It doesn’t really matter what you think of the decision that the three independent MPs made as to who our government should be, you will agree that some of the comments at the Herald Sun website have been hysterical.
Gillard has already used the knife on him. Oakeshott will be silenced with a Ministry. All his bold and insincere rhetoric will have him in the tent trussed and gagged (which may be give us a rest from his sermons, superiority and moralising lectures). He will be bagged and binned at the next election come what may. Maggie (Reply) Wed 08 Sep 10 (06:35am)
I will have to revisit this comment in three years to see if you’re right.
One need only step in front of a bus, or sheep truck for that matter for this house of cards to come down. 555099 of the Hills (Reply) Wed 08 Sep 10 (06:43am)
The UK Windsor produced the opposite result in similar circumstances after the UK election last May. This shabby episode in our own parliamentary history arose from failure on the part of the G-G. BWO’C (Reply) Wed 08 Sep 10 (06:49am)
So you’re suggesting that the Governor General act outside the bounds of her role to… do what exactly?
Next time I drive through Port Macquarie or New England, I’ll stop the petrol station I’ll advise that I won’t be buying from you hicks after having voted in morons like Oakeshott and Windsor. Electors should do whatever they can to get rid of these idiots or wear the country’s odium. Why would anyone vote for an independent again. You don’t know what sort of fool you’re getting. The new paradigm …. me me me for I am quite entitled to be an idiot. Bugger the country. PaulC (Reply) Wed 08 Sep 10 (06:50am)
Gayle of QLD Posted at 3:25 PM September 07, 2010 Goodbye to these two independents you have just destroyed Australia. I want a new election. Comment 11 of 811
Mick of Vic Posted at 3:30 PM September 07, 2010 This is not democracy! Comment 13 of 811
Yes it is!
Fred of Melbourne Posted at 3:32 PM September 07, 2010 Imagine siding with an incompetent self destructive backstabbing government only because they promise broadband, imagine if Australia had real issues to consider. No wonder he is an independent twit! Comment 15 of 811
Keith of Melbourne Posted at 3:35 PM September 07, 2010 It’s a farce…… go back to the polls Comment 19 of 811
What a sick joke!!….. of Vic Posted at 3:35 PM September 07, 2010 May the people who elected these guy’s MAKE SURE they pass on their ‘dissatisfaction’ in three years time……and as for the talk of ‘if’ things are not delivered as promised, what a joke to discuss Labour and honesty in the same sentence. These guy’s are more interested in their own ‘moment in the spotlight’ rather than their own supporters who put them in there…..and I find their ‘giggling and laughter’ demeaning of the position. So disgusted in their dribbling attempt to justify why they have gone against both their own constituents and the Australian public. Comment 23 of 811
Torinco of D/V Posted at 3:36 PM September 07, 2010 What a disgraceful decision. Who voted for these independent clowns. Liberal had more primary votes than Labor yet Labor win. Is it just me who doesn’t get it. Comment 34 of 811
The Liberals did not have more primary votes. They never have. They have to rely on the National Party to form government. That is why they are a coalition.
Daniel Brewer of Fantasy Land. Posted at 3:37 PM September 07, 2010 Another victory for the bogans. Well done Tony Windsor, you have excercised everything but independent thinking and common sense. I hope your electorate enjoy paying back the debt that this government is generating. Well done numb nuts. Comment 40 of 811
So because he didn’t vote the way that you wanted him to… or the Herald Sun and Rupert Murdoch wanted him to… or the way that News Ltd has been saying that his constituents wanted him to… he’s not exercising independent thought?
Ann Elizabeth of NSW Posted at 3:37 PM September 07, 2010 What an appalling mistake. These independents are gone at the next election, they have not represented their electorates only their own self-promtion but boy, have they got their 15 minutes of fame shoved down our throats. I’d rather not vote than have to listen to Oakeshott talk us to death again. Comment 44 of 811
William of Melbourne Posted at 3:38 PM September 07, 2010 The government received 500,000 less votes than their opposition and have power. Out of just 14 million votes, that is a significant number. Australians should be outraged. This is not a government voted for by the Australian people, it and it’s laws should not be recognised by the Australian people. Comment 57 of 811
Bert of Melbourne Posted at 3:39 PM September 07, 2010 An absolute disgrace – The majority of the voters voted for the Liberal Party not the Labor Party. How is it possible for the final dicision coming down to 3 people – what percentage of the national do they represent? We should have gone back to the poles. Another 4 years. What else is Labor going to stuff up or burn down – How quickly people forget – Julia was involved in all of these dicisions. Comment 68 of 811
We should have gone back to Poland? What is a dicision? Do you know what you’re talking about?
fossil@work of Melbourne, VIC Posted at 3:42 PM September 07, 2010 How depressing! I am truly saddened and, indeed, worried by this outcome. And worst of all is that Australia has learned a hard lesson: ‘We, the people’ means nothing, ergo this is not a democracy. The majority of us chose Liberal, yet we are stuck with Labor’s ineptitude and profligate ways for another three years. How, you may well ask, can this be? Comment 86 of 811
They majority did not choose Liberal!
Mike of the Gumby Brumby State Posted at 3:44 PM September 07, 2010 Thanks very much Australia. You have just returned to power possibly the most incompetent government this country has ever seen. When ignorance is bliss, what’s the point for democracy, you bunch of gullible halfwits. Comment 101 of 811
Tell us what you really think.
Gabriel of Melbourne Posted at 3:44 PM September 07, 2010 Booooooo. Australia has just gone backwards. The Labor Party are a pack of back stabbing, dirty wolves and we have seen the worth of Gillard yet. Stay tunes Australia. Expect higher prices, higher Interest rates, higher deficits, more dole payments, more boat people and more ridicule around the world. Booooo to Windsor and Oakeshott. I hope your electorate cleans you up good and proper in (I hope) less than 3 years. Booooooooooooo Comment 107 of 811
I’ll stay tunes.
Dig us deeper of Melbourne. Posted at 3:49 PM September 07, 2010 Is Oakshott a Moron? He states labor is more stable? I thought we had 10 years of a stable liberal government that put Australia in a strong surplus situation. The waek labor governmant turned that into a black hole within 3 years. Let’s go back to the poles and get rid of the labor (read Greens) and the vacuous independants. Comment 138 of 811
Why do you want us to go back to Poland? Oh, I get it, you mean ‘polls’ not ‘poles’.
Stuart of Melbourne Posted at 3:49 PM September 07, 2010 Absolute catastrophe – and the stock market says it all. Just shows you how many incompetent voters there are out there just like the Government. If you’re stuck every morning in traffic driving to work on the Ring Road, Chandler Hwy bridge, South Eastern, Punt Rd, etc, Blame Labor for pi$$ing money into the wind!!! Comment 147 of 811
You are calling people incompetant yet you cannot even distinguish between State Government and Federal Government issues. State Governments are responsible for the roads.
jeff Posted at 3:51 PM September 07, 2010 Jesus .. What a disastor … I dont know how much money Julia promises these independents.. Bribery in a cleaner manner… Broadband is key issue … yeh she knew it and must have polished it bit more…jesus …god help australia.. Comment 161 of 811
What a disastor… just like the way that you spell disaster.
bogans win again of brisbane Posted at 3:51 PM September 07, 2010 The Australian voting public get exactly what they deserve. It is astounding that so many inbred bogans in this country have voted to let the labour party continue its destruction. Comment 164 of 811
Who voted for the Labour Party? There is no such thing in Australia. The Labour Party is in Britain. In Australia it is called the Labor Party.
Glenda of Melbourne Posted at 3:52 PM September 07, 2010 This unelected backstabbing little gutter rat lost the election on every measure. Even Tony Windsor said his decision was based on avoiding another election because the Coalition would win and he would lose his own little piece of power. This is not democracy, nor an episode of Survivor Canberra. We need to go back to the polls as soon as the AEC can possibly manage the logistics of it. Comment 181 of 811
angieh of melbourne Posted at 3:52 PM September 07, 2010 Don’t worry – all this has done is guaranteed a liberal victory at the next election – Shame that 3 people have held the Australian voters to ransom – Tony will abbsolutley blitz em – & if anyone thinks Julia will be the leader in 2 years time they have ***t for brains !! Comment 185 of 811
Australian Worker of QLD Posted at 3:54 PM September 07, 2010 Gutted…..Might have to leave the country, because after one term with labour and the greens there will be nothing to come back to. Labour has completely destroyed QLD, now it’s Australia’s turn. Well done to every fool that voted for this debacle. Cannot believe Australians are so stupid. Comment 206 of 811
QQ of Safe ALP Seat (no democracy here) Posted at 4:06 PM September 07, 2010 Perhaps the media should do their jobs and grill the ‘government’. If they did that prior to the election we would not be in this mess. But instead, Red Kerry and the like just flutter their eyelids at Joolya. But to be fair, she did win by a couple of earlobes…. Comment 249 of 811
Chris Broadhead of Boulevard of Bleeding hearts. Posted at 4:08 PM September 07, 2010 how in a democratic society can one party get 500,000 more votes and lose? Well the unions will be firing up tonight heres to more red tape less work and jobs going off shore! The back stabber as PM, what a disgrace, the minority tree huggers and the Rural MP’S who contribute less than 2% to society and country cash flow have had their say and typically they sided with the bleeding hearts. Lets hope they dont complain when their industry is taxed if it ever makes any money………….Lets give all the losers and street urchins more money because they have had it soooo hard. Pauline Hanson would have been a better choice!!!! Comment 258 of 811
Simon Sturt of Geelong Posted at 4:09 PM September 07, 2010 I always thought of country people as honest decent folk. I never thought that they could produce the two weazles of the calibre of Windsor and Oakeshott. They sold their electorates and the whole country for thirty pieces of silver. Enjoy your fame traitors, because the history will judge you harshly. Enjoy the next three years beacuse this is the last term you will ever be considered by your electorates. Shame on you Oakeshott and Windsor !!!!! Comment 275 of 811
Bobcat of Melbourne Posted at 4:10 PM September 07, 2010 What a disgrace! Labour = BUMS! Unions = bludgers! Comment 277 of 811
Con Doensen of Naree Warren Posted at 4:10 PM September 07, 2010 Time for the Govner General to step in. Clearly the Australian public has voted away from Labor and not entirely happy with Abbot but to have 3 people decide what the country has voted against is redickouls. Time for voices to hit the streets. Comment 280 of 811
Maybe we should wait until you learn to spell before going back to the polls.
Chris Broadhead of Boulevard of Bleeding hearts. Posted at 4:10 PM September 07, 2010 Mr. Who shott…he has had his 5 minutes in the spotlight now he can return to the 1% of Australian Capital industry he came from called rural Australia……. A farmer selecting a back stabbing red head over a man, what a disgrace, next we will have fruit shop owners determining our countries policies….. Comment 281 of 811
How dare he choose a WOMAN over a MAN!
AJ Posted at 4:15 PM September 07, 2010 This circus only shows that our election processes needs some real change – who gave these clowns the mandate to form the new government? Comment 316 of 813
MM Posted at 4:16 PM September 07, 2010 So we’re stuck with this useless Ranga for the next few years and help captive by 3 country bogans who couldn’t make a decision for weeks. Pretty much what Labor will do now for YEARS to come! Comment 324 of 813
Harry E W Smith, E.D., A.D.M. of Melbourne Posted at 4:25 PM September 07, 2010 What an absolute disaster! How can these Independent “fools” support what was the most incompetent Labor Government ever! Gross monumental blunders, fiascos and undelivered promises. Gillard the ultimate hypocrite in assassinating Rudd for his ineptness but in which she was totally complicit. How damned pathetic! A glib tongue and an obsession for leadership of a hopelessly incompetent Party. Brings into question the competence of the Independents to recognize Labor’s gross incompetence. The whole matter is a fiasco! We must surely be the laughing stock of the world regarding this “process”. I find it inconceivable that anyone could vote for Labor considering their total ineptness clearly shown in particular withi the “batts’ issue in which they are indirectly responsble for 4 deaths. Garrett (the relevant Minister) just moved sideways but retaining his massive salary of $226.000.00. It should properly have gone back to the electorate for another election! The whole recent process is a real sham! Bargaining by so called Independents to get their way. This has been a total shambles and an utter disgrace with little or no consideration given the electorate! Comment 392 of 813
stephen Posted at 4:26 PM September 07, 2010 wrong-wrong-wrong! there should be another election why do 3 people who represent less than 1% of population get so much power windsor said it – if i had backed the coalition there would have been a new election called and the coalition would win…well thats the correct result – thats how the whole population would have wanted it
Aussie Kate of Dingley Posted at 4:27 PM September 07, 2010 God help Australia, with much of the worlds leading powers on the brink of a double dip recession, we now have squandering Socialism ruling and the looneytoons controlling the Senate, our Country will be end up in chaos and bankruptcy. Obviously those that voted these buffoons in want a shambolic mess like the UK and the USA in Australia. All the financial experts have reported that the USA will be in recession for the next decade with soaring unemployment and house foreclosures escalating again, which will have an enormous impact upon us. Australia cannot afford any further deficit. Watch everything go to hell in a hand basket now. Comment 404 of 813
You do realise that we avoided recession?
rojo of melbourne Posted at 4:29 PM September 07, 2010 welcome awful economy, unions and a government that no one I know voted for!..disgraceful. Comment 409 of 813
Tom of Dubai, U.A.E. Posted at 4:30 PM September 07, 2010 My family and I left Australia two years ago since Labor took office and have never looked back. By the way, my family and I also received a nice sum what you call the stimulus package. Well here in Dubai, with a nice job in a university, the GLW now work for Emirates after leaving Qantas, we have a nice 40sq two storey house, a 4WD Hummer for driving to work and taking the family to a few oasis on the weekends, can travel to Europe and Asia so easily that there is no way that I am heading back to crappy Australia as that country is totally dead. When we retire in 12 or so years, my 3-storey retreat in Langkawi, Malaysia would have been built and I can then spend time snorkelling, diving, boating while you guys have no money for retirement. To Australia – So long and thank for all the stimulus. Comment 413 of 813
robert of melbourne Posted at 4:39 PM September 07, 2010 There should be a political rally outside Parliament House protesting the vote. Or they should organise a rally outside Oakshot’s offices. I see Oakshot as being the fool that fell for the Labor party platform. I will turn up if they can get it organised…name the time and place…preferably Oakshot’s office. Then we can go to Windsor’s office. Someone should organise it as this scenario is a fiasco. Comment 469 of 813
Joan Posted at 4:48 PM September 07, 2010 Australia is in big trouble,a mish, mash. Government, the party that lost its way taking Australia on the road to nowhere. Winston and Oakshot after half-hour of waffle and tripe sentence Australian voters with a government led by the backstabbing Gillard and her henchmen Howes,Arbib, Shorten, mish mash Greens, dobber Wilkie. Nauseating, truly nauseating. Comment 491 of 813
krafty of Richmond Posted at 4:50 PM September 07, 2010 What a bloody disgrace. Liberal win more seats than Labor in the primary vote, yet Labor can butter up these looney tunes and hold government. What a Joke! Well done you two morons… Comment 495 of 813
Michael Hamilton of ballarat Posted at 4:54 PM September 07, 2010 OMG! A labor party run by the Greens and these two. We cannot afford Labor’s National Broadband. We cannot afford the Greens’ policies. Please can we have another election? If not, where can I catch a ride on one of the boat-people boats returning home to where ever. Comment 507 of 813
You know where the airport is…
Nathan of Melb Posted at 4:54 PM September 07, 2010 Well done you fools – another backward step for Australia . Can’t people remember what Rudd did ? She won’t be any different . Time to go and find an uninhabitated island to go live on . Comment 510 of 813
Keith Cameron of Boronia Posted at 5:02 PM September 07, 2010 What an unmitigated disaster for our Nation! We now move from the worst prime minister ever seen in this Country to the second-worst prime minister ever and the greatest catastrophe is that we are faced by precisely the same Labour team (less the sixteen members they lost!) The combination of this incompetent lot and the Greens spells an economic farce, no, tragedy. Roll on the polls – tomorrow would not be too soon. KC Boronia Comment 548 of 813
Communist Australia Posted at 5:03 PM September 07, 2010 Im sacking my staff, and moving the company to the US. You can all go get…… Comment 553 of 813
Spoken like a true patriot.
harryp Posted at 5:05 PM September 07, 2010 this is now the sadest day in this country, sad day for all and specially women,this is not democracy anymore, how can a government who lost all support and scrapped in with one vote, be stable, they lost and coliation gain ground, just show independents were not acting in the interest of the nation , it was for them, australia spoke on the election day, clooiation gain huge support and labour lost huge support, so common sense was coliation should have been given support to form government,hopefully these independent are not ever reelected from their communities they have done wrong, not listened to people, how can this democracy now be imposed on small countries like fiji and dictating how democracy should work, this is not a stable government but a power hungry bunch of yobbos trying to grab and hold on to power, sad day for Australia, now we can hear Julia harp on about how stable she is and ready to govern, liars, on principle this party should have never been allowed to be elected again,now the Australian Way and Values has lost its way. Comment 560 of 813
John of kewarra beach/Cairns Posted at 5:06 PM September 07, 2010 Today the 7th of September 2010 will be remembered as the day the Australian economy and standard of living went sliding down the drain and infamy driven by the labor/greens government.Australia will never be the same again for the stupidity of two irrelevant men “Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor”.They will suffer at the hand of their constituents at the next election. Comment 567 of 813
WOODIE Posted at 5:08 PM September 07, 2010 I did not vote for these so called Independants who have put Labor and Gillard in power. Blind Freddy could see what their economic management was like regarding the past three years but they still put them into power. This country is on the road to economic ruin. Labor will send many families to the wall with the new taxes Gillard and the Greens will introduce. If you think it was bad before, look out. I will have a clear conscience but that wont stop the financial armageddon that will be placed upon us. I hope we still have our houses in three years time..watch the interst rates go up, it is inevitable. I hope OAKSHOT in the foot and Windsor are proud because they will be out of a job in three years time. We can change to “Australia the Unlucky Country” and follow in the foot steps of America..down the tubes. Comment 575 of 813
Not Happy Jan of Melbourne Posted at 5:17 PM September 07, 2010 What a lot of cockamamie stories with this climate change…. everybody is climbing on the band wagon.. There is nothing wrong with the climate… Mother Nature takes care of itself – what are those fools going to do anymore than what Nature does. Just an excuse to sit in parliament & get paid for doing stuff all! This whole Govt & it’s Independent backers are a JOKE !! Comment 601 of 813
Raj of Melbourne Posted at 5:33 PM September 07, 2010 Broadband network in regional areas, what a joke,is that to the towns only as they will not be able to give it to all the domestic properties,they cant even get 3g to work properly in Melbourne.Gillard lovers giving money away,who is going to pay that back Bezza.We are in so much debt your childrens children will be paying it off. Comment 655 of 813
Ken of Hastings Posted at 5:35 PM September 07, 2010 The first Private Members bill will be: Government funded Mosques in every suburb to provide for the 1000 boats a week allowed in by the Greens. This Green/Labor alliance is the most dangerous event to involve Australia since Federation. Within 12 months there will be more sub-continentals or middle eastern welfare recipients than there are current Australians. My God, what have these independents done! Comment 659 of 813
God Help the Pensioner Gillard & Clan wont of Pensioners Stugglesville Posted at 5:45 PM September 07, 2010 God help Australia because Gillard the labor party not these clowns backing her will Watch prices rise, rates increase, And the pensioners of this country will further struggle as Gillard wont give us a pay increase after all last time she though we got too much & asked how the country could afford it. Also watch out as we will have a greater influx of Illegal Boat People Gillard cant run a raffle let alone this country Comment 682 of 813
G Brown of Pambuls Posted at 6:14 PM September 07, 2010 hOW COULD THESE 2 IMBASILLES SIDE WITH LABOUR WHO HAVE CREATED A BIG BLACK HOLE FOR US TO PAY BACK YOU HAVE A WOMEN WHO HAS NO IDEA HOW OT MANAGE THE MONEY JUST LOOK AT THE SCHOOL AND INSULATION FEASCO LABOUR HAVE NEVER SUPPORTED THE COUNTRY AND NOTHING WILL BE ANY DIFFERENT SHE HAS JUST BOUGHT THE INDEPENDANTS THE AS SHE BOUGHT RUDD AFTER STABBING HIM IN THE BACK.THEIR WILL BE AN UPRISING IN THE LABOUR RANKS BECAUSE HISTORY WILL REPEAT ITSELF Comment 714 of 813
Come on, Aussies of Melbourne Posted at 7:22 PM September 07, 2010 AUSTRALIA, THE JOKE, IN THE HANDS OF IDIOTS! UNBELIEVABLE! LET’S HOPE THAT WE HAVE ANOTHER ELECTION SOON, WITH THE BIGGEST LANDSLIDE EVER TO THE ONLY PARTY THAT CAN RUN THE COUNTRY SENSIBLY!………..THE LIBERALS!!!!!!! Comment 773 of 813