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More on the Brissiemander

William BoweMar 31, 2004

What a fascinating post-election wash-up they are having up Brisbane way, with the Couri

Brisbane Council gerrymander exposed

William BoweMar 28, 2004

The Poll Bludger's perception that the Liberal Party was stiffed in the Brisbane City Council ward elections has hardened upon closer analysis of the voting figures. Bearing in mind

Council elections wash-up

William BoweMar 28, 2004

Well, shut my mouth. In his earlier posting on the Brisbane City Council election your correspondent declared that "three weeks after an el

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The truth of the 'matta

William BoweMar 27, 2004

The Poll Bludger is currently beavering away at his seat-by-seat federal election guide, to be launched in its full glory whenever the campaign commences. T

More fun in Queensland

William BoweMar 17, 2004

The Poll Bludger's brief is state and federal elections, but there is one municipality in Australia that is sufficiently large and partisan to be of interest to observers focused on

Dead wood and bad blood

William BoweMar 13, 2004

One swallow does not a summer make, and even the months from December to February don't count for as much as other seasons on the Australian political calendar (the ones not habitual

Last word on Queensland

William BoweFeb 25, 2004

With the post-mortem guide to the 2004 Queensland election now fully resolved, The Poll Bludger is off to Perth for a week to, you know, soak up the elector


William BoweFeb 16, 2004

The Poll Bludger has stirred from his week-long post-election coma and is hard at work (honest) putting his Queensland election guide to bed now that someth

Call of the board

William BoweFeb 8, 2004

At the close of last night's count Labor were ahead in 64 seats, the Nationals in 14, Liberal in six, One Nation in one and independents in four. It is universally anticipated that p

I take it all back

William BoweFeb 7, 2004

Just kidding. Two hours out from the closure of polls I thought it worth noting that the Sunshine Coast Daily today carries "p

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