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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:55 pm
Yeah, this forum votes a bit like Byron Bay - pretty much a three way split between the Greens, Labor and Liberal/National parties.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:04 pm
Mine:
http://www.ozpolitics.info/blog/index.php?page_id=206&id=07888008848b8d1ebac948ec6578d168

Greens 42.8%
Australian Democrats 53%
Labor Party 60%
Family First 54.2%
Liberal Party 75.3%
National Party 73.1%
One Nation 60.7%

Well it got it right in my case. It's interesting I wonder how it would work out responses such as a) i strongly support the concept of civil unions for gay couples, yet strongly disagree with gay adoption. I say that medicare should be universal, but that the rich shouldn't be taxed unnecessarily.

Your broad political orientation score is 30.3%, which equates to a ‘Centre Right’ position
Your economic policy score score is 47.8%. This equates to a ‘Right’ position
Your social policy score is 44.1%. This equates to a ‘Right’ position
Your traditional values score is -40.2%. This equates to a ‘Centre Left’ position.

I'd probably say that's fairly correct, I guess I would see myself more centre left in terms of social policy since I'm all for government involvement in the environment, health and education even it means higher taxes. But there were few questions along that axis. I'm a little surprised at my tradional values score though, given some of my responses to the refugee questions... :)

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 6:09 pm
[url]http://www.ozpolitics.info/blog/index.php?page_id=206&id=871a1f58f4ea6a4a0b3d466c643dec43[/url]

Shrug.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:31 pm
Astounding... I would have called myself a left leaning labour supporter and the results were middle of the road and family first best representative. I redid the test, thinking that too many of my answers were middle / undecided so I thought I would either do strongly agree or strongly disagree for all answers and the results still came out the same.

Is it a good thing to be middle of the road or should the average australian pick a side and align with the left or the right - discuss!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:07 am
I don't think there's a problem being middle of the road. Both sides of politics have good ideas. If anything the problem with modern politics is how polarised people have become. Some people reflexively dismiss policies from either the left or right wing side of politics not because of the policy itself, but because of who proposes it.

I strongly believe more people should hover about the centre, and vote based upon issues that directly affect them. In doing so, the left wing parties which have gotten a little 'outthere' might be more tempted to adopt realistic, pragmatic policies rather than headline grabbing but largely unworkable ones.

I think, to a degree, Labor under Beasley is doing this. Don't know how terribly effective a PM Beasley would be, but at least Labor are electable now, unlike they were under that near maniacal lout Latham.

And yeah, don't even get me started on the Greens.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:57 am
I AM A DEMOCRAT

[url]http://www.ozpolitics.info/blog/index.php?page_id=206&id=93c77ec0ad6a38417c895d3cc25df5bb[/url]

Greens 62.7%
Australian Democrats 63.7%
Labor Party 49.5%
Family First 48.6%
Liberal Party 34.5%
National Party 30.5%
One Nation 43.8%

Political outlook
Your broad political orientation score is -20.9%, which equates to a ‘Centre Left’ position
Economic policy
Your economic policy score score is -41.3%. This equates to a ‘Centre Left’ position
Social policy
Your social policy score is -56.7%. This equates to a ‘Left’ position
Traditional values
Your traditional values score is 26.3%. This equates to a ‘Centre Right’ position
Idiot! I backed Tungsten Strike in the Melbourne Cup, and it ran last...how shameful.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:25 pm
[url]http://www.ozpolitics.info/blog/index.php?page_id=206&id=341a3dc97440745678a2e14854c085c5[/url]

The dems are more compatible with my views than Labor? Also, no matter what the Family First and One Nation platforms are, I'd rather vote Liberal than them. Not sure what to make of this.

Greens 99.1%
Australian Democrats 75.9%
Labor Party 64.4%
Family First 24.1%
Liberal Party 9.5%
National Party 12%
One Nation 31.9%

Your broad political orientation score is -86.1%, which equates to a ‘Far Left’ position
Your economic policy score score is -45.7%. This equates to a ‘Left’ position
Your social policy score is -99.2%. This equates to a ‘Far Left’ position
Your traditional values score is -100%. This equates to a ‘Far Left’ position

Lastly, 'Far Left' means the overthrow of the ruling classes by the working classes and a consequent dictatorship of the proletariat. That's not where I am at either. Yet.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 6:02 pm
Interesting test - far left for me!

Greens 94%
Australian Democrats 72.9%
Labor Party 65.6%
Family First 30.2%
Liberal Party 14.2%
National Party 11.6%
One Nation 39.3%

http://www.ozpolitics.info/blog/index.php?page_id=206&id=df4d2ea3dbe3c6c779f967aec27dbb47

A bit of fun for a Sunday night!! :D

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 9:22 pm
Let's see what Scumby got...

One Nation 81%
National Party 71.1%
Liberal Party 69%
Family First 69.5%
ALP 53.2%
Australian Democrats 47.4%
Greens 34.7%

It's says I'm Centre Right... well there you go.

Economic Policy - Centre
Social Policy - Centre
Traditional Values - Right
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:34 am
[quote:b4cb85933f]Greens 33.6%
Australian Democrats 51.9%
Labor Party 52.3%
Family First 73.3%
Liberal Party 68.3%
National Party 71%
One Nation 77.5%


The party with the highest score has the policy outlook that is most aligned with your views.

Identifying the party that best aligns with your views is not an exact science. You have more than one party within an error margin of 10 percentage points of the highest score. The higher scored parties are highlighted above. Any of these parties may be an acceptable alternative. Your political preferences may swing between these higher scored parties.

Note: People choose to vote for a political party for many reasons, not just because their ideas and ideals align with those of their chosen party. In addition to a party’s philosophical position, many voters are also interested in the experience of the candidates, and the party’s leadership style and management capability. This tool did not test such factors.
Political outlook

Your broad political orientation score is 33.9%, which equates to a ‘Centre Right’ position
Economic policy

Your economic policy score score is 21.9%. This equates to a ‘Centre Right’ position
Social policy

Your social policy score is 6.9%. This equates to a ‘Centre’ position
Traditional values

Your traditional values score is 45.5%. This equates to a ‘Right’ position 51.9% 52.3% 73.3% 68.3% 71% 77.5%



Your broad political orientation score is 33.9%, which equates to a ‘Centre Right’ position
Economic policy

Your economic policy score score is 21.9%. This equates to a ‘Centre Right’ position
Social policy

Your social policy score is 6.9%. This equates to a ‘Centre’ position
Traditional values

Your traditional values score is 45.5%. This equates to a ‘Right’ position[/quote:b4cb85933f]

http://www.ozpolitics.info/blog/index.php?page_id=206&id=99c8efd48b25fd818f1a9cd110d3d183
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