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  1. #16
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    I appear to be the only one here to score 70+ for ON & FF & Nat. However, I consider that I have become far less right wing in the last 5 years.

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    CC Candidate Master pballard's Avatar
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    One Nation 48.5%
    Family First 66.9%
    National Party 32.4%
    Liberal Party 42%
    Labor Party 63.1%
    Australian Democrats 66.6%
    The Greens 58.2%

    Political outlook -5.9%, centrist
    economic policy -20.6%. centre-left
    social policy -37.6%. centre-left
    traditional values 10.9%. centrist

    Rather disappointed that One Nation outpolled Liberal and National, but then their policies are a mixed bag.

    While the author is to be commended on trying to write the test, there were a number of strange questions (is there even a gun debate in Australia?) or vague (what does it mean to think JH has been a good PM?) and some big ticket items weren't even mentioned (most obviously Iraq, but also global warming, foreign aid, long term asylum seeker detention, drought relief...). Also some questions were double barreled (e.g. what does "do more in the war against terrorism" mean? One can be in support of gay civil unions but against gay marriage. etc.)
    Last edited by pballard; 18-10-2005 at 12:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pballard
    While the author is to be commended on trying to write the test, there were a number of strange questions (is there even a gun debate in Australia?) or vague (what does it mean to think JH has been a good PM?) and some big ticket items weren't even mentioned (most obviously Iraq, but also global warming, foreign aid, long term asylum seeker detention, drought relief...). Also some questions were double barreled (e.g. what does "do more in the war against terrorism" mean? One can be in support of gay civil unions but against gay marriage. etc.)
    There has been a gun debate since Port Arthur although it’s gone quiet again.

    I agree there were quite a number of strange questions and I think that would have skewed the results. I found myself answering a handful of questions based on my disagreement with the way the question was put. I actually think that it’s okay for people seeking asylum to be detained for a short-term initial period of a couple of months to determine their claim but the question was so lazily phrased (just unthinkingly adopting the government line that people seeking asylum are illegal immigrants- an argument that in itself has been controversial) that I disagreed with it on principle.

  4. #19
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    My Results were,

    One Nation 59%
    Family First 81.4%
    National 45.7%
    Liberal 57.8%
    Labour 52.9%
    Democrats 54%
    Greens 46%

    Political Outlook : Centre (2.9%)
    Economic Policy: Centre (-10.9%)
    Social Policy: Centre (2.4%)
    Traditional Values: Right (53%)

    I think my views are so extreme on some issues that any answer I gave to some of the questions would be misleading and some the answers I gave probably had the opposite effect on the scale to what they were supposed to do.
    I am not really interesting in any politics as far as taking sides goes so being in the centre is as good as anywhere.
    I have not real interest in economics so my answers to those questions could hardly be said to be thought out at all, it was more of I guess that is right. With serious thought my positions on any economic issue might change competely.
    Me being in the centre on social policy would have to be wrong, it probably an average of various extene views.
    As far as traditional values goes it is no surprise at all.
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    *bump*

    If anyone who didn't take either test when this thread was up previously (incl. on the old BB) would like to have a go, I'd be interested in more scores:

    Political Compass http://www.politicalcompass.org/index
    OzPolitics Test http://www.ozpolitics.info/guide/fun/politics-test/

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    Political Outlook: ‘Centre Left’ -41.1%
    Economic Policy: ‘Centre’ 10.5%.
    Social Policy: ‘Centre Left’ -20.4%
    Traditional values: ‘Far Left’ -84.2%

    Can't be bothered with the parties. I thought I'd be be at least centre right for economic policy.

    http://www.ozpolitics.info/guide/fun...6b1df7025098ee

    Edit-After looking through others results I thought it might be worth noting that I got 15.1% for One Nation (far lower than everyone else).
    Last edited by Aaron Guthrie; 04-07-2007 at 01:18 AM.

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    I did my thingo over a year ago. Here are the results. One couldn't hope to meet a more balanced creature:

    Political Outlook: 0.8% 'Centre'
    Economic Policy: 3.0 'Centre'
    Social Policy: 4.9% 'Centre'
    Traditional Values: 3.8% 'Centre'

    If you wish for a visual confirming your suspicions of my centred excellence, click here and scroll down half way.

    Carry on, you're all doing very well.
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    Is there a political reason why left is red, and right is blue? All I can think of is communism's relation to red, I can't think of any reason for right being blue.

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    Interesting quizzes, here are my results:

    Economic Left/Right: -2.13
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.92

    Political outlook: -19.5%, ‘Centre Left’
    Economic policy: -34.2%, ‘Centre Left’
    Social policy: -36.1%, ‘Centre Left’
    Traditional values: 1.9%, ‘Centre’

    Okay, I'm off to see what all this political jargon actually means .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwischenzug
    Okay, I'm off to see what all this political jargon actually means .
    It means that you're a clueless lefty flop like Aaron, Boris, Rincewind and Denis and many other lovely people!
    There is no cure for leftism. Its infestation of the host mostly diminishes with age except in the most rabid of specimens.

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    DO I get a bomb now?

    Greens 69.5%
    Australian Democrats 72.5%
    Labor Party 70%
    Family First 54.9%
    Liberal Party 44.3%
    National Party 39.2%
    One Nation 48.5%

    Political Outlook: -22.4%
    Economic policy: -38.5%
    Social policy: -24.9%
    Traditional values: 2.4%
    Last edited by bergil; 04-07-2007 at 11:14 AM.
    No this is silly, the whole premise is silly and very badly written. I'm the senior officer here and I've not had a funny line yet so I'm stopping it.

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    Oh dear. Go on - stare at your chart. Tell you something?
    There is no cure for leftism. Its infestation of the host mostly diminishes with age except in the most rabid of specimens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    Oh dear. Go on - stare at your chart. Tell you something?
    Nope pretty much what I expected.
    No this is silly, the whole premise is silly and very badly written. I'm the senior officer here and I've not had a funny line yet so I'm stopping it.

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    My my my, is it election time again? That rascal John Howard surely couldn't win it again ... I mean, its all so transparent ... all this voodoo economic, social misanthropic, radical terrorist, wedge politics.

    <takes the test>

    Oh deary, deary me ... I have become that which I feared:

    Economic Left/Right: -3.00
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.79

    Just 2 years ago it was this:
    overall alignment 43.5% (right)
    economic policy 46.6% (right)
    social policy 40.8% (centre-right)
    traditional values 51.3% (right)
    I blame Gunner Duggan!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty
    I blame Gunner Duggan!
    And rightly so!
    No this is silly, the whole premise is silly and very badly written. I'm the senior officer here and I've not had a funny line yet so I'm stopping it.

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