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Greens Campaign launch 9 March 2012
« on: March 11, 2012, 05:17:21 PM »
QUEENSLAND GREENS ELECTION CAMPAIGN OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED --> here!
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Re: Greens Campaign launch 9 March 2012
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 05:20:31 PM »
Greens PUBLIC AND ACTIVE TRANSPORT --> here!
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Re: Greens Campaign launch 9 March 2012
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2012, 05:34:59 PM »
Nothing there but general statements of philosophy and aspiration, with little or no detail.
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Re: Greens Campaign launch 9 March 2012
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2012, 05:52:02 PM »
Nothing there but general statements of philosophy and aspiration, with little or no detail.
Comments which can be applied to the Greens in general.

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Re: Greens Campaign launch 9 March 2012
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 05:53:43 PM »
More detail:
http://qld.greens.org.au/policies/transport-2

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Re: Greens Campaign launch 9 March 2012
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 07:38:56 PM »
Nothing there but general statements of philosophy and aspiration, with little or no detail.
Comments which can be applied to the Greens in general.

The Greens haven't even come up with some local policies for Ashgrove. Disappointing!

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Re: Greens Campaign launch 9 March 2012
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2012, 08:58:39 PM »
So let's vote for parties who think our philosophies and positions (which match the Greens) is just wishful thinking and foolhardy.  Then we will spend another 4 years complaining they are prioritizing roads over public transport!

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Offline Gazza

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Re: Greens Campaign launch 9 March 2012
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2012, 01:11:23 AM »
Agreed. We have preferential voting, so there is no excuse for voting who you think is truly best.

None of this "It's a waste of a vote" crap.

And even if we did have a first past the post system, are people so egotistical that they vote for a larger party, even if they don't really like them, so they can feel part of something bigger and that their vote got tallied?

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Re: Greens Campaign launch 9 March 2012
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2012, 01:58:28 PM »
And even if we did have a first past the post system, are people so egotistical that they vote for a larger party, even if they don't really like them, so they can feel part of something bigger and that their vote got tallied?

I think in this situation, it's often a case of voting for the least detestable candidate from the major parties, e.g. say if someone really wants to vote Green, but hates Labor so vote LNP to ensure Labor don't get in.  Of course this is a non-issue with OPV.

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Re: Greens Campaign launch 9 March 2012
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2012, 02:55:26 PM »
Everyone loves to complain about the major parties, yet so many people will still just give them first preference.

Even just 5-10 more independents/Greens/smaller parties will give a much more lively political landscape than the dross we have to see now.

Go on, give it a try!

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Re: Greens Campaign launch 9 March 2012
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2012, 06:31:03 PM »
I never advocated turning the Greens into a major force. Just a bit more vibrancy in the political landscape. It depends on the workings of the minority. I'd consider (some may debate it) the federal minority government to have been fairly successful, and we have now an alliance party (The LNP) that may be the governing force in Queensland.

Don't forget the Labor party has split previously (Queensland Labor party - 1957), so your political breakdown isn't limited to interparty alliances either.

I don't doubt the hard work of politicians. I just think that with preferential voting, people have more choice than they are led to believe / or understand.

 

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