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Seat of the week: Capricornia

It took the landslide defeats of the Whitlam and Keating governments to loosen Labor’s grip on the central Queensland seat of Capricornia. The risk of a repeat has increased with the recently announced retirement of sitting member Kirsten Livermore.

The central Queensland electorate of Capricornia has existed since federation, with Rockhampton as its constant as boundaries shifted over the years. It currently has Rockhampton at its southern coastal end, from which it extends northwards to the southern outskirts of Mackay and westwards through farming and coal mining communities as far as Belyando 250 kilometres inland. Rockhampton has kept the seat strong for Labor for most of its history, the party’s only defeats after 1961 coming with the demise of the Whitlam and Keating governments in 1975 and 1996 (the margin on the former occasion being 136 votes).

The proverbial baseball bat having been wielded in 1996, the seat was recovered for Labor in 1998 by Kirsten Livermore, member of the “soft Left” tendency associated with Martin and Laurie Ferguson. Livermore picked up an 8.8% swing on her debut and retained the seat with reasonably comfortable margins thereafter, until an 8.7% swing in 2007 boosted it to very safe territory. Then came a 0.7% redistribution adjustment followed by an 8.4% swing amid the Queensland backlash of 2010, which reined it back to 3.7%. In December 2012 she announced she would not seek another term, as she wished to spend more time with her family.

A preselection to choose Livermore’s successor was held in February and won by Peter Freeleagus, a Moranbah miner, former Belyando Shire mayor and current Isaac Regional councillor. This was despite the local party ballot being won 65-37 by Paul Hoolihan, who along with most of his Labor colleagues lost his seat of Keppel at the 2012 state election. However, Hoolihan was overwhelmed by a 41-9 to win for Freeleagus in the 50% component of the vote determined by the state party’s electoral college, which consists mostly of union delegates. Michael McKenna of The Australian reported that Freeleagus was backed by the Left faction CFMEU, but also harnessed support from the AWU Right at the behest of Wayne Swan. The implication appeared to be that this was a counter to Kevin Rudd, whose “Old Guard” Right faction included Hoolihan. The deal was also said to require that the Left back AWU Right over Old Guard candidates in future state preselections.

The Liberal National Party has again endorsed its candidate from 2010, Michelle Landry, who owns a small book-keeping business in Yeppoon. Landry won preselection ahead of real estate agent Alan Cornick and anti-council amalgamation campaigner Paul Lancaster.

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  • 1
    izatso?
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 5:23 am | Permalink

    ….. hmmmm. I remember the old Marlborough stretch.

  • 2
    frednk
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    The truth of the matter is the age and sydney morning herald are different papers than they were 12 months ago. They are now down and dirty competing directly with the Murdoch shit sheets.

    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/national/labor-facing-wipeout-poll-20130301-2fc6u.html#ixzz2MJprmlu6

    Right at the end of the article:

    He said carrying out reform was always hard, citing the recent American presidential election, where President Barack Obama did not blink with ''all the guns of the vested interests and their cheerleaders in the conservative media'' trained on him.

    It’s all over for news papers, all that is left is a few shit sheets. The competion is now online.

  • 3
    BK
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    Good morning Dawn Patrollers.

    A WHOLE WEEK AND THE ONLY UNAMBIGUOUS THING THAT CREDLIN’S CREATURE DID WAS TO SUPPORT MORRISCUM AND ARFUR. NICE.

    Cop this Morriscum, you creep!
    http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/few-asylum-seekers-charged-with-crime-20130228-2f98h.html
    Lenore Taylor goes in strong on the creep and Abbott’s support of him.
    http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/facts-flee-as-politicians-take-low-road-on-asylum-20130301-2fbjb.html
    Mike Carlton has HAD ENOUGH! This is a MUST READ.
    http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/kevin-postpones-his-walk-on-the-water-20130301-2fbfo.html
    Alan Moir conflates fiscal policy with the Warramgamba dam.
    http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/opinion/cartoons/alan-moir-20090907-fdxk.html
    David Pope’s “Bushwhackers”.
    http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/opinion/cartoons/david-pope-20120214-1t3j0.html

  • 4
    Kirky
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    As each day passes I am getting dismayed by the fact an Abbott led government is likely and the Australian people willing to vote for someone who basically wants to trash the place. I work in a major bank as a business manager (not one of your traditional Tory loving white collar workers) and speak to businesses every day and every single one of these business owners can’t wait until 14th September. It is as if they think all will be rosy and the problems of the world will disappear magically. Deluded fools I think. I always tell them that the Coalition as been known for its economic credentials but I would hasten to add that the majority of world economic disasters have unfortunately occurred when the ALP have been in power – the Economic Depression of 1929 , World War 2, oil crisis of the 70′s, stock market crash of ’87 and the GFC – whilst the ALP is the party of social reform.

    This current government have put in significant reforms for the long term benefit of this country and yet we are on a course to take us back in time (or so people think can happen). One word – delusional!

    Low interest rates, low inflation, low unemployment, one of the best economies in the developed worldI. I am getting toward the end of my working life (only a few yeas to go) and if people want to try and wind back the clock, I will be of the first to say to them – don’t blame me I didn’t vote for those pricks.

    I need to know what am I missing? How do people honestly believe that Abbott will take them to Utopia? As I said – Delusional.

  • 5
    BK
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    And from the Land of the Free -

    Bloody hilarious!
    http://americablog.com/2013/03/texas-school-employee-shoots-self-at-training-class-to-arm-teachers.html
    Hmm. Interesting.
    http://americablog.com/2013/03/pope-gay-secretary-andrew-sullivan-maddow.html
    This is scary.
    http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2013/03/01/mi-dictator-er-gov-snyder-declares-financial-emergency-in-detroit-will-appoint-emergency-manager-to-take-over/
    Nifty musician.
    http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2013/03/01/video-mid-day-distraction-bach-played-on-two-pianos-at-the-same-time-by-evan-shinners/
    Some cartoons on the sequester.
    http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2013/03/01/cartoons-of-the-day-sequester-smequester/
    Another enlightened Repug.
    http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/david/minnesota-republican-rep-lgbt-lifestyle
    Surely this guy (Pat Robertson) is certifiably insane!
    http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/pat-robertson-tells-his-viewers-god-going
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1017&pid=101987

  • 6
    Meguire Bob
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    The newsltd /abbott coalition had a bad week

    Coming up to the newspoll week, old rudd chestnut pops back up the only thing the media has got

    How dumb can the Australian public remain

  • 7
    BH
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    A very wet Mid North Coast morning Bludger Nearly 200 ml here overnight and another 100 expected today . Webbed feet for us.

    Kirky Good post. Business takes the LNP mob on trust only because of the economic myth the Libs have built for themselves. Frustrating!!

    Good article by Tingle taking a swipe at LNP policy

    http://www.afr.com/p/opinion/political_opportunism_bad_for_health_CRCQcLPVljV3ZTRR0YhgGI

  • 8
    sprocket_
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    my comments on todays press

    Expand
    8 mins Judge 'n Jury rocket ‏@sprocket___
    Not satisfied with $2.7b loss, 14.5% circulation slump, key journalists fleeing #FairfaxCorpse persist with Ruddstoration. Hello! #auspol

    Judge 'n Jury rocket ‏@sprocket___
    Meanwhile the Daily ToiletPaper touting own self selecting online poll where 88% of MenziesHouse bots say #rootyhill is a stunt #auspol

  • 9
    dedalus
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    Essential reading on the NBN: here

    Note positive effect on property prices for those lucky enough to be connected.

  • 10
    The Finnigans
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    @TurnbullMalcolm to @TonyAbbottMHR – if we’re in Govt – You are my puppet, i am the de facto PM – http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/tony-abbott-will-restore-full-cabinet-rule/story-fn59niix-1226588813624 – Wow

    FORMER Liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull says an Abbott government will operate a Westminster cabinet system, with the prime minister "first among equals", and shun the presidential model followed by Kevin Rudd in office.

  • 11
    The Finnigans
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    Mike Carlton’s #Ruddstoration aint no “Sweet Caroline” – simply awful egomanic KRudd – http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/kevin-postpones-his-walk-on-the-water-20130301-2fbfo.html

  • 12
    The Finnigans
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    SCUMs – This week Scott Morrison chose the low road. Abbott backed him. He said he was doing a ”magnificent job” http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/facts-flee-as-politicians-take-low-road-on-asylum-20130301-2fbjb.html#ixzz2MKE9LBnS

  • 13
    BH
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/opinion/politics/the-hostile-pen-is-mightier-than-a-wellaimed-taser-20130228-2f6y0.html

    That Amon Cameron article is a fun a read today

    Finns Turnbull seems to be out and about as much as Kevin. Mike Carlton might like to try his hand at that story next week. Is Turnbull setting the ground rules for Abbott?

  • 14
    lizzie
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    You don’t have to be a “Gillard supporter” to understand that the PM is being treated unfairly. You just need to take a less prejudiced view.

    But now there is a new element. The pundits are scoffing and mocking her every action, from her new glasses to every policy or political step she takes, as if to say: why bother, lady, it's all over anyway.
    They are mocking her plans to spend a week in western Sydney. (No one mocked Tony Abbott when he spent a week in Aurukun with indigenous communities last year.)...

    They are mocking her, openly and shamefully, when she tries to communicate with the Australian people. When Gillard and Treasurer Wayne Swan this week tried to talk about the G20 meeting they have secured for Brisbane in November 2014 - a gathering that will bring many millions of dollars of income to the city and state - all the media wanted to know was whether the visit to western Sydney meant she was ''campaigning'' rather than ''governing''...

    She's such a loser, this woman, they say. Ergo, everything, every single little thing she does, is wrong, stupid, ill-judged, and thus both the reason she will lose the election and why she deserves to.

    This recalls to me the posts of Mod Lib, Rummel, Bemused, and several others I refuse to acknowledge.
    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/pms-critics-make-a-mockery-of-political-debate-20130301-2fbi7.html#ixzz2MKLNxgbp

  • 15
    The Finnigans
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    The Pussycats will be in 7th Heaven from #FanBoi No: 1

    Hating Kevin, loving the saviour - Peter Hartcher - Labor needs to win back a million votes. Only one person can deliver them, so will the party hold its nose and bring back Rudd?

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/hating-kevin-loving-the-saviour-20130301-2fboz.html#ixzz2MKNTmOy9

    Unfortunately for #FanBoi1 – it aint going to happen

  • 16
    lizzie
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    I would say this is an informative piece about the diversity of Sydney’s western suburbs by Maley. But then, I live in Victoria and have only driven through there once or twice.

  • 17
    lizzie
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    Sorry, link
    http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/last-stand-at-rooty-hill-or-can-gillard-find-a-way-to-win-the-west-20130301-2fbpb.html

  • 18
    lizzie
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    Just for once, I appreciate what a good article Tony Wright has written.

    Just as no one should be required to take the fall for a relative, no group of people should be demonised simply because one of their category might have transgressed.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/refugees-tarred-with-brush-of-prejudice-20130301-2fbpd.html#ixzz2MKOhvWXi

  • 19
    don
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    lizzie@18


    Just for once, I appreciate what a good article Tony Wright has written.


    Just as no one should be required to take the fall for a relative, no group of people should be demonised simply because one of their category might have transgressed.


    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/refugees-tarred-with-brush-of-prejudice-20130301-2fbpd.html#ixzz2MKOhvWXi

    Thanks lizzie. A good perspective.

  • 20
    The Finnigans
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    27/2/2-13 – The day that the Liberal Party has died in shame. The day Scott Morrison demonised Asylum Seekers & supported by Abbott & ABetz

  • 21
    Diogenes
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Has the Reachtel poll been mentioned?

    It has Labor losing Chifley, McMahon, Werriwa and Blaxland.

    The poll surveyed a total of 2550 voters. It has a margin of error of 3.9 per cent.
    When those in Blaxland were asked who would get their first preference vote if an election were held today, 34.2 per cent of the 662 residents polled said Mr Clare.
    That compared with 44 per cent for the Liberal Party, giving it the upside of a 54-46 two party-preferred vote. But when asked to reconsider their vote if Mr Rudd were leader, the numbers reversed, giving Labor a 54 per cent share of the vote.
    In Chifley, Mr Husic would have been turfed out after one term with his share of the two party-preferred vote dropping from 62.3 per cent in 2010 to 46 per cent.
    But when the 641 residents were asked to factor in Mr Rudd, the poll suggested Mr Husic would retain the seat easily with a winning share after preferences of 58 per cent.
    In McMahon, the career of the Higher Education Minister, Mr Bowen, hangs in the balance with the poll showing his margin of almost 8 per cent would be obliterated in a massive swing leaving him with just 38 per cent of the two party-preferred vote.
    Again, the poll suggests the backlash would be milder under Mr Rudd's leadership, although Mr Bowen would still trail with 47 per cent of the vote after preferences.

    http://www.smh.com.au/data-point/wipeout-in-the-west-voters-want-rudd-20130301-2fbru.html#ixzz2MKQdU3eB

  • 22
    The Finnigans
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Emmo on @abcnews24 now

  • 23
    BH
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    I see that Mark Kenny is wearing PM style glasses now. Maybe he thinks it will give him some gravitas but his recent articles belie that.

  • 24
    Laocoon
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders was released yesterday. Usually a good read for longer term investment/business ideas

    http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2012ltr.pdf

  • 25
    Mod Lib
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Diogenes
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:11 am | PERMALINK
    Has the Reachtel poll been mentioned?

    It most certainly has! :devil:

    There did not appear to be much appetite for discussion among the others, as apparently Gillard is a fantastic politician and Swan just drives voters into adulation every time he opens his mouth…

    We will soon see who is right and who is wrong…..just 6 months of the 36 months left!

  • 26
    Gorilla
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    Kirky

    I work for someone whose views are just as you describe. Somehow believes things will be much better once we get rid of Labor. I suspect most businesspeople with these views would always vote Liberal anyway. It doesn’t matter how much you hate the government, you still only get one vote.

    The problem is the million people out there who voted ALP last time who have changed their mind, plus the other million who changed their mind between 2007 and 2010.

  • 27
    Rossmore
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    Tony Wright often pens a good piece. He wrote one, must have been over a year ago, about his experience of A & E in a major public hospital – very moving and a strong affirmation of our public health system. I don’t always agree with his views but more often than not I do.

  • 28
    confessions
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    Morning all.

    Thanks for the links today BK. Lenore Taylor’s got me wondering whether Scott and Jason Morrison are related. They have similar, simpleton attitudes.

  • 29
    victoria
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    Great piece by Mia Freedman

    Yesterday, Coalition spokesperson on immigration, Scott Morrison made some cynical, appalling and patently untrue suggestions about against asylum seekers.

    He was joined almost immediately by Senator Eric Abetz who did some even more distasteful dog whistling, in a revolting attempt to rustle up fear, anxiety and hatred.

    What’s that smell? Oh that’s right. It’s the smell of an election year. And it’s putrid

    http://www.mamamia.com.au/news/asylum-seekers-scott-morrison/

  • 30
    Meguire Bob
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    Mod Lib
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    -
    It most certainly has! :devil:

    —————————–

    4% margin of error is a big error rate for the liberal areas

    shows why polls are farcical

  • 31
    BH
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    lizzie thanks for the Tony Wright link. That’s a beaut article. Pity that Morrison and Abetz won’t bother with the content of it.

    Wright has written a lot of good stuff about his early family life.

    http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/refugees-tarred-with-brush-of-prejudice-20130301-2fbpd.html#ixzz2MKOhvWXi

  • 32
    my say
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    myu word mr rummell now shows he is the true liberal
    the same as the others here

    rummell no more fun runs now them eh?

  • 33
    Rossmore
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    I am deeply suspicious of polls that have “If x was leader instead of y, how would you vote?”, but of course the journos love them since it enables the construction of a narrative re leadership change. Issues not personality will determine the next election.

  • 34
    confessions
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    One of Australia's leading climate change scientists believes the record-breaking hot temperatures Perth has endured this summer will be considered "normal" in only a few decades.

    As the Weather Bureau confirmed the country had sweltered through its hottest summer on record, CSIRO senior principal research scientist Penny Whetton said climate change would raise the average temperature by 1C-1.5C in the next decade and could rise by as much as 5C by 2070.

    "The elevated temperatures we've seen this summer around Australia would be close to what we might expect as normal 40 years or so from now," Dr Whetton said.

    http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/16279461/record-heat-will-become-normal/

    Which likely means more bushfires and extreme weather events like intense cyclones and flooding.

  • 35
    lizzie
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Leroy ‏@Leroy_Lynch
    Federal Liberal Party vice-president Santo Santoro fires back at Lib Senator Sinodinos over Obeid claims http://www.afr.com/p/national/santoro_fires_back_at_sinodinos_kxS1RzXStT31eZ90Yug1EM … #auspol

  • 36
    Leroy
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    http://www.afr.com/p/national/santoro_fires_back_at_sinodinos_kxS1RzXStT31eZ90Yug1EM

    Santoro fires back at Sinodinos over Obeid claims
    PUBLISHED: 01 Mar 2013 20:48:00 | UPDATED: 02 Mar 2013 04:52:23

    Neil Chenoweth and Phillip Coorey

    Federal Liberal Party vice-president Santo Santoro has challenged claims by Liberal senator Arthur Sinodinos that the family of Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid had no control of infrastructure company Australian Water Holdings when Mr Sinodinos was its chairman.

    Mr Santoro, who served for several months last year as a director of AWH subsidiary Australian Water Queensland, claimed Eddie Obeid’s son, Edward Obeid Jr, acted as a director of AWH.

    Mr Santoro told the Weekend Financial Review that when he was with the group “I was aware that Mr Eddie Obeid Jr was a director of Australian Water”.

  • 37
    lizzie
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/greens-senator-sarah-hanson-young-wont-say-sorry-to-ray-hadley/story-e6freuy9-1226588742137

    Ooooh, I like this.
    SH-Y stands firm.
    Hadley tries to put on a halo.
    Jones prevaricates. (ABC balance, you see)

  • 38
    Steve777
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    The Finnigans @ 20 – I think the Liberal Party died of shame long before – the day that John Howard realised that he could exploit the plight of the Tampa refugees to improve his position in the upcoming 2001 election.

  • 39
    Diogenes
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Rossmore

    I take minimal notice of that part of the poll but the anti Labor 2PP swing is in double figures with a very healthy sample of 2500.

  • 40
    Mod Lib
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Meguire Bob
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:31 am | PERMALINK
    ...

    4% margin of error is a big error rate for the liberal areas

    shows why polls are farcical

    You do understand that all 4 of those seats show Lib wins even when MOE is taken into account?

    You do understand that there are 20 seats with margins the same size or smaller in NSW?

    If the whole state swung the way this Reachtel poll is showing there would be a landslide just from NSW, even if no seats changed hands anywhere else in the country.

  • 41
    rummel
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    my say
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:32 am | PERMALINK
    myu word mr rummell now shows he is the true liberal
    the same as the others here

    rummell no more fun runs now them eh?

    Good morning Mysay

  • 42
    lizzie
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Would someone mind posting a link to the Reachtel poll pls?

  • 43
    Mod Lib
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    Diogenes
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:50 am | PERMALINK
    Rossmore

    I take minimal notice of that part of the poll but the anti Labor 2PP swing is in double figures with a very healthy sample of 2500.

    Greater than 15% swings in each of the seats.

    With a sample of 2500 I can see why the ALP are panicking and packing off Gillard to do some damage control.

    A tad late, perhaps?

    Not the right weapon to use, perhaps?

  • 44
    Mod Lib
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    http://www.smh.com.au/data-point/wipeout-in-the-west-voters-want-rudd-20130301-2fbru.html

  • 45
    Mod Lib
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/can-the-west-be-won-20130301-2fbq2.html

  • 46
    Meguire Bob
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    Mod Lib

    The media opinion polling which is done now are rubbish and predictable to help , their man abbott

    If the media reported fairly the coalition are out of the race

  • 47
    Diogenes
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    lizzie

    Posted at 21

    Mod Lib

    Blaxland and Chifley are within MOE. The other two aren’t.

  • 48
    Meguire Bob
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    the pro coalition is relying on people remianing gullible

    every time the coaliton has a bad week

    , the up coming newspoll weekend

    rudd story’s and and other crap from newsltd

    to take the focus away from the struggling coalition

  • 49
    Mod Lib
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Dio:

    I thought the MOE was 4%? Blaxland and Chifley are both 54:46 to the Coalition which puts them on a knife edge.

    We are talking about the 19th and 20th most marginal seats for the ALP in NSW here, not the 1st and 2nd most marginal. If the ALP have seats out in this territory under threat things are pretty dire.

    I cant wait to see the polling in an ALP seat held with a margin of 20%!!!!! I bet those would never have been polled before, who knows what joys could be held therein.

  • 50
    Mod Lib
    Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    the struggling coalition

    You are just gold Meguire Bob!

    Gold :)

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