Today is the day of the federal by-election for the Queensland seat of Groom, which you can offer your thoughts on on this post in the apparently unlikely event that you have something specifically to say about it through the course of the day. This site will naturally be all over the count this evening, complete with a live results facility that is fully battle-tested so far as federal elections are concerned.
Other news of note:
• Roy Morgan had a result this week from the federal voting intention series it conducts regularly but publishes erratically. This one credited the Coalition with a slender two-party lead of 50.5-49.5, from primary votes of Coalition 42%, Labor 34%, Greens 12% and One Nation 4%. State breakdowns had the Coalition leading 53.5-46.5 in New South Wales, the reverse in Victoria, the Coalition leading 54.5-45.5 in Queensland, the Coalition leading 51-49 in Western Australia, and Labor leading 52.5-47.5 in South Australia. The poll was conducted online and by telephone over the two previous weekends from a sample of 2824.
• The Financial Review reports on JWS Research polling that shows 20% believe states should close borders to other states that have any active COVID-19 cases, “almost 60%” believe the same should happen if there are 25 active cases, and 75% say the same for 100 active cases. The report further relates that 60% of respondents rated the federal government’s handling of the virus positively, down six points from July, and that 87% of Western Australians, 82% of South Australians and 57% of Victorians (up seven since July) did likewise for their state goverments, with due caution for the small size of the relevant sub-samples. The poll was conducted from a sample of 1035 from last Friday to Sunday.
• John Ferguson of The Australian reports on Victorial Liberal Senate preselection contenders for the next election: Simon Frost, staffer to Josh Frydenberg and the party’s former state director (including at the time of its disastrous 2018 campaign); Roshena Campbell, a Melbourne lawyer; Greg Mirabella, Wangaratta farmer and husband of Sophie Mirabella; and Jess Wilson, policy director at the Business Council of Australia. This is likely to amount to a race for the second position on the ticket, with Sarah Henderson to be promoted to first and Scott Ryan not seeking another term. There is contention in the state branch over president Robert Clark’s reluctance to have preselections determined through party plebiscites, with critics accusing him of using COVID-19 to maintain control by the central administration, as it did before the last election. According to the report, “a statewide ballot would favour Mr Frost, while an administrative committee vote would favour those loyal to Mr Clark’s forces“.
686 comments on “Miscellany: Morgan poll, Liberal Senate preselection, etc.”
There’s your problem.
Lizzie @ #366 Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – 7:02 pm
So it’ll end around the same time Scrunter decides to retire.
Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 8:23 pm
[‘Ha – one of the great advantages of using regional (spinal) – early detection of cerebral irritation.’]
Really cobber, please stop posting medicalese lest I’ll have to refer to Taber’s.
Andrew_Earlwood @ #645 Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – 8:12 pm
And there’s a piece somewhere I cant find now where they wheel out Bruce Baird to ratify that pork barrelling is hunky dory, get over it.
William Bowe @ #650 Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – 8:25 pm
AR has modified C+
Firefox is now C+ 0.8.12 and is available by googling PB comments plugin – this works with Both Windows and Android. Editing now seems to work jest fine.
I suspect (but don’t know for sure) that the Chrome version has been updated but is not yet available.
rhwombat @ #647 Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – 8:17 pm
Had to look that one up wombat … was dad a nephrologist?
I see what you did there.
ItzaDream @ #3834 Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – 8:37 pm
Like father, like son. His daughter is less compromised.
Mavis @ #653 Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – 8:33 pm
I was talking to OC who had made a specific reference that few would have captured.
Offshore wind engineering is a one-fingered salute to the forces of nature 🙂
“ His daughter is less compromised.”
Well she did not notice me at Law School
KayJay @ #655 Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – 8:38 pm
Thanks kindly. I’ll revisit my setup. Soon(ish).
William Bowe @ #657 Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – 8:40 pm
“Jest fine” is my reference to “Pogo”. Firefox with C+ (as modified a few hours ago) working very well with windows and Android on my Desktop, Laptop, Android mini tablet and Android phone.
Chrome still to come as stated.
Goodnight all. Still over 30℃ in Newcastle.
ItzaDream @ #3836 Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – 8:40 pm
You could say that. He set up and ran the first transplant in Oz – 21 Feb 1965. I grew up thinking dialysis was normal. Probably explains a lot about me.
Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 8:42 pm
[‘I was talking to OC who had made a specific reference that few would have captured.’]
Please stop being pompous, presumptuous; you’d be surprised about the broad knowledge of some on this site.
KayJay @ #3843 Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – 8:49 pm
Ah. The great Walt Kelly. “We have met the enemy – and he is us”
Goodnight all. Still over 30℃ in Newcastle.
Well, I understood the CSF in-joke and I’m ‘only’ a Pharmacist. 😐
KayJay @ #663 Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – 7:49 pm
Chrome is waiting for review from Google. Their published ETA is “within three weeks”.
You’ve got to wonder whether Scott Morrison has become disdainful of Newspoll yet. Believing in his ‘miracle’ powers to bamboozle the electorate when necessary.
a r @ #701 Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – 9:18 pm
Thank you for the update, a r. My sausage fingers, otoh, do not thank you. 😉
C@tmomma @ #667 Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – 9:12 pm
Wot d’ya mean “only a Pharmacist”. Fuck the Patriarchy! Mavis is really harshing the vibe of this here anarcho-syndicalist commune. Singed (sic) (really sick) Dennis the Pedant vis
Yes, yes, I know, the power of the collective. 😉
America. Ever inventive:
Santa Claus tries to console a 3-year-old from behind a plexiglass divider at a mall in Willow Grove, Pa., this month.
No I was the pompous one I was referring to a little joke shared by anaesthetists and urologists
Groom must have been par. Still 51-49, but don’t think there will be movement at the station over the next two weeks.
Well, well, well. Forget the Hispanics and the African Americans, it woz Kamala Harris wot did it! And others from the general neighbourhood:
Speaking of smiling death. I was speaking to Pierre Chapuis last week. He spontaneously said that SD made the place academically. We must exchange emails again soon.
The book comes along. I am at the stage where Ronald Ryan was arrested in Tommy’s shop
Oakeshott Country @ #677 Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – 9:37 pm
RGH was a pretty rich tapestry for Oz social history. A Bayeux of the Labor dream. It echos still.
GhostWhoVotes @GhostWhoVotes #Newspoll Federal 2 Party Preferred: L/NP 51 (0) ALP 49 (0) #auspol
Adelaide water is the Elixir of life – my parents on a hippie trail through Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India in the 1960s were both:
– the only people from Adelaide, and
– the only people not to get sick
Coincidence – I think not!
Sorry Mavis, I didn’t mean to be pretentious and pompous when I excluded you (having been finger wagged repeatedly by you about using medical language) from replying to OC’s specific (and I thought directly to me; we know of each other’s backgrounds) reference to water absorption during trans-urethral resection of the prostate ,when the bladder is kept distended so the operative field is visible, with a hyposmolar concentration of water and non-haemolytic glycine, and water is variably absorbed into the cut venous sinuses at a rate dependent of the height of the irrigant, the extent of the vascular exposure, and the time of resection, and my alluding to the cerebral oedema which can follow from the induced hyponatraemia whose earliest manifestation is restlessness and patient agitation (which can’t be detected if the patient is having a general anaesthetic but can be if the procedure is being done under a regional block) which are warnings to think about cutting short the surgery, give large urgent doses of a diuretic, and watch out for fitting.
Oakeshott Country @ #675 Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – 9:34 pm
missed that explainer before i went off on a rant ….
Spray @ #211 Saturday, November 28th, 2020 – 4:32 pm
Dont know. But we are learning about false negatives in Adelaide atm after this chap who skipped self quarantine and visited half a dozen busy places across the city after getting a false negative test. The media are starting to sniff rats with the demonisation of these people doing the ‘wrong’ things. It now appears this man thought he was doing the right thing – as predicted by many a couple of days ago when this news broke. No mention yet that the indiscretion took place on the first day of the lockdown early mark. But they are getting there. They are even questioning the continual use of the Emergency Act in decision making and leading pressers (eg the Police Commissioner) for Covid.
The wheels of the MSM move slowly when it comes to using independent thought. The issues have been discussed around barbeques, in fringe media publications and on PB for a week.