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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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bemused
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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.

briefly
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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… Read more »
Otiose
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TLBD

Phew 🙂

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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.”]… Read more »
This little black duck
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This little black duck

Otiose,

Link now works.

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

zoidlord
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zoidlord
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deblonay
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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

zoidlord
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deblonay
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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

Sir Pajama Pudding of Lake Disappointment
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Sir Pajama Pudding of Lake Disappointment

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”

zoidlord
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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.”

Psephos
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[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?

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

swamprat
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[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… Read more »
Puff, the Magic Dragon.
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Puff, the Magic Dragon.

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.

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

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

Tom the first and best
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Tom the first and best

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

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