Can we tell the Australians that they are spelling Labor wrong yet? What does election mean for NZ?

There won’t be any prawns left to throw on the barbie once the global depression hits.

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Scotty Morrison lost because he was such an arsehole EVEN AUSTRALIANS couldn’t stand him – when a former prison colony gets sick of your authoritarianism while being burnt off the face of a climate crisis planet, you tie your kangaroo down sport.

The convoluted and insane voting system of Australia allows for back door dealings with vast vested interests and when those interests are so entrenched within mining they are always self-interested, that’s why real climate change has been impossible within the Australian system.

This has allowed conservative rural Australian cultural values to endlessly hold the balance of power alongside big mining interests.

For the Liberals to lose in a compulsory transferable vote preferential system influenced by Mining Interests suggest sa level of anger at the system that has toppled it over.

So why were Australians so angry?

The climate.

The IPCC points out Australia is the 1st world country that will be hit by the climate crisis hardest, over the last 4 years they have faced fire and drought at extremes previously not witnessed. There are only so many victims who won’t shake ScoMos hand or a firefighter screaming at him or a burning Koala and him holding a lump of coal before you want to  smash the system.

And smash the system they did, the unprecedented win by Teal Independents in Liberal seats forever resets the political landscape in Australia.

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What does a change of Government mean for us in NZ? ScoMo wanted too expand the 501 policy 5 fold, where as Labor Dion’t want to do that, BUT they do want to start charging 501s who are renditioned to Pacific Torture Camps a daily fee for being there – I know, so fucking outrageous right – so in the short term, if they implement that cruelty

Geo-politically Australia will continue to be America’s Sheriff in the Pacific while China will aggressively test the new regime by building a new military base in the Solomon Islands in near record time.

The challenge for Labor will be the adoption of an economy less reliant on mining for climate change purposes right at a point when the global economy melts down.

Because of Australia’s vast mineral wealth, the ‘lucky country’ hasn’t experienced a recession for over 30 years, so how will Australia fair fare when their luck runs out?

We saw a level of violence and darkness from the lockdowns that hints at a feral Australia who will only descend further as the economic pain really starts.

I see vast swathes of furious white men hateful of being robbed of their political power by Teal women and things getting very unpleasant very quickly as a the economy turns.

How far can a fallen Australia implode into before it becomes the event horizon of far right extremism?
There won’t be any prawns left to throw on the barbie once the global depression hits.

 

A dingo eating a great white sharks head while 2 snakes fuck – the most Australian photo ever

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34 COMMENTS

  1. There are learnings for NZ Labour politicians in this space, going forward, eh possums.
    Whether they are capable of picking up on them remains to be seen but I hope like hell Greens and MP are drawing up their bottom lines for ’23.
    Things might have to get worse before they get better. So many missed opportunities

  2. But Australia is the lucky country.

    Using oil they are digging up billions of cubic meters of ground because what they have is an ingredient of a battery that the world badly needs for E cars and E bikes and E scooters and E everything!

    They ship it to China in oil burning ships who using coal, convert that raw material and others from around the world to make batteries.

    And because there are no tail pipe emissions, smug bicycle wankers and nose tapping Tesla drivers think they are saving the planet. As do clueless politicians. There is one little problem with that. They’re not!

    But I digress. For this business to keep operating, China needs Australia most of all. So Aussie is lucky, it appears!

    And yes, the STV voting system is a nightmare.

    • why do you think china is investing in africa…to weaken australias leverage over raw materials…whatever you think of the chinese politically, they aren’t stupid and understand the concept of long term planning

    • It is becoming increasingly clear that electric cars (EVs) ultimately cause more environmental damage than their fossil fuel powered counterparts (mostly due to the batteries they use which are anything but “green”). Indeed, there is literally nothing “green” about EVs – in most countries the energy used to charge the batteries is created by coal/gas fired plants – that will be an issue here too – we need to create ~30% more energy to charge all those batteries if our entire fleet was EV (windmills and solar panels (which aren’t “green” either btw aren’t going to be enough).
      All we’re doing (like the vast majority of green solutions) is exporting environmental damage to places where we can’t see it and thus can wash our hands from it and get all smug about being “carbon neutral”. The fact that the Greens and Labour are subsidising an industry that is causing crazy amounts of climate and environmental damage says a lot about the people that vote for them (i.e. they don’t know anything about it).

      • Mining or drilling for fossil fuel must be environmentally friendly where you live? No fracking, broken oil pipes, and leaky tankers to mention just a few of its problems. No system is perfect but to hold onto fossil fuels just because there are problems with batteries is the sort of logic the previous USA president would use.

        • We need to create a LOT more energy when we switch to EVs. Fossil fuels are cheap, plentiful and incredibly convenient (5 minutes to fuel a car vs 1+ hours to charge an EV battery), which is why we use them. The alternatives are labelled as “green”, but are often far from it. Solar panels and methane/coal fired plants to charge all those batteries aren’t doing anything whatsoever for the environment (in fact it will be making it worse, since you’ve added the incredible dirty battery mining and manufacturing to the equation).

    • OK, XRAY but at least those smug people are not burning more fossil fuels to get from A to B. We cant solve every problem over night but its a bullshit argument to say until you can eliminate the use of fossil fuels completely you should not try at all. I know I would rather live in city that had traffic jams full of zero omission vehicles, if stupid successive governments cant sort out mass transit options for those Newstalk 1ZB “we love our cars” types.

  3. They spell ‘jail’ funny to, as in “Many Australians are descendants of convicts sent to gaol on the penal colony” or the colloquial phrase from early times “Whitey gone to gaol”.

      • Either that or “The cleaners that look after my, previously blocked, personal parliamentary toilet have suggested I need more fibre in my diet”

  4. Ba HA ! That photograph is so many things.
    I like Aussie. I like Australians. I don’t like their particular version of our politics and I think they caught their political perversions of us. Our greedy, narcissistic, sociopathic urban freak show have been dragging their testicles over Australia for generations. Since refrigerated shipping, actually, which we were the first to do.
    RNZ
    “Meat industry celebrates 140 years since first frozen shipment to the UK”
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/country/467732/meat-industry-celebrates-140-years-since-first-frozen-shipment-to-the-uk
    The gutless, fawning, cap doffing, obsequious, pencil pushers to the blatantly corrupt Kiwi As Wellington bureaucracy at RNZ wouldn’t dare go anywhere near that particular can of worms.
    Pocket the money, move along, nothing to see here.

    • Yes that would be far more relevant. At least Australia still has something resembling a Labor/Labour party.

  5. Funny that climate change doesn’t even make the top five things that concern NZers, but you can believe your little groups of you want.

    The top-5 issues facing New Zealanders in February 2022 are inflation / cost of living (53%), closely followed by housing / price of housing (51%), followed by healthcare / hospitals (27%), petrol prices (25%) and the economy (24%).

  6. Australia just voted in the world’s most boring leader for a variety of reasons but most importantly because it was time for a change – this would have been their 4th term. It’s never a great time to leave office although possibly this is the best it will be.

    The demographics of the vote showed like the US and UK Australia’s voting preferences are changing. Wealthy city dwellers are turning left while blue collar workers are turning right. Importantly this went to UAP/One Nation this time – with Dutton in charge this could go back to the coalition. Watch for the Liberals to go further right in line with the GOP post Trump.

    Albo will be done within 24 months as like with Rudd there is a smarter, better ambitious women behind him poised with a knife.

    As for our relationship – nothing changes as Kiwi bashing is a national sport more popular than union over there and Albo isn’t woke (well….he really isn’t anything) and Labor Australia is more aligned with National here than their counterpart over here on policy.

  7. We don’t tell the Australians anything ! They talk and we obey ! New Zealand is an insipid , spineless entity like the dog that keeps getting beaten and keeps crawling back to its master.

  8. Also , if you were able to get rid of assorted scumbags and dregs of society for no real pain , Wouldn’t you ?

  9. There’s an idea for an overpaid meerkateer:
    “We’re going to put the ‘you’ back in Labour”

    (That’ll be $20k plus GST )

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