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The Nation: Senate recount, Clive’s victory, Rudd v. Gillard. Ludlam, Dropulich succeed …

WA Senate recount: Mick Keelty to lead inquiry into 1375 missing ballots The Australian Electoral Commission says the former federal police commissioner will head the investigation … which raises serious questions over the integrity of the electoral system, and could ultimately trigger a re-run of the WA Senate election.

Clive Palmer claims Fairfax seat after winning recount by 53 votes Australian Electoral Commission confirms result as mining magnate launches fresh attack on its integrity

Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard were the ‘yin and yang’ of Labor, insider reveals ‘Together they were indomitable, but apart they were vulnerable,’ reveals Rudd adviser Bruce Hawker in campaign diaries

The Age: Born to Rule’s Secret State …

SBS: Ludlam, Dropulich succeed …

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  1. Harry Higgins

    November 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    The AFP hounded Peter Slipper for what has turned out to be a storm in a teacup, albeit a very destructive storm for Mr. Slipper.
    When certain journalists (real ones) tried to access relevant documents through FOI, the AFP delayed and obstructed the request until after the federal election was held.
    Given this behaviour, I think that Mr. Keelty is the last person who should head an enquiry into the latest dodgy election issue. While he no longer heads the AFP, their track record is not good!

  2. Bonni Hall

    November 1, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Re #5,. Well said, Peter.

  3. Peter LeBatchelor

    November 1, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Excuse me Robin #1. Jacqui Lambie has just arrived, but Brenton ……. well he’s been the useless big lump sitting in the back row for ……. 17 years ?
    One would have thought they could have found something useful for Brenton to do, not sure about making teas/coffees, but toilet cleaner or such would have at least gave some return for the public purse

  4. Robin Halton

    November 1, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Jacqui Lambie and Brenton Best could not have arrived at a better time!
    Lara Gidding acting as a Minister for the Greens and Bryan Green as Forestry Minister representing his anti forestry ploy fondling instead the benefits of new World Heritage areas, this is what the populus is seeing!

    Where are the real Labor values that we had seen under former Premiers, warts and all.
    Cock sure spin doctors providing bullshit to many of our senior political reps, where is the original Labor theme that was common among our reps. Reece, Nielson, Wreidt(Ken) as examples!

    Too many red rags being waved at angered bulls raging in the public arena.

  5. Wayne Bushnell

    October 31, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    I hope PUP gets its three senators. That will help PUP do better in the Tas state election in March as Tassie voters will think the federal balance of power held by Palmer United Party is a huge bargaining chip by which the state PUP parliamentarians can swing favours for Tassie just Senator Brian Harridine did with his balance of power. Maybe even get our Tas Integrity Commission looked at carefully by a Senate Inquiry?

    Would take Libs and PUPs in the federal senate voting to back such an inquiry and one expects this inquiry would embarrass Tas Labor’s past 15 years state govt bigtime along with, by association, Tas Greens.

  6. TGC

    October 31, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Looking forward to Clive Palmer being bored to tears in the House of Reps!

    And ‘Good Call’ #1 it may yet result in Green domination and we will then know what ‘moronic’ really is!

  7. Richard Brown

    October 31, 2013 at 10:43 am

    This joke of a Govt may “order” West Australians to go back to the polling booths..Well if west Australians have any backbone they will tell this moronic rabble where to stick it..

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