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Essential Research: 52-48 to Labor

With much of the country enjoying a long weekend, a status quo reading from Essential Research is the only new voting intention result for the week.

The Guardian reports that the latest reading of the Essential Research fortnight rolling average, which has been delayed a day due to Monday’s public holiday, has Labor’s two-party lead unchanged at 52-48, after it fell from 53-47 last week. Primary votes will have to wait until later today. UPDATE: Full report here, with primary votes at Coalition 38% (down one), Labor 36% (down one), Greens 10% (steady), One Nation 8% (up two).

Other reported findings focus on terrorism and a low emissions target, with the former including a 47% approval rating for Malcolm Turnbull’s handling of the terror threat, compared with 56% in October 2015, and 24% disapproval, compared with 17%; 74% saying the terrorism threat in Australia has risen over recent years; 46% saying the government should be spending more on counter-terrorism, compared with only 9% for less; and 44% saying there should be more restrictions on rights and freedoms to combat terrorism, with only 12% saying current restrictions go too far, and 19% believing the current balance is right.

With respect to carbon emissions, 44% favour a low emissions target and 20% an emissions intensity scheme, with 36% opting for don’t know; and 27% saying capture and storage from coal generation should count as a low emissions energy source, compared with 29% who disagreed.

Also this week:

• The Australia Institute has published a ReachTEL poll of the Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg’s seat of Kooyong, which after incorporating prompting responses for the undecided finds primary votes of Liberal 48.9% (58.2% at the election), Labor 25.5% (19.8%) and Greens 17.0% (18.9%), and a respondent-allocated two-party result of 56-44 to Liberal (63.3-36.7). The poll also records a 77.9-15.5 split in favour of a clean energy target,

• Western Australian Senator Chris Back has announced he will retire as of the end of July, leaving a vacancy for a three-year term that runs to mid-2019. Andrew Burrell of The Australian identifies two possible successors: Slade Brockman, former chief-of-staff to Mathias Cormann, who is rated the front-runner; and Matt O’Sullivan, chief operating officer of Andrew Forrest’s GenerationOne indigenous youth employment scheme, who ran unsuccessfully in the southern Perth seat of Burt at last year’s federal election.

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zoidlord
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This Cladding issue reminds me about the asbestos victims here in Australia, nothing will be done!

sprocket_
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Not only is Trump a narcissist, but he has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. This from the WaPO. “– White House aides are privately fretting to one another over Trump’s obsession with the probe, Politico’s Josh Dawsey reports: “Trump, for months, has bristled almost daily about the ongoing probes. He has sometimes, without prompting, injected ‘I’m not under investigation’ into conversations with associates and allies. He has watched hours of TV coverage every day — sometimes even storing morning news shows on his TiVo to watch in the evening — and complained nonstop. ‘It’s basically all he talks about on the phone,’… Read more »
don
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zoomster @ #1333 Friday, June 16, 2017 at 9:05 pm Don the best birds I ever had were a pair of nesting kingfishers. They would not tolerate another bird in their vicinity. For year after year, I had cherries and strawberries by the bucketload — and then one summer, the kingfishers vanished. I now have lots and lots of birds but no cherries or strawberries… We have both, but we net them. I have espaliered the cherries on an east facing brick wall, and fix the net to the top of the wall and hang it down over the cherries.… Read more »
Blanket Criticism
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Tory minister declined to include sprinklers in fire safety rules as it could discourage house building

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/grenfell-tower-fire-safety-rules-sprinklers-brandon-lewis-warn-house-building-social-housing-tory-a7790921.html

CTar1
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FS

I have just read that this protection from arrest extend only to arrest in civil matters, not from criminal activity.

It was to stop the monarch sending in people to drag people out of the house while it was actually debating.

CTar1
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a r
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I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/875701471999864833

That excuse tends to not work when the guy only told you to fire the FBI director because you told him to tell you that.

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Barney in Go Dau
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john boy @ #1367 Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 12:00 am

Guardian reporting the cladding used was not the fire retardant type all to save 2 Pounds per square meter…
Whaaaaat!!..??
Ok.. So just HOW MANY will be charged for Manslaughter??

It’s the EU’s fault for not have imposed the German standard on all EU countries. 🙁

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JOHN BOY
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Guardian reporting the cladding used was not the fire retardant type all to save 2 Pounds per square meter…

Whaaaaat!!..??

Ok.. So just HOW MANY will be charged for Manslaughter??

paaptsef
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That Daesh leader that a Liberal party defence minister was unable to name has reportedly been killed in a Russian airstrike

Fulvio Sammut
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Actually, Googling the issue I have just read that this protection from arrest extend only to arrest in civil matters, not from criminal activity. Doesn’t make much sense to me. I can only think of “arrest” in a civil sense in terms of an absconding debtors warrant (do they still exist?) or for failure to appear in a civil court in answer to a subpoena or witness summons.

Now, is contempt of court, in relation to comments on a criminal trial, a civil or criminal contempt?

Lord Haw Haw of Arabia
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Lord Haw Haw of Arabia

Guardian reporting the cladding used was not the fire retardant type all to save 2 Pounds per square meter…
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/16/manufacturer-of-cladding-on-grenfell-tower-identified-as-omnis-exteriors

Barney in Go Dau
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fulvio sammut @ #1361 Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11:23 pm

I recall reading (or at least I think I do) when I as a student nearly 50 years ago that under the Westminster System Members of Parliament couldn’t be arrested or detained whilst Parliament was in session.
Those three better hope Parliament sits a long, long time.

What’s extradition like between the ACT and Victoria?

I can just see the Feds lining up at all the doors to the Chamber waiting.

grimace
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bemused @ #1341 Friday, June 16, 2017 at 9:26 pm Actually, I was listening to a report on the BBC last night and it was mentioned that there are 2 types of filling in the cladding, fire-retardant and non-flammable. Presumably the polystyrene treated with chemicals is supposed to be fire retardant. Clearly it isn’t to any satisfactory degree. The non-flammable filling was characterised as ‘mineral’. Asbestos anyone? What else could it be, does anyone know? I do work for a very large industrial insulation company and they have several products which are referred to as various types of “wool”. It’s… Read more »
Fulvio Sammut
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I recall reading (or at least I think I do) when I as a student nearly 50 years ago that under the Westminster System Members of Parliament couldn’t be arrested or detained whilst Parliament was in session.

Those three better hope Parliament sits a long, long time.

HaveAchat
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“I don’believe that our Federal politicians are subject to the equivalent of standard govt APS staff checks.” This sounds even weirder, our politicians that spend half their time whispering sweet nothings in the ears of scribblers from the local toilet publishers and the other half of their valuable time prostrating themselves before very rich representatives of foreign governments begging for money don’t undergo any security checks at all. If I wanted to work for in a govt agency they would want to know everything from my whole life down to the side I dress on when putting on my trousers… Read more »
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