Category Archives: politics

Poll Sum; 1st July


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THIS TWO WEEK PERIOD

A total of 9,818 voters were polled. Which is around 1 voter in 1400.

Make of that what you will.

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Five polls, Essential 10/6, Ipsos 15/06, Morgan 15/06, Newspoll 15/06,

Essential 16/06 were deleted

Three polls, Reachtel 25/06, Morgan 29/06, Essential 30/06 were added.

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Percentages converted back to Raw Numbers

Simple maths convert the published % to raw numbers using the electors polled.

Liberal and National Party numbers are combined.

poll01bNote:- Newspoll lumps PUP voters with “Others”. I split them out at as near to 20-80 as I can with whole numbers. That seems to be how the numbers for other polls fall.

Two Party Preferred

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Translating this into electoral numbers,

assuming 15 million electors

we have a National Two Party Preferred of

L-NP 7,097,100 Votes

ALP 7,902,900 Votes

Which leads to – – –

THE DIFFERENCE CHART

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A difference of

5.372% or

805,800 voters.

A miniscule swing this week. the L-NP picked up just under 10,000 votes Australia wide.

 

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PRIMARY VOTE

One of the numbers the true wonks look at is the Primary vote given to the majors.

Once upon a time it was expected that the L-NP primary would be around 45% while the ALP could only win with a Primary beginning with a “4”.

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MINOR PARTIES

The minor parties and the “others” will have a major impact come election day.

Here is how they are going.

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Whenever I see a poll it is my habit to add the ALP and Green votes together.

The Left remains the Left even though it is now in two parts.

At the moment the other Left Parties are lumped in “Others” so I cannot count them.

Anyway, here is what that addition of ALP + Greens looks like this week.

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POLLING SOURCES

For this postipsosNewspollessential poll morgan pollgalaxy pollpollreachtel

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POINTS FOR DISCUSSION

1:

The numbers appear to be stalled at the moment. Until Murdoch-Mania strikes as we are led into an early election. Then the 5% differential will shrink.  I am tipping a very narrow ALP-Greens victory and a Left-wing Coalition as the outcome.

That could easily change to a disastrous result for Australia.

2:

The Greens have passed the 12% line and seem to be headed further up the polling charts yet may only gain two or three seats in the Lower House.  This makes a mockery of the Nationals Gerrymander.

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Over to you, the discerning reader.

Asylum Seekers and Border Protectors


UPDATE ON BORDER PROTECTION VESSELS

The information your Government will not make public as it is all

“On Water Matters”.

Back on 2nd June I reported that there were three Border Protection vessels in Flying Fish Cove.

Today I have received information that ACV Triton is in Darwin Harbour.

I was also told that the big blue boat, Ocean Shield, is in Flying Fish Cove.

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Unlike last time, there is no hint of any refugee interceptions yet but maybe we should keep out ears open.

There do not appear to be any other Border Protection vessels at Christmas Island at the moment although there are road works happening at the moment on the way to the refueling area around the point making this area inaccessible..

There is also a report that an unidentified Law Enforcement vessel was at Cocos last week.

SECRET

To the best of my knowledge this information is not classified as “Top Secret”

YET

Who knows how long it will be before publication of shipping movements is made a crime and this type of blog post becomes the reason for knocks on the door.

Poll Sum; 24th June


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THIS TWO WEEK PERIOD

A total of 11,292 voters were polled. Which is around 1 voter in 1330.

Make of that what you will.

Because the Essential Poll of 10/06 was a day late, it still fits into the 14 day period so no polls were deleted this week.

One poll,  Essential 23/06 was added.

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Percentages converted back to Raw Numbers

Simple maths convert the published % to raw numbers using the electors polled.

Liberal and National Party numbers are combined.

poll23bNote:- Newspoll lumps PUP voters with “Others”. I split them out at as near to 20-80 as I can with whole numbers. That seems to be how the numbers for other polls fall.

Two Party Preferred

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Translating this into electoral numbers,

assuming 15 million electors

we have a National Two Party Preferred of

L-NP 7,087,500 Votes

ALP 7,912,500 Votes

Which leads to – – –

THE DIFFERENCE CHART

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A difference of

5.500% or

825,000 voters.

In seven days, there has been an apparent small swing right.

40,000 voters have changed their minds this week.

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PRIMARY VOTE

One of the numbers the true wonks look at is the Primary vote given to the majors.

Once upon a time it was expected that the L-NP primary would be around 45% while the ALP could only win with a Primary beginning with a “4”.

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MINOR PARTIES

The minor parties and the “others” will have a major impact come election day.

Here is how they are going.

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Whenever I see a poll it is my habit to add the ALP and Green votes together.

The Left remains the Left even though it is now in two parts.

At the moment the other Left Parties are lumped in “Others” so I cannot count them.

Anyway, here is what that addition of ALP + Greens looks like this week.

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POLLING SOURCES

For this postipsosNewspollessential poll morgan pollgalaxy pollpollreachtel

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POINTS FOR DISCUSSION

1:

The swing this week with only Essential being released, is illusionary. It will be interesting next week with more polls available.

 

2:

Newspoll has released a poll taken in Victoria which shows a Victorian Two Party Preferred of 58% ALP, 42% L-NP.

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Over to you, the discerning reader.

abbott’s Re-Election Strategy


tony abbott has an unbeatable re-election strategy.

He has pissed off all the women in Australia – – – But TERRORISM

He has pissed off the Renewable Energy Industry – – – But TERRORISM

He has pissed off the Indigenous People – – – But TERRORISM

He has pissed of Manufacturing Industry – – – But TERRORISM

He has pissed off all Unionists – – – But TERRORISM

He has pissed off all the anti-fracking Farmers – – – But TERRORISM

He has pissed of the Disabled – – – But TERRORISM

He has pissed off Indonesia – – –But TERRORISM

He has pissed off the Pensioners – – –But TERRORISM

He has pissed off Australia’s Muslims – – –But TERRORISM

He has pissed off Students Australia-wide – – –But TERRORISM

He has pissed off Australia’s low paid workers – – –But TERRORISM

He has pissed off Australia’s Scientific Community – – –But TERRORISM

He has pissed off the entire medical profession – – –But TERRORISM

So, having pissed off almost every voter in Australia,

come the next election,

they will still vote for tony abbott

Because TERRORISM.

IS HE CORRECT?

Dr Seuss meets tony abbott


The Original

From 2012

And he has only got worse!

I do not like this Tony Twit I do not like his plans one bit I do not like his constant noes I do not like the way he blows I do not like his Workplace Choices I do not like his changing voices I do not like his Front Bench friends with all the sense of a frog with bends! I do not like "A Woman's Place" is back in 1950's space. I do not like his thuggish air I do not like his lack of care I do not like his hate of science I do not like his Popish penance I do not like his Big Town friends I do not like their selfish ends I do not like the Power he craves He wants us all to be just slaves!

I do not like this Tony Twit
I do not like his plans one bit
I do not like his constant noes
I do not like the way he blows
I do not like his Workplace Choices
I do not like his changing voices
I do not like his Front Bench friends
with all the sense of a frog with bends!
I do not like “A Woman’s Place”
is back in 1950’s space.
I do not like his thuggish air
I do not like his lack of care
I do not like his hate of science
I do not like his Popish penance
I do not like his Big Town friends
I do not like their selfish ends
I do not like the Power he craves
He wants us all to be just slaves!

Poll Sum; 17th June


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POLL SUMMARY

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THIS TWO WEEK PERIOD

Saw a total of 7,867 Australians polled.

Three polls, Morgan 1/6, Newspoll 1/6, Essential 2/6 were deleted

Four polls, Ipsos 15/06, Morgan 15/06, Newspoll 15/06, Essential 16/06 were added.

A total of 9,479 voters were polled.

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Percentages converted back to Raw Numbers

Simple maths convert the published % to raw numbers using the electors polled.

Liberal and National Party numbers are combined.

poll17bNote:- Newspoll lumps PUP voters with “Others”. I split them out at as near to 20-80 as I can with whole numbers. That seems to be how the numbers for other polls fall.

Two Party Preferred

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Translating this into electoral numbers,

assuming 15 million electors

we have a National Two Party Preferred of

L-NP 7,065,900 Votes

ALP 7,934,100 Votes

Which leads to – – –

THE DIFFERENCE CHART

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A difference of

5.788% or

868,200 voters.

In seven days, there has been a swing of 1%.

150,000 voters have changed their minds this week.

The pattern looks to have broken although we won’t know for sure until next week.

PRIMARY VOTE

One of the numbers the true wonks look at is the Primary vote given to the majors.

Once upon a time it was expected that the L-NP primary would be around 45% while the ALP could only win with a Primary beginning with a “4”.

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MINOR PARTIES

The minor parties and the “others” will have a major impact come election day.

Here is how they are going.

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Whenever I see a poll it is my habit to add the ALP and Green votes together.

The Left remains the Left even though it is now in two parts.

At the moment the other Left Parties are lumped in “Others” so I cannot count them.

Anyway, here is what that addition of ALP + Greens looks like this week.

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POLLING SOURCES

For this postipsosNewspollessential poll morgan pollgalaxy pollpollreachtel

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POINTS FOR DISCUSSION

1:

The swing has swung and it looks as though no one really likes the budget, despite Joe’s desperate attempts to talk it up. Now, with great gusto, noise and  many many flags in the background, the terrorism card is being played and when I look at these numbers my mind drifts to the story of the boy who cried wolf.

 

2:

The Greens have jumped over the 12% hurdle for the first time. If they can increase from here they move into genuine third-party contention and, as they are pulling votes from an apparently disorganised and confused ALP, sometime soon, within the next ten to twenty years, their numbers will begin to be equal. To match the right coalition we have been governed by since the 1950’s there will be a left coalition. Eventually we will become accustomed to that radical idea.

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Over to you, the discerning reader.

Who Are The People Smugglers?


A few weeks back we learned of a boatload of 65 asylum seekers who had been “sent back” to Indonesia and had gone ashore of a reef in the vicinity of Rote Island.

Standard procedure. Standard outrage. Standard Governmental “No Comment”

Even worse, Standard transferal of outrage to other outrageous actions by this increasingly erratic Government.

Then, several days ago a story broke in Indonesia.

A policeman claimed that Australian Border Protection Officials had paid $30,000 to the crew of that vessel to take those 65 asylum seekers back to Indonesia. He showed black plastic packages each containing $5,000. Presumably Australian dollars.

Superintendent Hidayat

Superintendent Hidayat

The Guardian reported,We are currently investigating this. If this is true, it is very concerning,” an Indonesian foreign affairs ministry spokesman, Arrmanatha Nasir, told the Guardian on Thursday, adding that the information was based on initial interviews with migrants on the boat and one crew member.Nasir said Indonesia would consider further action if the claim was proven true, including lodging a protest note with Australia or summoning its diplomats in Jakarta. The captain and five crew of the boat, which was carrying migrants from Bangladesh, Burma and Sri Lanka, told local Indonesian police they were each paid US$5,000 to turn back to Indonesia, Agence France-Presse reported. Rote’s police chief, Hidayat, who goes by one name, was quoted by Fairfax as saying the cash “was in $100 bank notes” and wrapped in six black plastic bags. “I saw the money with my own eyes. This is the first time I’d heard Australian authorities making payments to boat crew.””

Two Flags Dutton

Two Flags Dutton

The Minister for Border Protection, in his sanest Brussells Sprouts way, would say nothing about “on water matters”. The Guardian reported that Dutton  “said on Thursday the claims had not been substantiated. But he did not provide more details, saying the government has a policy of not commenting on operational matters. “There’s obviously, particularly in relation to this venture, there’s still discussions of an operational matter, of an operational nature going on, so we don’t comment in relation to any of these,” Dutton said in an interview with 2GB radio. “I think it’s fair to say that Indonesian police officers sort of recanted a bit from some of those comments in the last 24 hours or so, but the customs border protection officers do an amazing job. They do it in difficult circumstances at sea and our objective is to try and make sure we can stop these boats, but in relation to operational matters we just don’t comment.”

Dutton’s remarks were his most expansive on the matter.

The minister simply answered “no” when asked at a media conference on Tuesday whether officials had “recently” paid the crew and captain of a boat carrying asylum seekers. When asked the broader follow-up question – “Has Australia ever done that?” – Dutton said: “It’s been a longstanding policy of the government not to comment on on-water matters.”

However questions continued to be asked in a most un-Media way.TONY ABBOTT BUSINESS PRESSER

Then this morning our Prime MinisterRefuses to deny reports Australian officials have paid asylum boat crews. . . . By hook or by crook we are going to stop the trade. I am proud of the work our border protection agencies have done, I really am proud of the work that they’ve done and they’ve been incredibly creative in coming up with a whole range of strategies to break this evil trade. We will do whatever is reasonably necessary to protect our country from people smuggling and from the effect of this evil and damaging trade.

Mr Abbott would not go into further details about the allegation, saying the Government does not comment on operational matters, and the work of security agencies should not be discussed publicly. He also sidestepped questions about whether it is acceptable to pay people smugglers, and whether there should be an investigation.

That is as close as he can come to saying, “Yes, we are now criminal people smugglers, what are you going to do about it?” without actually saying it.

He “also refused to offer a view about whether such a method would be unacceptable and would not commit to an investigation.

So now we have a Prime Minister who has admitted by mis-direction that his Government is engaging in criminal activities. Paying people smugglers to smuggle people back into Indonesia.

Our illegal dual-citizen Prime Minister, holding his seat through illegal means, is stretching his illegal activities to other fields, or seas.

Who are the People Smugglers?

Thanks to the actions of our Government, WE ARE!

I do wonder if this will prove an unnecessary speed-hump on his road to a snap election in August of this year.

In around nine weeks time. But that will be a whole different story.