Talk:Robert Doyle

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control of upper house[edit]

I believe that the libs/nats etc lost control of the Leg council, briefly, in the mid 80s--please disabuse me Eric A. Warbuton 05:19, 12 October 2005 (UTC)

I've checked sources, and you're basically right. The result at the 1985 election was particularly close, and there was a tied vote in Nunawading Province. It was initially considered won by the ALP, but the Court of Disputed Returns declared the outcome void, and the Liberals won the resulting by-election either one or three months later (conflicting sources). If that is counted, then 2002 was the second time Labor has gained control of the Legislative Council. Ambi 06:17, 12 October 2005 (UTC)

Good bloke![edit]

Great pollie. Will be a loss to the Community.

Frozen ... why?[edit]


Can we unfreeze this page? Some of us have valid contributions to make.

This article has been blocked to edits from IP addresses due to persistent non-neutral Point of View edits made from anonymous IP addresses. If you wish to contribute you can create a Wikipedia user name and then edit the page logged on as a user.
An article which clearly, accurately, and fairly describes all the major points of view will, by definition, be in accordance with Wikipedia's official "Neutral Point of View" policy. See WP:POV and WP:NPOV for more details. Also note that all contributions to talk pages such as this should be signed by entering 4 tildes "~" as the end of your comments Peter C Talk! 01:35, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
For the record, edits by the above anon were the reason this article was frozen in the first place. Ambi 02:03, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
These edits were mentioned in the Diary section of The Age today (11 May):
"Online encyclopedia Wikipedia can be edited by anyone. It's a wealth of knowledge on a broad range of topics. Did we mention that anyone can edit it? As Victorian Liberal leader Robert Doyle was resigning in favour of Ted Baillieu, his online entry was being updated in a manner that would have stretched Encyclopedia Britannica's standards of objectivity. Until he "nobly" resigned, he served Victoria with "aplomb, charisma and energy", the page said. "More leaders like Mr Doyle are required to rail against the spin and economic mismanagement of the Bracks Government." Hey, they make a point. Then again, the person writing it is spinning an online encyclopedia entry. The effusiveness has since been deleted, but the mind whirls."
I've added it to Wikipedia:Press coverage. --Canley 03:15, 11 May 2006 (UTC)


How about unfreezing this page so others can contribute?

You know why it frozen. You edits landed yourself a gig on the Melbourne Age. :) ßlηguγΣη | Have your say!!! - review me 00:58, 16 May 2006 (UTC)
NOTE: The page is not frozen to edits for Wikipedia users so create a profile and you can start editing Peter C Talk! 03:02, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

You know it, Review Me. I got onto the backpage of the Age. More than you'll ever get, Review Me. Tool.

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 15:51, 29 May 2006.

WikiProject class rating[edit]

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