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Only one new poll this week, that being the reliable weekly result from Essential Research, and it’s a similarly dull tale from the BludgerTrack poll aggregate. Things are exactly as they were last week on both two-party preferred and the seat projection, and there are no new figures this week for leadership ratings. The only changes worth observing are a Coalition seat gain in New South Wales that’s cancelled out by a loss in South Australia, and an ongoing descent for Palmer United since a peak three weeks ago. However, it should be noted that Labor’s two-party lead would have been down slightly if not for a methodological adjustment relating to Galaxy’s polls. The last three polls from Galaxy have been conducted according to a new methodology which includes an online panel component in addition to phone polling, but I had hitherto been applying bias adjustments based on the historical record of the old phone-only polling. It appeared that this was causing the Coalition vote to be over-adjusted upwards, so Galaxy’s bias adjustments will henceforth be calculated according to the pollster’s deviation from the results produced by the model – which so far at least is essentially no deviation at all.

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markjs
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How’s this an amazing own-goal by the Libs:

matt levinson @matt_levinson
Liberals bought abbottlies.com.au & redirected to their home page (via @samanthamaiden) dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/liber…

…unbelieveable …Lol!!

Roger Miller
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re Brandis, all the examples of the use of metadata by law enforcement I have seen have been from circuit switched networks (telephone) not from packet switched networks (internet). Is there any examples of packet switched metadata being used by anyone?

absolutetwaddle
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I for one think it would be fantastic for our country to be involved with the food drop in Northern Iraq. Would also be pretty happy if we were involved in bombing IS into oblivion. If Abbott succeeds in involving Australia in either of these thoroughly noble endeavours then good on him.

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

deb
A few days ago there was vid on the ABC showing Brandis working at his desk. I saw not one electronic item on it.

deblonay
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Re Brandis and his confusion re internet
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Does anyone know if the story about Brandis being computer illerate and never having used same ,,,is true
That might explain his hopeless statements on the subject

Bushfire Bill
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Bushfire @BushfireBill
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No it’s not a misprint. The Daily Telegraph does it again: can’t spell, do stupid. #Auspol village idiots.

https://twitter.com/BushfireBill/status/498100333206204417

deblonay
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Abbott seems determined to use foreign affairs to distract from his local failures

The airlines disaster,identifying bodies,droppiing supplies to people in the mountains of Iraq…anything will do

Is Australia the only copuntry other tha the Us tro be involved with the food drop issue?

I suspect the USA must have hundreds of aircraft available in the region,so why would they want Abbott help ?

of course they Don’t…but it’s all part of his world statesmen act
I suspect it doesn’t much impress the voters either

Centre
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Why is there such a long winter break for parliament?

Is it because it is freezing in Canberra at this time of year. Well hopefully all that should change (global warming) one day so the pollies can actually work for their pay.

bemused
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Centre@1742

Bemused

Does Christine Milne look like Jack Nicholson in that photo (link post 1739) or is it just me?

Can’t see either so must be just you.

Centre
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Bemused

Does Christine Milne look like Jack Nicholson in that photo (link post 1739) or is it just me?

CTar1
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[Bob Day will introduce a private senator’s bill to revive planned changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.]

‘Bob’ Day or Dog Day – so many indies I’m getting ‘confused’.

CTar1
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bemused

[Hey Centre, someone posted a link to a blog on here recently – http://loonpond.blogspot.com.au/%5D

It sounds like ‘made in heaven’ for you.

Post there. Post there.

bemused
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Hey Centre, someone posted a link to a blog on here recently – http://loonpond.blogspot.com.au/

I immediately thought of you and wondered if it was your beloved LOONS 😀

You should love this:
[Welcome to the land of the loons, written by a loon about loons, for those fortunate few who cherish loonacy:

Hurry up. The loons! The loons! They’re welcoming us back.

Look! Look! Oh, look, I’ve spotted the loons! Oh! Oh, they’re so lovely.

I never saw such big loons in my life.

The loons have been calling for rain all night long. Rain! Rain! Bring us the rain!

That’s what the loons said, huh.

It’s a dead loon, Norman. The poor thing. Oh, it smells too.

– On Golden Pond ]

Centre
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caf @ 1728

That might be so in theory but very Greens Party like in the real world.

sprocket_
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[GhostWhoVotes ‏@GhostWhoVotes 9m
@Bondles 2012 preferences. #ReachTEL

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#ReachTEL Poll QLD State Primary Votes: LNP 41.0 (+2.3) ALP 34.4 (0) PUP 12.6 (-2.8) #qldpol #auspol

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#ReachTEL Poll QLD State 2 Party Preferred: LNP 52 (+1) ALP 48 (-1) #qldpol #auspol]

CTar1
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[dubbed “Operation Boring” by some insiders]

It’s got ‘Operation’ in front of it.

Tones will waste squillions on a Federal copy (no matter how well the Qld State effort works out).

Centre
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Wrong

Parra 18 Raiders 10

Bookies spot on like usual 😯

CTar1
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[I am really struggling to see any valid reason to be traveling to Holland.]

Avoiding rigorous questioning even when he does the predictable cut and run and answers nothing is the reason.

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