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Federal Politics 2013-

Apr 10, 2014

BludgerTrack: 50.0-50.0

The Coalition lead in Newspoll causes the two parties to reach parity on the BludgerTrack poll aggregate, while Tony Abbott pulls ahead of Bill Shorten on net approval.

New results from Newspoll, Essential Research and Morgan has put BludgerTrack back to the position of two-party parity it was at three weeks ago, after which Labor was up to 51.8% and then 50.9%. They have also ironed out the brief slump recorded by the Greens last week, who have progressed from 11.3% to 8.9% to 10.4%. This week’s gain has come entirely at the expense of Labor, with the Coalition vote unchanged. On the seat projection, the Coalition is back in majority government territory, the meter having ticked in their favour by two seats in New South Wales and one each in Queensland and Western Australia. After a quiet spot last week, new leadership figures have emerged from Newspoll and Essential Research, and they find Tony Abbott with a rare lead over Bill Shorten on net approval, although preferred prime minister remains in the stasis it assumed in early December.

Also note that coverage of the Western Australian Senate count is ongoing on the dedicated thread, with a Liberal victory in the final seat looking increasingly likely.

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mexicanbeemer
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On the PPL for all the talk that its needed around here in the land of BMW’s and Mercs the past few years have seen something of a baby boom, thus i question if its even needed to encourage women to have a bubs.

Access to child care and return to employment opportunities appear to be the big talking point around here.

Not the need for a hand-out from Tone & co

dave
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silmaj@2161 2159 He predicts doom every year. I guess one year he will get it right. Yes Indeed. The only thing is the “Sell in May and go away” thing is strongest in the second year of the US Presidential Cycle – ie this year. Doesn’t mean it will necessarily crash or go down etc – we will have to see – but the US markets have had a good run since 2009, due largely to QE and ultra low interest rates. US tech stocks are currently down 8% from early March highs and may well bounce in the coming… Read more »
imacca
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[ This applies at 65, 60 and even 55years as well. ] Luverly. So they can go on the DSP rather than the pension then. Of course when they get booted off that (Libs hate bludgers after all) they can divest themselves of any assets accumulated (savings, house, car. belongings……) while they were working in order to support themselves at poverty level until they qualify for a pension at 70. Good time to be a cashed up spiv who can buy up distressed assets for a song wot?? And why not raise the GST as well so they can get… Read more »
imacca
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[ where the individual determines whether or not the statement was offensive ]

Very stupid even for you Mod, and its not even a comment related to the NBN where you have form for plumbing the depths of kool aid sucking idiocy.

At the moment its the court who determines if the statement was offensive, not the individual who claims of be offended. Unless you’d like to have a situation where individuals make a determination at law that we all should abide by? Jeez, we’d all have to be named Brandis for that wouldn’t we?? 🙂

dave
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AussieAchmed@2151

After seeing how WA has been treated in the GST amount of share it gets being constantly downwards, it will be a hard sell to convince the state that it should also share the revenue from mining etc

On that basis – there would also be little point of increasing the GST – as it would go elsewhere?

Sandgropers decide ? But they already did again, recently.

zoidlord
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Can LNP get lower than 40 primary?

GhostWhoVotes ‏@GhostWhoVotes 27m

#Nielsen Poll Primary Votes: L/NP 40 (-4) ALP 34 (-1) GRN 17 (+5) #auspol

Puff, the Magic Dragon.
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Puff, the Magic Dragon.
briefly, I am in a similar position to you, due to not being able to access the workforce while caring for a large family while trying to access the university education denied me when I was younger and living in a remote rural location. Then as a mother of five kids, I could not apply more lucrative positions interstate. Then I had to take part time work as I became a carer, at well below my previous salary. I ended up with little super, a medical condition, a house and scratching for funds to maintain it. Over fifty I don’t… Read more »
bemused
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briefly@2157 I am in the highly regrettable position of having almost no super and only the most modest of incomes. As a consequence of various crimes and acts of greed committed against me and my then-family, I lost nearly all my assets, including my share of my house and savings and nearly all my possessions. This coincided with a quite protracted period of illness from which I’ve only recently recovered. This illness really affected my ability to bring in much of an income, so now I have to face the prospect of working for as long as I possibly can… Read more »
sprocket_
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[GhostWhoVotes ‏@GhostWhoVotes 3m
#Nielsen Poll 2 Party Preferred: L/NP 48 (-3) ALP 52 (+3) #auspol]

Last Neilsen was a rogue

Sustainable future
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[2097
Bushfire Bill
Posted Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 7:24 pm | PERMALINK
Talk about chutzpah!

Joe Hockey hasn’t even gone through his first Budget yet and he’s already lecturing the G20 on their allegedly shabby economic performance.

It is “unacceptable” says Joe.

Who the f*ck does this bloke think he is?

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/13/joe-hockey-lambasts-slow-economic-growth-by-g20-states%5D

He thinks he is the next PM of Australia. When Abbott implodes within he next 18 months, sloppy will be there. He’ll look competent in comparison.

sprocket_
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[GhostWhoVotes ‏@GhostWhoVotes 1m
#Nielsen Poll Primary Votes: L/NP 40 (-4) ALP 34 (-1) GRN 17 (+5) #auspol]

silmaj
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2159
He predicts doom every year. I guess one year he will get it right.

sprocket_
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Clive Palmer is in fine form tonight – giving Newman some LNP love

[Clive Palmer ‏@CliveFPalmer 2m
@theqldpremier is lying about the state’s debt. He wants to sell schools and hospitals to his mates. #qldpol]

deblonay
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Brace Yourself
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Dr Marc Faber,”Dr Doom” to US investors…who predicted some earlier crashes.. says we are on the verge of a bigger US crash than that of 2008,ehich will trigger an even bigger Recession next year

sprocket_
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Does the Professor have some inside info?

[Clive Palmer ‏@CliveFPalmer 12s
@theqldpremier planning early election. Spending plenty of taxpayer money on advertising. #qldpol]

briefly
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I am in the highly regrettable position of having almost no super and only the most modest of incomes. As a consequence of various crimes and acts of greed committed against me and my then-family, I lost nearly all my assets, including my share of my house and savings and nearly all my possessions. This coincided with a quite protracted period of illness from which I’ve only recently recovered. This illness really affected my ability to bring in much of an income, so now I have to face the prospect of working for as long as I possibly can –… Read more »
Just Me
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[As William Blum said, trickle down economics is:

the principle that the poor, who must subsist on table scraps dropped by the rich, can best be served by giving the rich bigger meals.]

AKA, the ‘golden shower’ theory of economics.

Strong UnionsStrongCountry
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Strong UnionsStrongCountry

I like this quote from Hansard. Misleading the Parliament is grounds for censure, and if proven for a minister, standing down.

Wouldn’t it be good if we had an ethical and moral media that would use the same language about Abbott as they did with Gillard.

frednk
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AussieAchmed
Posted Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

After seeing how WA has been treated in the GST amount of share it gets being constantly downwards, it will be a hard sell to convince the state that it should also share the revenue from mining etc
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WA; the eastern states prop them up for decades; they have a mining boom and they start whinging because they have to pay a bit back.

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