>Murdoch Media inc has cooked up about this demented boomer swearing and being corrupt somehow means that Daniel Andrews is like corrupt or some shit.
Maybe he is corrupt. Still, the Murdoch media was quite lenient towards the LNP. In NSW they reduced corruption to just "receiving a wine bottle" even though they changed premiers, still LNP.
>Cant wait for the liberal takeover to be complete and irreversible woooooooooooooo
As for socdems losing electorates:
As I was visiting a certain area and observing the changes that area underwent, I started to think about socdems and the way they lose their electorate(s). In area X or say socdemtown (which includes other socdemvilles) which has been held by socdems since the late 1940s. This area was mostly an industrial area: manufacturing, workshops, materials, parts, warehousing and distribution (if we observe economic activity) with other sectors being ancillary and complementary to it. As outsourcing to China became more prominent those industrial plants, workshops and outlets had dwindled as they closed and abandoned the premises with few still remaining in the form of "pockets" and vestiges. Those abandoned premises could have become parks, swimming pools, miniature forests (essentially reforesting somewhat), community gardens, hospitals, clinics, police stations, fire brigades, libraries etc. Socdemtown it seems was approached (maybe they themselves even approached) real estate agents to construct apartments, cafes and restaurants while doing none of the foregoing. While other economic factors contributed to property prices increasing in country, socdemtown was among the first "towns" to experience that from the proposal of apartments, cafes and restaurants. People that were renting in socdemtown moved away as the rent was too much from their pay, people that wanted to move into socdemtown were wary of the price spike as it was known to be affordable and very simple (generic at worst) for years. To those that could afford it signaled "growth" and "its-better-now" which became increasingly a mixture of kids deserting the "pretentious" life, "investors" and "international students". It does seem to indicate gentrification.
The socdems would have been thrilled by the economic activity and less "social ills" (mainly the discontented youth that were denied part time jobs by the newly emerging boomer HR and management; and recreational gambling, moderate consumption of alcohol as well as smoking by the adults). Those "social ills" could have been fixed or at least been drastically lessened and economic activity reinvigorated by new manufacturing alas the socdems in socdemtown opted for the a neoliberal model, they too were the emerging boomers in cabinets. So, socdemtown appears more "presentable" and "modern"; a small selection of expensive clothing brands opened and three "luxury" and "high end" car dealers opened (the opening of the Ferrari dealership on the fringe of a fairly dilapidated by offshoring location was exciting for the youth and nevertheless foreboding of the incoming gentrification; Lexus and Porsche followed by opening at the fringes of the industrial vestiges on different ends).
The electorate has changed and was nearly tilted three federal elections ago. That electorate from being about 20% to 30% since 1966 in favour of socdems in socdemtown. Three federal elections ago if it wasnt for the two party preferred socdems would have lost an electorate they have held since the late 1940s which at that time they won by 3% with a close call of 1% in 1951 (the very next federal election after 1949) and from about 5% to 10% until 1966. The margin since 2001, except for 2007 as the Prime Minister was despised for industrial relations reform which was a 19% margin for the socdems in socdemtown, has been 1% to 10%.
"Here" its similar just far less pronounced as it wasnt much of an industrial area and it does contain industry, just buildings approved for "development", international students, visa workers, "share" accommodation and kids fleeing "pretentious" lifestyle in bubbleville. The socdems in Socdemtown are not done yet, ever since the amalgamation of councils "here"ville has been more or less integrated with socdemtown and they have been proposing to make socdemtown and "here"ville into a tourist hub. Already there have been applications for hostels (basically slums and filth) to councils dating since two years ago (it would appear that the applicants were tipped off). Socdemvilles have been concerned about Socdemtown fortunately Socdemvilles have been spared from being collateralised by socdemtown. If Socdemtown votes LNP or other the socdemvilles would insulated. Nevertheless federal policies of increasing visa workers, visa investors and international students gradually reduced the margin of victory by socdems.