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Essential Research: 54-46 to Labor

Labor gains a point on two-party preferred from Essential, but the pollster joins Ipsos in finding a rise in Bill Shorten's disapproval rating.

This week’s reading of the Essential Research fortnight rolling average has Labor’s two-party lead at 54-46, out from 53-47 last week, with primary vote numbers not available at this stage. Also featured are Essential’s monthly leadership ratings, which have Malcolm Turnbull up three on approval to 38% and steady on disapproval at 46%; Bill Shorten up one to 36% and up five to 47%; and Turnbull’s lead as preferred prime minister at 43-29, compared with 41-27 last time. Respondents were also asked if they favoured a series of measures on energy policy, which found strong support for regulating power prices, increasing investment in renewable energy and storage, reserving gas for domestic use, and a “clean-up of existing coal-fired power stations”, while lesser but still majority support for forcing energy companies to help their customers use less power and bringing privatised coal generators back into public ownership. Twenty-eight per cent rated Labor most likely to deliver lower power prices compared with 19% for the Coalition, with 35% for no difference and 18% for don’t know.

UPDATE: Full report here. Primary votes are Coalition steady on 36%, Labor steady on 37%, Greens steady on 10% and One Nation up a point to 9%.

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Barney in Go Dau
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grimace,

I worked for a company that was taken over by a WA company with high ranking Salvo links.

I didn’t see too many Christian values in their business ethics.

grimace
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confessions @ #1823 Friday, September 15th, 2017 – 6:06 pm

Ides:

I don’t believe Salvos would discriminate, but perhaps it would happen on a state by state, or city by city basis.

My wife works for the Salvo’s. If you think they wouldn’t discriminate you, like many others before you who think the Salvo’s are sweetness, spice and all things nice are in for a mighty nasty shock if you ever end up working for them.

The Salvo’s make 7 Eleven seem like employers of choice.

Just Me
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ratsak @ #1829 Friday, September 15th, 2017 – 7:41 pm

They only understand one thing – power. If you have it, use it. If you fail to use it they will take it from you and use it against you without a second’s thought. If you want to have the option of working constructively with the Libs you have to hurt them to the point they decide they’d like a break from hurtin’ for a bit.

Agree. They need to feel the full force of The Law of Consequences.

They need to understand in no uncertain terms that those who give no quarter and show no mercy can expect none.

It is clearly the only way the cons operate and all they understand. So that is the way they need to be dealt with and brought to heel.

Go for the jugular, Labor, and don’t be shy about it. Repeat relentlessly. Forever.

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

Maurice Bluestein, Who Modernized the Wind Chill Index, Dies at 76 https://nyti.ms/2eY9w4w

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

On a big but sad day for space exploration, this picture shows the tiny blue dot of Earth #CassiniFinale pic.twitter.com/fpmiAYOPxK— David Shukman (@davidshukmanbbc) September 15, 2017

cud chewer
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I presume that means C@ is ok with high rise residential provide that its not held vacant?

Aqualung
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Here’s one for Molly Meldrum

https://youtu.be/Hswh_DlKOxY

Mal wouldn’t look out of place on that stage

A R
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kezza2 @ #1886 Friday, September 15th, 2017 – 11:07 pm

Comforting to know that North Shore Sydneyites are behind the eight ball, too.

No papers on the Sunshine Coast yet, either.

Aqualung
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I didn’t read that book poroti. But I love the lyrics. Some are a little denser than others depending on the album. I would have been 13/14. 1972 that acoustic guitar and Anderson : really don’t mind if you sit this one out…
Worked my way back from there. Totally hooked after Aqualung.
Brilliant live. Sadly Andersons voice is gone. Still puts on a good show and the acoustic songs are kinder on the voice.

bemused
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bemused
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K2
Another thing to watch.
Some companies offer a slightly higher discount, but then you find they only apply it to useage and not the supply charge. I nearly got tricked into changing suppliers by this.
State Govt has a site where you can find your best deal on gas and electricity based on your useage. I will see if I can find the link for you.
Turned out I was doing OK.

kezza2
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UPDATE. AGL

I have a folder for my utilities. Back to 2000. (thank dog for paper invoices, eh CTar1).

When AGL decided my accounts needed a rethink, they did so without taking my filing system into account.

Hehehehe . . .

The dodgy bastards do indeed owe me heaps.

They did really well on the gas bill (because the discount, percentage-wise, yields a much smaller overcharge). Yet they still tried to diddle me there.

But they’re huffing and puffing about the elec. To the extent, that when they re-issued my accounts from 2013 to the present, they fucked up at the first hurdle. Trying to charge me for over the counter payments (apparently $2 a pop) when I paid by BPAY, and have receipt numbers – when they discovered they hadn’t applied the correct discount.

My beef in the first place was being charged for “paying the bill”.

I suggested that rather than a mere call-centre person profusely apologising, they just cough up.

I await more trees in the letter-box.

SSM/ME

Which reminds me, I thought it was just we country hicks in Motown who haven’t yet received postal vote stuff. Comforting to know that North Shore Sydneyites are behind the eight ball, too.

shellbell
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Transcript of Joyce etc today

Lots here but without doubt my favourite is that Waters says she is out under s44 and the government says she is in.

Joyce and Windsor have beefed up their teams.

http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/cth/HCATrans//2017/182.html

A R
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Is there a before/after Lib/Lab/Indi count for the NSW council elections?

C@tmomma
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Cud chewer, I don’t like any development getting approved that isn’t for people to live in.

C@tmomma
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Night all. : )

cud chewer
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C@ is it the “over development” you object to, or they tying up of land by overseas buyers (and I’d also presume you’d add to this, the tying up of land by Australian speculators).

C@tmomma
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Yabba88,
Yes, Jane Smith nabbed the 3rd spot over the 2nd Lib! She’s a really good choice by the people.

C@tmomma
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Briefly, they call it the Liberal Party Overdevelopment Agenda over here. It just rakes in the money for the State government and makes fat profits for their developer mates. I know people need to live somewhere but we are talking about land banking by overseas buyers. It’s not a good enough reason to overdevelop the hell out of the place.

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