Fremantle by-election is verrrry interesting

This Fremantle by-election is getting exciting! I wasn’t letting myself believe that Greens candidate Adele Carles could actually win, after the brief moment of false hope at the last election – but early results are very promising.

Whoever would have thought that some Fremantle voters might be unimpressed at Labor stabbing their pen at Tagliaferri, a local mayor who by all accounts has never been a Laborite in his life?


Lots more coverage at the WAEC site, the ABC, Antony Green’s, and The Poll Bludger.

A probable but not foregone-conclusion NO to daylight savings in the referendum. Again. And again, and again, and again. My in-depth psychological analysis: YES campaigners continue to squeal that NO voters are lunk-headed twerps who couldn’t find their arse with both hands and are stuck in a nineteenth century fantasy world in which the cows won’t lay and the curtains can’t sleep. Plus, won’t somebody think of the CEOs? NO voters and fence-sitters don’t particularly appreciate this approach. Their resistance continues to surprise YES campaigners, who couldn’t possibly imagine why anyone would have a problem with this characterisation.

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6 replies

  1. OK, I think the daylight savings result is pretty solid now.

  2. ABC are projecting a Greens win, and The Poll Bludger is calling it.

  3. And it looks like it’s well and truly called!
    From the ABC:

    There is a very important bit of history in this reslt. This is the first time at a state or federal election that the Greens have outpolled the Labor Party on primary votes. All previous cases where the Greens have won or come close to victory have seen Labor ahead on the primary vote and the Greens chasing Labor down on Liberal and Independent preferences.

  4. Wow. That’s amazing. Go Freemantle!

  5. WOW. 😀

  6. I’m waiting to be told we got it wrong with the Daylight Saving referendum (again). I freely confess my main reason for opposing daylight saving is pure laziness – I don’t like having to alter the clocks twice a year. But I figure after eight years living in the ACT, I’ve also had plenty of experience of Daylight Saving, and I didn’t like it there, either.

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