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William BoweJan 18, 2004

If you haven't yet taken a look at the Queensland election section at On Line Opinion then do

Poll that doesn't count: number two

William BoweJan 17, 2004

Poor old Gary Morgan. Every second Tuesday the political class holds its breath in anticipation of the latest Newspoll result, but when figures are released from the Roy Morgan organ

Rose and Reynolds

William BoweJan 17, 2004

Friday began with some media outlets reporting as fact that Emergency Services Minister and member for Townsville Mike Reynolds was about to pull

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Poll that doesn't count: number one

William BoweJan 17, 2004

The Courier Mail reports that something called TNS has conducted a poll from a respe

Unhappy families

William BoweJan 16, 2004

While Peter Beattie obviously could have hoped for a smoother start to his campaign, The Poll Bludger is not getting too excited about either the Merri Rose resignation or Mike Reyno

Administrative affairs

William BoweJan 15, 2004

The Poll Bludger's long-awaited domain name is now in business, so amend those bookmarks to www.pollbludger.com. Big up to Crikey for their Po

Theresa Green

William BoweJan 15, 2004

The Queensland Greens went into the election suffering internal problems that would have derailed the campaign of a major party, but The Poll Bludger is calculating that bedlam and d

Merri, Merri, Quite Contrerri

William BoweJan 14, 2004

Day two of the Queensland election campaign had been dominated by point scoring over child abuse, accusations of financial irresponsibility, the land clearing debate, and other matte

Queensland election: Day 1 highlights

William BoweJan 14, 2004

Queenslanders, pundits, opposition MPs and Poll Bludgers alike were caught on the hop when news emerged around 11am that Peter Beattie was interrupting his holidays to pass on his pe

News flash: Beattie calls Queensland election

William BoweJan 13, 2004

News.com.au reports that Peter Beattie is on his way to Government House to call a state election for February 7. Both the date and the announce