NSW election thread 2019

 
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

The stadium issue is just a lot of fluff. $3 billion and health gets $40+ billion and schools get over $160 billion and people are complaining about $3 billion. I think it is just that $3 billion sounds like a lot of money and people are unaware of how much money is actually spent in these other areas.

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  mikado5917 Station Staff

Have any of you fellows posting been reading the recent polls? Parties level-pegging, Daley preferred premier, and a strong anti-Nats movement in the bush. The election will not be the lay-down misere for the coalition which some of you believe it to be. Hung parliament a strong possibility. ALP win at much shorter odds than previously thought.
  djf01 Chief Commissioner

... I think it is just that $3 billion sounds like a lot of money
simstrain

$3bil *is* a lot of money.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

... I think it is just that $3 billion sounds like a lot of money

$3bil *is* a lot of money.
djf01
Liberals are dead meat both Federally and state.
  Transtopic Deputy Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Have any of you fellows posting been reading the recent polls? Parties level-pegging, Daley preferred premier, and a strong anti-Nats movement in the bush. The election will not be the lay-down misere for the coalition which some of you believe it to be. Hung parliament a strong possibility. ALP win at much shorter odds than previously thought.
mikado5917
Look what happened in Victoria.  Before the election, the polls were suggesting a close result with the possibility of Labor only just hanging on.  It turned out to be a complete wipe-out. I'm expecting the same result in NSW, especially with all of the negative press about privatisation of public assets.  The Coalition is running out of public assets to privatise as a means of financing new infrastructure.  What then?  They will have no choice, as governments have done through the decades, to borrow responsibly to fund the increasing infrastructure demands of a growing population.  Debt doesn't have to be a dirty word as many would have you believe.
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
The Auditor General said they never did their sums on the Newcastle Tram, the Newcastle Herald did a scathing report.
Lets throw millions about, like double the initial guess, what are you going to tell Hunter business's like 'toughen up' at Wickam who had to pack up?
Stick the cash splash,
  Transtopic Deputy Commissioner

Location: Sydney
As the fourth poster...Glady's is a dead woman walking... Smile

No effective opposition

Hasn't done enough wrong

Plenty of cash splashed

Should get back in easily
Going to be impacted by Federal stench
Daly is kicking some early goals (eg stadiums).

Wont be as easy as we think, IMO....
Agree.  One shouldn't assume that Labor will just carry on from where they left off in 2011.  It is after all 8 years ago, which is an eternity in politics.  I would think they would be much smarter than that and learn the lessons from their defeat.  Michael Daly seems to be a more astute political operator than Luke Foley, which is evidenced by his high approval rating with only a limited time in the leadership role.  The greatest failing of the current government, in spite of the huge infrastructure program, is the lack of transparency in their decision making, much of which has been made behind closed doors, ignoring public feed-back from community consultation.  The C&SELR fiasco;  the North West Rail Link community consultation process morphing into an incompatible metro and taking over the Epping to Chatswood Rail link, without being suggested as an option prior to consultation; conversion of the Bankstown Line to metro against the wishes of the local community; relocating the Powerhouse Museum to Parramatta before a business case had been released; ignoring Parramatta