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Westpoll: 59-41 to Liberal-National in WA

The Labor leadership change has prompted The West Australian to commission its first Westpoll survey of state voting intention in nearly two years, and the results are all but identical

The Labor leadership change has prompted The West Australian to commission its first Westpoll survey of state voting intention in nearly two years, and the results are all but identical to those of the Newspoll that precipitated Eric Ripper’s demise: the Labor primary vote at 29 per cent, the Liberals at 52 per cent and the Nationals at 2 per cent, the Greens on 11 per cent, and the Liberal-Nationals two-party lead at 59-41. However, Mark McGowan has done much better on debut as preferred Premier than Eric Ripper, trailing Colin Barnett 48-33 compared to Ripper’s 59-18 in the aforementioned Newspoll. The poll also finds 20 per cent “more likely to vote Labor” after the leadership change compared with 8 per cent less likely. However, the poll (conducted by Patterson Market Research) has the usual small Westpoll sample of 400, with a margin of error approaching 5 per cent.

The West’s Gareth Parker also reports that Channel Seven journalist Reece Whitby, who unsuccessfully ran in Morley at the 2008 election after being recruited by Alan Carpenter, now hopes to run in Belmont, which Ripper will vacate at the next election. The report says Whitby has “quietly spent the past three years attempting to bolster hims support base” in Morley, to the extent that he is now president of the party’s branch there, but he threatens to be squeezed out by Nollamara MP Janine Freeman’s determination to recover the seat for Labor. Meanwhile, the Fremantle Herald reports ABC TV gardening program presenter Josh Byrne has ruled himself out of contention for Labor preselection in Fremantle. The Herald reports the preselection now looms as a three-horse race between Fremantle councillors Josh Wilson and Dave Hume, and Maritime Union of Australia deputy secretary Adrian Evans (hat tip to Frank Calabrese).

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Frank Calabrese
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Frank Calabrese
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Flower
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December 8th, 2011: “No Labor minister or public servant responsible to a Labor minister will issue any approval to facilitate a uranium mining project under a WA Labor government,” he said. “It does not matter how advanced the projects are. I’m putting the industry on notice. You won’t have your final approvals by the time of the next election and they will not be granted if WA Labor is elected.” (Eric Ripper) Australian Uranium Conference (2009) boast of over 450 uranium projects in Western Australia currently being reported to the global financial market. http://media.abnnewswire.net/media/en/docs/61048-uranium09-one-page-flyer.pdf Largest importer of Australia’s U308 –… Read more »
castle
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[Sneaky eh? And it only took him a day for the back flip.]

Its sensible Flower, all McGowan is doing is giving certainty to business in honouring previous commitments. McGowan has said he will allow mines that have started under the current government.

If govts refused to honour contracts/ enterprises started under previous govts businesses would be very very wary of investing starting any enterprise here.

If perthnow had been doing its job they would have reported this contrast between McGowans realisitic stance and the craziness uncertainty that Abbott and co are sprouting.

Frank Calabrese
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[Flower

Posted Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 12:37 am | Permalink

Hey that’s some trio Frank – Colin Caddafi, Bra Boy Buswell and Meltdown MuckGowan:

http://www.perthnow.com.au/business/wa-uranium-mine-a-near-certainty-as-mcgowan-shift-ground-for-labor/story-e6frg2qc-1226251674937

Sneaky eh? And it only took him a day for the back flip.
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Your’re the one smoking the Wackkyh Tabbackky “Flower” or is that Weed. 🙂

Flower
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Hey that’s some trio Frank – Colin Caddafi, Bra Boy Buswell and Meltdown MuckGowan:

http://www.perthnow.com.au/business/wa-uranium-mine-a-near-certainty-as-mcgowan-shift-ground-for-labor/story-e6frg2qc-1226251674937

Sneaky eh? And it only took him a day for the back flip.

Frank Calabrese
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wghops wrong thread

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Frank Calabrese
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[Flower

Posted Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 12:35 am | Permalink

Fantastic! A whole bunch of chimps overruling the “independent” EPA’s EIS’ with impunity. And so it will come to pass where our future dear leader will be one ecocidal megalomaniac or another. To be sure, I shall dutifully drop my vote in the ballot box with a message to said rock apes strutting our halls of parliament – “Get fracked!”
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Colin Barnett sends his thanks for voting for him in 2008 🙂

Flower
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Fantastic! A whole bunch of chimps overruling the “independent” EPA’s EIS’ with impunity. And so it will come to pass where our future dear leader will be one ecocidal megalomaniac or another. To be sure, I shall dutifully drop my vote in the ballot box with a message to said rock apes strutting our halls of parliament – “Get fracked!”

Frank Calabrese
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[MuckGowan in – Labor Party out. RIP]

vote Greens than – and help re-elect Barnett.

Can anyone say Donna Faragher and Bill Marmion ??

Flower
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2006: Environment Minister (the polluters’ friend) Sneakers MuckGowan and his sabotage of Geoff Gallop’s 3C – Core Consultative Committee on Hazardous Waste. Lest we forget: July 2006: 1) Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) argues for zero outcome from the hazardous waste reforms – 3C process. 2) CCI kicks up stink over hazardous waste treatment 3) CCI questions hazardous waste issues 4) CCI’s chief executive, John Langoulant writes to environment minister Mr McGowan, expressing concern over hazardous waste reforms 5) Industry’s two big players, Tox Free Solutions and Total Waste Management will be affected by government policy decisions. November 2006:… Read more »
Woeisme
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I get the sense that people are fed up with cost of living increases and that only some benefit from the mining / gas boom. I also think there is an emerging problem with law and order that this government has tried to trumpet as a key area. All in all he may be safe but as I said im not convinced its as rusted on as some suggest. I’m also not sure picking fights with Canberra as a strategy will work all the time to cover over local issues.

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[Woeisme

Posted Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

Agreed …but pretty impressive jump in pp … Just has to shift the primary vote which will be tough But not impossible…. I don’t believe Barnett is as popular or entrenched as the MSM like to suggest.
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Exactly with this week being the start of the really hot weather and the risk of bushfires etc Barnett would be stupid to say another comment about Air Conditioning being a luxury.

Woeisme
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Agreed …but pretty impressive jump in pp … Just has to shift the primary vote which will be tough But not impossible…. I don’t believe Barnett is as popular or entrenched as the MSM like to suggest.

Frank Calabrese
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Westpoll – Meh about as useful as reading Tealeaves atm.

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