By TONY MOBILIFONITIS
FOUR minor parties have set their sights on rolling Scott Morrison’s Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews out of the Gold Coast seat of McPherson.
The unified effort aligns with the Put the Majors Last (PML) campaign in which minor, anti-establishment parties swap preferences to push their candidates across the line. Overall PML does not promote any one minor political party above another and you the voter can make your own changes.
PML is described as a national voters’ education initiative with the potential to upset the two major-party race in the 2022 election. “This non-partisan initiative will equip voters to give freedom-friendly candidates the full benefit of their vote while disenfranchising the majors and the Greens,” PML’s press release states.
The Gold Coast four are One Nation (Kevin Hargraves), the Values Party (Andy Cullen), United Australia Party (Joshua Berrigan) and the Liberal Democrats (Glenn Pyne), whose candidates met on the same platform at a candidates’ forum during the week. The Australian Federation Party (Gary Pead) did not send their candidate but is counted among the pro-freedom group.
The UAP’s Berrigan, who quit his teaching job in January to campaign full-time in the electorate, has been suggested as the leading challenger to Andrews and is expected to poll more than the 15.9% the UAP (then Palmer United) gained in 2013, well ahead of the Greens on 6.8%.
In 2019, with no campaign, UAP won only 3.3%, One Nation 5.8% and Liberal Democrats 3.5%. The Greens lifted to 10.9 but were still behind the 12.6% total polled by the four minor parties. Their preferences pushed Andrews (48.2%) over the line. ALP polled 22.8%.
Since that time the popularity of the mainstream parties has plummeted due to the damage caused by their COVID restrictions and mandates. A conservative projection for McPherson drawn up by a Gold Coast mathematics teacher has Andrews falling to 43% (49% with preferences) and Labor 20% (28%).
But with the massive numbers of Australians joining anti-mandate protests over the last two years, the minor parties’ polling support is reasonably expected to increase significantly. The electoral effect of these protests has been admitted by the left-leaning website The Conversation.
The projections give UAP a possible 18% plus 11% from One Nation, Values Party and Liberal Democrats for a total of 29%. A preference spill from the major parties could then lift UAP to 51%.
- Vote the Majors Last protest rallies will be held across Australia on May 14.
There is a video on the Telegram about Clive Palmer making arrangements with SchoMo….
According to latest news, UAP has preferenced Labour before freedom candidates.. put them last along with the other majors.. Check and double check before you vote for last minute changes.. We cannot afford to get this wrong.
In all my years of voting I have never been so fired up about getting it right… I think we have all been too lax in the past and maybe its because we never saw their true colours before like we have the last couple of years… Suddenly its so important to have my vote. We need change if we are to survive as a free people here.
Now they have predicted torrential rain for the next week – what the? Flood people so they can’t get out to vote and have to do dodgy phone or digital votes???
Early voting starts Monday 9 May, I urge everyone to get out there and get it done in person. I thought to myself this afternoon, I will bloody swim there if I have to… lol
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But only on the Senate papers, otherwise you will invalidate your House of Reps vote, in which case you must number all boxes
Disregard the pencil provided at the voting booth. Take a pen and vote in ink!
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Don,t includ them at all on voting card.
crisscross767 – your Quote: Our government goes all the way with the USA. — My comment, “WE HAVE TOOOOOO.”
Independent for Senate who is AustraliaOne supporter is Lindsay Temple… vote No.1 for him below the line…
So if I understand it correctly, do not vote above the line at all for Senate? All below the line?
Sorry Anthony. Do not vote above the line. Vote below and fill out every box. Ed
You must number 6 boxes above the line for your ballot to be valid. If you have 9 candidates then stop at 6 if the others are the majors. That will mean that if your choices don’t win then your vote won’t cascade down to the majors to help them.
Our government goes all the way with the USA.
YouTube/LA TI DO President Biden’s new disinformation czar Nina Jankowicz once belted out a raunchy parody version of a Christmas song — changing the lyrics to ask who she needed to “f–k” to be…
Many people are intrigued about Nina Jankowicz’s religion, as many believe she is Jewish because her grandparents were Jewish in the ghetto, as she claims. Nina Jankowicz is a researcher and author from the United States who specializes in misinformation. In April 2022, she was named to oversee the US Department of Homeland Security’s newly …
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Corrupt Politicians – A commenter on Gumshoenews posted the following:
Vicious, evil, shocking if these reports are true, we won’t hear much from our crooked lying MSM so I won’t hold my breath for validation. Meanwhile the crooked lying-by-omission and forelock tugging ABC TV was in such a lather about taking down Scotty and installing Elbow, that they let some renegade slip through on 4corners the other night, I caught a few minutes and they were uncovering the connection between Dr Michael Wooldridge and our beloved Grek Hunt, the Minister for Forced Injections. Apparently these two go back to university where a sister was the mutual acquaintence. Anyone can’t remember MW:
“Michael Richard Lewis Wooldridge (born 7 November 1956) is an Australian doctor, company director, and former politician. He served as deputy leader of the Liberal Party from 1993 to 1994, under John Hewson. In the Howard Government he held ministerial office as Minister for Health and Family Services (1996–1998) and Health and Aged Care (1998–2001). He represented the Liberals in the House of Representatives as the member for Chisholm (1987–1998) and Casey (1998–2001).”
They loved him so much they gave him a new seat just to keep him safe.
Now check out this resume before it gets altered !!!
“In 2002, Wooldridge’s contract with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners was terminated due to allegations from the Australian Medical Association and the Federal Opposition that his involvement in the allocation of the $5,000,000 as well with his recent retirement as Health Minister represented a conflict of interest; in 2003 the parties settled and Wooldridge received a $382,500 payout. In 2006, Wooldrige was appointed ‘Lead Independent Director’ of the ASX listed Australian Pharmaceuticals Industry Limited. In September 2009, Wooldrige was invited to join a panel hosted by CSL Limited “a major manufacturer [of flu vaccine] in a US$2 billion influenza industry” hosted by the company to dispel myths about swine flu vaccination
Wooldridge has served on the Boards of Resonance Health Ltd, Dia-b Tech Limited (resigned in 2009, company since de-listed) and a Director of CogState Ltd. He is currently Chairman of Neurosciences Australia, Healthsource Australia (Ministerial Advisory Committee on AIDS, Sexual Health and Hepatitis), the CRC for Mental Health and the Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre. He is also Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne.
In December 2013, Wooldridge and four other directors of Australian Property Custodian Holdings Ltd (APCHL) were found liable by the Federal Court for breaching their duties as officers of APCHL. APCHL was the responsible entity of the Prime Retirement and Aged Care Property Trust (Prime Trust), a managed investment scheme which owned retirement villages in Queensland, NSW and Victoria. APCHL collapsed in 2010 when administrators were appointed owing investors approximately $550 million. On 2 December 2014 he was banned as a company director for more than two years over his role in Prime Trust. Other directors, including founder Bill Lewski, received bans up to 15 years.
Wooldridge has also served on the board of the anti-wind energy activism organisation, the Waubra Foundation, along with other prominent anti-wind energy activists, including Sarah Laurie, Peter Mitchell, and Kathy Russell. The Waubra Foundation promotes the view that wind turbines cause ill health. Wooldridge and family are objectors to the Bald Hills wind farm in Gippsland Victoria.
Michael Wooldridge is the brother of Mary Wooldridge, Mental Health Minister in the Victorian State Government 2010–14.