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Preferential treatment

William BoweJan 20, 2004

In the wake of the Beattie's promise to spend $150 million addressing land clearing yesterday, a lot of ink has been wasted over the issue of the Greens' preference allocations, a su

Unhappy families: revisited

William BoweJan 19, 2004

The Poll Bludger flatters himself to imagine that his posting from Friday on the state of the Queensland Coalition sent shockwaves through the Liberal Party and

Worm turning for Turnbull?

William BoweJan 18, 2004

For some time now the conventional wisdom has been that Malcolm Turnbull had muffed his assault on the Liberal preselection in Wentworth, the wily incumbent Peter King having thwarte

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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

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