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Three new polls this week, from ReachTEL, Essential Research and YouGov, has moved Labor to a just-shy-of-career-best result in the BludgerTrack poll aggregate, on which they now hold a two-party lead of 53.9-46.1. However, the seat projection total is unchanged, as a gain for Labor in Queensland is balanced by a loss in South Australia. The big move on the primary vote is to One Nation at the expense of the Coalition. No new results this week for the leadership trends.

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Dan Gulberry
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grimace @ #517 Sunday, October 8th, 2017 – 4:46 pm

and only portion (no idea what size) would have the subscription that includes Sky.

Skynews is part of the basic package with FoxTel. You get it no matter what level you’ve subscribed to, or whether you want it or not.

zoidlord
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I think there is an election coming up…

First I seen ads for Government on “Solving” energy crises, then tonight I see ads for NBN.

Massive advertising blitz being paid by us tax payers!

daretotread
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Dio

Yes I absolutely agree which was one reason I was more worried than most re an Ebola outbreak. The death rate for medical staff was ridiculously high and you would need to be crazy brave to nurse anyone in that situation.

I am sure there would have been some noble souls who treated patients but there would also be a lot of absentees.

I guess once they could provide full space suits etc for the nursing staff and doctors it would be easier but even so it would be hard.

I assume that military doctors could be ordered to treat patients.

A R
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has signalled that she could sack Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a newspaper says, as she tries to reassert her authority after a series of political disasters.

The Sunday Times said it asked May about her plans for Johnson, who has professed loyalty but is accused by some of the prime minister’s allies of undermining her by putting forward his own vision for Britain’s exit from the European Union.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/british-prime-minister-theresa-may-signals-boris-johnson-could-be-sacked-20171008-gywqpx.html

Yes, because antagonizing the person who wants to take your job is a good way to make them stop. Said no sane person, ever.

Diogenes
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dtt

Health workers (drs, nurses, lab technicians) were 30 times as likely to die of Ebola compared with non-health workers in the African epidemic. You’d have to be brave, loyal or stupid to turn up to work in an Ebola hospital.
I don’t know if the government can force you to with emergency powers but it would be very hard to staff. OHS would never allow it under normal circumstances.

daretotread
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Dio

Your scenario is sort of what I would expect.Not enough masks etc and chaos.

The not turning up to work is sort of what I would expect too – at least not until absolutely safe protective gear is supplied.

With something like Ebola one issue would be waste disposal – who picks up the infectious waste bags and delivers them to the incinerators – would there be staff at the waste disposal facility. Now I happen to know that in Qld that was sorted or at least there was a company willing to take it on in terms of moving it from the hospital wards and with the requisite skills and commitment, but not sure if even they would have had the staff willing to be involved.

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Thank Leroy.

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Gorkay King
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Leroy Lynch
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See the images attached to these 3 tweets from the Oz for a breakdown of the Newspoll Quarterly summary.

Two Party Preferred
https://twitter.com/australian/status/916995698968584192

Primary Vote
https://twitter.com/australian/status/916995438305198090

Better PM
https://twitter.com/australian/status/916996215245381637

shiftaling
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Great timing, doesn’t Shorten happen to be barnstorming regional Qld right now?

Gorkay King
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Terrible QLD numbers for Coalition. %3.6 worse than bludgertrack.

guytaur
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My guess until we have research to tell us is that energy and the NBN would be the issues changing minds in regional areas.

Diogenes
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dtt

“I am disappointed that you think we are not prepared for a serious epidemic but see no reason to doubt you. Would it be the flu do you think or one of the exotic diseases? What of the re-emergence of bacterial diseases given antibiotic resistance? is it a serious issue or a bit of overblown hype?”

I have a friend who was high up in CBR (chemical.biological, radiological) disaster planning. Flu isn’t as bad as the exotics as they are lethally contagious which means the hospital staff will all die i(or more likely not turn up to work) if infection control breaks down.
We had a mock scenario of an Ebola like virus in a major hospital here. It was a total disaster. Not enough masks of the right type, few had been fitted for the masks and the hospital staff were grossly contaminated about 30 minutes into the exercise.

On the antibiotics, it could be a huge issue (see The Guardian article). The Ganges is basically one huge patient with antibiotic levels in the water the same as a treated patients bloodstream.
I’m probably like most doctors in just assuming the drug companies will get off their arses and develop a few new classes of antibiotics to keep ahead in the war but the bugs are catching up fast.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/08/world-faces-antibiotic-apocalypse-says-chief-medical-officer

guytaur
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Tick Tock Tick Tock the Newspoll tolls again 🙂

mari
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Kay Jay

Thank you wasn’t just me

mari
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daretotread
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Cat please be assured that should anatomy or physiology ever come up I will defer to your expertise.

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