Donation drive

At the end of every second month, this site issues a plea to its valued readers for contributions. Three particular reasons you might want to help out on this particular occasion: I have now rounded out my characteristically comprehensive federal election guide with a characteristically comprehensive guide to the election for the Senate; the beloved BludgerTrack poll aggregate facility has now been expanded with state-level federal voting intention trends for the five mainland states; and it’s Christmas/New Year, which is never a brilliant time for site revenue, presumably because interest in politics is subdued and people have other demands on their money.

Donations can be made through the “become a supporter” buttons at the top of the page and the bottom of each post.

Donation drive

At the end of every second month, this site issues a plea to its valued readers for contributions. If it doesn’t seem to you that I’ve been working that hard for your money lately, you will have cause to think again when I publish my vast federal election guide later today. Donations can be made through the “become a supporter” buttons at the top of the page and the bottom of each post. Many thanks to you all for your support, moral and financial, now and always.

UPDATE: The federal election guide (except the yet-to-be-done Senate section) is now available for viewing here.

Donation drive

At the end of every second month, this site casts dignity aside to plea to its valued readers for contributions. This can be provided through the “become a supporter” buttons at the top of the page and the bottom of each post. Note that the site is now free of advertising and, as a result of now-resolved technical difficulties the site was experiencing a little while back, very slightly more expensive to run that it used to be. As always, my sincere thanks to all the site’s donors, both regular and occasional.

Donation drive

At the end of every second month, this site offers readers a gentle reminder of its reliance upon their patronage. Careful readers of the blog may be aware that it has incurred an unanticipated one-off operating expense since the previous charity drive, which may perhaps cause some of you to consider a donation particularly timely. This can be provided through the “become a supporter” buttons at the top of the page and the bottom of each post. It might also be worth noting one more time that the site is now free of advertising, even if you’re among the apparent minority who do not use ad blockers. As always, my sincere thanks to the site’s many valued contributors.

Apology to Andrew Laming

On 28 March 2021 I published content containing false and damaging comments that Andrew Laming MP was a sociopath, a bully and that he had unlawfully taken a picture up a young woman’s skirt.

A complaint to the Queensland Police on 29 March 2021 cleared Andrew Laming MP the following day of all wrongdoing, because there was no evidence to suggest any offence had been committed in respect to the complaint.

I apologise for, and regret, making the damaging comments about Andrew Laming MP. I unconditionally withdraw these comments, which were wrong, inaccurate and unsubstantiated.

Donation drive: no more ads edition

At the end of every second month, this site offers a gentle reminder of its reliance on your patronage. This can be provided through the “become a supporter” buttons at the top of the page and the bottom of each post. Some specific reasons why you might think this particularly worth doing at the moment:

• The site is now free of advertising. This particular income stream had in any case dwindled to practically nothing over the years — until a few months ago, when Google Ads added an exciting new pop-up ad feature (“vignette ads”, as it would prefer they to be called) that resulted in a surge in both revenue and user complaints. Responding to the latter has meant forsaking the former, and ad revenue has duly returned to where it was before, i.e. nowhere. So better to do away with them altogether and ask doubly nicely for reader contributions (albeit that these too are not what they used to be).

• I’ve been working especially hard for my diminishing earnings of late, thanks to two state elections. Much of this effort has been devoted to my acclaimed live election results features – including the one I have ready to go for tomorrow’s state election in Tasmania, which you can acquaint yourself with here.

• Resolving technical issues that caused the were causing the site to go offline intermittently a few weeks ago involved considerable hassle and a certain amount of expenditure, for which regular users in particular might think me deserving of a contribution.

Donation drive

Every two months this site runs a post to raise awareness about its dependence on readers’ contributions – usually at the end of the month, but I’ve brought it forward on this occasion to maximise exposure from tomorrow’s Western Australian election. Donations can be made through the “become a supporter” links that appear in the blue bar at the top of the site and the red buttons at the bottom of each post.

To offer some insight into the extent of my efforts of late, and also to help you find your way around:

• I’m planning on publishing live results from the Western Australian election tomorrow night and in the days that follow, in a format similar to the one you can see here for the Queensland election. I’m fairly confident that everything will run smoothly on this occasion.

• My critically acclaimed guide to the Western Australian state election can be found here, telling you everything you want or need to know about tomorrow’s big day and no doubt more besides. It features detailed overviews of each of the 59 lower house seats and six multi-member upper house regions, including interactive maps and past results displays, together with a general overview of the electoral terrain.

• My latest post on the Western Australian election is below this one; among other things, it relates today’s small-sample YouGov poll in The West Australian showing Labor ahead 60-40 in Zak Kirkup’s seat of Dawesville (and also the belief of Labor strategists that it will be quite a bit tighter than that).

• A new federal post and general discussion thread can be found in the next post along.

Donation drive

At the end of every second month, this site offers a humble reminder to its valued readers of its reliance on their patronage for its survival and prosperity. This particular occasion coincides with me doing something which I like to think might warrant a small reward from those of you who have an interest in the subject in question, namely the publication of my Western Australian state election guide.

Donations can be made by clicking on the PressPatron button at the top of the page, or the “become a supporter” buttons that appear at the foot of each post. If you are having technical problems with the donation facilities, which have been known to crop up from time to time, please drop me a line at pollbludger-AT-bigpond-DOT-com.