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Old 29th Apr 2016, 06:44
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Well that will be a useless vote then......
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Old 30th Apr 2016, 07:11
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Vote for an independent because "Party unity" is getting this country nowhere.
And a mob of independents would??

Apologies Horatio, but here I disagree. A mob of Independents would quickly degenerate into total paralysis of the Parliament with all of them, having their own axes to grind, be totally incapable of agreeing on anything! (Except maybe a pay rise for themselves!)

I suspect that they would very quickly develop a large sense of self-importance and each of them would push the view that 'I was elected to this seat therefore my opinion/policies must prevail!'

Is it not a fact that part of the current inability of the Government to be able to pass its legislation is due to a Senate being seemingly held to ransom by a few Independents? One elected with, what was it.. less than 1% of the Primary vote?
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Old 30th Apr 2016, 07:47
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To be fair to Ricky Muir, he voted in favour of changes to senate voting rules that will more or less ensure he will never see another day in Parliament after this election. It was the right decision to make but it was still against his own interests. That certainly puts him a step above the majority of the mob that populate Canberra.
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Old 30th Apr 2016, 08:09
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A mob of Independents would quickly degenerate into total paralysis of the Parliament with all of them, having their own axes to grind, be totally incapable of agreeing on anything!
Except the hung parliament passed the most legislation of a parliament for years. I wouldn't worry about voting for someone other than the big 2. They are much more happy to compromise and actually craft an acceptable policy for all than ram through their ideological dreams (a criticism of both Liberal and Labor)

Can someone explain to me how it will have any effect on the opportunity for the average couple/family to buy a home if prices don't fall?
Labors changes will only apply to new housing, and there is varying stages of grandfather in the implementation. Basically it should avoid a crash in property prices (but let's be honest, we have a bubble that could crash at any moment anyway), allow people currently using negative gearing to reduce their income tax to continue to do so with their current investments, and hopefully reduce prices on new properties to assist new entrants to the property market.
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