Georgina Downer and the Mayo By-Election

The current by-election in Mayo has been made necesary because Rebekha Sharkie was not entitled to stand or be elected because she was a citizen of another country at the time of her election. That is not just my opinion! That is what the Court found, and that is why another expensive election is necessary. …

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Qld Election

Campbell Newman will win Ashgrove, and the Liberal National Party will win the election so comfortably they won’t even notice it going down. As they should. Like the federal Labor Party, Anna Bligh has nothing but failure to offer in terms of policy and outcomes. She seems to have believed that a few nasty allegations about Campbell …

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What Oakeshott and Windsor Should Be Saying Now

Andrew Wilkie wouldn’t recognise a pimple on his own nose. But Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor just might. This is what they should be saying: After the general election I believed the interests of my electorate, and the people of Australia, would best be served by a Labor government. I was wrong. This government has been …

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Maybe…

Tomorrow, Tuesday, we will hear that Tony Abbott is to become the next Prime Minster. Earlier today we heard that the three independents had sought a commitment from WA Nationals MP Tony Crook that he would not block supply or support Labor in a no confidence motion, should the Coalition form government. It seemed to me …

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Tony Needs To Toughen Up

Brandt has signed up with Labor after Bob Brown was promised a carbon tax. Wilkie has signed up with Labor after he was promised a renovated hospital in Hobart. Tony Abbott now needs to be absolutely clear about three things. Firstly, the Liberal party will not be buying votes. It will not be making infrastructure …

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Election Musings

The Australian Electoral Commission has declared Brisbane for the Liberals. That leaves only Hasluck and Corangamite in doubt. Both still too close to call. But in Hasluck, Family First, Christian Democratic Party and Climate Sceptic preferences will all go strongly to the Liberals. That, along with the fact that postal and absentee votes tend to favour the …

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Just Back

… from two hours of handing out how to vote cards in Kingscote (Mayo, SA). Two things of interest. 1. Someone who thought I was offering her a Labor card said ‘Not without Kevin.’ I wasn’t sure the knifing of Kevin Rudd really would make a difference to the election. It has. 2. The number …

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Inevitable Election Prediction

All right, so I may be embarrassed tomorrow, but here goes. In primary votes, the Liberals are way ahead. But with preference deals counted, most polls show them at 48% and Labor at 52%. Tim Blair has all the bases covered, but suggests the most likely outcome is a three to eight seat victory for Labor. …

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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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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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Labor’s Report Card

Based on comments by Engineer and Mick Davis on Andrew Bolt’s blog. Labor’s Report Card 20/20 Summit – FAIL Millions of dollars of your money wasted. No ideas from summit implemented. Aboriginal Housing – FAIL $300 million of your money spent, no houses built. Grocery Watch – FAIL Millions of dollars of your money wasted, no outcome. Fuel Watch – FAIL Millions …

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