[Linux-aus] Help with a political approach to Open Source please :)
purserj at winnsw.com.au
Thu Oct 6 07:45:02 UTC 2005
On Thu, 2005-10-06 at 09:13 +1000, Matthew Hannigan wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 07:19:53AM +1000, James Purser wrote:
> > I suppose there is a good argument that the Nationals are a spent force
> > politically, especially after the recent Telstra fiasco and "Backflip
> > Barnaby".
> The Nationals have 12 seats, so what does that say about Greens
> the Democrats, who have none?
The Greens have always been a fringe party and the Democrats managed to
implode quite spectacularly. The Nationals on the other hand are a main
stream party that has been slowly becoming more and more irrelevant as
time goes on. Below are the house of reps figures for the past four
After the recent Telstra fiasco I'm willing to bet that more Rural
voters get turned off the "Party of the Bush" as they come to
realisation - true or not - that the Nationals are now nothing more than
empty seats there to make up the numbers for a Coalition government.
And on the flip side, so I'm not accused of bias, the Labor party is
doing a pretty good impression of a once great party slowly sliding into
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