Dick Adams

Dislodging a Big Dick

This must be one of the funniest moments of the Oz election coverage!

Minister of Defence/Labour MP Stephen Smith, who opted not to run in the election – was talking about how the legendary Lyons electorate in Tasmania, Dick Adams, was looking like he was going to lose his seat (he did).

The golden moment came (no pun) without Mr Smith even realising.  Read more »

Will Labour take notice of this?

It’s probably a bit late for David Cunliffe…he has already effectively committed to not fighting to get votes off the Greens with his comments about having them as part of the economic team.

Shane Jones already hates the Greens, but if he wins it will be interesting to see how he deals with the electoral poison that they are. Polls in Tasmania are showing that  the ALP will be wiped out…and commentators are blaming the Greens.

Tasmanian federal Labor MPs told The Australian they in large part blamed the party’s relationship with the Greens at the state and federal levels for the potential slide back into oblivion.

Dick Adams, a stalwart of the party who the latest polling suggests will fail to defend a margin of 12.3 per cent in rural Lyons, said the party should review its power-sharing deal with the Greens in the state…  Read more »