Besides being a total waste of money, it's not my job to vote on these issues.Thats what we have a government for to make these decisions.
They should have made it a poll vote with a ballet paper at the next election problem solved bloody waste of TAXPAYERS MONEY Turncoatbullshit strikes again !
We should start a class action against the LNP for an inexcusable waste of public funds. This whole debacle could be avoided if the LNP could actually come to a decision itself. If does not need to consult the public, it doesn't do it for anything else so why now? Effectively their policy is to waste public funds. Sue the mongrels I say.
Along with all these issues, what about the issue for silent voters who can't have their address given out for any reason (which includes it can be given out the the ABS)
Since the government can spring this on the ABS with one day's notice can a second question be included? Like: Do you have confidence in this Government?
well since we have illegals running the country...how many times have those illegals blocked motions that would have resolved this ages ago...maybe don`t let illegals run the country..and we would have had ssm ages ago
Yep that is quite right - JULIE BISHOPs performance put the nail in tgeir coffin because of the enormous over reach where her behaviours impacted NZ - dual citizenship is the problem n responsibility of each minister involved - sgame TURNBULLS lack of political judgement n weak leadership has led to where the govt is at
Brilliantly said again Waleed.... And it just got more ridiculous with Senator Nash also under a citizenship cloud now also refusing to step aside! They've truly lost all semblance of legitimacy!!
Waleed is right. The LNP has become farcical. A joke rather then a government. Lurching from one crisis of its own making to another. Hopelessly incompetent.
Is this a Barnaby I see before me, or just his ghost?Is this a Bishop I see before me, or just a raving ratbag?Is this a prime minister I see before me, or just a papermache man?Is this a government I see before me, or just a bloody embarrasment?
They keep getting worse week by week. They haven't had a good week since they got in. For (f) sake call an election and get this shit over and get someone more capable to the job.
Has any one seen or heard Dutton lately . Is he sitting back letting Turnbull and Bishop cutting their throats and come in and swoop on the PM job.Ha Ha Turnbull and bishop .
It is a poor effort on the part of the foreign minister, and the PM, and the deputy PM, matter of fact there is plenty of the ridiculous to go round the LNP.First they give a gong to old Phil, now they charge conspiracy with NZ.
Mal's getting rhubarb from Trump on being harder on refugees than him.Ministers getting paid from a company while they are in parliament.Having a meeting with power bosses and telling them to do the right thing chaps for the public.You could write a book on how ridiculous this government is.No doubt someone is.
Well, it wouldn't be Australia if we didn't have plenty of excuses to laugh at our Pollies. This last decade has been pretty bad, though, even by our standards. Not that I'd want to go back to the Howard years. Hawke or Frazer, maybe.
Now that we know NZ is a foe, when are we dissolving ANZUS? Will Woolies be taking Anathoth jams off the shelves because they might be subversive?
More rubbish. Shouldn't be doing this ridiculous waste of money bs anyway but at least giving teens the chance to have their say made sence. This is such a blatant way of trying to rigg the results by demographics. If this all goes ahead I hope it backfires big time and the yes vote overwhelmes them. Maybe we can all band together to talk to our neighbours and encourage them to participate.
What im worried about is when you have adult children living at home with Mum and Dad. Mum and Dad are deeply religious and are voting No but they take the adult kids ballots and vote No on them and send them off behind their back
Yes and how better a way to declare the result invalid than if respondents were later seen to have been legally invalid due to age, huh? Cynical? Who me? ;)
I don't know why Hollywood would be a good role model.....they spend more time getting divorced!!
It has far more implications than just the word marriage.....
Who is Margot Robbie ? Don't tell me I have to read the article or google her name to find out. Off topic isn't she an actor because actress identifies her gender and she may not be comfortable identifying as a female ? This SSM-LGBTTIQQ2SA mob are queer.
Thank God a celebrity told me what to think. I mean without them telling who to vote for and other social and political issues I would be lost!Because I'm just a person and I need people who's job it is to be glorified for being an 'actor' and in turn their superior moral, social, or political ideals toilet me know what to think.I guess being a sex symbol on Suicide Squad makes you better than us. Who gets out of bed at 0600 and works in a blue collar job. Thank you for letting me know where I should be in my place in the world.
I swear this has been going on for far too long, I don't see same sex marriage as same sex marriage, and nor do I see marriage between a woman and a man as a marriage between a woman and a man.
They are both simply defined as marriage. "The legally or formally recognised union of two people as partners in a personal relationship"
Why is there even a debate about this?
What bloody right has anyone got in voting on people who love each other having equal rights. Because that's what it is "equal right" not a gay right.
It's not a plebiscite. It's a non-compulsory, non-binding postal survey that is a complete waste of time and resources, when the government could have simply allowed the members of Parliament to do their work and have a conscience vote in Parliament.
It's not the place of teachers to promote either side of this debate. Teachers can encourage them to enroll, encourage them to voice their opinions but teachers definitely should not be promoting their personal agenda.
1. Wouldn't happen.2. I doubt that any 12-year-old is going to be swayed by a teacher's opinion on a matter like this.3. The vast majority of Yr 12s are under 18.
The Age openly demanding that taxpayer funded teachers use their position to campaign.
Appalling, truly appalling.
No, teachers are there to teach not to campaign on your side of any political debate.