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Old 19th Aug 2013, 07:16
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Interesting. Had never heard of her before.

I just looked up here web site, Greek, well entrenched in the military
around her area. Looks a formidable opponent !!!
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 07:31
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Had never heard of her before.
You're lucky. What's your secret?
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 07:36
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Probably because she hasn't hit the National media much
and I don't spend that much time in her electorate (tend to
be North West in NSW).

If I was still in the military I reckon I'd have heard of her.

It's interesting that an independent might beat her as her area
covers a fair few towns and the odd city.

She might have done something to put her foot in it that
has pissed people off.
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 07:38
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The Age is reporting today that the Member for Indi maybe shown the door by the electorate in favour of an Independent. What a bonus for liberal-minded people that would be if it happens? Here's hoping......
Ken Borough - follow the link to the ABC 2013 Election Guide which says she needs a 9% swing to lose. Given the popularity of Kevin Rudd peaked a couple of weeks ago and is now in decline, Sophie doesn't need to do much to win and would need to do something seriously wrong to lose.

Sophie Mirabella
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 07:47
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I can see why they wrote the article. Her opponent is a formidable
and popular person but 9% is a lot, even with prefs going against her.

Interesting that the other candidate said even if she didn't win,
she wants the seat to be more marginal so as to get more attention
for it. Not a bad move for one day being able to win it when the
swing goes against the Libs.
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 08:11
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The Age article

Mirabella faces a fight as rival gains ground

State of Indi... Sophie Mirabella has been the sitting member
Sophie Mirabella knows how to fight.

Twelve years in Federal Parliament have seen the member for Indi hone her renowned skills for battle, both on the parliamentary floor and on the campaign trail.

But the 2013 campaign for Indi is a different kind of election battle, as Ms Mirabella fights to keep her seat from the clutches of a popular local independent, Cathy McGowan.

Ms Mirabella holds Indi by a margin of 9 per cent and her primary vote is likely to remain strong, particularly with a national swing to the Coalition and Tony Abbott.

But Ms McGowan is likely to parachute into second place behind Ms Mirabella, beating Labor candidate Robyn Walsh, and with the right flow of preferences, she could pull back the Coalition's 9 per cent margin by as much as 4 or 5 per cent.

The contest has polarised community support for the two women.

A former teacher, Ms McGowan worked as an electoral assistant for Ewen Cameron, a former Liberal member for Indi, and later with the Victorian Department of Agriculture, before she bought a farm and established a rural consulting business in the 1980s.

One of 13 children, she grew up on a farm in the Indigo Valley, not far from where she now lives. Among those siblings who remain in the north-east, one sister is a lawyer, another is a doctor and two are scientists.

Their father, Paul, who died last year, was a well-respected agricultural scientist and farm management adviser.

In May, Ms McGowan announced her candidature for Indi with the intention of either taking Indi from sitting member Sophie Mirabella or turning it into a marginal seat that would win the region ''a lot more attention than we get''.

As the Melbourne-born lawyer Sophie Panopoulos, Ms Mirabella first attracted controversy to the seat more than 10 years ago when she won preselection as the Liberal candidate to succeed Lou Lieberman. Among her rivals was Sussan Ley, who would win the nod for the Liberals across the Murray River in Farrer on the retirement of the former deputy prime minister and Nationals leader Tim Fischer.

Ms Panopoulos won Indi at the 2001 election with 40 per cent of the primary vote, assisted by preferences from the Nationals, who polled 12.3 per cent.

Just 33 when she became an MP, she was the youngest woman in the Howard Coalition government.

The 2004 election saw Ms Panopoulos restore Indi to a blue-ribbon Liberal seat with a 62.5 per cent primary vote.

By the time the 2007 election was held, Sophie Panopoulos had married Greg Mirabella, a former Army Reserve officer, a year earlier at Wangaratta.

Always feisty on the floor of the House, Ms Mirabella became even more fiery in opposition after 2007. Over 36 parliamentary sitting days in 2011 the member for Indi recorded the second-worst record of all MPs in the House of Representatives, having been ejected from Parliament five times.

But while Opposition Leader Tony Abbott appointed the rising star the Coalition's industry spokeswoman, her primary vote declined, falling to 54 per cent in 2007 and 52 per cent in 2010.

She spent most of the 2010 campaign on the road with her then six-week-old daughter Katerina, a breast pump and an Esky in the back seat of the car.

This year, Ms Mirabella has focused on campaigning closer to home in Indi as the impact of Ms McGowan's ''grassroots'' pitch has begun to bite.
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 08:20
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They probably wrote that to "balance" Vandstones article. Can't be seen to be independent!
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 08:28
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I agree.

If I wanted to know what was going on in that area, I'd look
at the Albury / Wodonga Newspapers / Border Times type
and also look at what the Southern NSW newspapers say even
though her electorate is in Vic, the two towns are tied together.

IMHO, she doesn't rate on the National scale yet.
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 08:36
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I was amused to read one comment following The Age article about Rudd's falling popularity from a true Age reader. He was complaining that they were daring to post 'negative' comments about Kev without balancing them with a similar number of positive comments.

Errr... could it be that the editor/moderator was posting a random selection of the posts received, most of which were not favouring Queen Kevni?
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 08:43
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Andu

"Errr... could it be that the editor/moderator was posting a random selection of the posts received, most of which were not favouring Queen Kevni?"


Er, no, the editor are very selective in what they allow to show.

We notice this when posting comments on hunting / shooting / green articles,
they don't like putting our views up
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 09:46
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Re Labor and the Greens in 1988; nothing ever changes . Starts at 3:34.
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 12:05
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Labor and the screaming greens...

"The sweet, sweet sounds of September 8, as predicted by Greens candidate Simon Sheikh. You might want to turn the volume down a notch..."



WAKE IN FRIGHT | Daily Telegraph Tim Blair Blog







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Old 19th Aug 2013, 12:15
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Looks like it was a night on total, unbridled passion, doesn't it?

Who but a dyed in the wool Leftie female (sorry, feperson) would wake up beside a stranger after a one night stand wearing her bloody singlet???
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 13:57
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The Q&A tweets tonight seem to be running against the government. Must be pissing off the ALPBC and the true believers.
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 14:01
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glad you guys watch the ABC, gives you a more balanced perspective after quoting MSM bolt and smith.
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 14:01
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Andu

Looking at them sometimes, the hairy ferals you would wish they were
wearing a T Shirt
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 14:03
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I wonder if it has dawned on Rudd that he is going to lose ?

Or if any of his staff are game enoughto be honest with him ?
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 14:07
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The mark of someone who makes a logical decision on whom to vote for is that they are able to look at all forms of comment and then come to a decision rather than the rusted on true believers who succumb to Krudd propaganda
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 14:23
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You have me all wrong, I am all for a lib government, has to happen sooner or later, just not this current rabble.
Abbott who must of got punched in the bonce too often from his boxing days.
Bishop, I don't think I have heard her say any policy, just whinging.
Hockey, nice guy too much like Beazly (buffoon).
Pyney, waiting for his sordid part of the slipper scandal to come out.
Mirrabella and Morrison, really nice pieces of work. and on it goes.
As I read today in s##pedia, we used to have empires ruled by emperors, then kingdoms ruled by Kings and now we have countries!!
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 14:25
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The Indonesian Navy might actually leave port
What a joke.


In the Age

The Indonesian government has threatened to deploy its navy and air force against a group of Australian protesters planning to sail from Queensland to the controversial province of West Papua.


From President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono down, Indonesia is interpreting the protest as an Australian attack on Indonesia's sovereignty over the independence-minded area, as the issue threatens to blow up into a significant diplomatic incident.


You can read the rest here.


Indonesia threatens military action against protest flotilla
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