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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:51 pm
IMO people who get "Family First" as their highest ranking shouldn't have as much of a crisis as it may appear. Yes, they appear to be unfocused and do not have many policies, but that doesn't mean their ideas are bad. FF is actually quite progressive in various areas; they're like the half decent stepchild of One Nation. One Nation itself is over-stereotyped because of the hype of the media; for good reason as far as Pauline Hanson was concerned, but again, its beliefs are misrepresented by the media.

My results are here: http://www.ozpolitics.info/blog/index.php?page_id=206&id=d6a0121c19e408a5eccb7bfe66fa7225

No real surprises, although I think I was only highest in the greens because of my relative "far left" position in "traditional values" (i.e. I have stronger views on euthanasia, drug policies, homosexuality, etc) which the greens campaign on. It's the fact that the Greens maintain such extreme positions all over the place that stops them from becoming a serious force to be reckoned with.... But time may change that.

Personally I think the Democrats would be a closer fit (followed by Labor) of my views, even if I wouldn't put them first: I can agree with someone but think they are incompetent. Of course, those parties are more interested in appeasing the greater central masses.

[b:2b052865e6]Greens 80.6%[/b:2b052865e6]
[b:2b052865e6]Australian Democrats 79.1%[/b:2b052865e6]
[b:2b052865e6]Labor Party 76.8%[/b:2b052865e6]
Family First 36.7%
Liberal Party 35.0%
National Party 33.1%
One Nation 34.1%

Political outlook
Your broad political orientation score is -35.7%, which equates to a ‘Centre Left’ position

Economic policy
Your economic policy score score is -13.4%. This equates to a ‘Centre’ position

Social policy
Your social policy score is -39.3%. This equates to a ‘Centre Left’ position

Traditional values
Your traditional values score is -81.3%. This equates to a ‘Far Left’ position.

Pretty accurate really, although I have personal experience that shows how inconsistent questionnaires can be. I think in this quiz your "style" of answering these questions would strongly influence the results for some parties. For example, people tend to lean towards the center circles for standard questions, or tend avoid the center circles all together, even though their beliefs may not be THAT different outside of the questionnaire mathematics.

I would actually vote for the Democrats if they had remained a serious party. If they manage to regain some respect in the community I may go back to voting for them.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:13 pm
[quote:cb3f989d73="Volantares"]My results are here: http://www.ozpolitics.info/blog/index.php?page_id=206&id=d6a0121c19e408a5eccb7bfe66fa7225

[b:cb3f989d73]Greens 80.6%[/b:cb3f989d73]
[b:cb3f989d73]Australian Democrats 79.1%[/b:cb3f989d73]
[b:cb3f989d73]Labor Party 76.8%[/b:cb3f989d73]
Family First 36.7%
Liberal Party 35.0%
National Party 33.1%
One Nation 34.1%

Political outlook
Your broad political orientation score is -35.7%, which equates to a ‘Centre Left’ position

Economic policy
Your economic policy score score is -13.4%. This equates to a ‘Centre’ position

Social policy
Your social policy score is -39.3%. This equates to a ‘Centre Left’ position

Traditional values
Your traditional values score is -81.3%. This equates to a ‘Far Left’ position.[/quote:cb3f989d73]

So now I changed my answers slightly to mimic someone who tends not to put answers in the middle with only a few exceptions (some people tend to do this), and this is my result: http://www.ozpolitics.info/blog/index.php?page_id=206&id=ef48baefba8228f8bf8ede6d88d562ed

Greens 58.6%
[b:cb3f989d73]Australian Democrats 69.0%
Labor Party 72.3%[/b:cb3f989d73]
Family First 49.7%
Liberal Party 55.7%
National Party 54%
One Nation 43.5%

Political outlook
Your broad political orientation score is -12.8%, which equates to a ‘Centre’ position

Economic policy
Your economic policy score score is 28.7%. This equates to a ‘Centre Right’ position

Social policy
Your social policy score is -40.5%. This equates to a ‘Centre Left’ position

Traditional values
Your traditional values score is -62.7%. This equates to a ‘Left’ position

So by far my biggest changes was in the economic measurements, and interestingly enough, my Greens score fell 22% while my Lib and Nat score went up 20.7% and 20.9% respectively.

This would show two things: a) I'm far more moderate economically, and b) the economics section seems to be relatively sensitive on *how* you do the quiz.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:07 pm
[quote:7f6b5ae665="cool banana"]What can I say... I'm a Libran (balanced) so of course it figures I'd be Centred :roll:
http://www.ozpolitics.info/blog/index.php?page_id=206&id=9fd16b1c0ad10a8b36e4877eb6f903a9

excuse me a moment while I remove the splinters gained from fence sitting :lol:

Party preference
[list:7f6b5ae665]Greens 48.1%
Australian Democrats 44.3%
Labor Party 53.8%
Family First 57%
Liberal Party 54.3%
National Party 52.1%
One Nation 52.9%[/list:u:7f6b5ae665]
Because your highest score is less than 66.6%, it suggests you have significant areas of disagreement with each of the parties.[/quote:7f6b5ae665]

Lol I'm a Libran too, I got a similar balance.

Greens: 54.5%
Australian Democrats: 46.4%
Labor Party: 60.2%
Family First: 42%
Liberal Party: 58.3%
National Party: 41.1%
One Nation: 54.4%
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 3:42 pm
Interesting result for me...

http://www.ozpolitics.info/blog/index.php?page_id=206&id=7ba388ab46d8ba404ba78360e4c24758

Greens: 58.3%
Australian Democrats: 69.6%
Labor Party: 61.1%
Family First: 51.8%
Liberal Party: 56.8%
National Party: 53.8%
One Nation: 52.3%

(I doubt this is accurate, I tend to disagree strongly with the National Party and One Nation on economics, and the Greens' and Democrats' social positions are closer to my own, and I would have thought my strong vote against unions would have reduced my Labor identfiication somewhat.)

Political orientation -11.2%, ‘Centre’
Economic policy 23.1%, ‘Centre Right’
Social policy -9.3%, ‘Centre’
Traditional Values -76.6%, ‘Far Left’

For background's sake, I come from the second-most Liberal suburb in Perth (although we have sent a Liberal Independent to state Parliament for the last 15 years).
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:35 pm
Here are my results:
http://www.ozpolitics.info/blog/index.php?page_id=206


67.5% Democrats
62.9% Labor
60.6% Greens
52.8% Liberal
44.4% One Nation
38.7% National
36.9% Family First


Political Outlook -23.8% (Centre Left)
Economic Policy -41.3% (Centre Left)
Social Policy 20.6% (Centre Right)
Traditional Values -46.9% (Left)


I must admit I do prefer the democrats, so this is fairly accurate.
Not so sure about the Labor Party though!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:58 pm
http://www.ozpolitics.info/blog/index.php?page_id=206&id=4a4c5837ae3ae21ab8e32df26f94c5bf

I came out of it preferring the Greens and then Labor Party. I never would have thought I was so far left. Hmmm....
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 7:47 am
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Greens: 69%
Australian Democrats: 72.3%
Labor Party: 67.1%
Family First: 56.6%
Liberal Party: 52%
National Party: 43.5%
One Nation: 32.3%
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 11:27 am
http://www.ozpolitics.info/blog/index.php?page_id=206&id=3bd533a9746bdd6a078a6011a00c4f53

My results:

Greens 70.9%
Australian Democrats 67%
Labor 67.8%
Family First 61.6%
Liberal 41.4%
Nationals 45.7%
One Nation 31.5%

I never thought I would be close to the Greens. Thats interesting.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:17 pm
http://www.ozpolitics.info/blog/index.php?page_id=206&id=08604069e929adde27c8de6bdac384bf

Labor Party: 66%
Democrats: 60%
One Nation: 56.1% :O
Greens: 56%
Nationals: 48.4%
Liberal: 47.4%
Family First: 46.8%

Yikes!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:19 am
Liberal Party - 78.4%
Nations - 77.2%
One Nation - 74.1%
Family First - 73.1%
Labour - 46.6%
Democrats - 44.8%
Greens - 23.5%

http://www.ozpolitics.info/blog/index.php?page_id=206&id=a6b70d70e2a3e3084b363235b1dc8148

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