Tag: The Election

John Lord’s Election Diary No. 5: The masters of scare. It’s like watching the best of “Yes, Prime Minister” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

via John Lord’s Election Diary No. 5: The masters of scare. It’s like watching the best of “Yes, Prime Minister” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Blackouts, nana tax, and terrorism – or climate change, tax reform, and population policy? It’s all about Labor – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Broadly speaking, the coming federal election seems to be coalescing around three main issues.

Young people particularly see climate change as the defining issue. They are being joined by angry grandparents concerned about the world we are leaving to our descendants, as well as many of the business and farming community who are realising the economic threat posed by inaction.

It has come to the point where Liberals are openly admitting that certain elements in the party room will not allow any policy progress in this area and apparently the leadership is too weak to override this noisy minority. They are basically telling us that we have to vote the deniers out if we want to protect the environment.

via Blackouts, nana tax, and terrorism – or climate change, tax reform, and population policy? It’s all about Labor – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Joyce affair reveals the media-run Coalition protection racket

Murdoch hack Sharri Markson claimed in the Telegraph on 20 October that there was a “dirty war” being waged against Joyce and that he was ‘battling vicious innuendo’.

We now learn that Joyce’s affair with his staffer was an “open secret” in Canberra circles, including the Press Gallery.

If this doesn’t smack of collusion, I don’t know what does.

via The Joyce affair reveals the media-run Coalition protection racket

General election: Labour close gap on Tories to six points, new poll shows | The Independent

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Labour continues to close the gap on the Conservatives as the parties head towards the General Election on 8 June, according to a new opinion poll. The poll by Survation for ITV’s Good Morning Britain (GMB) puts Labour on 37 per cent, up three points on a week ago and six points behind the Tories who are unchanged on 43 per cent. The Liberal Democrats on 8 per cent and Ukip on 4 per cent are both unchanged while the SNP are down one on 2 per cent and the Greens are also down one on 1 per cent.

Source: General election: Labour close gap on Tories to six points, new poll shows | The Independent

US election: Donald Trump steps up attacks on Republicans; says party ‘shackles’ are now off – US election 2016 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump steps up his attacks against Republicans, but says his campaign shackles are now off.

Source: US election: Donald Trump steps up attacks on Republicans; says party ‘shackles’ are now off – US election 2016 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)