Not entirely sure what to make of this, but I have received a media release giving results from a Burson-Marsteller survey of 1156 voters conducted on Friday. Respondents were asked if they had firmly decided who they will vote for, to which 77 per cent answered yes. Of that 77 per cent, 56 per cent said they would vote Labor and only 34 per cent would vote Coalition. For the purposes of tying up loose ends, I also note reports on the weekend that an IPSOS Mackay poll indicated that Labor had taken a lead on the question of who would better manage the economy, by 39 per cent to 36 per cent.
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Frank Calabrese : I swear it wasn’t me. The embarassment would have been punishment enough for the kid!
Makes you wonder how the media would be if it were all objective and non-partisan. Never going to happen.
JOHN Howard once said there would “never, ever” be a GST, and now Kevin Rudd says the only rise in the tax will occur over his dead body.
Does anyone gives a rats what Milne says. If Howard looses then Milne’s career will be over because the only interview he’ll be able to get in Canberra will be with the new shadow minister for Fisheries.
There is a new thread up.
Quite frankly everything I read tells me that the longer Howard leaves the election the deeper in trouble he will get. The Adelaide Advertiser started talking about baseball bats.
“STRUGGLING families are ready to take a baseball bat to John Howard over rising interest rates and believe the Coalition has “lost touch” with the public.”
Could someone direct Davey Boy to the comment, somewhere on this site, to cunning stunts?
It’s past my bedtime.
Do you think there are any Coalition parliamentarians who think of Howard nowadays as â€œa lying c*nt with a limited futureâ€? Now thatâ€™s an insult!”
LOL… that’s probably the most anti-climatic insult ever.
“WTF?? Explain your slander Just Me???”
Fear and Loathing, Glen. Fear and Loathing. Surely you haven’t forgotten Hanson, One Nation, racism, xenophobia etc culminating in the Tampa siege and the Pacific Solution. And, of course, the continued internment of Boat People.
No PM apart from Hughes has seriously ignited such xenophobic fears.
The answer to the horse flu issue:
They did the same at the ‘Gabba in 1928: http://www.justracing.com.au/features.php?news_page=1&artid=1614&catid=100
I read “Underground” last November and quite enjoyed it too. The notion of nobody wanting to play the Aussies at cricket except the US Forces was inspired satire – pity Aussie authors don’t excel at this type of writing more often.
People “nostalgic” for the Joh years in Queensland ought to track down a copy of “Last Drinks” too.
PS: “Last Drinks” was another McGahan work.
Member of Parliament making speech: ” Blah blah blah….. I know because I am a country member.”
Response [allegedly Gough]: “Yes, I remember.”
A pool in which the rich put their cash to work.
That’s the best I can do (thanks to the miracle of Wikipedia) using only monosyllables.
“Mr Luntz obviously knows little of Australian political culture.”
He just doesn’t understand the Westminster system as practiced in Australia. It is, by its nature, adversarial.
August 28th, 2007 at 12:08 am
Can someone tell me in one sentence and words of one syllable what a hedge fund is?
Adam, a hedge fund is a managed fund of money that is moved around into different markets (mining companies, gold, currencies, real-estate, investment banking, retail outlets, etc etc) by money managers trying to maximize the profit over short periods of time. It is never designed with the view of cashing in on dividends (a managed return), but to buy an asset (whatever the asset is, share/gold/currency) and sell that asset at a higher price.
Paul K @ 152
You reckon he will have THAT much influence?
Hedge funds are a distilled form of pure greed.
Could that be because Australian Parliament has more “Questions without notice” ? Possibly it leads to a culture of more adversarial debate?
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