The Coalition recovers just a little bit from its low base in this week’s reading of BludgerTrack, which incorporates new results from Newspoll, Essential Research and YouGov. The Coalition is up half a point on the primary vote and 0.3% on two-party preferred, although the bigger mover is One Nation, which came in higher from all three pollsters. The only change on the seat projection is a gain for the Coalition in Victoria. After a leap last week on the back of the monthly Essential Research numbers, Malcolm Turnbull’s is down again on the leadership trend after a very different result from Newspoll. The bigger picture on these measures is how remarkably little change there has been since last year’s election.
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And it’s worsened over the last few years, with ‘The Age’ having its nose put out of joint, firstly by having two of its journalists taken to court and found guilty (no conviction recorded due to it being a first offence) for misuse of the ALP database, and then an Age journo mislaying a dictaphone with sensitive material on it (notably an interview with Ted Ballieu) at the Labor State Conference.
bemused – Not watching but Brennan is a very sensible guy.
Henry @ #1689 Monday, October 23rd, 2017 – 10:42 pm
You still seem quite agitated.
Ides of March @ #1692 Monday, October 23rd, 2017 – 10:45 pm
Should be an excellent episode. I look forward to it. Maybe they could run an extended program, say 2 hours? 😛
CTar1 @ #1697 Monday, October 23rd, 2017 – 11:00 pm
He is indeed.
A 21st Century Catholic, unlike our resident mediaeval Catholic, GG and some others.
Genuinely shocked that Arden managed to form government in NZ. That’s pretty much all I wanted to say.
Actually CT, Magda Z. is extremely good and really dealt well with that mad woman next to her.
I can see her taking a role in public life if she has a mind to.
I’m not a theatre person but I remember the fuss.
bemused @ #1700 Monday, October 23rd, 2017 – 11:18 pm
Because headbutts are out I was hoping that Magda would give the dopey guy a Chinese burn.
I suspect that nothing would penetrate the lunacy of the “mad woman”.
I am also impressed with Magda and think she has a great future doing whatever she would like to do turn her hand to.
Didn’t catch Q&A tonight. I was very busy earlier catching up on tasks I’d been procrastinating badly on. By the time I felt I’d done enough for tonight I just wanted to switch off my brain, so I watched a recorded episode of The Bill instead.
I’m pretty over the debate on same sex marriage. I marked my form “Yes” and posted it over a month ago.
Since there are no plans to make it compulsory, to force Churches to change their doctrines or to force religious celebrants to conduct same sex marriages, I don’t see what the problem is. It really is as simple as that. The churches no longer have the influence they once had to direct lawmakers reflect their world view in the law of the land. They and their followers just have to live with it.
Can we ban religious celebrants from conducting any marriages? As in, a marriage can only be legally effected by the appropriate state-sponsored nondiscriminatory civil servant, and then anyone who wants to pay extra to have a religiously-oriented (or not) ceremony performed by a willing celebrant can do that if they want (but it carries no actual legal relevance)?
That is what they have in France
Solar panel sales going through a slump –
And it looks like Trump is going to make it worse –
The majority of our Civil Marriage Celebrants aren’t public servants. The apply to be a CMC and charge a fee for doing it.
Homophobia in Australia is minor, compared with this:
“Smack free zone”? So Trainspotting was just a big lie?
The Tories get perilously close to blowing up Brexit.
Essential still 52-48. Mind you the 4% drop in the yes vote suggests a conservative sample.
By Conservative sample I mean a sample with an overrepresentation of conservative voters.
Is anyone else having trouble watching Q and A on the internet. Has NBN cut the ABC’c connection?