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Who gets the six-year terms? 2 August 2016

After a month of counting, there has been some progress with the Senate Count.  In Tasmania Labor still has five senators, the Liberals still have four senators, Senator Jacqui Lambie has been returned, and the second Greens candidate scraped in by 141 votes over the lead candidate of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation. In Western Australia the Palmer United Party Senator faded away.  The eleventh seat was won by the Pauline Hanson’s One Nation candidate and the second Greens contender took the twelfth seat. The final composition of the Senate is presently very speculative.  What we do know is that

Election 2016 / Sydney 2SM Transcripts

Monday 1 August 2016

A recount has confirmed that the Cathy O’Toole of the Australian Labor Party has won the Queensland Seat of Herbert from Ewen Jones of the Liberal National Party.   Subject to the possibility that the voting irregularities could lead to a new election in Herbert, the Prime Minister has a working majority of one in the House of Representatives.  We have yet to learn whom the Prime Minister has in mind to nominate a Speaker.  If the Speaker is to be a member of the Liberal Party or of the National Party or of the LNP, then the remainder of

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Almost four weeks after the election, we are getting closer to the end of counting.  A new election is possible in Herbert, and a recount for the Senate is likely for the Senate in Tasmania, where the number two Greens candidate has just 144 more votes than the Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Candidate. This is a good time to review policies which were advocated prior to the election. Opposition spokesperson on trade, Senator Penny Wong said a Labor government would make it easier for international investors to buy Australian farms. Senator Wong Labor would lift from $15 million to

Election 2016 / Sydney 2SM Transcripts

Election Shenanigans

Election Shenanigans On Friday the 29th of January I spoke about the questionable integrity of the elections in Australia. I described the 2010 hung parliament as one of the closest elections in Australia’s history, and mentioned that that had the Coalition secured just 1,510 after preference votes more, then Tony Abbott would have been elected PM three years earlier. It was also later discovered that following that poll 1,454 nationwide voters had admitted to having voted more than once after the AEC sent out 16,210 letter to voters’ suspected of having voted multiple times. Only 19 cases were referred

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Finally a result!

After weeks of listening to waffle from all sides of politics the counting of votes has delivered a result, of sorts. With another weak politician elected as hopefully the best of a bad bunch Australians are apprehensive about the future. What we need are leaders who put Australians and Australia first. Leaders who have the backing of the majority of Australians to tell it as it is. Stop pussy footing around trying to be politically correct, too afraid of offending whoever has a platform for their personal agenda and ego. Make the voting system easy and fair. Stop minority

Election 2016 / Rural Australia / Senator Jacqui Lambie

Jacqui Lambie Network

Congratulations to the Jacqui Lambie Network And the JLN will start by focusing on five urgent matters:   Insurance companies and their treatment of Tasmanian businesses. There have been reports of flood-affected, Tasmanian businesses have been treated unfairly by their insurance companies. I will spend the next couple of weeks looking into this, and if there is evidence of unconscionable conduct, I will call for a Senate Inquiry. 2. $1.2 billion aged care cuts nationally. I will fight to stop Liberal cuts to the Aged Care sector, including $40 million cut from the Tasmanian Aged Care sector and 750

Election 2016 / Queensland / Sydney 2SM Transcripts

Thu 7 July 2016 Pauline Hanson

Grant Goldman Editorial Thursday 7 July 2016 PAULINE HANSON Yesterday I stated that an important aspect of Saturday’s Federal Election has been the long overdue return to the Parliament of Pauline Hanson, as a Senator for Queensland. The response from my listeners was overwhelmingly positive, including from many callers whom time did not allow us to put to air, and from very many who have sent supportive emails.  Some listeners made clear that they finally made up their minds to vote for Pauline Hanson because Malcolm Turnbull told them that the lady was unwelcome in the Parliament.  As I

Election 2016 / Queensland

Wed 6 July Pauline Hanson

Grant Goldman Editorial for Radio 2SM and the Super Radio Network An important aspect of the recent Federal Election has been the long overdue return to the Parliament of Pauline Hanson, as a Senator for Queensland, where Pauline Hanson’s One Nation convincingly outpolled the Greens to be the third strongest party in terms of the Senate vote.  Not only has Pauline Hanson won a Senate Seat for herself, she has a prospect of winning a second Senate Seat for her number two team member in Queensland, and is in the running to gain Senate spots in New South Wales

Election 2016 / Queensland

The Queensland Seat of Dickson

The Queensland Seat of Dickson For excitement & thrills for political junkies Dickson on Brisbane’s northside has a lot to offer. Death, Dummy-Spits, Nail biting cliff-hanger finishes, sex scandals, and spousal surprises. Nine News Political Editor Laurie Oakes has launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, calling his post-election speech “pretty pathetic”. Oakes said Mr Turnbull delivered an “angry, bitter speech”. “It’s the first time I’ve seen a bloke who’s probably won the election say ‘we was robbed’.  I thought that quite frankly was pretty pathetic,” Oakes said. This reminds us of the infamous Dickson dummy-spit by

About Australia / Election 2016 / Sydney 2SM Transcripts

The people have spoken.

Grant Goldman After a punishing eight week election campaign on Saturday the people have spoken. The Abbott majority has been squandered.  The factional hacks who control the Liberal Party should be prepared to acknowledge that this situation has been brought about by personal ambition triumphing over the qualities of leadership. Following what appears to be a political earthquake, Independents in the two parliamentary chambers will become somewhat more prominent.  Today the Americans celebrate their Independence Day.  The Second of July could become known as Australia’s Independents’ Day, Our Independents’ Day follows the UK vote to leave the EU. Is

Concerned Australians / Election 2016 / Globalisation / etc.

Today’s the day – be careful what you wish for …………!!!

Finally, the day has come when we wade through the throng of voters who each have their own agenda, needs, likes and dislikes and will undoubtedly vote for someone who hopefully will deliver on the promises they made to secure that vote. Good luck Australia – you’ll need it as the world around you becomes more socially chaotic and politically difficult to navigate. One comment we must make is that the voting system is a total mess and certainly not democratic. Take a look at the voting paper and the RULES one must follow to ensure your vote is valid. You

Concerned Australians / Election 2016 / Sydney 2SM Transcripts

Federal Election

Grant Goldman The new financial year begins today and our Federal Election is tomorrow. This election will decide whether Malcolm Turnbull will or will not become a Prime Minister who has won an election, and the same is true of the Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce. Many supporters of Tony Abbott are asking whether Barnaby Joyce was a covert supporter of the coup which brought Malcolm Turnbull to power. The Result of the Liberal Leadership spill was unveiled to the world by the whips at 9.49PM on 14/09/2015 just nineteen minutes after Barnaby Joyce tweeted “Well here we go.”

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Democracy for sale down under!

Democracy for sale down under! As reported in the Australian “Kidman hires Libs` Kingpin” on June 21, by Damon Kitney, a Canberra based lobbying firm established by Factional Liberal Michael Photios has been appointed to advise the S. Kidman & Co cattle empire in  attempting to revive a controversial sale that has hit foreign investment hurdles. Capital Hill is run for Photios by former big-pharma lobbyist Nick Campbell who for years pretended to be a factional opponent of his now  business ally.   The move is a response to Treasury opposition to the proposed $370m sale of the cattle giant

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Important Question – Is our government working to a script delivered by the globalists?

Grant Goldman Wed 22 Jue 2016 Here is an election campaign question:  Is our government working to a script delivered by the globalists? It was Malcolm Turnbull who introduced a Portfolio of Cities and a Minister for Cities named Jamie Briggs.  Much of the government’s so called smart cities policy is remarkably similar to that which is contained in the United Nations treaties known as Agenda 21 & Agenda 2030. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop ratified Agenda 2030 for the Turnbull Government.   Sustainable Development Goal # 9 from Agenda 2030 treaty is entitled, “Build Resilient Infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable

About Australia / Concerned Australians / Election 2016

Posted from a GetUp Australia Campaign.

We are not in the business of promoting or favouring any one political party, however some campaign content deserves a mention. Elections are won and lost on how well candidates can sell their economic credentials to swing voters – and 2016 is no exception. Prime Minister Turnbull’s a slick salesman, but the truth is, his big ‘economic plan’ amounts to a $48 billion tax cut for corporations.1 Mr Turnbull claims his tax cut will magically ‘trickle down’ to create ‘jobs and growth’, but we need a clear, cut-through way to get the truth into national media headlines and in

Concerned Australians / Election 2016 / Polly's Policy / etc.

Grant Goldman Editorial

Grant Goldman Editorial My wonderful listeners have heard me make reference to the unpleasant system of public funding of political parties.  The taxpayer gets stung at each Federal Election and each State Election.  Under the Federal System, there is a threshold of 4% of the vote below which political parties get nothing.  That suits the major parties who want to give themselves every possible advantage over possible future threats to their power, their influence and their ability to get cosy deals from big-time lobbyists. In the Federal system, the amount of election funding payable is calculated by multiplying the

Election 2016 / Sydney 2SM Transcripts / Sydney City

Two victories for talk radio

Grant Goldman Two victories for talk radio Talk Radio is one of the most important bastions of free speech and democratic expression available in Australia today. Some of the powerful are intimidated by Talk Back radio because they fear the majority. Talkback radio has the ability to affect, in a positive way, the outcome of public policy determination. Today you and I can congratulate ourselves on two instances in recent months where the Super Radio Network Talk Radio audience – you, our wonderful listeners – have successfully scrutinised political intentions and found them wanting .  We have then made

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Yet Another Concerned Australian!

We received this by email today and thought it appropriate to Post it! Hi Everyone, PLEASE, PLEASE, TAKE 5 MINUTES AND READ THIS PLEASE, PLEASE, PASS IT ON to everyone you can, its time BOTH parties stood up and listened This is our country and its being destroyed. Subject:  The silent majority This seems to put into words what I – and I am sure many others of the silent majority – think! It was written by Mrs Jenny Bell of South Australia to Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten:  To  Malcolm Turnbull & Bill Shorten … You BOTH Worry

Election 2016 / Polly's Policy

Polly Perks – A serious Drain on Australian Financial Resources!

This came to us via email and we thought it appropriate to post their comments and frustrations. We must state that the information presented has not been substantiated but appears to be close to the mark. Posted by a University Lecturer. Enough is enough As a self-funded retiree, I’m frustrated with Canberra’s continuous fiddle with Superannuation contributions and rule changes. Plus the measure to re balance the Pension Assets Test to be implemented on 1st January 2017. So here’s fair warning to all politicians of any persuasion, this group of aged voters may be about to make the greatest impact

Election 2016 / Sydney 2SM Transcripts

Campaign Update Thursday 2 June 2016

Grant Goldman Each day we inch a little closer to the only poll which counts.  Given the evidence to date, voters are seriously doubting whether the major political players have any intention of debating the trigger pieces of stalled Double Dissolution legislation. In common with the 1987 experience, in the event that the government is returned, I cannot anticipate how Government, Opposition or crossbenchers can legitimately claim a mandate to support or to oppose, legislation which is yet to be passed. Under what arrogant assumption might the pollies – after July 2 – possibly embark on a parliamentary joint