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Essential Research: 52-48 to Coalition

True to form, Essential Research offers a more subdued reflection than its rivals of the apparent decline in the government’s political stock.

Essential Research has moved a point in Labor’s direction, with the Coalition lead narrowing from 53-47 to 52-48, although it may have been helped along a little by the use of preference flows from the recent election for the first time. On the primary vote, Labor is steady at 36%, the Coalition down one to 44% and the Greens down one to 8%. We are also told the Palmer United Party is on 4%, a figure not usually provided by Essential. The poll also finds 53% opposed to lowering the $1000 GST threshold on imported goods, with 35% supportive; and 70% opposed to lifting the pension age to 70, with only 24% supportive. Other results deal with respondents’ media consumption and internet use.

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  • 651
    zoidlord
    Posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    @Sean/650

    It’s apparent, that you only care about Journalists, when they not leaking towards the Lib Goverment.

  • 652
    swamprat
    Posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    ST

    You agree that Howard and Abbott are cowardly and/or dis-loyal political leaders?

  • 653
    Sean Tisme
    Posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    Sorry Zoidlord I am drunk and listening to bad 80′s music

  • 654
    Roxanna
    Posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    618
    zoidlord
    Posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 10:57 pm | PERMALINK
    @Sean/615

    Again idiot Tisme,

    All you care about is 5 Journalists.

    And Roger East made six.

  • 655
    swamprat
    Posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    Oh dear the Liberal Party Think Tank is drunk and listening to socialist music on a Tuesday night!!

  • 656
    Sean Tisme
    Posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t realise 80′s music was socialist…

  • 657
    Sean Tisme
    Posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErvgV4P6Fzc classic

  • 658
    Asha Leu
    Posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    @Henry 645

    If the ABC streamed 730, 4 corners, Lateline etc live we wouldn’t be able to witness the magnificence of ABC journalists interviewing other ABC journalists about stuff we have already just seen live.

    Sheesh, come on guys, you know how it works.

    True. It would be a damn shame to get no more of those cutting edge stories where Lyndal Curtis summarizes what a political figure is saying over the top of muted footage of them talking. Journalism at its best.

  • 659
    Puff, the Magic Dragon.
    Posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    If Tony Abbott was the leader of my party, I would get drunk too.

  • 660
    Yesiree Bob
    Posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm, so it was Uncle Johnny who was the first to sling the mud over the Jim Cairns/Junie Morosi affair, and in doing so, took parliament to unprecedented lows.

    Makes sense, don’t it ?

  • 661
    Tom the first and best
    Posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    656 & 657

    Roses are and have been the symbol of various Socialist parties in Europe.

  • 662
    Puff, the Magic Dragon.
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    Y Bob
    Unca John took parliament to lows we never knew existed. Every time you think you have seen the worst the libs can do, they surprise you.

  • 663
    zoidlord
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    @Sean/653

    Perhaps you can think about all the poor people in Australia with your 80′s music.

    oh hangon, that would be a Disservice to the poor people, of which are a growing number in Australia.

  • 664
    Yesiree Bob
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    Puff, he was/is a rodent of the first order.
    Mores the pity, Young Anthony just may yet install his Uncle into Admiralty House.

  • 665
    deblonay
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    From Right Wing Watch(US) Put this in your only in America File
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>
    “Jesus Christ was a capitalist” so says one of the fun damentalist critics of the Marxist Pope Fancis

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/wnd-jesus-christ-weeping-heaven-over-pope-francis-remarks-unfettered-capitalism

  • 666
    Diogenes
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    Meh, tell me something I didn’t already know.

    AUSTRALIAN teenagers' reading and maths skills have fallen so far in a decade that nearly half lack basic maths skills and a third are practically illiterate.

    The dumbing down of a generation of Australian teenagers is exposed in the latest global report card on 15-year-olds' academic performance.

    Migrant children trumped Australian-born kids while girls dragged down the national performance in maths, the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report, released in Paris last night, reveals.

    Australia's maths performance dropped the equivalent of half a year of schooling between 2003 and 2012.

    http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/national/pisa-report-finds-australian-teenagers-education-worse-than-10-years-ago/story-fni6ulvf-1226774541525

  • 667
    Puff, the Magic Dragon.
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    YBob
    He was a sewer rat that even the sewer spat out.

  • 668
    Henry
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    That said, when the right wing reactionaries whinge about the ABC budget I caaan see their point when it comes to ABC 3. ABC 1, of course. ABC 2, yeah why not, a good spillover for content. ABC 24in theory, news so ok by me.
    But ABC 3…not so sure. Every time I flick over to it it has gone to the 21st century version of the test pattern.

  • 669
    Puff, the Magic Dragon.
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    Dio
    It wouldn’t surprise me. My kids did in 2nd year high school maths I did in grade five. And they are now adults.

  • 670
    Yesiree Bob
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    Puff, :grin:

  • 671
    Puff, the Magic Dragon.
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:10 am | Permalink

    Isn’t ABC3 for kids, so kids can watch TV without mind invading advertising.

  • 672
    zoidlord
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    @Puff/671

    Yes.

    http://www.abc.net.au/abc3/

    But apparently TV is bad.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25104468

    http://www.techspot.com/news/54720-decade-long-study-claims-video-games-dont-affect-children.html

  • 673
    Henry
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    Well bung it on ABC 2 then Puff!
    Stop the bandwidth!

  • 674
    Henry
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    And hey no ads on Auntie apparently…

  • 675
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    This may have already been posted by someone else, but here is a list of agreed names for the Victorian Leg Council seats that the ALP National Executive will approve this week or next.

    Northern Metro 1 – Jenny Mikakos (SL)
    Northern Metro 2 – Nazih Elasmar (LU)
    Northern Metro 3 – Burhan Yigit (LU)

    Eastern Metro 1 – Shaun Leane (LU)
    Eastern Metro 2 – Brian Tee (SL)

    Northern Victoria 1 – Steve Herbert (SL)
    Northern Victoria 2 – Daniel Mulino (LU)

    South East Metro 1 – Gavin Jennings (SL)
    South East Metro 2 – Adem Somyurek (LU)
    South East Metro 3 – Lee Tarlamis (SL)

    Southern Metro 1 – Philip Dalidakis (LU)
    Southern Metro 2 – Erik Locke (SL)

    Eastern Victoria 1 – Harriet Shing (LU)
    Eastern Victoria 2 – Vicky Setches (LU)

    Western Metro 1 – Cesar Melham (LU)
    Western Metro 2 – Khalil Eideh (SL)
    Western Metro 3 – Dr Stanley Chang (LU)

    Western Victoria 1 – Jaala Pulford (LU)
    Western Victoria 2 – Gayle Tierney (SL)

  • 676
    Jackol
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:27 am | Permalink

    Henry, the free-to-air channels have a fixed amount of bandwidth they have allocated to them permanently. They can divvy it up among various numbers of channels by splitting the bandwidth up in different ways – I don’t know what the actual numbers are, but it might be something like 2 HD channels or 4 SD channels etc. This can change dynamically based on the content. ABC3 shuts down in the early evenings freeing up whatever bandwidth it uses for higher def on their other channels if they can use it.

    Anyway, the upshot is that the number of channels you see in the program doesn’t really tell you anything about how much bandwidth they are using, and the amount of bandwidth the free-to-airs have doesn’t change over time.

  • 677
    Tom the first and best
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    675

    So the campaign to get the member ballots held has fail then?

  • 678
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:34 am | Permalink

    So the campaign to get the member ballots held has fail then?

    Yes. It was a notably feeble campaign, just the usual suspects.

  • 679
    Puff, the Magic Dragon.
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    ABC 3 means parents can put that channel on, lock it in, and the kids can’t change the channel to the disturbing stuff that give kids nightmares: like news promos showing dead bodies being loaded into ambulances and close-up of blood stains, and video of Scott Morrison.

  • 680
    swamprat
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    AUSTRALIAN teenagers' reading and maths skills have fallen so far in a decade that nearly half lack basic maths skills and a third are practically illiterate.

    The dumbing down of a generation of Australian teenagers is exposed in the latest global report card on 15-year-olds' academic performance.

    Migrant children trumped Australian-born kids while girls dragged down the national performance in maths, the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report, released in Paris last night, reveals.

    Australia's maths performance dropped the equivalent of half a year of schooling between 2003 and 2012.

    The sooner we abolish the “states” and make one government answerable the better.

    But any rational solution to a problem is, of course, “un-Australian”.

  • 681
    Roger Miller
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:52 am | Permalink

    Gonski without needs based funding is like broadband without fibre to the home.

  • 682
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:55 am | Permalink

    The dumbing down of a generation of Australian teenagers is exposed in the latest global report card on 15-year-olds' academic performance.

    Compiled by whom, based on what evidence?

  • 683
    zoidlord
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/03/australia-rated-alongside-syria-as-big-decliner-in-corruption-perception?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487

    Transparency declines, Corruption increases, interesting..

    “Scandals such as the corruption findings against former NSW Labor ministers, claims of kickbacks on international contracts involving Leighton Holdings and allegations of corruption within the Reserve Bank note-printing subsidiary Securency have all contributed to perceptions of corruption, according to Transparency International.”

    & Don’t think the Coalition got off scott free either.

    “The decline mirrors the 2007 CPI when Australia’s ranking also dropped two places shortly after Australian Federal Police dropped criminal investigations into people involved with the Australian Wheat Board kickbacks scandal.”

  • 684
    Mr Pajama Pudding
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    Puff, the Magic Dragon:

    and video of Scott Morrison.

    The video where Morrison was asked what keeps the earth aloft?

    “A boat” he responded. “The earth is held aloft on a boat.”

    “But what holds up the boat?” asked the journalist.

    “It’s boats all the way down” responded Morrison, confident his answer was definitive.

    “It’s boatles all the way down”

  • 685
    deblonay
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    The OECD Global survey in all major OECD countries shows that Australian kids ahve slippped behind many kids in other nations measured in this OECD survey

  • 686
    zoidlord
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:55 am | Permalink

    More jobs to go,

    http://www.news.com.au/business/breaking-news/rio-capex-slash-threatens-jobs/story-e6frfkur-1226774371715

    Yet Abbott rants on Gonski Backflip and boats.

  • 687
    deblonay
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 2:01 am | Permalink

    OECD Gloabl Table lists SOME natuion s…the first three places where occupied by China(Shanghai),Singapore,Hong Kong

    The UK was 26th

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25187997

  • 688
    zoidlord
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 2:20 am | Permalink

    Disabled Jobless on the rise, Goverment continues to screw around:
    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/policy-shakeup-urged-as-jobless-rate-among-disabled-increases-20131202-2ym6f.html#ixzz2mOBAXflp

  • 689
    zoidlord
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:13 am | Permalink

    Liberals do like to silence critics, even in Japan:

    http://www.japancrush.com/2013/stories/demonstrations-are-the-same-as-terrorism-claims-ishiba.html?utm_content=bufferdb40e&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

  • 690
    Otiose
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:49 am | Permalink

    NEWS Digest Update 4/12 – Nett_NEWS by Otiose – Classified & Query_Able by Topic http://bit.ly/1aQcqOy

  • 691
    This little black duck
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:12 am | Permalink

    Otiose,

    Link now works.

  • 692
    briefly
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:23 am | Permalink

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/03/australias-surveillance-achieved-too-much-to-stop-david-johnston

    Australia's defence minister, David Johnston, says the “5-Eyes” intelligence partners have achieved far too much with their co-operative surveillance programs to take a backward step now.

    In a recording obtained by the West Australian newspaper, Johnston warns an audience of defence industry representatives to expect more damaging intelligence leaks courtesy of the US National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower, Edward Snowden.

    “We must assume the worst,” Johnston said. "Suffice to say it's an area that I can't get into in great detail, but I simply say assume the worst.

    “We are watching with great acuity what is happening in the space.”

    Johnston proves he is a pompous git.

  • 693
    Otiose
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:30 am | Permalink

    TLBD

    Phew :)

  • 694
    briefly
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    http://www.skynews.com.au/topstories/article.aspx?id=930588&vId=

    Bishop to enter Jakarta spy talks

    Presumably Indonesia is going to require Australia to commit to a cessation of espionage of all kinds, including electronic surveillance and interception of communications, or, at the very least, to agree that any future espionage be carried out jointly with Indonesia and in conformity with their laws.

    Australia is going to find it very difficult to agree to this, and yet it must do so if it is to get the relationship back on track.

    One thing is for sure: Bishop does not have the talent to handle this, and could easily make things even worse, as she has done in the past.

  • 695
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:40 am | Permalink

    New thread.

  • 696
    bemused
    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    Psephos@678


    So the campaign to get the member ballots held has fail then?


    Yes. It was a notably feeble campaign, just the usual suspects.

    And that is a notably pathetic comment.

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