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    FMD, it's another day, another censure/ suspension of standing orders.

    They're just overdoing it - appalling. They're running two per week ffs. Dire.
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    Are you watching at work Burgey? Thought QT was not on for a while.

    Or are you talking generally?
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    Oh sorry, talking generally, as in the past few months or so.

    Yeah, Parliament's risen for a while I think.. Always sits til Thursday only. People bitch about that, but FMD would you want to spend a Friday arvo/ evening in Canberra?

    (Candy to comment).

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    You guys seen QT in the UK?

    I think it's better than ours, in the sense that the PM is held more accountable and there's way more interaction and to and fro between the two leaders.

    I still enjoy our QT though.


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    Yeah, I like UK QT - it seems punchier - answers seems invariably shorter, and UIMM there's no Dixers which is a win.

    Still like the rough and tumble of ours though. Plenty of rancour which is always a good thing imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Not many people watch QT mate, unfortunately.. wish they did right now. Those who do are generally the tragics though, and pretty much rusted-ons from each side in any event.

    I think most people feel that if they want to see childish antics, they can pop up to the school at lunch time.

    Or pop into OT
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    Morgan - Face to Face

    Election race closes – ALP (52.5%, down 2%) cf. L-NP (47.5%, up 2%)

    The F2F poll is substantially pro-Labor.

    50/50 TPP at best for ALP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Not many people watch QT mate, unfortunately.. wish they did right now. Those who do are generally the tragics though, and pretty much rusted-ons from each side in any event.

    I think most people feel that if they want to see childish antics, they can pop up to the school at lunch time.

    Or pop into OT
    You'd be surprised. Few hundred thousand watch it I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Yeah, I like UK QT - it seems punchier - answers seems invariably shorter, and UIMM there's no Dixers which is a win.

    Still like the rough and tumble of ours though. Plenty of rancour which is always a good thing imo.
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    Yeah they're not bad, just a shame most senators sleep through it.

    That Morgan poll is odd. Labor primaries only down a half percent, Coalition steady, with a huge "others" vote, but a 2 percent tpp fall.

    Odd. Wonder how they did the preferences? Maybe Gary Morgan consulted his fellow miners..

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    Think the polls are a wee bit misleading at this stage. IIRC, Rudd was leading 57-43 or 58-42 this time three years ago, and only ended up on the wrong side of 53 (52.7 or some such).

    Not bad for an incumbent government currently trolling the country's main bulwark against recession, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy View Post
    Think the polls are a wee bit misleading at this stage. IIRC, Rudd was leading 57-43 or 58-42 this time three years ago, and only ended up on the wrong side of 53 (52.7 or some such).

    Not bad for an incumbent government currently trolling the country's main bulwark against recession, IMO.
    Yeah exactly. All oppositions have been leading by miles pre-election.

    Howardj's just extremely biased towards his own party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    Yeah exactly. All oppositions have been leading by miles pre-election.

    Howardj's just extremely biased towards his own party.
    We all are tbf. HJ's rarely if ever OTT imo. The political discussion here is far less hysterical thaan most places, and I'm one of the worst protagonists here I admit.

    Follow the money though. See what the odds are on the parties with the bookies. They are rarely if ever wrong.

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    Hated that CFMEU ad. Hated hated HATED.

    This is what I hate about politics - that people say A lead to B therefore C must also lead to B. So illogical and so painfully wrong.

    Unions have their place. Lying to the public is not it. They should be banned from all political advertising on topics not directly concerning working conditions.

    The new mining tax will be a huge opportunity cost moreso than anything else. We will most likely lose a lot of new investment to our overseas competitors. But the unions don't actually care about jobs, they just care to get the ALP back into power so that they can continue running the show.



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