Crikey Says

Feb 22, 2012

Check your maths, and your letterbox

You can learn a lot from digging through 12 years worth of Australian Electoral Commission filings ...

You can learn a lot from digging through 12 years worth of Australian Electoral Commission filings. Yesterday in Crikey, Bernard Keane published his findings after picking through mining company donations to state and federal Labor parties and the Coalition since 2004. The numbers revealed the extent to which the Coalition benefited from a surge in mining company generosity after the Rudd government released its RSPT proposal in May 2010. It’s particularly breathtaking in column graph form:


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7 thoughts on “Check your maths, and your letterbox

  1. Phen

    That flyer is an absolute disgrace!

  2. The Pav

    As well as the flyer being a disgrace the fact that the Coalition is in the thrall of the smoking & mining lobbies is a disgrace

  3. Down and Out of Sài Gòn

    That flyer violates the English language and elementary design principles. What did they use to put it together: blu-tack? The “violates” looks like it came from a stencil cut out of a potato.

  4. Tom

    The march of the rar right christian conservatives spreads from bonkersville USA to bonkersville Queensland. How sad, how sad.

  5. Indiana Jones

    Not a Queenslander here, no I am from the state that is more red neck, a sand groper. OH MY GOD! This, when (and I think it IS when, not if) this, or its ilk, appears at my next state election, I wonder how many people will be instantly turned off? Nowhere near enough I am sad to say…

    Truly sickening.

  6. AR

    The type face is less of an affront that the word itself – not dog whistling or nuttin’ but..FFS!

  7. Edward James

    I do not understand the graph above ? It is certainly out of step with what I read! Are the blue and red arse about or correct? Seems to be just like Australian politics actually, do not believe what you read and see! has anyone else noticed the graph is silly?

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