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Peter Dutton – Under the Radar


A first draft to which additions will be made.

FAMILY HISTORY

The Leitch family had first settled and established a dairy farm in the 1860s. Peter’s grandmother, who is 92 years of age, still lives at Albany Creek in the original family home. [5]

Peter Craig Dutton was born 18th November 1970 in the working-class Brisbane suburb of Boondall, about 15 kilometres north of the city, the eldest of five children to Ailsa, nee Leitch, who worked in childcare, and Bruce, who was a builder. He was an adult before he hit adolescence. “He’s always been very responsible, a very straight-down-the-line person,” says Ailsa, who’s now 69, divorced from Bruce and living as a retiree in the Brisbane bayside suburb of Manly. “Right is right and wrong is wrong.” [9]

1980’s

“I was a fairly shy child growing up and not involved in student politics. I didn’t see myself in the limelight,” Dutton says. “I was more interested in making money through part-time work.” [9]

He started his working life at 12 – delivering newspapers, mowing lawns and working after school as a butcher’s boy – a job he continued until starting university. He purchased his first property at 18. [1]

Peter grew up on the north side of Brisbane, in Albany Creek and finished high school at the relatively new (founded 1960) Anglican St Paul’s School in Bald Hills. [5]

He drifted, rather than rushed, towards the Young Liberals after leaving school [9] and in 1988 he joined the Liberal Party. [4]  In 1989 became  the Policy Vice-Chair of the Bayside Young Liberals 1989 [7]  and ran as the Liberal candidate against popular Labor MP Tom Burns in the then-safe state Labor seat of Lytton, in Brisbane’s east. It was a try-on, with the Liberals needing a candidate to stand against Labor, which everyone expected to be ushered into power after more than 30 years of conservative rule. Dutton didn’t lack confidence, though; he thought he could win. “Every politician, even young ones who run in hopeless seats they can never win, always harbour some desire to win,” he says now. “Youthful exuberance.”

1990’s

He became Chair of the Bayside Young Liberals in 1990. [7]

In 1990, Peter graduated from the Queensland Police Academy and was a police officer working in the Sex Offenders Squad,  the Drug Squad in suburbs such as Red Hill, Brisbane, and the then National Crime Authority.[1] [8]

About 1992 Peter Dutton married but it was not a long-term relationship as the marriage ended after just a few of months. [9] dutton3

Dutton has been  a Company director since 1993. [7]

Around this time Peter also completed a Bachelor of Business degree at QUT. [5]

He resigned from the Police Force in 1999 to take up full-time employment managing the family business and to prepare the ground for the Federal election campaign due in 2001.  [5] [1] [9]

2000’s

Dutton became Secretary of the Liberal Party Brisbane Central Branch 2000. [7]

It was Dutton’s success in wresting Dickson from Kernot in 2001 that first made John Howard take notice. “He did extremely well to beat Cheryl Kernot,” says Howard. “He held his nerve.”    He is referring to a suggestion, made during the campaign by Kernot, who’d won the seat in 1998 by just 176 votes, that journalists should question why Dutton quit the police force when he did. The insinuation, in the wake of the police corruption inquiry, was obvious: that Dutton might be hiding a blemished record. Dutton labelled the innuendo “offensive and preposterous” and managed to produce glowing references from the National Crime Authority. Still, he was worried some mud would stick and that her comments would hijack media coverage of his campaign. But Kernot’s attack backfired when ALP leader Kim Beazley requested she withdraw the comment and, on election day, he won the seat and his ticket to federal parliament with a 6 per cent swing. [9]

In his inaugural speech he drew attention to a personal characteristic which draws criticism from many who know him. Speaking of his family building business he said, “The business now employs close to 40 Australians, both young and mature age workers. I thank them for working with a boss who perhaps has not always been as tolerant as he could have been, but certainly who always demanded the best for our valued clients.” [4] 

Mr Dutton also spoke passionately about Liberal principles of individualism and reward for achievement. He urged minimalist government intervention in people’s lives, blasted inadequate sentences for criminals and the ”dictatorship” of the trade union movement and the civil liberties lobby.[2]

“There are echoes of the bush about him,” says John Howard, who considers him one of Abbott’s finest performers, despite what he calls his “laconic manner. I was impressed by him from the word go.” Those who sit on the other side of the political divide paint an alternative picture of Dutton – that of a nasty Liberal bully boy driven by very right-wing ideology. “His default position is the best defence is to attack,” says opposition health spokeswoman Catherine King.   [9]

”Not everyone loves him, that’s for sure,” says his friend and long-time Canberra flatmate, Liberal MP Steve Ciobo. ”But that’s a consequence of him being a straight shooter – and that’s a very good thing.” [2]

His first term in Parliament was highlighted more by personal events than by political.dutton2

His daughter Rebecca was born in March 2002 and now divides her time between her parents. [5]

Dutton married Kirilly in July 2003 in Italy and they have two sons: Harry, born July 2004, and Tom born in 2006. [9]

“He’s very sentimental,” says his wife, Kirilly, who runs a family-owned childcare centre “with very traditional ideas. He insists on keeping all the children’s drawings, every photograph taken of them and even items of clothing they might have worn to mark a special occasion.” He is, she emphasises, deeply traditional. Christmas for the Duttons is always the same: church on Christmas Eve followed by a festive lunch the next day at the home of Dutton’s 69-year-old father, Bruce. [9]

dutton1Re-elected with an increased majority in 2004 Dutton was appointed Minister for Workforce Participation, with responsibility for the Job Network, Disability Employment Services, Work for the Dole and improving transition to work opportunities for all unemployed Australians. At the time of his appointment Peter was one of the youngest Minister’s since Federation.[1]

In January 2006 he was appointed Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Revenue. [8]

Dutton successfully retained Dickson in the 2007 federal election with a majority of 0.26%, after an 8.76% swing to his rival Fiona McNamara. [8]

2008 – Into Opposition

In 2008, when new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologised to the Stolen Generations, Then Liberal Opposition Leader, Brendan Nelson called on his front bench to supported the motion. Dutton was the only coalition front bencher to abstain. [10]

Dutton is stridently opposed to an Australian Republic and same-sex marriage, but he does regret boycotting Rudd’s apology. “I underestimated the symbolic and cultural significance of it,” he says. At the time, he couldn’t see how a statement of national regret would help those Aboriginal children being assaulted and raped in record numbers. In fact, he thought the gesture reeked of hypocrisy. “The sexual assault of children is something I cannot comprehend. It upsets me greatly.” [9] (Editor’s Query – Does this only apply to white Anglo-Saxon children? And not to those children incarcerated on Nauru Island? Why does the word “hypocrite” spring to mind?)

He has made enemies in the snakepit of Queensland conservative politics and is accused by them of being churlish and duplicitous. [10]

In 2009, a proposal was made under the Commonwealth Electoral Act to alter Dutton’s electorate of Dickson. The alteration may have had the effect of making the seat less secure for the Liberal Party. Wary of losing his place in the House of Representatives, Dutton sought endorsement for the safe Liberal seat of McPherson. Despite the support of Liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull, the retiring member for McPherson Margaret May, and several other party luminaries including former Prime Minister John Howard, Dutton was defeated by rival candidate Karen Andrews.  The final redistribution cemented the erosion of the Liberal Party’s position in Dickson, albeit less adversely than originally proposed. With no better option available to him, Dutton opted to recontest Dickson at the next election. [8]

Dutton contested and won Dickson at the 2010 federal election, achieving a swing of 5.45% to easily overcome the 2009 redistribution. This resulted in a two-party-preferred vote of 54.69% as of 23 August 2010. Following the 2010 election, he was appointed as Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing. [8]

2013 – In Government again

Dutton retained his seat at the 2013 election, and now sits on a margin of 6.7%.  He was appointed the Minister for Health and the Minister for Sport from 18 September 2013 until 21 December 2014. [8]

Dutton attempted to introduce a GP copayment of $7, but this proved highly unpopular with both the public and the medical profession, and the plan was dropped. Dutton was overwhelmingly ranked as the worst health minister in 35 years according to a poll run by Australian Doctor magazine. [8]

On 23 December 2014  he was appointed Minister for Immigration and Border Protection after a cabinet reshuffle. [8]

2015

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has paid more than $2.3 million for a luxurious beach-front apartment on Queensland’s so-called ‘Millionaires Row’. The one-time Health Minister joins 11-time surfing legend Kelly Slater and five-time Moto GP world champion Mick Doohan as residents of the much-sought after Palm Beach address. [6]

During his term as Minister for Immigration he has increased the powers of the Customs Department and, in fact has now turned it into Australia’s Border Force with Roman Quaedvlieg (whose name, in old Dutch, means “Evil Fly”) as its head.  What’s in a name? If you’re the newly created Australian Border Force, the answer is about $10 million – splashed on military-style uniforms and thousands of signs at airports and detention centres to create a fresh, hardline image. [11]

On 5 June 2015 Dutton categorically denied claims made by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young that she was spied on during a visit to Nauru. At the same time he called into question her credibility and track record “when it comes to facts” The spying claims were later confirmed by the Immigration Department and Wilson Security who carried out the spying operation. [8]

EPILOGUE

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Dutton’s unique facial features and his apparent innocuousness and unpopular decisions have led to some visual artists to represent him as that most disliked of vegetables, the Brussels Sprout.

While I tend to avoid “nameflaming” and references to appearance, in this case I can see the resemblance.

“[Dutton] is a cop, an institutional conservative,” one minister says. “He believes in respect for law and order, for institutions.” Certainly, the things that matter most tohim, agree those who know him well, are attention to detail, loyalty, respect for authority and a conviction that good must, and will, triumph over evil. It is the belief system of a conscientious law-enforcement officer. [8]

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Poll Sum; 26th August


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POLL SUMMARY

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A total of 9,808 voters were polled.

Four Polls, Reachtel 6/08, Newspoll 9/08, Morgan 10/08, Essential 11/08 were deleted

Three polls, Morgan 24/08, Newspoll 25/08 and Essential 25/08 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.

poll26bNote:- Galaxy/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 poll26credblue

Translating this into electoral numbers,

assuming 15 million electors

we have a National Two Party Preferred of

L-NP 7,010,850 Votes

ALP 7,989,150 Votes

Which leads to – – –

THE DIFFERENCE CHART

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A difference of

6.522% or

978,300 voters.

Although this seems a large movement it simply goes back to where it was a fortnight ago.

A lead of nearly a million voters.

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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.poll26g

 

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POLLING SOURCES

For this postipsosessential poll morgan pollgalaxy pollpollreachtel

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POINTS FOR DISCUSSION

1:

The polls are bouncing more than the stock market. A swing back to the Liberals????

Could it be that the rising of the Parliament also leads to a rise in the Coalition polling?

The Essential poll from today is the strangest one. This poll, the slowest mover of all,  has seen movement from 53/47 to 51/49 in just two weeks!

It is a puzzlement.

2:

The numbers are back roughly where they were a fortnight ago. Perhaps last week was a series of rogue polls.

There will be interest in the Galaxy/Newspoll numbers. They will lead to much nervousness in Prime Ministerial Offices and screams from the RWNJ’s who lose complete control of all bodily functions the moment they see anything which looks like the truth.

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Over to you, the discerning reader.

Two Years of tony abbott’s Life.


This is an excerpt from “Where there is Smoke” 

The references in square brackets are from that post.

IS THIS THE SECRET aBBOTT CANNOT ADMIT TO

AND THE REASON HIS CITIZENSHIP PAPERS

HAVE BEEN CLASSIFIED?

1980

RHODES SCHOLARSHIP

Before we begin this section, here is a portion of the rules and regulations governing the granting of the Rhodes Scholarship. This is from the 2016 edition which is probably the same as the 1980 edition.

Eligibility
1. Application for  Australian Rhodes Scholarships is available to individuals who:
1.1. Are Australian citizens and who have been resident in Australia for at least five of the last ten years;” [44]

Note that this is a requirement for APPLYING for the scholarship.

Abbott was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1980. There has always been a little disbelief that he gained this most prestigious award when he was a mid-range student and a mid-range sportsman.

abbottrhodes1The ABC has thrown a little light onto this conundrum discovering some of the selection committee. [13]

Although there were seven members including three previous scholars, only three people are named on the list.

Sir Roden Cutler, the Governor of NSW and the businessman Richard John Lee (Rhodes Scholar 1971) were joined by the now Chief Justice J. Dyson Heydon (Rhodes Scholar 1974)

The Canberra Times added to the published information. “According to the list, the 1980 panel included Michael Birt, a former vice-chancellor of the University of NSW, war veteran Harold “Jack” Dickinson, who was appointed chair of the NSW Public Service Board in 1971. Academic Alice Erh-Soon Tay was also a member.” [41]

abbottrhodes2The three applicants whose names have been redacted were all honours students. It would be interesting to know just how the mediocre Abbott was able to get the nod from the committee.

Abbott wrote in Battlelines, “As much, I’m sure, through my role in student politics as through academic or sporting prowess, I was chosen as a NSW Rhodes Scholar at the end of 1980.” [42]

In his 2012 essay Political Animal, journalist David Marr, recounts how Mr Abbott “impressed a panel of worthies chaired by the governor of NSW, Sir Roden Cutler”. “For Anglophiles and rugby players, the Rho­des was died-and-gone-to-heaven time. Winners must be scholars fond of sport who display “moral force of character and instincts to lead”. The award to Abbott came as a surprise, particularly to those who had seen him up close on the SRC. One jibe at the time was, ‘second-grade footballer, third-rate academic and fourth-class politician.’,

1981

INDIA

This was the year abbott spent three months backpacking through India. John Menadue wrote, “He spent six weeks at the Australian Jesuit mission in Bihar state. He was fascinated by the country’s many contrasts, from its bullock carts to its nuclear power stations.” [10] Samantha Maiden reported in the Daily Telegraph of 1st Feb, 2015 that “TONY Abbott likes to tell the story that he accidentally downed a marijuana-laced lassi in India as a young man and spent 12 hours “off with the fairies’’.” [11]

SOUTH AFRICA

In 1981, the Fraser government refused permission for the aircraft carrying the Springboks to a tour of New Zealand to refuel on Australian territory. Abbott, however, accepted a rugby scholarship to tour South Africa in what former Federal Labor Minister Barry Cohen described as a “universally acknowledged… promotional tour of Apartheid”. [9]

CITIZENSHIP

Anthony John Abbott was born to an English father and a first-generation Australian mother at a general lying-in hospital in York Road, Lambeth, London, on 4 November 1957, his parents did not register him as an Australian infant born overseas or immediately apply for Australian citizenship on his behalf.

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It was not until over twenty years after the family had arrived in Australia as subsidised assisted migrants that Tony Abbott’s parents applied to register his birth with the Dept. of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs and apply for his citizenship, in a document/s dated 19 June 1981. This application appears to have been treated as urgent by departmental staff. His parents were subsequently informed in a letter dated 1 July 1981 that Anthony John Abbott was now deemed to be an Australian citizen under Section 11 of the Australian Citizenship Act 1948 which allowed citizenship by descent. At this time Tony Abbott was 23 years and 7 months of age and, had either applied for a Rhodes Scholarship or was intending to apply for this scholarship to study at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. [12]

Read the Full article here – North Coast Voices

SUMMARY

approx October 1980 – abbott is granted a Rhodes Scholarship

Sometime in 1981 – possibly before July, abbott toured India and went to South Africa to play rugby.

19th June 1981 he applied for Australia citizenship

1st July 1981 he was granted Australian Citizenship.

QUESTION

There is something unexplained here – WHY was the application treated urgently? How come the son of a dentist began receiving preferential treatment at the age of 23? And why has the record now been put “off the record”?

A POSSIBLE ANSWER

Found on Facebook, a pictorial question about the timelines of the “Rhodes Scholarship” and the “Citizenship” sections of this tale. [43]

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ANOTHER  QUESTION

Should we keep this rather explosive information on Social Media, or should it be brought to the attention of our politicians. Remember, if tony goes, he will be replaced by someone more competent!

Poll Sum; 19th August


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POLL SUMMARY

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THIS TWO WEEK PERIOD

A total of 12,113 voters were polled.

Two Polls, Reachtel 31/07, Essential 4/08 were deleted

Two polls, Ipsos 16/08 and Essential 18/08 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.

poll19bNote:- Galaxy/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 poll19credblue

Translating this into electoral numbers,

assuming 15 million electors

we have a National Two Party Preferred of

L-NP 6,892,650 Votes

ALP 8,107,350 Votes

Which leads to – – –

THE DIFFERENCE CHART

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A difference of

8.098% or

1,214,700 voters.

This week sees a shift in numbers back to numbers not seen since March.

A lead of well over a million voters.

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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.poll19g

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POLLING SOURCES

For this postipsosessential poll morgan pollgalaxy pollpollreachtel

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POINTS FOR DISCUSSION

1:

With the Canning byelection to be held on the 19th Sept there is now no room to maneuver. A spill needed to be made at least 12 months before the election. Now, if there is a change, a new leader will have less than that and he will have to have another tricksy budget!

2:

The electioneering has not yet begun in Canning and already the good folk there are looking at a bare 51%-49% margin in a seat which appeared comfortable for the Government.

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Over to you, the discerning reader.

Poll Sum; 12th August 2015


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POLL SUMMARY

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THIS TWO WEEK PERIOD

A total of 13,980 voters were polled.

Two Polls, Morgan 27/07, Essential 28/07 were deleted

Four polls, Reachtel 6/08/07, Newspoll 9/08, Morgan 10/09, Essential 11/08 were added.

poll12aNOTE! An Ipsos poll may be due tonight or tomorrow. If it appears it will be included in next week’s Poll Sum.

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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.

poll12bNote:- Galaxy/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 poll12credblue

Translating this into electoral numbers,

assuming 15 million electors

we have a National Two Party Preferred of

L-NP 6,910,050 Votes

ALP 8,089,950 Votes

Which leads to – – –

THE DIFFERENCE CHART

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A difference of

7.866% or

1,179,900 voters.

This week sees a shift in numbers back to numbers not seen since April.

A lead of well over a million voters.

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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”.

poll12e

MINOR PARTIES

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

Here is how they are going.

poll12f

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.poll12g

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THE ABBOTT LOSERS?

I haven’t shown this list for quite a while. No election is cut and dried. Many seats change hands unexpectedly. So the best I can do is show a list of those who may be affected.

I have taken this week’s difference between the major parties (4%)  and added 2% to get an idea of those most likely to lose their position.

I feel sorry for Ken Wyatt who is a good member of Parliament but have no sympathy for the wrecker of small business, Brucie Loosey with the Truthy Billson. As for Warren? Well, who cares?

PollLLOSERSA list like this will provide a great start when looking for the origins of unrest within the Coalition.

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POLLING SOURCES

For this postipsosessential poll morgan pollgalaxy pollpollreachtel

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POINTS FOR DISCUSSION

1:

Numbers like this will increase the chances of another spill motion above 90%.

And it will have to be soon to allow a new leader to establish HIMself* before May 2016 because this Government has burnt its budget boats and cannot afford to bring down another pre-election budget.

Any spill must be within the next month!

  • Hands up all those who think the Libs will elect a female leader.

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Over to you, the discerning reader.

Poll Sum; 5th August, 2015


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POLL SUMMARY

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THIS TWO WEEK PERIOD

A total of 10,123 voters were polled.

Two Polls, Galaxy 20/07, Essential 21/07 were deleted

Two polls, Reachtel 31/07/07, Essential 4/08 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.

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Note:- Galaxy/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 poll05c

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Translating this into electoral numbers,

assuming 15 million electors

we have a National Two Party Preferred of

L-NP 7,000,800 Votes

ALP 7,999,200 Votes

Which leads to – – –

THE DIFFERENCE CHART

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A difference of

6.656% or

998,400 voters.

This week sees a shift in numbers back to numbers not seen since April.

. A lead of very nearly a million voters.

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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”.

poll05e

MINOR PARTIES

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

Here is how they are going.

poll05f

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.poll05g

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The idea behind the Poll Summary was to show what all those abstract percentages mean in terms of numbers of people.

Perhaps that is best shown by the numbers of people voting for each of the four (YES! FOUR!) major parties. The number for the Nationals is set at 4% of the electorate as this is the approximate number of voters they attract at each election.

poll05iThe Nats continue on with their gerrymandered 600,000 votes and with their blind acceptance of everything “Liberal”.

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POLLING SOURCES

For this postipsosessential poll morgan pollgalaxy pollpollreachtel

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POINTS FOR DISCUSSION

1:

The saga of the Speaker and her rorts came to a head on Sunday. After the Reachtel poll but before the smaller two-weeks-combined Essential poll.

So there is not a lot of Speaker-generated change this week. In fact, I have a feeling there may have been a poll or two which were delayed so that the Government could breathe just a little easier.

So most of those 40,000+ voters who swung right to left did so for reasons other than Bronny. Our prime minister should be very very worried. Malcolm will be plotting in his bus seat while Scott will be keeping all his “on-caucus” matters top secret!

2:

The Greens have bounced up over the 13% mark for the first time in this series. That is over one vote in eight and heading towards one vote in seven. At this rate they could reach 20% by the 2020 election. Which would take the ALP down to around 30%. Now there is an interesting thought.

And don’t even look at what the numbers could be in 2023!

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Over to you, the discerning reader.

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Bronwyn’s Real Flying Costs


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