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Two horse race

April 10, 2018 - 00:10 -- Admin

Monday’s 30th Newspoll passed with nothing much happening but a reminder as to why Abbott was dumped in the first place. It was media induced of course, but that does mean it is not A Thing. Newspoll has a currency in the media, and hence in the political class and it can often be a trigger for action (or at least an excuse for one). This time, however, the political side had no response it could make.


February 18, 2018 - 11:02 -- Admin

David Rowe AFR

I am not here to moralise.

Turnbull, 15 February 2018

This creeping notion that women need protection from men, that we are weak creatures against men’s rampant desire for sex, is not good for women. It’s regressive.

Gay Alcorn, Guardian

Borrowed time

February 5, 2018 - 08:33 -- Admin

There has been a growing observation in political commentary so far this year that Turnbull is beginning 2018 in a better shape than he has been in for some time, and even possibly a little better than Shorten, despite lagging him in the polls. While there is some basis to this, the reasons given are vague.

The public

September 4, 2017 - 08:36 -- Admin

The national vote on same sex marriage may be less determined by the pro v anti campaigns but by the gap between both campaigns and the public.