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BludgerTrack: 53.6-46.4 to Labor

Very slightly better news on the poll front this week for the Coalition, although Labor maintains its thumping lead on the BludgerTrack poll aggregate.

The only poll this week was a slightly-less-bad-for-the-government result from Essential Research, which takes some of the edge off last week’s surge to Labor. The Coalition’s two gains on the seat projection consist of one apiece in Queensland and Western Australia. No new results on leadership ratings this week.

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I was at a Father’s Day dinner tonight…3 x 60 yo, 2 x 25 yo…5/5 voting Yes….a lot of discontent shown re the plebiscite

Trog Sorrenson
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sprocket_

Lucky Climate Change is a hoax….

If hurricane Irma impacts the US-not a given at this stage, but a reasonable probability – then there could be cause for a ” national reevaluation” of the Trumpian dismissal of climate change in the US.
Millions of people can be flooded out in Bangladesh and India, but this means fuck all to the “know nothings” in the US.
Harvey’s impact on Houston followed by a double whammy on the east coast of the US is another matter.
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/irma-major-hurricane-atlantic-ocean-intensification

sprocket_
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The narrowing

#Newspoll Federal 2 Party Preferred: L/NP 47 (+1) ALP 53 (-1) #auspol

Desert Qlder
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#Newspoll Federal 2 Party Preferred: L/NP 47 (+1) ALP 53 (-1) #auspol

Toby Esterhase
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So much for the narrowing! Back to 53-47 to Labor.

Ides of March
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LL and GK

Thanks

confessions
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grimace:

Agree with all that, and have said before that voters perceived the Barnett govt did nothing to prepare for the end of the mining boom except attach themselves to beauty projects such as Elizabeth Quay and the new footy stadium.

As always it takes a Labor govt to come in and clean house.

Gorkay King
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@Ides

At the moment it’s all talk on the twitter.

Leroy Lynch
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Ides of March – no, nothing yet

Greensborough Growler
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Greensborough Growler

Trog Sorrenson @ #620 Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 – 9:25 pm

Only the abusive trolls such as you!

Yes, I do tend to get abusive with climate deniers, liers, and others who distort the truth.
A personal failing.

PB is an opinion blog.

You seem to prefer that it be an echo chamber of your views and opinions.

Sad!

Ides of March
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So do we actually have a newspoll result and narrowing?

Fulvio Sammut
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Isn’t it time for the Ghost to share his knowledge with us?

Puff, the Magic Dragon.
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Puff, the Magic Dragon.
GG It is not your idea of a marriage and it never will be. But SSM will be marriage to those who get married and those who support it or do not give a damn. So SSM will be legislated, people will get married to people of the same sex, they will be married, and you will never believe it is real marriage. Plenty of people thought that about divorcees in the past, and mixed race or mixed religion marriages, in the past. What you think will be as it is, as is your right, but same sex marriage will happen. You can go on thinking as you do, but the change is happening. Catholics for example, do not recognise marriages outside the Catholic faith, so there is a lot of us who were never married and our kids are’ illegitimate’ going by that. And I imagine people in Same Sex marriages will give the Catholic church the same concern as the rest of us who are told we are not married because we had secular/other-religious marriages. WGAF? theirb>Greensborough Growler @ #569 Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 – 7:18 pm grimace @ #567 Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 – 7:41 pm Player One @ #551 Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 – 4:43 pm cud chewer @ #540 Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 – 6:27 pm P1, For once I agree with you. The battler over SSM is really about the continuation of a war against gay people by religious zealots. Hmm. You claim to agree, but then say that. I guess your prejudice means you really can’t even see the problem here. Which means there is little point in arguing. He’s got a point. The “no” supporters have only touched on SSM in a cursory way during their campaigning. They’ve chosen instead to focus on slippery slope arguments, gender issues, male children being allowed to wear dresses to school, political correctness – when they really mean that there are one less legal and socially acceptable means of discrimination against LGBTIQ people, religious freedom – see explanation for political correctness, the safe schools program and other irrelevant nonsense.* They are running a proxy campaign against the laws and norms of our society catching up with the factual reality of human sexuality & gender, and against their loss of privilege relative to a weaker group in society. * my listing of proxy issues is probably not… Read more »
Trog Sorrenson
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Only the abusive trolls such as you!

Yes, I do tend to get abusive with climate deniers, liers, and others who distort the truth.
A personal failing.

sprocket_
Guest

Lucky Climate Change is a hoax….

“KURNELL residents have been placed on alert tonight after a large out-of-control bushfire took hold of the peninsular in Sydney’s south.

The NSW Rural Fire Service said the bushfire was burning in windy conditions on Captain Cook Dr at Kurnell.

The fire has been listed as out-of-control.

Local residents have been told to monitor the conditions and Watch and Act.

The blaze has already consumed 10 hectares of bushland.

The fire comes as Sydney experienced high temperatures today during the driest winter in 15 years.

High temperatures and high winds yesterday fanned a grass fires at Ashcroft and created hazy conditions.

Hot and windy conditions have fanned several fires across the state Picture: Twitter
Fire danger warnings are very high from the north coast to the south coast, including the greater Sydney region.

Strong winds resulted in a number of planned hazard reduction burns being postponed around Sydney.

Mr Newbie
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GG:

“Homosexuality is not illegal. They can co-habit and exchange bodily fluids to their hearts content.

So, tell me, how does changing these laws affect your life in any way?”

1. Marriage has nothing to do with sex, as I’m sure some heterosexuals will attest. And not all sex involves exchange of bodily fluids.

2. I am gay. I have no immediate desire to marry anyone, but I should have the right to do so if I wanted to. Marriage equality gives equal status to heterosexual relationships before the law. Just because it’s “not illegal” to have a homosexual relationship doesn’t mean that homosexual relationships are equal to heterosexual ones. That homosexual relationships are currently viewed as being less worthy than heterosexual ones has a negative impact on many people, particularly young gay people growing up. Again, you’ve not answered how this affects you personally, which leads to the conclusion that it doesn’t, because you refuse to give a single reason.

Greensborough Growler
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Greensborough Growler

Trog Sorrenson @ #614 Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 – 9:18 pm

GG
I’m sure she feel the same about you!
And a goodly number of others on this forum.

Only the abusive trolls such as you!

grimace
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confessions @ #593 Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 – 6:52 pm

grimace:

My apologies, I thought you were criticizing mine and Socrates’ comments about the Barnett govt intransigence on the local economy.

The profligate spending of the Barnett Government is an absolute disgrace and I hope that the Labor Party use this period of gross mismanagement against the state Liberals for decades to come, in the same way, that the Liberals successfully painted themselves as the party of responsible economic management for the last few decades.

The Liberals have managed to piss away the proceeds of a once in a lifetime boom with little in the way of infrastructure to show for it AND they’ve left the state ~$36b in debt. At the very least the Howard Government left us with money in the bank, their profligate spending notwithstanding.

The Liberals built one replacement hospital that was not big enough (Fiona Stanley Hospital), another replacement (Midland Public Hospital) was built by the Catholic church who have refused to provide reproductive health services at it and worse have refused to allow direct access to the hospital from the state owned and run reproductive health clinic annexure that had to be built next to it, built only a minor extension to one of the rail lines, didn’t materially add any distance to the state’s freeways or highways and didn’t do much in the way of upgrades to the highway network.

The new Perth Children’s hospital is a debacle which quite rightly has been laid squarely at the feet of the Liberals. The building is yet to be commissioned due to lead contamination in the water supply, had an asbestos scandal during construction and is regarded by medical groups as being built too small.

Examples that we have of utterly wasteful spending on infrastructure that Barnett did build include the the new indoor, oval and rectangular stadiums (the second which has not yet secured the AFL as a tenant, and the third which recently lost one of its two major tenants), Elizabeth Quay, the Premier’s Palace and the money the Liberals were planning on burning on Roe 8.

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