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Analysing the Soft Vote

Analysing the Soft Vote

Since the beginning of May, Essential Report has been asking their poll respondents about the firmness of their vote –  a valuable addition to the matrix of polling information we can use, as it gives us a measure of sensitivity in the strength of the primary vote levels of each party. The responses show some […]

How profitable is mining – Part 2

How profitable is mining – Part 2

Yesterday we had a quick squiz at the profitability of the Australian mining industry compared to both other domestic industries as well as the world’s largest 40 mining companies. Today, it’s worth a taking a closer look at how mining industry profitability in Australia plays out on the basis of business size as well as […]

How profitable is mining?

How profitable is mining?

According to the ABS, very profitable. At the end of last month (May 28), the ABS published their annual “Australian Industry” release which looked at a wide array of comparative industry performance measures for the Australian economy in the 2008/09 financial year. The results for mining are probably worth going over considering the hyperbole venting […]

Essential Report – our ignorance on asylum seeker numbers

Essential Report – our ignorance on asylum seeker numbers

This week’s Essential Report comes in with the primaries running Coalition down 1 to 40, ALP down 2 to 37, washing out into a two party preferred of 52/48 to Labor – a one point Labor gain since last week. The Greens are on 12 (up 3) while the broad Others are steady on 10. […]

Nielsen -Offshore processing and the RSPT

Nielsen -Offshore processing and the RSPT

Nielsen’s additional questions this month focused on asylum seekers and the RSPT. Looking at RSPT first, Nielsen asked: The government has announced it will introduce a resource super profits tax. Do you support or oppose a tax on the ‘super profits’ of mining companies? Is that strongly support / support / oppose / strongly oppose? […]

RSPT polling and low hanging fruit

RSPT polling and low hanging fruit

Yesterday Newspoll not only published their usual voting intention results, but also ran additional questions on support or lack thereof for the RSPT, making them the third pollster that asked RSPT approval questions during May. Over the month, Morgan asked the question 3 times via their phone polls, Essential Report asked questions twice and we […]

Essential Report – Trust and RSPT

Essential Report – Trust and RSPT

This week’s Essential Report comes in with the primaries running 41 (Coalition down 2)/ 40 (ALP up 2), washing out into a two party preferred of 52/48 to Labor – a 2 point gain to the ALP over the last week. The Greens are steady on 10, while the broad “Others” are steady on 9. […]