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Candidates criss-cross Australia on eve of election

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Isn't there any diversity among Australian leaders? It's always a white person earning the top government position.

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Isn't there any diversity among Australian leaders? It's always a white person earning the top government position.

So, just install a non-white person as leader for political correctness reasons? That's not really how democracies work.

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Seigi - Isn't there any diversity among Australian leaders? It's always a white person earning the top government position

There are many Asian and middle eastern politicians in Australia. If you are referring to Africans as diversity. The majority of Africans in Australia are recent immigrants and refugees. It’s a very naive comment.

Scomo must go!

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Certainly not how Australia works thank god. Trust my fellow Australians to make the right decision, bit dissapointed, this one creeped up on me actually, wouldve liked to have done a postal vote... How many J-living Aussies voted btw, just as a matter of interest?

Gunna be a close one too, right down to the wire by the looks. Straya, one of the finest shows of true democracy in the world. She'll be right no matter who wins really. Being the battle of IDEAS, not the battle of tyrants, strongmen or egos you see in some other nations battling to get the democracy working in its purest form.

May the best ideas win, whichever way the arrow falls, still believe Australia has the goods to weather any storm.

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Seigi @ 3.19pm

Well there was Julia Gillard a few years ago- and enough said about that!

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Clive Palmer’s latest ad claims that whoever wins, Liberal or Labor, both parties plan to transfer control of Australia’s healthcare system to the WHO the day after the election. Clive and his sock puppet Craig Kelly doing their best to live up to the ideals of Monty Python’s Extremely Silly Party.

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Hopefully smirko will be out by this time tomorrow….

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And nearly as many people had at least one parent born overseas (45%) as had both parents born in Australia (47%).

98% of elected politicians are white Caucasian

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Straya, one of the finest shows of true democracy in the world.

Really? Voters have a choice of two parties with exactly the same economic policy (socialism for the rich and capitalism for the rest) plus a foreign policy dictated by Washington neo-cons. The only times Australians voted for non-USA compliant leaders both were regime-changed by Washington leaning on London.

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Isn't there any diversity among Australian leaders? It's always a white person earning the top government position.

isnt there diversity among Japanese leaders, Its always a man in the top government positions, even in the business community

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What an awful choice we have among the major parties. I can't vote in Australia anymore, but would put One Nation and the Liberal Democrats in the top spots, then hold my nose and put the Liberals next, followed by Labor and then the Greens at the bottom.

I can't really predict what will happen in the House of Reps, but would like One Nation and some other anti-authoritarian minor parties/independents to hold the balance of power int he Senate to limit the damage whoever wins the Reps causes.

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Australians assume their are only two leadership candidates, how dumb can they be, go the Greens.

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