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Which Australian Federal Election would you be interested in?

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With Preferences now released, which Australian Federal Election would you be interested in? :D

Just a little poll to see what everyone would be interested in.

 

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15 minutes ago, TheLiberalKitten said:

With Preferences now released, which Australian Federal Election would you be interested in? :D

Just a little poll to see what everyone would be interested in.

 

Maybe some of the 1930's-1950's South Australis and Queensland State elections, where the Australian analog of the Social Credit Movement and breakaway Labour factions running as their own parties were actually considered contenders, and the "establishment" parties were not as high in esteem due to wartime handling of issues. Too be frank, for the most part, the majority of Australian elections are as uncaptivating to me as the majority of post-Progressive Era U.S. elections.

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19 minutes ago, Patine said:

Maybe some of the 1930's-1950's South Australis and Queensland State elections, where the Australian analog of the Social Credit Movement and breakaway Labour factions running as their own parties were actually considered contenders, and the "establishment" parties were not as high in esteem due to wartime handling of issues. Too be frank, for the most part, the majority of Australian elections are as uncaptivating to me as the majority of post-Progressive Era U.S. elections.

Those would certainly be interesting Elections :D

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Just now, TheLiberalKitten said:

I honestly find foreign to be interesting. Even local foreign elections are interesting to me 😛

 

I fully agree with that (even though, technically, to me, American elections are "foreign" pedantically-speaking). :P

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1 minute ago, Patine said:

I fully agree with that (even though, technically, to me, American elections are "foreign" pedantically-speaking). :P

Just as to me Canadian elections are foreign 😛

 

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Off the top of my head:

  • 1969 - IIRC, this was Gough Whitlam's first election as Labor leader and the one where it started to look like Labor was making real inroads and could possibly win sometime soon, which they hadn't done in a long time. Could be interesting to play as either side.
  • 1975 - The election after the infamous "Dismissal" ended up not being very close, but it would be an interesting challenge to play as Labor and see if you can survive.
  • 1993 - This was the "unwinnable" election for Labor where Keating unexpectedly pulled it off with relentless attacks on the Coalition's GST proposal and the Coalition suffered from John Hewson's "birthday cake" interview.
  • 1996 - Can Keating pull off another miracle?
  • 2013 - The beginning of the Rudd/Gillard drama and an election that turned out very much up for grabs, ending with a hung parliament. Might be fun now that the game engine would accommodate something like the post-election negotiations that occurred IRL.

 

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20 minutes ago, RI Democrat said:

Off the top of my head:

  • 1969 - IIRC, this was Gough Whitlam's first election as Labor leader and the one where it started to look like Labor was making real inroads and could possibly win sometime soon, which they hadn't done in a long time. Could be interesting to play as either side.
  • 1975 - The election after the infamous "Dismissal" ended up not being very close, but it would be an interesting challenge to play as Labor and see if you can survive.
  • 1993 - This was the "unwinnable" election for Labor where Keating unexpectedly pulled it off with relentless attacks on the Coalition's GST proposal and the Coalition suffered from John Hewson's "birthday cake" interview.
  • 1996 - Can Keating pull off another miracle?
  • 2013 - The beginning of the Rudd/Gillard drama and an election that turned out very much up for grabs, ending with a hung parliament. Might be fun now that the game engine would accommodate something like the post-election negotiations that occurred IRL.

 

These are all interesting :)

Maybe I'll create a few of these :D

 

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A couple of the super one sided state elections (such as the most recent Victorian one) could be an interesting challenge to play as the eventual loosing party!

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17 hours ago, rhaums said:

A couple of the super one sided state elections (such as the most recent Victorian one) could be an interesting challenge to play as the eventual loosing party!

That really wasn't all that one sided compared to many other state elections. Some good examples of one sided state/territorial elections are:

Qld 2012 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Queensland_state_election

QLD 2001 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_Queensland_state_election

NT 2016 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Northern_Territory_general_election

NSW 2011 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_New_South_Wales_state_election

 

 

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I was thinking victoria bc there would still be a small chance for players who aren't good at the game, though any of those could be intersting

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On ‎5‎/‎22‎/‎2019 at 8:25 AM, RI Democrat said:

Off the top of my head:

  • 1969 - IIRC, this was Gough Whitlam's first election as Labor leader and the one where it started to look like Labor was making real inroads and could possibly win sometime soon, which they hadn't done in a long time. Could be interesting to play as either side.
  • 1975 - The election after the infamous "Dismissal" ended up not being very close, but it would be an interesting challenge to play as Labor and see if you can survive.
  • 1993 - This was the "unwinnable" election for Labor where Keating unexpectedly pulled it off with relentless attacks on the Coalition's GST proposal and the Coalition suffered from John Hewson's "birthday cake" interview.
  • 1996 - Can Keating pull off another miracle?
  • 2013 - The beginning of the Rudd/Gillard drama and an election that turned out very much up for grabs, ending with a hung parliament. Might be fun now that the game engine would accommodate something like the post-election negotiations that occurred IRL.

 

 

30 minutes ago, lok1999 said:

That really wasn't all that one sided compared to many other state elections. Some good examples of one sided state/territorial elections are:

Qld 2012 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Queensland_state_election

QLD 2001 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_Queensland_state_election

NT 2016 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Northern_Territory_general_election

NSW 2011 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_New_South_Wales_state_election

 

 

These are all not nearly as interesting as some of the older elections (except maybe some of the ones around the Governor-General Constitutional crisis). For the most part, I'd prefer older elections, especially those predating the solid mold that Australian politics has settled into really getting entrenched.

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Any of the Bob Hawke elections (1983, 1984, 1987, 1990) would interest me.  The real challenge would be to win as the Liberals.

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23 minutes ago, darkmoon72 said:

Any of the Bob Hawke elections (1983, 1984, 1987, 1990) would interest me.  The real challenge would be to win as the Liberals.

Definitely! They'd be fun scenarios to make.

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1975 - The election after the infamous "Dismissal" ended up not being very close, but it would be an interesting challenge to play as Labor and see if you can survive.

1975 is available for the older Prime Minister Forever - Australia 2013.  We just need a version that's compatible with PMI - Australia.  I have no idea if this can be easily ported over with some tweaking, or if we'd need to start from scratch.

http://campaigns.270soft.com/2015/05/17/australia-1975/

And yes, it's extremely challenging to try to hang in there as Gough Whitlam.  I still haven't been able to do it.

Another scenario I'd like to see would be the 1999 Republic referendum.

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