I think the polls are inherently Labor-biased at this stage of the cycle though. Not that the pollsters are biased; after all they can only report what the surveyed people say. Rather, there is a certain stigma attached to admitting you're a Coalition supporter. However, once an Election is called, the punters reveal their true colours to opinion pollsters, and we'll get a much better idea from the polls of which way the election will go.
I agree with your first sentence though; it will be a huge task for the Coalition to win.
Mammoth task, but where there's life there's hope.
Will be a broken man if we get another term of this ****wit.
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Out of curiosity, what are you genuine thoughts of Abbott and his policies Benchy?
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He doesn't use a blow dryer.
That's a good start, although not a policy.
As for his policies, overall I side on him with most things, sometimes he's a bit too conservative even for me, but that's more over things where it's personal opinion not really party policy, for example all that stuff with his daughters (good sorts, for the record), and his abortion stance.
So at the next election we have to choose between a party that will tax 40% of the profits of our most profitable companies, over and above their current taxes or a party that will tax the top 100 companies the top 2% of their profits, over and above their current taxes.
It's like a least-worst scenario here.
Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out.
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I just think, at 40%, the rate is too high. It means that they'll pay an effective tax rate of 57% which is apparently the highest in the world.
Australia should not kid itself. We're not the only mineral-rich country in the world, and therefore I think it's a bad idea to have what will be the highest rate of tax in the world.
In ways, I don't mind the epic tax on the mining companies (won't go into that now though), but afaic it's structured wrong, and I especially don't trust a labor government to use the revenue raised from it effeciently. IMO it's better to not have the revenue at all, than to let these clowns loose with it, only to see it come back and bite us in the arse big-time in the future.
Nothing has changed since he made those comments as most people realise that the ALP will hose billions up against the wall to retain power
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