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Newspoll: disaffection for both parties

Newspoll has the Coalition lead up from 56-44 to 57-43, from primary votes of 27% for Labor (down two), 47% for the Coalition (steady) and a solid 14% for the Greens (up two), reports William Bowe.

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Liberal.org.au publishes calls to violence

There are dangers of a political party publishing comments as if it were a media organisation. On the Liberal Party’s liberal.org.au website, comments inciting violence against the Greens remain, notes Jeremy Sear.

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Rundle: broken abroad, News is losing its war against the Greens

It was instructive to see News Corporation’s fortunes falling, as the Australian Greens were rising.

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Aussie Aussie actors, oi oi oi

Crikey readers have their say.

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Beware the vengeful goblins

The Herald Sun infantilised its readers by warning them today of “vengeful goblins” and how Brown was a “threat to democracy”.

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Rundle: Greens are outflanking both sides on foreign ownership

The Greens strategic path is obvious, and half-completed. To outflank Labor, march through the heartland, and connect to rural Australians increasingly disturbed by the conflict between farming and mining.

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A Greener senate prepares to greet the day

Today is the last day in office for retiring senators who were elected in October 2004. And that means that the nine Greens senators — up from five in the old senate — will hold the balance of power in their own right.

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A Green welcome for Labor refugees

The Greens should be preparing to receive the next lot of refugees from Labor.

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Lamenting the dumbing down of politics

Crikey readers have their say.

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Extreme, maybe, but how much can the Greens stand for?

The ethical core of Green politics is that collectively and democratically, people should have control over those parts of human existence that are intrinsically shared and universal.

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Familiarity brings boredom if not contempt

There’s nothing surprising really ab0ut South Australian Premier Mike Rann suffering another decline in his popularity rating.

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That one seat represents more than 1.4 million Australians

The Green extremists are holding the majority hostage, even though they only have one seat, claims the right wing commentariat. But that one seat and voice in parlimanent represents the 11.76% of Australians who voted for them, writes Jeremy Sear.

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Not quite a gay marriage victory

The Australian has framed news that the Commonwealth will have less power over vetoing state and territory laws as a win for Greens’ Leader Bob Brown on gay marriage. But it goes far beyond whatever power Brown yields in parliament, writes Amber Jamieson.

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Muslims don’t fit into a simple left v right debate

Last week Fairfax columnist Paul Sheehan fed the idea that Islam is a monolithic entity that’s fundamentally incompatible with western values. That’s what’s wrong with the current debate about Islam, says writer and filmmaker Ruby Hamad.

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Greens see red over Gillard’s flood levy

Cutting spending on proposals to aid development of alternative energy and limit green house gas emissions is something the Greens just cannot accept.

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QLD floods: the blame game begins

Crikey media wrap: The water hasn’t finished receding and the cleanup has barely begun, but the blame game has already started. Brisbane Lord Mayor Campbell Newman is calling for an “open and transparent inquiry”, run by the state, into the floods.

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Pobjie’s year in review: perfect ’10 for ruction, discord and Hey Hey’s demise

I don’t think it would be hyperbolic to say that 2010 has been the most momentous and exciting year since the dawn of time, writes Ben Pobjie.

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Newspoll: back to 50-50

The latest Newspoll has the two-party vote at 50-50, after an anomalous 52-48 in Labor’s favour a fortnight ago. The Labor lead from a fortnight ago may have proved ephemeral, but the improvement in Julia Gillard’s personal ratings has mostly stuck, reports William Bowe.

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Not exactly a galloping economy

Further evidence today that the Australian economy is not exactly booming.

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Swan and the OZ strange bedfellows

Treasurer Wayne Swan cannot be accused of preaching to the converted by taking his thoughts on the future of the Labor Party to the op-ed pages of The Australian.

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Greens preference anti-abortion, anti-carbon tax election candidate

Eyebrows continue to be raised over Greens preference deals in the lead-up to Saturday’s Victorian state election, none more so than in the seat of Essendon where candidate Rose Iser is listing an anti-abortion advocate who was last year embroiled in a racist email controversy as the second pick on her how-to-vote card.

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Politicians should stick out of marriage

Crikey readers have their say.

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The rise of the Greens

Crikey readers have their say.

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Where are you Glenn Milne?

Bring back Glenn Milne to write politics for the Murdoch Sundays is what I say.

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Labor still fancied in Victoria

The strong performance of Greens has certainly given the two major parties plenty to think about.

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