another of Johnny's international embarrassments.
Oh yeah, forgot about that! "I like the boy"!
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Re: Australian election declared

Given all the water under the bridge since this thread was first posted, I thought it was an interesting insight into how things played out 3 years ago.

My old electorate was Melbourne - looks like a Greens candidate may score a lower house seat, but it will be tight either way.

Is anyone else slightly excited about an upcoming election? Will Julia get the boot and Tony gets up? If so, I've already decided to apply for refugee status somewhere... For me, she's the lesser of two evils.
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Australian State Elections

Do any Queenslander's out there know if the election is this year? i thought it was and have tried googling but come up with mixed results... and if it is this year how do i vote/ get an abstention from voting cos i could do without the fine
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Do any Queenslander's out there know if the election is this year? i thought it was and have tried googling but come up with mixed results... and if it is this year how do i vote/ get an abstention from voting cos i could do without the fine
Not sure of when the election's coming up, but before I first moved here I filled in (amongst a heap of other paperwork) a simple form to be removed from the electoral roll - as I was planning to be a non-resident for more than a year. Still am, strangely (after 2.5 years!).

Not too hard to check, just drop in to the Australian Electoral Commission website and poke around ... should find what you're looking for.
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Re: Australian election declared

Many thanks, I didn't know you could remove yourself from the role so I will be doing just that
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