ABC News Strident and Negative

According to the ABC: In the final hours of the 2010 election campaign, both parties have ramped up the negative rhetoric as they scramble to win over voters in what is tipped to be the closest election since 1961. … Despite the colour and stunts of the last few days both leaders have turned to personal …

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Gillard Strident and Negative – ABC News

No, Julia Gillard being strident and negative is not news. What is news is that an ABC correspondent says she is. Even Julia seems to be admitting that she is now running a wholly negative campaign. She has to, you know, because things are tough. John Styles at Australian Conservative nails the Labor strategy: Lies: simply …

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Hidden Costs in NBN Take-up

I noted a couple of posts ago that on present costing, the price of the National Broadband Netwreck would be about $6000 per Australian household. Everyone will pay for that through increased taxes, whether they use it or not. And that’s assuming (ha, ha, ha) that costs do not increase. According to some experts, the planned …

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Know What You’re Voting For

A few people I have spoken to over the last couple of weeks, people who are otherwise intelligent as far as I can tell, have told me they intend to vote for the Greens in the Senate. When asked why, they usually respond by saying they think the Greens will do a better job of protecting the …

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