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    The Australian Federal Election

    What a total cock up we are still wasting for an outcome and looks like a hung Parliament where no one wins

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    Re: The Australian Federal Election

    Quote Originally Posted by AFM View Post
    What a total cock up we are still wasting for an outcome and looks like a hung Parliament where no one wins
    Hung? You mean exactly the same number on two sides?

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    Re: The Australian Federal Election

    Quote Originally Posted by AFM View Post
    What a total cock up we are still wasting for an outcome and looks like a hung Parliament where no one wins
    Whilst Senator Hanson will be returning to Canberra.

    "Please explain" Ugh. What a mess.
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    Re: The Australian Federal Election

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Hung? You mean exactly the same number on two sides?
    Yes hung means equal on both sides

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFM View Post
    Yes hung means equal on both sides
    Does it mean an identical number of delegates in parliament? That sounds like a very improbable result and quite exceptional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Whilst Senator Hanson will be returning to Canberra.

    "Please explain" Ugh. What a mess.
    Pauline Hanson is in the Senate not the lower house of Rep's, and the "please explain" was twenty years ago when a reporter asked Pauline what Xenophobia means and at the time I would say the majority of Australians wouldn't have known what Xenophobia meant and is why she asked to please explain, the reported was trying to be smart but it came back to bite her on the bum and she looked like the fool.

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    Re: The Australian Federal Election

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Does it mean an identical number of delegates in parliament? That sounds like a very improbable result and quite exceptional.
    It’s a little more complex with multiple parties. To form an effective government, a party (or coalition) needs an overall majority (and realistically, a little more). If no single party has a majority they can either try to agree a coalition with one or more other parties to get up to an overall majority (though this generally involves compromises) or try to form a minority government (which is possible but obviously makes it more difficult to pass legislation since the other parties can work together to block it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    It’s a little more complex with multiple parties. To form an effective government, a party (or coalition) needs an overall majority (and realistically, a little more). If no single party has a majority they can either try to agree a coalition with one or more other parties to get up to an overall majority (though this generally involves compromises) or try to form a minority government (which is possible but obviously makes it more difficult to pass legislation since the other parties can work together to block it).
    Okay. Thank you. It is about the same problem as in most European countries. It is a general weakness of parliamentary democracy vs presidential forms.

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    Re: The Australian Federal Election

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Okay. Thank you. It is about the same problem as in most European countries. It is a general weakness of parliamentary democracy vs presidential forms.
    I’d say “difference” rather than “weakness”. Presidential systems have similar issues in different ways, such as where there are major political difference between a President and government, leading to either stagnation or legislation being forced through with no real oversight.

    I think this is a wider problem to be honest – as long as elected politicians seek to represent only on political viewpoint rather than the will of the population as a whole, there will always be direct conflict and distinct winners and losers. I’m not sure if there is a solution to this but I do know that just shifting the job titles around isn’t it.

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    Re: The Australian Federal Election

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Does it mean an identical number of delegates in parliament? That sounds like a very improbable result and quite exceptional.
    There are 150 members in the lower house of Reps we have two major parties and a number of independents, it looks like the two major parties will have equal number of members, and each major party will have to bargain with the independents to gain over 76 to form government

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