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Xenesis
Posts: 2415/2439
The smoking gun is "how many of these have been sold off to private individuals/foreign government agents without being accounted for".

And yeah, the ABC is pretty dang responsible, but that's the job description for a public but independent broadcaster.
Xkeeper
Posts: 23238/23358
That certainly ranks up there for "biggest fuckups".

I guess they're lucky someone else didn't scoop them up and dump the entire lot online as opposed to just bits and pieces of it.
Tarale
Posts: 1471/1580
I was out all day running errands and it was so great to come home to the Antiques Shitshow.

Fuck I love 'Straya. 🇦🇺
Xenesis
Posts: 2414/2439
Today in "what the fuck, Australia?"

Top Secret and confidential parliament documents have been released to the general public....because of second hand furniture sales selling off filing cabinets from parliament and no one could find the keys. Note that this has files dating back 20 years to around the turn of the century, which are supposed to remain classified for at least 20 years.

Just...read for yourself.

Tarale
Posts: 1124/1580
Oh yeah, it passed the Senate a couple of days ago. Now it needs to pass the House of Representatives.
Xenesis
Posts: 2404/2439
Abetz is already trying to sell the virtues of removing anti-discrimination law.




Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton, seeking to interpret the result, has said the yes side has “been campaigning for many, many years”, as opposed to the no side, which has only had three months.

Shelton said he respects the results, but:

“Three months wasn’t long enough to overturn 10 years or more [of yes campaigning],” he said.

He said the no side had been highly successful in the short time it had.

“We know that we’ve shifted at least 1m votes, it wasn’t enough to get over the line at the end of the day,” he said.


And the ACL is still an utterly loathesome sack of genital sweat.

Talk about sore losers.
Tarale
Posts: 1116/1580
Now we have our PM talking about how it’ll be a free vote in parliament still. There’ll be pollies that will vote against their electorate’s wishes… like Tony Abbott. His electorate was overwhelmingly YES but I can’t imagine him voting YES in parliament…
Xkeeper
Posts: 22605/23358
push quote then reply, don't type anything
Tarale
Posts: 1115/1580
Originally posted by Xenesis
Originally posted by Tarale
EVERY ELECTORATE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA VOTED YES


YES.

SCREW YOU FAMILY FIRST.

SCREW YOU FRED NILE.

SCREW YOU CORY BERNARDI.

HOW DO I LIKE THIS POST?
Xenesis
Posts: 2403/2439
Originally posted by Tarale
EVERY ELECTORATE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA VOTED YES


YES.

SCREW YOU FAMILY FIRST.

SCREW YOU FRED NILE.

SCREW YOU CORY BERNARDI.

Originally posted by Xkeeper
I love it when these things backfire. Is there any requirement they actually follow this?


Nope, it's not binding!
Xkeeper
Posts: 22604/23358
I love it when these things backfire. Is there any requirement they actually follow this?
Tarale
Posts: 1114/1580
EVERY ELECTORATE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA VOTED YES
Tarale
Posts: 1113/1580
YES YES YES

OH GOD THE ANXIETY

OH MAN I WISH THE PERCENTAGE WAS HIGHER BUT STILL

YES

NOW FOR OUR POLLIES TO CONTINUE BEING AWFUL BY DELAYING, WATERING DOWN, AND ENSHRINING DISCRIMINATION INTO THINGS
Xenesis
Posts: 2402/2439

YES VOTE WINS with 61.1% of the vote

7,817,247 people voted yes.

4,873,987 voted no


*faints with relief*
Xenesis
Posts: 2401/2439
*Nervousness intensifies*
Tarale
Posts: 1112/1580
We get results in 10 minutes.
This whole thing is awful. I can’t imagine the anxiety people are feeling today.
Tarale
Posts: 1023/1580
Originally posted by Xkeeper
It sounds like the registration drive for this actually ended up signing up a lot of new youth voters, so it looks like their plan may have backfired? Especially considering mandatory voting...

I'm kind of doubtful that it's resulting in higher numbers of new youth voters. More likely there are people updating their existing enrolment information after moving house. But I could be pleasantly surprised, I guess.
Xkeeper
Posts: 22445/23358
It sounds like the registration drive for this actually ended up signing up a lot of new youth voters, so it looks like their plan may have backfired? Especially considering mandatory voting...
einstein95
Posts: 303/310
Originally posted by Tarale
OH AND THERE'S EVEN PRIVACY CONCERNS BECAUSE THE ABS WANTS TO HAVE UNIQUE BARCODES ON THE BALLOTS.


Can't have them voter fraud now /s
Tarale
Posts: 1014/1580
The "respectful debate" has begun, and it's sickening. There's awful "Stop the fags" posters appearing, saying LGBTQ people are child abusers, paedophiles, and full of STDs.

The Prime Minister promised this kind of thing wouldn't happen, but of course it was always going to. This is one reason this plebiscite should never have been a thing.

EDIT: OH GOD THE ACTUAL NAZIS ARE GETTING IN ON IT TOO.
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