Monday, 23 August 2010

A plague on both their houses

Not much choice really, one's as bad as the other.
I did wonder whether the incumbent Prime Minister's poster hanging half off the fence was an omen. Turns out it was. Looks like we have a hung Parliament with neither party having a majority and it will be a while before we know which one will be able to form Government with the support of independents and minor parties. The Greens did well with up to 9 seats in the Senate (the Upper House) giving them control, and their first ever House of Representatives (Lower House) seat. Interesting times ahead.

8 comments:

Dina said...

Good luck Australia.

Julie said...

I am a bit of a political junkie, and for mine, this is the best possible result. Did you see Kerry O'Brien interview the three 'conservative' independents last night? Very impressive, especially Windsor and Oakshott.

Now it comes down to being inclusive with the ability to negotiate, compromise and realise that we the people demand to know how decisions are being reached.

billyB said...

If you're looking for a coalition we've got one that's hardly been used you can have if you want to come and collect...

Ann said...

"Now it comes down to being inclusive with the ability to negotiate, compromise and realise that we the people demand to know how decisions are being reached."

Trouble is, I can't see either party being able to do that. Methinks we have another election coming up, possibly within 6 months and if not, after the Greens take their seats in the Senate next July.

Peter said...

like the julia shot with her corner thru the fence

J Bar said...

Ann, you were very creative with your shots. I like how you shot the pollie posters peeking through the fence. When I was there, there was a strong wind and they were having trouble keeping those posters out on the nature strip upright. I'm glad you made the effort. There were a lot of apathetic people who I think were more interested in the sausage sizzle than the voting.

J Bar said...

I voted at Athelstane too and was surprised that so many people were having a sausage sizzle so early in the morning. It was outside the school hall and they also had a cake stall. I couldn't resist a chocolate cupcake. They must have sold out by lunchtime.

Kevin said...

Interesting election post. I liked the 'table cloth' Senate ballot paper running up the wall and the peeping posters shot.