Two state elections this weekend

March 12th, 2014 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

Two state elections this weekend in – South and Tasmania.

If Labor lose office in both elections then they will be out of power in every state and at the federal level. Their one hold out will be the Australian Capital Territory.

In South Australia they currently have 26 out of 44 seats.  The latest TPP poll has the Coalition 8% ahead which could see Labor lose as many as 11 seats.

In Tasmania the Liberals are on 47%, Labor 24% and Greens 18%. The current projections are Labor to go from 10 to six seats, Liberals from 10 to 14, Greens from five to four and Palmer from zero to one.

Tasmania will be especially interesting as Labor have been in power for so long there, but the Labor-Greens coalition Government became massively unpopular with voters and the backlash looks like it will be significant.

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14 Responses to “Two state elections this weekend”

  1. burt (8,036 comments) says:

    Those Aussies are slowing catching on that one day you will run out of other peoples money.

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  2. Harriet (4,616 comments) says:

    “….Tasmania will be especially interesting as Labor have been in power for so long there, but the Labor-Greens coalition Government became massively unpopular with voters and the backlash looks like it will be significant….”

    Tasmania has been funded by the States for a very long time now.

    And the Greens are down there saying they will increase the amount of money to be spent on the public service – for a better and more friendly workplace enviroment. And they will also expand government services to the ‘needy and disadvantaged ect’.

    That’s not going down well as the public have not seen any results from that – ever. Tasmanians will dessert the Greens and Labour it is said.

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  3. lolitasbrother (589 comments) says:

    haha Australian vote conservative, love tough man, rich Country

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  4. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    Aussie and NZ Greens, read communists, are a cancer on the political bodies of our respective countries.

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  5. Dean Papa (782 comments) says:

    Indeed burt, Alan made that very point on the Richo + Jones show. I have to admit I’m warming to Jones. He is not half as bad as the press would have you believe.

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  6. kiwi in america (2,477 comments) says:

    Aside from the clean sweep (minus ACT which is not a state), these results would be profound. Labor have dominated State level politics in SA and Tasmania for many decades. Tasmania is a chosen locale for lots of Greenies and uses a PR system at the state level that smooths out the swings for or against the left/right blocks so for the Greens to have so thoroughly soiled the governmental nest to have the Libs/Nats on the verge of a reasonable majority says a lot for how toxic the Labor/Greens in state government have been. It’s a salutary lesson for kiwi voters to contemplate the potential disastrousness of the same toxic duo on September 20th and vote accordingly.

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  7. tvb (4,255 comments) says:

    I presume the money has run out as it eventually does with a Labor Government. Once electors get sick of the borrowing and the taxes they throw them out. Tasmania which relies on Commonwealth welfare has an eccentric voting system and results are not easy to predict. Pundits are saying Labor may come third behind the Greens.

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  8. dime (9,675 comments) says:

    18% Greens in Tasmania?

    See what happens when you bang your sister @Act party leader

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  9. Ross12 (1,279 comments) says:

    And things could become a lot tougher in Australia , in terms of revenue from the golden goose ( iron ore ). Some very sobering figures in this article

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/iron-ore-price-fall-could-signal-china-syndrome/story-fni0d8gi-1226851891727

    In other words there will a lot less for the Greenies to get their hands on.

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  10. Huevon (211 comments) says:

    1 in 3 Tasmanians depend on welfare for their primary source of income (Wikipedia). Can you turn the ship around once it has got that bad? i suppose the locals can still sell home made jam and marijuana.

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  11. ShawnLH (4,441 comments) says:

    “but the Labor-Greens coalition Government became massively unpopular with voters”

    Kiwis take note!

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  12. DJP6-25 (1,313 comments) says:

    So if they have a Liberal majority for a generation or two, maybe Tasmania will no longer be the poorest state in Australia.

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  13. Ben Dover (526 comments) says:

    The Real issue with

    “Tasmania” is it is cheaper to get from AUS to NZ

    than from Aus to Tassie

    until that changes – how can you build an economy?

    and the place actually has the same

    “Tourist potential” as NZ nothing much will change

    DON’t WANT TO BURST anyones’ microscopic
    NZ BUBBLE

    BUT

    NZ AUS AND TASMANIA

    were once one land mass
    and before THE TREATY

    NZ was under the jurisdiction of

    New South Wales

    If you have not noticed Julia Gilliard almost single handedly

    DESTROYED the labour movement

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  14. Shazzadude (522 comments) says:

    Wow, the polls sure were off on the South Australia result.

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