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The political speculator's diary: Punters losing faith in the pollsters - the Brexit...

June 19, 2016 - 23:38 -- Admin

Believe the opinion polls and the punters would have the choices in the UK's Brexit referendum at even money take your pick. For several weeks now there has been nothing between stay and leave in the measurements of public opinion. If anything, leave is ever so slightly in front.

Xenophon threatens massive retaliation against any Lib-Lab deal against him

June 13, 2016 - 09:31 -- Admin

Michelle Grattan, University of CanberraLabor is heaving a sigh of relief after Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement that the Liberals will put the Greens below Labor everywhere.In particular, the embattled Labor MP for Batman, David Feeney, under serious threat from the Greens, has been given extra life support, although it remains to be se

Australian election debate: I missed the worm

May 29, 2016 - 21:23 -- Admin

The worm probably would not have moved much from its neutral 50:50 position but I missed it nevertheless. Tonight's debate between leaders Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten was a rather bland and predictable affair. A little audience measurement in the style of the Nine Network's worm as used in previous years might have brightened things up a little.For my part I learned little except that the incumbent and the challenger are respectful opponents.

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