Federal Politics


#2385

Whilst that may be somewhat true of the LNP (it only exists in Queensland) it is not the history of the Liberal Party.


#2386

As a side note, I personally find it slightly annoying when people online refer to the Coalition federally (or anywhere outside of Queensland where the parties aren’t merged) as the LNP.

Sure, the Coalition is an alliance between the Liberal & National Parties and both are often on a similar political wavelength, but they’re still separate parties outside of Queensland!


#2387

Same here, they’re in coalition when it suits - IE to from government - but have a testy relationship most of the time. Running against each other in Victoria and NSW where they’re not the incumbent member and having no agreement at all at state level in WA, SA or Tasmania.


#2388

Psst! Politicans lie. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#2389

They are also merged in the Northern Territory as the Country Liberal Party. It is both National and Liberal.


#2390

We don’t even have a National Party per se here in Tassie. There’s been a few incarnations but nothing’s really stuck. Unless you count Steve Martin, the guy who replaced Jacqui Lambie just to leave and join the National Party despite there not even being a Tasmanian branch of the Nationals to join. I think he ended up joining the NPA and Tassie still doesn’t have a NP outside of him!


#2391

He’s listed as The Nationals according to Parliament so it must be official. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with them come election time. They must see an opportunity in Tasmania to differentiate themselves from the libs.


#2392

Yeah but what I’m saying is that he’s the only Tasmanian member. The Party doesn’t exist outside of him. I believe he chose to join them, it wasn’t an active recruitment on their behalf. All a bit odd really.


#2393

I drove past his new office just yesterday too. I didn’t realise he had one now but it had all the Nationals branding. The Nationals were in the media a couple of months ago saying they were looking at having more candidates run in the upcoming election but it was a bit odd when Steve joined. Jacqui had a tantrum about it.


#2394

You’re talking about the Queensland LNP right?
Because the Liberal party were certainly not.
And watch this space re the Queensland LNP merged entity. Another term in opposition and they will almost certainly split again.


#2395

The Liberals were formed as a liberal party. Menzies never referred to himself nor the party as conservative.


#2396

LNP Senator for Qld - could we put this down to smoke inhalation? Perhaps there was there a hidden marijuana crop in the burning scrub? Adani the little Aussie battler :open_mouth:


#2397

Personally I like LNP as an abbreviation for ‘Liberal & National Parties’ (as well as for the combined entity in Qld).
Despite them claiming differences they’re always (federally at least) in coalition so for practical purposes they may as well be a single party, and the Liberals are more divided internally than the separation between the Libs and Nats anyway. :wink:

Plus it’s preferable to another term I’ve seen: “Coalition”


#2398

Little Aussie battler???
It’s a foreign (Indian) company - not that there’s anything necessarily wrong with a foreign company - but wow, how about not saying such stupid things when people are dying from extreme weather, record temperatures/heat waves & fires in Qld and the recent rain in NSW, both of which pretty clearly fit with what climate scientists have warned us all would happen with global warming?


#2399

Sadly the only type of battler that this government is interested in helping…


#2400

5 posts were merged into an existing topic: Climate & Weather


#2401

It looks like good news, this appalling draft legislation won’t be rushed in because of the uncooperative behaviour from Dutton & Morrison.

It would/will cost Australia jobs & violate our civil rights by demanding companies secretly introduce security vulnerabilities in their products’/services’ to bypass encryption (which of course bad guys would/will also find & exploit).


#2419

I’m very sorry for correcting you in the use of the term LNP when clearly I have misunderstood the context of your remark and your background in the LNP. However, would you at least agree it is often misused when describing the various coalitions federally and I’m the states?

As to the merger itself, as previously stated I feel it’s harmed both parties.

Anyway, enjoy your day, I have grass to mow.


#2421

Can you get a more Australian way to end a robust discussion! Love it!

But you’ve reminded me I should probably go out and do mine sometime.


#2422

Pretty sure Australia didn’t invent lawnmowing.

Sorry to say.