Some election campaigns are fairly straightforward. The prime minister sets a date, and both parties sell their policies. There’s a lot of talk about economic management, fairness, justice, some international relations and, maybe some specific issue concerning the electorate. The major candidates tend to be pretty honest and the public makes a choice one way or the other, usually returning the government of the day.
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always unwise to make predictions about who is likely to win any election, but
if Scott Morrison does end up on the victory podium on the evening of 18 May,
it will be one of the most unlikely victories seen in Australian politics.
Conventional wisdom suggests there are two types of Budgets: one that’s in surplus, and one that’s in deficit.
There are two polls out today,
one showing good news for the government, the other showing bad news for the
government. How can this be the case? It’s all in the different methodologies
used by the respective pollsters and a statistical item called the ‘margin of
Fifty people. That’s a large number of people,
and it’s still difficult to comprehend this is how many died in the
Christchurch shootings last Friday. The Islamic community is still grieving
from the gravity of the events, but it’s best not to let up in the quest to
apportion responsibility for one of worst peace-time gun massacres in history.
Who can we blame for the Christchurch killings?
George Pell has been sentenced to jail for a
total of six years, after being found guilty of five charges – one offence of sexual
penetration of a child under 16 years and four offences of committing an indecent
act on a child under 16 years.
The latest Newspoll from 5–7 March 2019 shows a drop in support for the Liberal–National Party to 46 per cent on a two-party preferred basis, which means an increase for the Labor Party up to 54 per cent.
One of the greatest take-away
surprises from a visit to Parliament House during the House of Representatives Question
Time for many people is the sheer ferocity of it, the hurling of insults and,
importantly, the lack of transparency and scrutiny. While I haven’t been to
Question Time in Canberra for some time, I was always struck by amount of
head-shaking as people vacated the public area, quite often in the disbelief Parliament