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Federal Politics 2013-

Aug 14, 2014

BludgerTrack: 51.7-48.3 to Labor

This week's opinion poll projections have Tony Abbott leading as preferred prime minister for the first time since April, and the Coalition maintaining the slow drift in its favour on voting intention.

The BludgerTrack poll aggregate this week continues its steady drift back to the Coalition, with new figures from Newspoll, Morgan and Essential contributing to a 0.4% shift on two-party preferred. Labor now barely maintains overall majority status on the seat projection following a further loss of two seats, one in New South Wales and one in Victoria. Tony Abbott has also recovered the lead as preferred prime minister on the back of new figures from Newspoll and Essential Research. His net approval rating also continues to get less bad in the wake of MH17, although the rate of improvement has slowed and he is still well into the negative. Bill Shorten’s loss of the preferred prime minister mantle is not on account of his own rating, which has been steady since March outside of a brief spike in the wake of the budget. Full details as always on the sidebar.

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Otiose
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Nett_NEWS++™ by @Otiose94 http://bit.ly/1nAtjp1

zoidlord
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so Hockey’s bullshit excuse is pathetic.

zoidlord
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So while Hockey is making attacks on Poor people, he’s hiding the real agenda:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/tough-new-job-interview-rules-for-unemployed/story-fn59niix-1227026239488#mm-premium

“The Weekend Australian has obtained a letter sent from the Employment Department’s deputy secretary Jennifer Taylor to job providers which outlines how the tough new rules will work, including the possibility that those who miss an appointment may not have their payments backpaid when they start attending appointments again.”

Another budget saving measure :/

It’s a pitty we cannot do the same to Politicians.

absolutetwaddle
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Several Trotskyist groupuscules are able get themselves on the ballot whenever a federal election rolls around. The fact they get 0.001% of the vote every single goddamn time doesn’t appear to discourage them, bless their strident hearts.

As for the person walking in the city being confronted by socialist pamphleteers, in Melbourne at least it was likely they were either Socialist Alternative or Socialist Alliance. Who, up until not so long ago, were in earnest and tortured discussions about a merger. The talks failed for reasons only the most zen of Marxist esoterics could begin to understand.

bemused
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Raaraa@1042

bemused

Sorry, shouldn’t have capitalised those.

Walking in the city the other day, I received pamphlets from socialist parties. They may or may not be registered. And then there are the communist idolisers. Some people look at the disdain towards the major parties. Others, like these lots, are disillusioned even with “loony” parties like the Greens.

They were probably one or another of the Trotskyist sects.

They probably meet in a phone booth somewhere.

zoidlord
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@raaraa/1041

Yup, but far right politics demand war.

bemused
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Tom the first and best@1040 1025 Allowing people to fly to Australia without a visa, by stopping fining airlines for flying people without visas or onward tickets, and thus claim refugee status at passport control without any prior visa is not abolishing visas. Nor did I actually advocate that (although it is a change I think should happen). I merely pointed out that is the policy anyone who wants, as their top priority, to stop people risking their lives in small boats to get to Australia needs to adopt to get that outcome. I personally oppose immigration control. All people… Read more »
Raaraa
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bemused

Sorry, shouldn’t have capitalised those.

Walking in the city the other day, I received pamphlets from socialist parties. They may or may not be registered. And then there are the communist idolisers. Some people look at the disdain towards the major parties. Others, like these lots, are disillusioned even with “loony” parties like the Greens.

Raaraa
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Canada’s problem with the JSF F-35

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/geoff-stevens/2014/08/why-f-35-has-been-buried-black-hole

[To the critics, it’s a question of spending priorities. Eliminate homelessness? The F-35 expenditure would be enough, one report calculated, to buy every homeless person in the United States a $664,000 house.]

Tom the first and best
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Tom the first and best
1025 Allowing people to fly to Australia without a visa, by stopping fining airlines for flying people without visas or onward tickets, and thus claim refugee status at passport control without any prior visa is not abolishing visas. Nor did I actually advocate that (although it is a change I think should happen). I merely pointed out that is the policy anyone who wants, as their top priority, to stop people risking their lives in small boats to get to Australia needs to adopt to get that outcome. I personally oppose immigration control. All people should have equal rights to… Read more »
bemused
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Raaraa@1036 Speaking of parties peeling votes off one another, can a party be in a broad spectrum that it can capture both left and right? ALP in moving to the right on AS and social issues have lost some of its left to the Socialist Left and the Greens. The Greens in moving towards centrist politics have lost some of its left to the extreme left and socialist / communist parties. Liberals have moved to the right to gain some right-wing policies have lost the centre to the populist PUP and Labor. And lastly, Nationals in keeping up with the… Read more »
kezza2
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Centre

*rightski*

Centre
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Kezza

In the centre is where I stay, maximum distance from the tea party type right and loony green left :kiss:

*nightski

Raaraa
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Speaking of parties peeling votes off one another, can a party be in a broad spectrum that it can capture both left and right? ALP in moving to the right on AS and social issues have lost some of its left to the Socialist Left and the Greens. The Greens in moving towards centrist politics have lost some of its left to the extreme left and socialist / communist parties. Liberals have moved to the right to gain some right-wing policies have lost the centre to the populist PUP and Labor. And lastly, Nationals in keeping up with the Libs… Read more »
cud chewer
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comment image:large

Utopia
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Are they LSD cups?

CTar1
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Are they 1.7 in total or each.

‘night all and others.

kezza2
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Centre

[Money makes the planet rotate at its axis (centre) :D:]

Oh, ho ho ho.

Call an ambulance. My sides are splitting.

So why don’t you put your money where your mouth is? Make it your name. Be real, for a change.

Utopia
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I have heard about a breast lift, but not a breast high…..

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