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Federal Election 2013

Aug 8, 2013

With 30 days to go:

• Labor has resolved its preselection difficulty in Dobell by recruiting Emma McBride, a former Wyong councillor and head of pharmacy at Wyong Hospital. McBride is the daughter of Grant McBride, who held the local state electorate of The Entrance from 1992 to 2011. She had initially been a candidate for the original preselection process which had lately hit a brick wall with the non-ratification of Trevor Drake’s endorsement, but announced her withdrawal in May. It evidently took some strong persuasion by party administration to get her back on board.

• Centrebet has hiked the payout on a Labor victory from $4 to $4.80, with the Coalition in from $1.25 to $1.18, and there is now $4.80 to be had on a Labor win from Betfair against $1.26 for the Coalition. Sportsbet and Tom Waterhouse continue to offer $4 on Labor. Sportsbet has lengthened Labor’s odds in Petrie, Moreton and Parramatta but shortened them in Dobell, presumably on the back of McBride’s endorsement. Labor is now paying $2.50 in Dobell and the Coalition $1.50, compared with $3.50 and $1.25 at the start of the week.

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Rex Douglas
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730 has reached new lows with a completely misleading and factually wrong report on the Essendon scandal.
Firstly, Dean Robinson (eventually) resigned and wasn’t sacked as stated.
Secondly, the ASADA report handed down last week was an INTERIM report and not a final report as alluded to.

Following on from last nights unintelligible interview with Rudd thanks to interruptions an talking over each other, the program is unwatchable.

jenauthor
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[Does anyone know if there is a live stream link to the 7.30 Report sames as News 24 so I can watch it on the computer. Kids holding TV hostage.]

You got NBN? NO? Good luck then 😆

Darn
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I found Abbott’s comment that Rudd should be fearful of Beattie interesting. It sounded to me like he was conceding that Beattie is going to win. How else could Beattie be a threat to Rudd other than by winning a seat in the parliament?.

ShowsOn
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[The LNP hold it and the ALP need to win seats like Forde, plus 4 or 5 other seats which are much harder to win.]
Mrs D, why are you assuming the swings in states will be uniform?

Struggling with numbers again, Mrs D?

Lady Miranda Ann Caulfeild Ackermann-Boltt
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Lady Miranda Ann Caulfeild Ackermann-Boltt
Good evening people. On Beattie: The only thing this shows is how desparate Labor have now becoming. They know they have no chance of winning without picking up seats in Qld, and there is every sign that they are going BACKWARDS with a swing AGAINST them, even with Krudd restored as Labor. There is a swing of 4% + to the LNP in Griffith and a 2% + swing to the LNP in Forde with Beattie. They will be lucky to hold onto Moreton, Rankin and Lilley let alone make any gains. And they will lose seats, lots of them,… Read more »
New2This
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Some of us have to work My Say… That’s why we come online after dinner.

Lady Miranda Ann Caulfeild Ackermann-Boltt
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Lady Miranda Ann Caulfeild Ackermann-Boltt
Good evening people. On Beattie: The only thing this shows is how desparate Labor have now becoming. They know they have no chance of winning without picking up seats in Qld, and there is every sign that they are going BACKWARDS with a swing AGAINST them, even with Krudd restored as Labor. There is a swing of 4% + to the LNP in Griffith and a 2% + swing to the LNP in Forde with Beattie. They will be lucky to hold onto Moreton, Rankin and Lilley let alone make any gains. And they will lose seats, lots of them,… Read more »
Utopia
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[Doesnt the lnp hold it ?]

The LNP hold it and the ALP need to win seats like Forde, plus 4 or 5 other seats which are much harder to win.

my say
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William the day is not over yet

sorry its =not good enough lurkers come after dinner

to read and they nothing of the day

o by the way your mate pvo is quite

my say
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lefty e

[people cannot stand abbott

and what did he offer us today 250 dollars a fort

to employees who employ someone who has been out of work for 6 months

what an insult says there is more coming
he came all this way to say that why

Utopia
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Excellent: lets have more reminders of the ALP corruption in Qld to go with the ALP corruption in NSW.

Things are going swimmingly :devil:

poroti
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Mein gott in himmel ! Mathias Cormann has hired Geert Wilders hair stylist,

guytaur
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mike

Its on 24 tonight

mikehilliard
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CAN YOU GET THE 7.30 REPORT LIVE STREAMING IF YES WHAT IS THE LINK IF NO SORRY I WASTED YOUR TIME.

lefty e
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My gut feeling at this stage: – ALP is about 1.5% off the pace, under where it needs to be to win. – the electorate is however not settled on a result, as it was 6 weeks ago. – The gap can be closed, but it will take clever campaigning – The senate is safe, unlikely to change a great deal on current configuration – Either Rudd or Abbott can still screw the pooch from here – Rudd needs to make up ground: but several big issues favour him (the interest rates cut, economy, NBN) – Abbott needs to defend… Read more »
my say
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must be a funny lot in wa then
\
its certainly topic of conversation here

but then we where voted this week the second most friendly place in the world
by a travel mag

Compact Crank
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Will Beattie apologise for tonight’s Forde ReachTel Poll?

Dingbat The First
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[How? Ask Amazon nicely?]

Pass a fucking law making it illegal to sell goods in Australia without a GST. The same law Australian retailers have to operate under. Let’s call it Government Geoblocking.

zoidlord
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@New2This/1149

Interesting, Abbott done this in NT and in VIC.

You didn’t whinge about it then.

Or called them rat fcked…

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