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I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure, maybe.

Aug 22, 2010 at 11:59 AM | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Bratby

The Australian general election was held on 21 August.
So far this has resulted in - NO RESULT.
It looks likely that we will have a minority government for the first time since 1940.

The former Labor government lost its popularity from the time that Kevin Rudd, then the prime monister before last (typing error but I'll let that go uncorrected), the instant that he abandoned pretence of any attempted futile action against global warming.

That has been largely interpreted as the voters being dismayed that the goverment was abandoning action against AGW.

But they kept on abandoning the government from then on, as one after another, their grand schemes fell into disarray. Finally his friends abandoned him and he was replaced by Julia Gillard. (An even more polished, female version of K. Rudd).

It is more likely that in abandoning what Rudd had called "the greatest moral challenge of our time", the voters began to realise that the former government had been just spinning about AGW (and all othere policies) all along.

Now we face a great number of possible futures - from sensible conservative government, to conservative government completely blocked by the Greens in the senate and a new election before long, right through to more of the same that we have had for the past three years, but getting consistently worse.

Now we can all relax and wait patiently for quite a few weeks while the various forces let loose by the election play out before our eyes.

We are blessed to be living through a historic time which will also be most interesting in the full Chinese sense of the term.

Aug 22, 2010 at 2:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterAusieDan

When the pendulum and the see-saw do their thing they pass the halfway point sooner or later. T'would seem it is sooner than later.

Aug 22, 2010 at 5:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterPascvaks

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