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Aug 9, 2013

Campaign scorecard: Beattie surprise gives Rudd the splash

Crikey asks the sharpest political commentators which leader got the best of the campaigning day yesterday, plus we track where the leaders are and what cash promises they’ve made …

Crikey asks the sharpest political commentators which leader got the best of the campaigning day yesterday, plus we track where the leaders are and what cash promises they’ve made … 

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3 thoughts on “Campaign scorecard: Beattie surprise gives Rudd the splash

  1. mattsui

    “Kerry Chikarovski, former NSW Liberal leader, lobbyist and media commentator:” Say no more.
    Kerry thinks that Kev’s resucttation of Beattie “…didn’t give him the bounce in the polls he expected.” How relable must be these “polls” taken over the last 15 hour or so? “While Mr Rudd would think he won the day, in reality it’s pretty even.” How often what we think is determined by our own predtermined worldview, ah Kerry?

    Nick Economou, senior lecturer in the School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University: Should know better. “….but the Coalition is still marginally in front when it comes to policy.” By my count, they’ve only released one policy.

  2. kraken

    If the Coalition is “in front when it comes to policy”, I am clearly living in a parallel universe to Mr Economou! ‘Stop the boats’, ‘direct (read “simple-minded”) action on climate change’, an unaffordable & inequitable paid parental leave scheme, NBN-lite (for the well-off) via the dodgy copper network, and cuts to company tax, are the policy highlights of the Coalition. It should be a no-brainer. However, in our Murdoch-charged dystopia these awful policies are supposedly solid grounds for getting rid of Labor. Anywhere else (apart from perhaps the US) Labor would be a shew in…

  3. tonyfunnywalker

    The only policy they have is no policy – or contradictions or just plain “me too” Labor achievements. The “shoo it in Party” now expects to be elected by personal vilification to produce an odium of a lack of democratic processes. A bit Mugabish if you ask me – a party run by Rupert – look what happened in the UK when politicians get involved to deeply and sell their ethics to the commercial interests of News Corporation. Does Abbott want to become another Cameron? Eddie Obied and Rupert have a lot in common.

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