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NCPP(EP) Analysis of 2007 Federal Election Results

Reasons for the Reduction in the Number of Votes

Reply to Flanners - Election drop in votes said
3. Reasons for the Reduction in the Number of Votes.

I believe that the reason that we did not get as many votes is that the voters, in general, wanted to send a message to the Liberal-National Party that they did not want "Work Choices". A large number of voters, who are affected by family law and child support problems, are also less well-off financially.  "Work Choices" directly affected these voters. Many of these people saw "Work Choices" at this Election as being a more important issue than their family law and child support problems.

Also, many voters who would normally have voted for us now do not see family law and child support problems as an issue, in any case. The Liberal-National Party Government spent a lot of money on public relations campaigns telling Australians that everything is OK. This has misled a lot of people into thinking that perhaps the problems have really been fixed, when in fact they have not been fixed.
Thank you very much for all the help in the lead-up to the 2007 Federal Election.

These are some details and comments from the 2007 Election.

Regards

John Flanagan
Deputy Registered Officer
Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting)
http://ncpp.xisle.info/



Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting)

1. 2007 Election Results

Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting)

A. Senate (75 per cent of the Senate vote has been counted)

New South Wales       1,923 votes
Victoria                    1,029 votes
Queensland               1,048 votes
Western Australia         635 votes
Sub-total to date =    4,635 votes

B. House of Representatives (Final + a few postal votes)

Cunningham                 412 votes
Macarthur                   260 votes
Sub-total to date         672 votes

Total to-date =         5,307 votes

C. Total

Estimated (guess) final total = 4635 x 4/3 + 672 + say 10 postal votes = 6862)

i.e. about 51 per cent of the 2004 Election Result

2. Summary of Results

The Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting) vote from the 2007 Federal Election is about 50 per cent of what it was in the 2004 Federal Election.  The Non-Custodial Parents Party received 13,339 votes in the 2004 Federal Election (12,207 votes in the Senate and 1,132 votes in the House of Representatives). (Same number of candidates at both Elections).

3. Reasons for the Reduction in the Number of Votes.

I believe that the reason that we did not get as many votes is that the voters, in general, wanted to send a message to the Liberal-National Party that they did not want "Work Choices". A large number of voters, who are affected by family law and child support problems, are also less well-off financially.  "Work Choices" directly affected these voters. Many of these people saw "Work Choices" at this Election as being a more important issue than their family law and child support problems.

Also, many voters who would normally have voted for us now do not see family law and child support problems as an issue, in any case. The Liberal-National Party Government spent a lot of money on public relations campaigns telling Australians that everything is OK. This has misled a lot of people into thinking that perhaps the problems have really been fixed, when in fact they have not been fixed.

4. Immediate Future

The voters who did not vote for us will soon realize that the Family Law and Child Support problems have not been fixed.

I believe that we should contact the new Labor Government. We should congratulate them on their win. We should advise them that the problems are still there. We should mention that we should take Kevin Rudd at his word that he will "work for all Australians".

5. Future

Labor will, of course, form the new Government.

However, the present indications are that there will be possibly a "hung" Senate (37 Liberal Senators, 32 Labor Senators, 5 Green Senators, 1 Family First Senator and 1 Independent Senator).

With regard to the family law and child support issues, many people, who should have voted for our issues, did not do so.

The chance to do this will come at the next Election.

John Flanagan
26 November 2007
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