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YouGov-Forty Acres: Coalition 34, Labor 32, Greens 12, One Nation 9

A largely unchanged result on voting intention for a poll that records a slight improvement in Pauline Hanson's personal standing, and growing concern about North Korea.

The latest fortnightly YouGov poll has Labor down a point on the primary vote to 32%, the Coalition steady on 34%, the Greens up two to 12% and One Nation down one to 9%, with the combined result for all others steady on an ample 13%. The respondent-allocated two-party result shifts a point in Labor’s favour to reach 50-50, with the Greens both increasing their primary vote and recorded a somewhat stronger flow of preferences to Labor. The results remain peculiar for the high overall level of minor party and independent voting.

Also featured are a comprehensive seat of leadership ratings: Malcolm Turnbull on 44% approval (down one on six weeks ago) and 48% disapproval (up one); Bill Shorten on 43% (up one) and 46% (down one); Pauline Hanson on 42% (up three) and 50% (down two); Richard Di Natale on 26% (up one) and 39% (up one); Nick Xenophon on 52% (up two) and 28% (up three); Bob Katter on 36% (up three) and 41% (down two); Tony Abbott on 34% (steady) and 57% (up one); and Christopher Pyne on 32% (up one) and 44% (steady). Other findings are that 66% are worried about North Korea, up 12% on eight weeks ago, with 29% not worried, down 11%. Fully 43% would support military action in response to the missile test, with an equal number opposed. Sixty-four per cent would support banning the niqab, with 26% opposed; for the burqa, 67% support and 24% opposition; but for the hijab, 29% support and 61% opposition.

The poll was conducted Thursday to Monday from a sample of 1032.

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Barney in Go Dau
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grimace
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bemused @ #1358 Friday, September 8th, 2017 – 7:08 pm

CTar1 @ #1354 Friday, September 8th, 2017 – 9:03 pm

P1

“How brilliant is this government, eh?”

… or turn off their pool pump for 30 minutes

The ultimate sacrifice ….

I suggest you read the article and note some of the numbers in it.

To build generation and distribution up to the level required for maybe a few hours a year is extremely expensive. The better option is to take action to chop off that peak demand, particularly if there is no real disadvantage to anyone.

That’s how DSM works. A good friend of mine is the energy manager for a very large consumer of electricity and the DSM payment rips a big chunk out of their yearly electricity bill, not to mention that their capacity charge is lower because of their reduced consumption during the handful (12 x 30 minute intervals last summer in WA IIRC) of peak grid events that occurred last summer.

grimace
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zoidlord @ #1347 Friday, September 8th, 2017 – 6:45 pm

@P1

Umm sounds like some dodgy tax cuts which is aimed at business.

Demand Side Management is old news in WA and has been going on for years. There is very good money to be made if you are a large consumer and are prepared to cut your consumption during peak grid events, which last summer consisted of (IIRC) 12 30-minute intervals over the spread of summer.

Tom the first and best
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Tom the first and best

Most of the spouses of senior British royalty were German from the Glorious Revolution (and accompanying ban on Catholic spouses) until after WWI because Germany had the majority of protestant royalty between its many royal families. The holding of the throne of Hanover by all British Kings between George I and William IV (Victoria did not get it because it was a men only throne) was probably also a contributor.

shiftaling
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So weird that the year they changed it back to Hahndorf was 1935! What’s all that about

Barney in Go Dau
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I’ve played against Gaza Football and Cricket Club many times in the past with no idea where the name came from.

The Wiki link below shows that Gaza was the war name given to Klemzig and the club maintained the name even when Klemzig was reestablished as the name.

Simon Katich
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Queen Adelaide was German?

It is easy to learn something everyday when you start from a small base.

zoidlord
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@bemused

They finding out what I am eating all these years..

zoidlord
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Another school shooting in #MakeAmericaGreatAgain.

Reports coming in that there is a shooter at a high school in Columbus, Ohio.

Barney in Go Dau
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More on German place names in Australia that were changed during WW1.

SA as you can see was most affected by this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Australian_place_names_changed_from_German_names#South_Australia

Barney in Go Dau
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[Simon Katich
Bemused, yeah – the living into the 70’s isn’t the interesting part. It was only pertinent in that it showed how many Anzac days he chose not to attend.

An interesting aside is that he lived in Verdun South Australia for a while after he fled his home town in QLD due to the unwanted fame his VC brought him. Verdun was previously known as Grunthal (or something like that) as there were plenty of German settlers in the area, but the name changed after (during?) WW1.]

SA with its early German migrants had many German place names that were changed because of the war.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/push-to-revive-south-australian-towns-with-german-names-lost-under-wwi-act-of-parliament/news-story/2714315c7f071f494a645453e41de51f

Simon Katich
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**Apparently Liddel isn’t considered as very good plant, a but like a ‘Monday car’**
Turnbull would know this. He is a details man, you know.

CTar1
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bemused – beat me to it on ‘Germantown’.

zoomster
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Freeburgh – a little town in our shire – was once Germantown.

The first home we bought was in Leak Street. I thought it was a comment about the location (marshy) until I realised the whole neighbourhood was named in honour of VCs.

bemused
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daretotread @ #1384 Friday, September 8th, 2017 – 10:36 pm

I read the other day that there is still a single US Civil war pensioner alive and getting $71/month.

Apparently she is the adopted daughter of a then 80 year old veteran who married her mother. It would seem that both mother and daughter were intellectually disabled in some way, so the daughter remained a dependent and is now a very old lady.

Would be living the high life on $71/month.

bemused
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Simon Katich @ #1381 Friday, September 8th, 2017 – 10:31 pm

Bemused, yeah – the living into the 70’s isn’t the interesting part. It was only pertinent in that it showed how many Anzac days he chose not to attend.

An interesting aside is that he lived in Verdun South Australia for a while after he fled his home town in QLD due to the unwanted fame his VC brought him. Verdun was previously known as Grunthal (or something like that) as there were plenty of German settlers in the area, but the name changed after (during?) WW1.

The town of Holbrook in NSW used to be ‘Germantown’ because of all the German settlers in the area.

I was always puzzled why an inland town like that had a replica of a submarine and eventually stopped to read the plaque.

The town got re-named after Captain Holbrook who captained the AE1 submarine which penetrated the Dardanelles in WW1.

daretotread
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I read the other day that there is still a single US Civil war pensioner alive and getting $71/month.

Apparently she is the adopted daughter of a then 80 year old veteran who married her mother. It would seem that both mother and daughter were intellectually disabled in some way, so the daughter remained a dependent and is now a very old lady.

daretotread
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My grandfather who fought at Gallipoli and my father who fought in New Guinea never went to ANZAC day marches

bemused
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zoidlord @ #1379 Friday, September 8th, 2017 – 10:29 pm

The excuse of ‘in case of terrorist’ is the new case of patheticness:

https://m.gympietimes.com.au/news/creepy-new-laws-pass-qld-parliament/3220873/

They’re out to get you zoid.

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