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ReachTEL: 53-47 to Labor

After a fortnight in which Nielsen found the Coalition back in front and Newspoll found Labor further ahead than ever, the monthly result from ReachTEL has Labor maintaining the lead it recorded in the previous poll a month ago.

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GhostWhoVotes relates that a ReachTEL poll, which I take to be its monthly poll for the Seven Network, has Labor’s lead unchanged on a month ago at 53-47, from primary votes of 40.3% for the Coalition, 39.2% for Labor and 10.5% for the Greens. The poll also finds Malcolm Turnbull to be favoured over Tony Abbott by 53.2% of respondents with only 27.7% opting for Abbott (and 19.1% for Joe Hockey), but this is down to a massive disparity between Coalition supporters, 58.6% of whom favour Abbott versus 27.6% for Turnbull and 13.8% for Hockey, and Labor supporters, of whom 76.5% favour Turnbull, 17.9% favour Hockey, and only 5.6% favour Abbott.

UPDATE: Essential Research has the Coalition up 51-49, reversing the result from last time. The Coalition is up two on the primary vote to 44%, with Labor and the Greens each down a point to 38% and 8%.

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briefly
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As I understand it, Qantas make money on their domestic routes (where the carbon tax applies) and lose money on their international routes (where it doesn’t apply). So Joyce is obviously right to say the tax is not the reason for their financial difficulties. It’s just another expense, along with fuel, landing fees, leasing charges, marketing and labour charges they are having trouble recovering. Qantas should focus on their domestic routes where they are dominant and their brand means most, and be far more selective about the international business where they are placed at a disadvantage and fail to compete… Read more »
Wakefield
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Well done the Australian cricketers. For a team which was given little chance at the start they really did well apart from a few sessions. And Clarke and Lehmann will get some well-deserved praise for building and holding the team together.

geoffrey
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qantas could save heaps by cancelling all its flight. wait a minute didn’t they do that once?

what is difference between a russian autocratic rules and an autocratic head of a major australian airline? one tries to do publicity
how are they similar? you cant remove them
how are they similar? they are both psychopaths who enjoy seeing others suffers to keep themselves in power

CTar1
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Otiose – Hard at it it.

Waking up and seeing ‘Tickey’ on 24 not conductive.

Otiose
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→ → 06/03/2014 03:15:58 —- Nett_NEWS++™ @ http://bit.ly/1aQcqOy #auspol http://bit.ly/1c9kJdY

imacca
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Good Game. SAffers played well as they could and nearly spoiled the party. 🙂

Jolyon Wagg
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Strayaargh!!!

Rational Leftist
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Australia win by 245 runs, with 4.3 overs left in the match, winning the series 2-1.

What a nail-biter that was!

silentmajority
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imacca
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Amazing how hard it is for the bowlers when the batsmen really dont care about scoring. 🙁

Rossmcg
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Imacca’s

Michael Holding had an interesting take on the treatment of Clarke, he suggested he keep his eye on the ball and get out of the way, just as batsmen did in pre helmet days. If you turn your back you can’t complain about getting hit.

Rossmcg
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Roger

Last time I looked at booking qantas to go to Lomdon they were offering Perth to Singapore to pick up another flight. Now with the emirates tie up they don’t need that and is Singapore a big tourist destination in itself these days.

imacca
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[Bowling at tailenders Johnson should aim at the stumps]

true. i can tend be vindictive with Saffers though. Particularly after Clarke’s treatment in the first innings.

Rossmcg
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Imacca

Bowling at tailenders Johnson should aim at the stumps

Roger Miller
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http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/perth-loses-international-route-in-qantas-cuts-20140227-33kq8.html
Qantas making it impossible, or highly impractical to fly internationaly from Perth with Qantas.

imacca
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2 wickets in 21 overs needed. I hope Johnson delivers a few bruises here. 🙂

imacca
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[Can you produce aviation fuel from renewable sources given the current hardware?]

Yup, although there are the same issues (food competition) that are common to most biofuel production at the moment.

Personally, i suspect that GM algae derived biofuels will evetually be the go.

zoidlord
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I would have though also reliance on imported fuel would also add to the cost.

Slav G
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davidwh@1497 In the case of QANTAS there is no renewable energy powered aircraft so they have to look to replace less fuel efficient aircraft, 747′s, with more fuel efficient aircraft if they want to stay competitive. Either way it comes at a cost to QANTAS. It can’t be a zero sum game for them. That is true David regardless of whether or not there is a price on emissions. Basic maths, less fuel used per mile of flight equals less cost to the carrier and in turn bigger margin on the price. While other companies where replacing their fleet with… Read more »
DisplayName
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For the record, claims that there is a PB consensus are just as ridiculous as claims that the Carbon price has no impact.

mexicanbeemer
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Davidwh

I am not sure, i have always preferred an ETS than a carbon price for as you say it is somewhat difficult for an airline to find alternative fuels.

Gillard’s biggest mistake was entering into a fixed price carbon price with increases overtime, thankfully she never endorsed the Greens preferred price.

davidwh
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MB I understand the theory. The trouble is business has to deal with realities.

Can you produce aviation fuel from renewable sources given the current hardware?

deblonay
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Further echoes of the Crimea crisis…. ___________________ Yesterday I suggested that real difficulties will emerge in the next few weeks in Kiev and new troubles on the streets, as events undergo a big change of course US Counterpunch looks at these difficulties facing the new far-right wing Govt in Kiev,as they make plans to force a massive austerity. action..a Greek style one…on the fairly unaware Ukrainians ..who are in for a terrible shock as their new Western Banksters friends who will screw them to the floor ,before they loan them a penny…and they need $40 billion…bad newsis on the way… Read more »
davidwh
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Sorry DN I am not really here.

Roger Miller
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Canceling there direct flights between Perth and Singapore will have an impact on passenger numbers.

mexicanbeemer
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Davidwh

But they could put pressure on their fuel suppliers to provide energy from a renewable source.

It is true that they could see a reduced number of passengers but that is unlikely as Australians don’t have a quicker way of traveling aboard.

The theory is that increasing a price against the compliment item will see an increase in demand for the compliment item.

DisplayName
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david, are you or aren’t you on PB? We’ve been reliably informed that there is a PB consensus that it has no impact. You simply can’t be saying what you’re saying. Stop trying to break reality!

davidwh
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In the case of QANTAS there is no renewable energy powered aircraft so they have to look to replace less fuel efficient aircraft, 747’s, with more fuel efficient aircraft if they want to stay competitive. Either way it comes at a cost to QANTAS. It can’t be a zero sum game for them.

zoidlord
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@William,

Are we going to see new polls for WA election re-run?

DisplayName
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mb
[… that being to encourage greater use of renewable energy.]
That’s one of many possible options.

It could also discourage flying. Note though that both international and domestic air traffic have increased, perhaps not as much as it might have otherwise (but Qantas now claims the cost has not been passed on).

DisplayName
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You’re not allowed to ask that question, david, it implies breaking the consensus.

mexicanbeemer
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Davidwh

Of course a carbon price is suppose to have an impact, that being to encourage greater use of renewable energy.

This is pretty basic undergraduate level economics.

davidwh
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How can an imposed price increase have no impact?

mexicanbeemer
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We don’t have a budget emergency but we do need to better target government spending to ensure it is efficient and effective.

Our real challenge is ensuring our workforce is fully maximising productive output.

Currently many Australians are not being fully employed and this is where the real emergency is.

Looking at this federal government i don’t see any real indication that they understand this or even know how to handle it.

Workforce planning is not this government’s strong point.

davidwh
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Double-groan posts are coming and going faster than Pommy batsmen in an Ashes tour.

DisplayName
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I do not think there is any kind of consensus on PB that the carbon price has no impact.

Thomas. Paine.
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[Effing hell, will some of you people let former PM Rudd be? Sheesh, it’s a worry!] It is just fascinating the response that comes from the same group whenever the name Rudd appears. It is absolutely essential for them to immediately find a way to denigrate and slag him, no matter what the subject. It really points to an easily manipulated mind, that the faceless men depended on when they set about character assassinating him. The politicians rely on people like them, which are the majority of the unthinking public, who can be played quite easily. So is really quite… Read more »
davidwh
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Groan now the gerbils found my post so I post the same message twice.

zoidlord
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@davidwh/1483

Until you release the safety mechanisms of the regulation and legislation.

We will eventually end up like USA.

davidwh
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Bugger my post was eaten by the gerbils.

AA a budget crisis, if we in fact have one, is not the same as the economy. You can have a problem fiscal outcome while the economy is growing if you continually spend more than revenue. We have done that every post-GFC year.

davidwh
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You can have a budget problem in a growing economy when you spend more than revenue particularly over a sustained period of years. Economy does not equal budget. In fact Australia’s economy and government revenue have increased every post-GFC year and yet we have still recorded record budget deficits throughout the period.

It really comes down to how you perceive a budget emergency. Apparently Australia doesn’t have a problem while we are doing less worse than Europe and the US.

Diogenes
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Comic gold. Ronaldo owned by a ball boy.

http://youtu.be/9HfYfcbN204

mexicanbeemer
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Opps i meant increased prices reduces demand

P.S even the best can make a mistake like a cricketer dropping a catch.

See Tone is good for something

Strong UnionsStrongCountry
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Strong UnionsStrongCountry

Our net goods and services surplus soared 30 per cent to $10.75 billion in the December quarter.

Dwelling unit approvals in January rose by 1.3 per cent in trend terms and 6.8 per cent seasonally adjusted over the previous month to be ahead a whopping 28 and 35 per cent respectively over the year.

So where’s the ”budget crisis” Hockey was spouting last May or the more general ”budget emergency” that has become a government catch cry? It doesn’t exist as advertised.

http://www.smh.com.au/business/latest-data-defies-forecasts-from-prophet-of-doom-hockey-20140304-3457o.html#ixzz2v5r18Vvl

mexicanbeemer
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Moddy the Libby

Yes increasing prices increase demand, this is the desired objective of the carbon price as current fossil fuels are considerably cheaper than renewable energy thus used in greater quantity.

The carbon price is designed to correct a perceived market failure by reducing the gap between the cost of renewable and carbon by placing a price on carbon and extending support to renewable energy.

An ETS would potentially operate in a similar way but with the added advantage of business being able to sell pollution emissions.

Strong UnionsStrongCountry
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Strong UnionsStrongCountry

Shame the first jobs being shed by Qantas weren’t those of the greedy arrogant CEO and Board

Strong UnionsStrongCountry
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Strong UnionsStrongCountry

Workers deserve better from their Prime Minister than have to trivialize their job loss by say they are now “liberated”.

Rational Leftist
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Well du Plessis just got out – and not a minute too soon! This changes it a bit now.

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