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Federal Politics 2013-

Mar 13, 2014

BludgerTrack: 51.7-48.3 to Labor

After a period of erratic poll results from various outfits, the BludgerTrack poll aggregate appears to be recovering its equilibrium.

This week’s 51-49 Newspoll result has caused a slight moderation in this week’s BludgerTrack poll aggregate, which blew out to 52.2-47.8 last week on the back of strong result for Labor from ReachTEL. The 0.5% shift has had a bigger-than-usual effect on the seat projection, with Labor slipping four seats to barely make it to majority government status. This amounts to one seat each in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. There are two new data points for leaders’ ratings, from Newspoll and Essential, and they’ve caused the trendlines to continue moving in the directions they were already headed – inexorably downwards for both leaders on net approval, with a gently narrowing trend on preferred prime minister.

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BK
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BK
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Section 2 . . .

Alan Moir peers through Abbott’s intentions on health care.
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Just in case you missed David Pope’s ripper on Saturday.
http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/federal-politics/cartoons/david-pope-20120214-1t3j0.html
Matt Golding and Abbott’s Dreamtime.
http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/federal-politics/matt-golding-20090907-fdh2.html
Pat Campbell looks at arts funding.
http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/federal-politics/cartoons/pat-campbell-20120213-1t21q.html
SO CLEVER!! David Rowe at the Grand Prix with Jay Weatherill and the new car specifications.
http://www.afr.com/p/national/cartoon_gallery_david_rowe_1g8WHy9urgOIQrWQ0IrkdO

BK
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imacca
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[“Abbott, Putting the N in Cuts”]

That one is quite funny actually.

Bugler
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Zoomster, Well, in my defence, my first paragraph did deal directly with your point, but the subsequent two did discuss related thoughts, not targeting you. It’s a bit of a flaw in the way I post, sometimes ideas get aren’t perfectly expressed. Pegasus, Yes, certainly his presence wasn’t large, Sukkar spent big and spent widely. I stayed in Mitcham for a few months before the election while I was finding a more permanent residence so walked/drove past his office a fair amount in that period (never went in, as I had no reason to). The only time I saw him… Read more »
Fran Barlow
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Personally, I found some of the signs at the rally to be tacky and apolitically visceral. I told one of those wearing a F%%k Tony Abbott t-shirt — apparently from Socialist Alternative — that this had nothing to do with critique of the system for which Abbott was merely the ugly face. I challenged her to find in Iskra an equivalent. She looked blankly back, presumably because she had no idea what Iskra was. Other handmade signs bore other murderous or rather scatological sentiments. The thing to keep in mind though is that while these sentiments are not those that… Read more »
deblonay
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and a US Senator now gives his reasons for saying that the US should stay out of the Ukrainian crisis

http://original.antiwar.com/Sen._Richard_H._Black/2014/03/14/the-west-should-stay-out-of-ukraine-crisis/

zoidlord
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GhostWhoVotes ‏@GhostWhoVotes 15m

#Nielsen Poll Primary Votes: L/NP 44 (0) ALP 35 (+2) GRN 12 (0) #auspol

GhostWhoVotes ‏@GhostWhoVotes 14m

#Nielsen Poll Abbott: Approve 45 (0) Disapprove 49 (+2) #auspol

GhostWhoVotes ‏@GhostWhoVotes 13m

#Nielsen Poll Preferred PM: Abbott 48 (-1) Shorten 43 (+4) #auspol

deblonay
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http://uauk.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/right-sector-march-police-blockade-local-news/

A UK academic working in Ukraine.gives chilling picture of life in a small provincial town in Western Ukraine,where violent ne0-faascist gangs have the town under their control in mmany ways

Simon Katich
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Damn, I missed a discussion about Antony Beevor? Stalingrad still keeps me awake at night.

deblonay
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Recent discussion re Anthony Beevor..
Thosebooks were great…so to is a book he wrote with his wife.Artemis Cooper…..
“Paris after the LIberation” …loking at the immediate post-war years and De Gaulle role after Liberation

By Anthoiny Beevor and Artemis Cooper
“Paris after the Liberation”

deblonay
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Geoffrey….amongst he nonsense that you spout tell us…How do the Europeans find a substitute for Russian Gas”’it is delivered all over middle Europe by a vast network of pipelines and recently the Germans and the Russian built a new one down the Baltic Sea EVERYONE is dependent.on it….It cost ten of billion to build..how would one even replace it The fact is the Russian have the Gas The same situation is now arising in Turkey…with the USA calling for Turkish sanction and the Turks almost totally dependent on the Russian gas so explain how they stop using Russian oil..it will… Read more »
James J
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Nielsen

March 13-15

51-49 2PP to Coalition

Primaries: ALP 35, Coalition 44, Greens 12, Independent 4, Other 6.

Abbott: Approve 45, Disapprove 49
Shorten: Approve 42, Disapprove 42

PPM: Abbott 48, Shorten 43.

Greensborough Growler
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Greensborough Growler

What does seem clear is that the governments involved, probably including Oz know less about MAS 370 than they are letting on….

Rossmore
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What does seem clear is that the governments involved, probably including Oz know more about MAS 370 than they are letting on….

Simon Katich
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Hey BB, go easy on our rational Tories. They r a listed threatened species – due I presume to habitat destruction and introduction of feral Tories (or feral Tonys).

Strong UnionsStrongCountry
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Strong UnionsStrongCountry

Mari R ‏@randlight · 21m

Orphans of soldiers to have welfare payments cut

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/orphans-of-soldiers-to-have-welfare-payments-cut/story-fni0xqrb-1226856307076

such class these LNP people

Rossmore
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Everything …. Snap!

Diogenes
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This is a sleeper issue which will explode one day.

[A simple blood test could reveal within an hour of a head injury whether a football player should be allowed to return to the sport and how severe the concussion is, Swedish researchers claim.

The finding, published today in the journal JAMA Neurology, comes in the wake of this week’s admission by former Australian rugby league player Ian Roberts that he has brain damage.]

The NFL has set aside $900M for payouts to players with cumulative traumatic brain damage and have been told it isn’t nearly enough.

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