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Originally posted by Vanuatu Vanuatu wrote:

toyomotor, would you share a bit about your regional politics?  Who do you typically support, liberal or conservative politicians?

OK, I've voted Liberal Party all of my life, for one main reason. When the Liberals are in power, the country, usually, does well and the economy is strong.

The Labor Party is Trade Union orientated, and while I agree that workers should have a reasonable wage and working conditions, every time Labor is in power, we go down the gurgler.

Australias welfare system, IMHO, is far too generous, and because of this and increasing union demands, Australia has priced itself out of the world market in quite a few areas. Most recently, we saw the demise of Australias motor vehicle icon, the Holden. It was a home grown vehicle loved by many Australians before the Japanese vehicular invasion. The Holdens of the future will be built in China! We now have no motor vehicle building industry.

At present, we have a Liberal Federal Government, but every state except Tasmania has a Labor state government. For a very small state with a population which has just reached 500,000, we're doing well. Our unemployment rate has just fallen again, while tourism numbers are up.

In Australia, the Liberal Party are the conservatives, and the Labor party socialist. 

There are other minor parties like The Greens-environmentalists, the Pauline Hanson Party-an erratic anti immigration platform, The Jacquie Lambie Group-an ex Army corporal and now a senator who tells it exactly like it is, and so on.

Local Government (like your county or city) Elections are usually free, to a great extent, from organised political parties. Our City Mayor and the Aldermen (your councilors or local representatives I think) are elected by the rate payers, those who own property or businesses in the city/municipality. The Local Government Elections are the only ones in which voting is not compulsory. In the local elections, I tend to vote for people who I think will manage the city effectively and efficiently.

Getting back to your original question, I guess I'm more of a traditionalist and I favour the status quo in relation to having the Queen of England as our nominal Head of State.

I tremble at the thought of having a you know who clone as our Head of State.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vanuatu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:55
Originally posted by toyomotor toyomotor wrote:

Originally posted by Vanuatu Vanuatu wrote:

toyomotor, would you share a bit about your regional politics?  Who do you typically support, liberal or conservative politicians?

OK, I've voted Liberal Party all of my life, for one main reason. When the Liberals are in power, the country, usually, does well and the economy is strong.

The Labor Party is Trade Union orientated, and while I agree that workers should have a reasonable wage and working conditions, every time Labor is in power, we go down the gurgler.

Australias welfare system, IMHO, is far too generous, and because of this and increasing union demands, Australia has priced itself out of the world market in quite a few areas. Most recently, we saw the demise of Australias motor vehicle icon, the Holden. It was a home grown vehicle loved by many Australians before the Japanese vehicular invasion. The Holdens of the future will be built in China! We now have no motor vehicle building industry.

At present, we have a Liberal Federal Government, but every state except Tasmania has a Labor state government. For a very small state with a population which has just reached 500,000, we're doing well. Our unemployment rate has just fallen again, while tourism numbers are up.

In Australia, the Liberal Party are the conservatives, and the Labor party socialist. 

There are other minor parties like The Greens-environmentalists, the Pauline Hanson Party-an erratic anti immigration platform, The Jacquie Lambie Group-an ex Army corporal and now a senator who tells it exactly like it is, and so on.

Local Government (like your county or city) Elections are usually free, to a great extent, from organised political parties. Our City Mayor and the Aldermen (your councilors or local representatives I think) are elected by the rate payers, those who own property or businesses in the city/municipality. The Local Government Elections are the only ones in which voting is not compulsory. In the local elections, I tend to vote for people who I think will manage the city effectively and efficiently.

Getting back to your original question, I guess I'm more of a traditionalist and I favour the status quo in relation to having the Queen of England as our nominal Head of State.

I tremble at the thought of having a you know who clone as our Head of State.

So fiscally your a conservative. And you think people who can work should be working.
It doesn't seem like a you know who clone could get elected in Australia but they said that in US.

Does Australia have welfare for immigrants, teen parents and adults and/or those who have addiction/homeless or mental illness? 
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Quote "Does Australia have welfare for immigrants, teen parents and adults and/or those who have addiction/homeless or mental illness?"

1. Refugee immigrants receive welfare payments about equivalent to the Unemployment Benefit;

2. Any woman giving birth to or adopting a child is paid Child Allowance, which increases with the birth etc of each child;

3. Any adult Australian who suffers from an affliction which prevents them from working is paid Disability Allowance.

4. Pregnant women who are employed, are given 18 weeks Parental Leave and paid by the government during this period. Spouses are now also given Paternal Leave;

5. Women who are employed are paid Child Car Allowance which is a subsidy for payment of carers for their child/children while they are at work;

6. The Retirement age varies from 65yrs to 72 yrs, dependant upon year of birth;

7. Police Officers get 8 or 10 weeks Annual Leave per year on full pay, and can retire at 55. All other non-Emergency Services workers and Shift workers get one month vacation per year, some with any Public Holidays added. On many Public Holidays, most workers get a day off or are paid double time-or more.

8. There are different retirement rules for the Armed Services.

9. Add to these all of the miscellaneous leave entitlements such as Bereavement Leave, Sick Spouse and so on.

10. The average Australian works the equivalent of about 35hours per week, although some work 38 hours and there are variables, such as two weeks on and one week off.

Yes, I'm a conservative, and I do believe that anyone of working age who is capable of working, should work and pay taxes.

I don't beleive in the Death Penalty and I think there should be more emphasis on victims of crimes rather than the offender.

In Australia, you don't need access to squillions of dollars in order to run for political office, just a few hundred dollars registration fee. If elected, this fee is refunded.

Many politicians come from blue collar jobs, such as farming, one Senator is an ex Fish and Chip Shop owner, another Senator is an ex corporal in the Army, one recent Senator was a Timber Yard Worker (Lumber Yard). We had a Prime Minister who was an ex Senior Constable of Police-lower than Sergeant, but higher than Constable (Patrol Officer).Many others are Lawyers or businessmen.

So, no, you know who wouldn't get a snow flakes chance in hell of being elected in Australia, nor would Clinton.

Having spent 28years in the Army Reserve, I tend towards being a hawk rather than a dove.




Edited by toyomotor - 20 Mar 2017 at 11:51
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