Live debate thread

A dedicated thread for your blow-by-blow commentary of the leaders’ debate at the National Press Club as it unfolds.

Author: William Bowe

William Bowe is a Perth-based election analyst and occasional teacher of political science. His blog, The Poll Bludger, has existed in one form or another since 2004, and is one of the most heavily trafficked websites on Australian politics.

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  1. Everybody knows this is set up to show Abbott as ‘presidential’ right? I’m not presuming any even handedness..

    Oh and as for the app for the worm? Cant get on- wish I had NBN

  2. @tveedercom: Watch now: live transcript of Australia Votes – Leaders’ Debate via @ABCNews24 http:/ #ausvotes #auspol

  3. I had forgotten until just now that the pointy end of these debates is the after-debate as to who won. Once News Ltd declares Abbott the winner, no matter what he does, the die is cast – and the so-called victory is the only take-away that matters (unless there is a monumental gaffe).

  4. alias

    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Is Abbott reading an autocue?

    no he just a sllooowwww thinker trying to remember his lines otherwise Peta will put him in the naughty corner

  5. Rudd incredibly good on his feet, deflecting Speers’ questions and getting his message through. He is relentlessly good at this.

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