Snap Poll: Who Will Your Vote For in the Federal Election?
Election Poll - Read HERE regarding our view on the election and those of some of our readers.
* Only unique votes are counted - votes calculated every 5 mins
"There should be no retrospective legislation as proposed by the Coalition. Existing retirees should have their current circumstances grandfathered"
"Having been self employed for nearly 30 years, 22 in Financial Services, I can live under a Coalition Government, I just survive under Labor. As a matter of interest, I don't live near the coast.
Further, Mr Shorten, who complicated our industry with his reforms, causing a lot more trees to be cut down to provide reports to clients because of a few corrupt advisers, still acts like the kid who can't understand why he is not the school captain"
"Why on earth all these politicians own up their unprecedented ignorance with regard to "Financial Advice" of any description without misleading & confusing the naive public especially the so called "Mums & Dads"!!
Is this a ruse to hoodwink the public to win the elections??"
"swing voter. im waiting for the new labor party to emerge and it will eventually, but until then my vote goes to the libs who are showing a stronger proposition all round and are the best option for our country at this time! The last lot I actually trusted in the labor party were Beasley and Creen, sadly they've both basically retired from any influence. "
"Don, thanks. You've nailed it. How reputedly intelligent people can somehow compare the performance of a Coalition government which threw money around like water, squandering much of the benefit from the biggest mining boom in history (remember the baby bonus and the massive tax-cuts of 2006), with a Labour government that inherited the poison chalice of the century's most severe global recession, remains an absolute mystery to me. The key reason for any government to build cash reserves in times of plenty is to help cope with exactly the sort of circumstances that prevailed in the GFC."
"One flag,one people,ONE NATION for me"
"It's a myth that Labor are poor economic managers. Howard/Costello blew the mining boom with tax cuts and middle class welfare. Then Rudd/Swan (despite any other faults) brilliantly negotiated the GFC and kept the economy going, but its aftermath confounded the experts and revenue did not recover, and the Howard/Costello legacy left us with deepening deficits suffered by both Labor (Rudd/Gillard) and Libs (Abbott/Turnbull). Only Labor is offering structural changes (negative gearing etc) that will increase revenue in the future, and their spending is targeted to important causes. The Libs plan to reduce company tax is full of holes (eg. banks etc. that don't need more profit, US companies that will pay the difference between ours and 35% USA tax), company tax concessions should be targeted to company growth/improvement."
"All the Australian public needs to consider is that Libs/Nats left us with cash in the bank and Labor blew it all plus borrowed, in (basicall) one term of office. Do we seriously want to give Labor another crack? Labo r= no financial credibility."
"The game is rigged against all who actually work for a living and it does not matter who you vote for you will be robbed blind. I vote none of the above on all elections and will do so until the day I die."
"Probably the most interesting thing to emerge from this election (if not this straw poll) will be the likely absence of a clear majority for any party. Meaning that, despite the bombast and inflamed rhetoric, somebody's going to have to deal with what might be a crowded cross-bench. Let's see who's got what it takes to compromise and negotiate across a range of diverse interests. Which, interestingly, is what Australian politicians are actually meant to represent."
"All the promises that Labour are putting out there, will put the country into 'bankruptcy' for years to come.There is no way that they can actually afford to pay out these amounts and so, if they get in, God forbid, we will see heaps of broken promises or heaps of debt that we cannot afford."
"Wow - Malcolm's policies obviously didn't deter the advice community"
"I've always been a swinging voter, no one should be guaranteed a vote just because they've always done it that way. LibNats have sold out to the property lobby at the expense of the average person, and have absolutley zero policy credibility IMO. Labor has a better economic policy, although quite surprisingly considering the mess they were in until a year or so ago, so who knows if they would have the ticker to implement it anyway. Nearly all parties are too optimistic about their economic forecasts, and this is probably a good election to lose for either major party.
"Thanks for the comment Terry. What sparkling analysis. Now go back to reading the Daily Telegraph to inform your view of the world."
"Sadly I don't think either of the major parties have a good grip or understanding of the financial services industry and especially with the advice sector. I would like to see any party establish a industry consultative body comprised of advice professionals and consumer advocates not office tower corporates or bureaucrats ! The best solution for the public can come from the trusted professionals the public deals with every day."
"To be honest labor haven't a clue on economic management. We will be paying for their economic miss management for years to come. Also, I don't think they realise that Centrelink, unemployment and social security aren't export products. "