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Poll Bludger: redistribution of seats a game changer in Vic election

Since the 2010 election, the shape of Victoria’s electorates has changed dramatically — once-safe Labor seats are now notionally Liberal, and vice versa.

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Broadband is just a toy for bored geeks, right?

The Coalition’s independent NBN modelling appears to be based on spurious (and sometimes laughable) assumptions about the way Australians use the internet, now and in the future, writes board member of Electronic Frontiers Australia Colin Jacobs.

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Poll Bludger: Sunshine State could deal Abbott govt a body blow

The federal Coalition’s standing in Queensland continues to deteriorate. One option could be to scapegoat the distressed Newman government. There’s just one problem: Queensland’s LNP is more popular (or, at least, less unpopular) than the Abbott government.

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Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: ugly little liars edition

Surprise! The budget is not only cruel and horrific, it’s worse than you’d thought. The Coalition has broken so very many of its election promises, just to stick the boot into the poor, sick and old.

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Stop the people smugglers

Crikey readers talk climate denialism, The Australian’s true purpose and who should set Australia’s immigration policy.

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A dysfunctional start, with no way for Abbott to define himself

The Coalition had a clear idea of what it wanted to be — in power — but absolutely no idea what it wanted to do when it got there. The dysfunctional, muddled, sophomoric mess that is this government is the result.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Stock markets might be booming in the USA but the great recession lingers on when measured by unemployment.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Your politics can influence your decision-making, and even your ability to do maths. Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

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No Lib elder statesmen to support the monkey king

Tony Abbott officially launched his campaign in Queensland yesterday, and it was the first time he gave anything like a political speech. But the divide between the old and new Liberal party has never been so stark.

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What has the Coalition added to the debate?

Crikey readers have their say about Boris Johnson, the Coalition’s car policy and what exactly is meant by the word “Tory”.

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Sophie Mirabella panics as indie makes race of Indi

The Victorian seat of Indi is usually considered to be safe for Liberal Sophie Mirabella, but an independent challenger could unseat the Coalition MP.

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Labor’s education lead is Gonski

Crikey readers talk Gonski and the government’s mini-budget.

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Military reshuffle: Abbott’s ‘Operation Sovereign Borders’

The Coalition’s “Operation Sovereign Borders” — which aims to keep asylum seekers out — sounds dramatic but will do little, besides establish a novel military system within the immigration portfolio.

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The party’s over: which clubs have the most members?

Australia’s political parties are on the nose as they desperately try to sandbag dwindling membership. Crikey has investigated which parties, teams and clubs have the most members — and you might be surprised at the results.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Could Labor actually win this election? Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

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PromiseWatch 2013: mental health services policy

What are the major parties promising in terms of mental health services? Crikey journalist Andrew Crook and the CDP’s Julia Hosking find out.

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PromiseWatch 2013: the NBN and broadband policy

CPD researcher Julia Hosking and Crikey’s Andrew Crook find out where the parties stand on the National Broadband Network.

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PromiseWatch 2013: Newstart Allowance comparison

Crikey’s PromiseWatch project zeroes in on pledges over the Newstart allowance. Crikey’s Andrew Crook and Centre for Policy Development researcher Julia Hosking investigate the parties’ dole claims.

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Labor’s electoral fate: only terrible, not disastrous

Labor’s poor performances in 2010 may ensure it only loses the next election, rather than being wiped out.

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NBN zero or hero? Why framing matters

Senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Accounting Dr Alison Parkes takes a look at framing, or the way the media presents information. It could give you a whole new outlook on life.

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What’s your problem with public transport, Mr Abbott?

Tony Abbott’s announcement that a Coalition government will fund new freeways in Australia’s major cities but not public transport projects has no logical justification, writes Alan Davies.

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Essential: Labor supporters, look away now

The latest polling by Essential Research shows the public is judging the ALP more harshly than a year ago and the Coalition is ahead on almost every front, after a horror fortnight for Julia Gillard.

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Our sordid triangle of xenophobia over 457 visas

Labor’s exploitation of the 457 visa issues is just part of an attempt by all three parties to exploit immigration fears. Politicians are accusing each other of being soft, as the immigration debate plumbs new depths.

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Tips and rumours

Who’s writing the Coalition’s policies? … horse meat quite tasty, thanks … Crikey’s pick for pope …

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Abbott’s adviser hates wind farms, doubts climate change

Tony Abbott’s latest Coalition policy statement remains short on climate policy detail. More worrying is his selection of a noted anti-wind farm advocate and climate change sceptic as lead business adviser.

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