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The pitfalls of Better Party To Manage

The pitfalls of Better Party To Manage

What started out as an exercise in looking at whether we can see any structural effects of incumbency on the results of “better party/leader to manage” polls over time – whether the act of being in government itself has an impact on these metrics – quickly became something else entirely as the data spoke in […]

Net Access – More Than Just Smut and Piracy

Net Access – More Than Just Smut and Piracy

With the debate about the National Broadband Network well underway, some of the dismissals of why a population would need higher broadband speeds (or as Kevin Rudd so quaintly called it at the Tasmanian Community Cabinet meeting, “Bandspeed”) – often bounce around somewhere between the ridiculous and the incredulous. It’s not only the economic and […]

Newspoll – Issue Importance

Newspoll – Issue Importance

Today Newspoll released their Issue Importance poll which comes out every 4 months or so. It tracks which issues the public perceives as being “very important” as well as asking respondents which political party is best at handling each of the issues. On the question: WOULD YOU SAY EACH OF THE FOLLOWING ISSUES IS VERY […]

New Year Requestathon Answers.

New Year Requestathon Answers.

I’ve made two New Year resolutions – the first is to start providing answers to your requests, and the second is to get through the huge backlog of email. So today, we’ll start on both (fingers crossed on the email). In the previous Requestathon, CountArach asked: Would there be any way to look at Australia’s […]

Tough demographic choices for the Greens

Tough demographic choices for the Greens

We’ve spent the last few days looking at the ALP political prism, where their big gains at the last election in seats with high recipient levels of Family Tax Benefit Part A seems to have resulted in that group being the dominant political demographic that shapes government decision making – from driving the politics of […]