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BludgerTrack: 53.1-46.9 to Labor

The weekly poll aggregate finds the latest Newspoll result checking the Coalition's modest poll recovery, and drives Tony Abbott's personal ratings to a new low.

The Coalition’s mildly improving polling trend over the past few weeks has taken a knock after the latest bad result from Newspoll, contributing to a 0.5% two-party shift in Labor’s favour on the BludgerTrack poll aggregate. On the state-level seat projection, the big move this week is a three-seat shift to Labor in Queensland, where the Labor swing had probably been a bit undercooked on recent readings, along with one-seat gains in New South Wales and Western Australia. However, Labor is down a seat in Victoria after a blowout in their favour last week and also down one in Tasmania, resulting in a net gain of three. Newspoll also provided a new set of leadership ratings this week, which have pushed Tony Abbott out to his worst net personal approval rating since the election. Other figures on voting intention were provided this week by Essential Research, ReachTEL and Morgan. Full results as always on the sidebar.

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stevieboy
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Missus got a call from a poller (she can’t remember which one) on Friday night so I imagine there will be a new one out soon.

my say
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rocket_
Posted Friday, July 4, 2014 at 11:24 pm | PERMALINK
AFL sinks to a new low allowing this man into the Norths dressing room

http://instagram.com/p/qB70PpL52X/

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guytaur

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will you put this on twitter please,, i intend phoning the club on monday hope many other do do to

Puff, the Magic Dragon.
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Puff, the Magic Dragon.

This is an interesting site I found, for searching for your trade union ancesters in the UK, and this page gives a good timeline of union history in the UK.
http://www.unionancestors.co.uk/Timeline.htm

victoria
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meher baba
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BK. I can’t agree with you about Cowdery’s article being “thoughtful”. I see it as an attempt at face saving. This is the guy who was heavily critical of the A-G for bowing to media pressure and mounting an appeal against the sentence and was adamant that the trial judge was best placed to make the call and his view should not be overturned. (See the article by Cowdery I linked to a few pages back). Now Cowdery is arguing that the appeal result proves the system works and the media should have stayed out of it. The only consistent… Read more »
TaxiLurker
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I wouldn’t give the time of day to Morrison. I’d cross the road and wave my genitals in his general direction. Todd? I’d worry if he said it was his shout.

Bird of paradox
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[ AFL sinks to a new low allowing this man into the Norths dressing room

http://instagram.com/p/qB70PpL52X/ ]

Before I clicked that link, I actually thought it was gonna be someone from Cronulla. Right suburb, wrong guy.

If you had to pick one of Todd Carney or Scott Morrison to spend an hour drinking with at your local, who would you pick?

zoidlord
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http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/weblog/article/a-miracle-of-job-creation-its-genius/

Great article for liberal voters to think about (and from Tasmania!)

Night all!

absolutetwaddle
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There’s something really… unpleasant about people who salivate at the thought of prisoners – elderly pedophiles or otherwise – getting beaten, raped or tortured in prison. Confinement by the state is the punishment here, prisoner-on-prisoner savagery should not be applauded or expected.

Read the following report. It’s slightly out of date (published 2001) but is simply harrowing in every way. I hope prisons here never turn into the charnel houses of the USA.

http://m.hrw.org/reports/2001/prison/report.html

zoidlord
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Yale University ‏@Yale 39s

RT @YaleE360: $80 billion wasted powering networked devices—most of that b/c of inefficient standby mode technology: http://bit.ly/1m8SHSb

Diogenes
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PB

[Which is the worst sort of person
a. A person who is stupid but doesn’t know it
b. A person who is stupid and knows it
c. A person who is stupid and likes to show their stupidity as often as they can
d. A person who pretends to be stupid and shows this pretend stupidity at every opportunity]

Reminds me of this

When you’re dead, you don’t know it; the only people to suffer are those around you.

It’s the same when you are stupid.

Puff, the Magic Dragon.
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Puff, the Magic Dragon.

TP
They have facilities for sick people. Didn’t Ronnie Biggs die in custody, in some sort of nursing home?

Puff, the Magic Dragon.
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Puff, the Magic Dragon.

Does anyone remember that BBC program which showed Rolf Harris painting the Queen? She was posing for it and she seemed really cranky. He tried small talk with Her Maj and she was quite short with him. He said something about patting the corgis and she “No, they will bite.”
She didn’t seem to like him one little bit.

zoidlord
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No drama Phil.

bemused
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Carlton uses one of my favourite expressions: “It was bank robbery, with the bank doing the robbing.”

This has for a long time been the most common form of bank robbery and the proceeds of crime that the banks have enjoyed have far exceeded any pittance stolen from them.

mimhoff
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I’m with Phil. Wright’s article makes no sense to me. “A settled colony” comes about when the Europeans arrive, but that has no bearing on whether there were non-colonial indigenous “settlements” before that arrival.

If Australia is not a clear enough example, look at America. Indigenous settlements, overtaken by a colonial power with its own settlments.

Phil Vee
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Sorry zoidlord. For the typo.

zoidlord
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Retweeted by Rob Oakeshott
Graeme Innes ‏@Graemeinnes 7h

About to leave my office for the last time. So long and thanks for all the fish.

bemused
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Phil Vee
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Zooid lord,
Yes Howard, Fischer, the lot of them. My problem is with Wright’s article as it just seems like gibberish. Maybe it’s penetrating satire but I couldn’t follow it.

zoidlord
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@Phil/926

Tony Wright should remember it was John Howard who tried to water down indigenous inhabitants rights in this country, during the dispute with the farmers.

Phil Vee
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Tony Wright has helpfully explained Abbott’s “scarcely settled” statement. Wright believes the PM is legally correct but he mistakenly said it backwards so it came out wrong. He did not mean what he said because that meaning is obviously absurd, therefore he did not say it. Just read TA backwards and it all makes sense. Oh and everyone else is wrong because we are assuming what TA made it possible for us to assume. Silly us. In short, the indigenous inhabitants of Australia were here before the place became ”a settled colony”, and thus didn’t lose their rights over land.… Read more »
zoidlord
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@rummel/920

I was referring to alternative policy.

More sexism, this time in USA:
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/02/silicon-valley-sexism-tinder-culture-women-ageism

sceptic
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HTF did Pyne say this with a straight face?

Education Minister Christopher Pyne said he hoped Senator Lambie reflected on the respect and mutual support that’s expected of politicians when she entered the Senate on Monday.

”I think Jacqui Lambie and all of us in Canberra should treat each other with the respect that all colleagues deserve,” he told the Nine Network.

Puff, the Magic Dragon.
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Puff, the Magic Dragon.

Mr Justice Sweeney’s full sentencing remarks in #RolfHarris case here. Great job Sasha Wass. One of the best QCs http://t.co/6RTcvyhQIn— Total Crime (@totalcrime) July 4, 2014

Rossmcg
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Barracked girls north? Barracked for North.

I know its Friday but I haven’t had that much to drink ..

Rossmcg
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WWP

Used to work with a bloke who barracked girls north

He was losing his hair. No wonder.

rummel
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[zoidlord
Posted Friday, July 4, 2014 at 11:22 pm | PERMALINK
@rummel/912

Ah yes, I’m guessing you rather have those departments cut down in staff to decrease costs?]

They are reducing emissions not costs.

zoidlord
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Retweeted by Rob Oakeshott
Mike Carlton ‏@MikeCarlton01 7h

If Brown and Albrechtsen were the “two best people” Ian Watt could think of, he should not be head of PM&C. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/malcolm-turnbull-distances-himself-from-decision-to-appoint-janet-albrechtsen-and-neil-brown-to-roles-overseeing-abc-and-sbs-board-posts-20140704-3bc1o.html … via @smh

WeWantPaul
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[Posted Friday, July 4, 2014 at 11:24 pm | PERMALINK
AFL sinks to a new low allowing this man into the Norths dressing room
http://instagram.com/p/qB70PpL52X/. ]

Helps cement my views on North Melb

zoidlord
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Also: http://gizmodo.com/sea-level-rise-is-forcing-this-island-nation-to-relocat-1599405639 “The nation of Kiribati is a string of 30 or so tiny islands in the Pacific, each just a few feet above the sea. Thanks to climate change and rising seas, it’s officially screwed. So Kiribati’s government has come up with a drastic and unprecedented decision: buy 5,460 acres of land that is 1,200 miles away in a whole other country. ” “Kiribati won’t be alone is seeking to relocate its population. Other low-lying island nations like the Maldives, Tuvalu, and the Marshall Islands are feeling the outsized impacts of climate change. “Entire populations of affected states could… Read more »
guytaur
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Goodnight

sprocket_
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AFL sinks to a new low allowing this man into the Norths dressing room

http://instagram.com/p/qB70PpL52X/

zoidlord
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@rummel/912

Ah yes, I’m guessing you rather have those departments cut down in staff to decrease costs?

deblonay
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Global warming and terrible US droughts
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California has has a three-year long drought which has destroyed great areas of farmland in the Central Valley between LA and San Fran,vineyards,orchards ..the lot

Also Les Vegas is running out of water ,which it gets from a single larghe lake in the Rockies…which is drying up,and all across the US West forests and farmland are going

No wonder Obama is taking up this matter…though Abbott doesn’t want is discussed at the G2o in Nov

rummel
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Fighting CO2 American style lol… but hey, nothing much has to make sense when your trying to save the world from co2 in 1000+ years time.

http://www.fireapparatusmagazine.com/articles/2014/07/oklahoma-impacted-by-department-of-defense-no-longer-providing-surplus-equipment.html

”800 rural Oklahoma fire departments no longer have access to vehicles designed to fight wildfires previously provided by the Department of Defense.
The sudden halt in supply is due to the enforcement of an agreement between the DOD and the Environmental Protection Agency aimed at reducing emissions.”

Wakefield
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Being a Liberal with ideas generally out of wack with the majority of the population on quite a few issues means having to have a different public persona to the private one – which involves plenty of jokes about most of the people who are not WASP males. Mask just fell for Abbott again.

WeWantPaul
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[You may be right, Ross. A journalist on Twitter says Harris will be “taken to the notorious Wandsworth prison for assessment, likely to be then moved to a low security jail in the countryside”.] They tell me it is different now but when I toured the WA prisons in the 90’s all males apparently went to Casuarina Prison on jailing and were assessed for up to a week, and if you were graded such you stayed, if you were a naughty accountant they sent you somewhere else pretty quickly. i don’t know how they grade pedophiles in the UK but… Read more »
Thomas. Paine.
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I think Abbott was truly trying to say…their were no humans here before ‘us’… what else does not settled mean, no humans living here etc…

Thomas. Paine.
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Harris will get sick and spend less than a year in jail

Wakefield
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I don’t see any upside in Abbotts “unsettled” comments. “Scarcely settled” is even more ridiculous. Just knocks down in one go his attempts to curry favour with Aboriginal Australia which actually had some legs with his regular visits to northern places while Opposition leader.

And most of the rest of the population are at least a bit familiar with terra nullius etc discussion over the last 22 years since Mabo decision. Makes Abbott look like a dork as usual

Rossmcg
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William The report of coulson said He will be taken to HM Belmarsh prison near Woolwich at lunchtime where he will be assessed before being sent to an open prison in a few days. The high-security prison is home to terrorists and other category A prisoners, but has a separate wing dealing with local offenders sentenced at the Old Bailey, which is where Coulson and his co-defendants will go. I daresay Harris will get the same treatment. Conjuring up a vision of Harris in queuing up for a shower in max security with mass murderers might sella few papers but… Read more »
deblonay
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Speaking of sentances I was sorry that Coulson only got 18 months for his despicable work for the Murdoch Empire,…and his accomplice/once lover .. that redheaded woman ,…Murdoch pride… got off

The best thing would have been to see Murdoch in jail…now that would be great

confessions
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victoria:

[ The Piping Shrike @Piping_Shrike · 6h
PM’s view on settlement isn’t a slip, it actually underpins his political agenda. Did Mundine not know that? http://m.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/tony-abbotts-comments-on-australia-being-unsettled-before-the-british-silly-says-warren-mundine-20140704-3bcjs.html … ]

victoria
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I thought the same thing when I heard it. But i dont see how much mileage he will get out of this comment

[Tony Windsor ‏@TonyHWindsor 1m
Tony Abbotts “unsettled”nation comments very deliberate diversionary dog whistle .The man may not be too bright but knows what is doing here]

confessions
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O is obviously the Lateline tweeter tonight. He’s certainly taking it seriously.

WeWantPaul
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[WWP

I am not for the death penalty. I do agree sentence seems way too light.]

I don’t actually advocate murder, although i wouldn’t shed too many tears if it happened, so I’m not for a death sentence either. Bad things happen in jail. I had this client … well bad things happen in jail.

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