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Polls drift into la la land: 56-44

Possum ComitatusMay 19, 2009

So much for the commentators' predictions that Rudd's honeymoon is over: Newspoll comes in today with a two-party preferred of 56/44 to Labor, up 1 from a fortnight ago, writes Possum.

Nielsen Poll signals return to healthy Oz democracy

Bernard KeaneMay 18, 2009

The Coalition should allow themselves just a little celebration over today’s Nielsen poll.

ATO leakers exempt from Boucher inquiry

by Chris SeageMay 18, 2009

Senior ATO investigators who breached the secrecy provisions of the tax office will not be prosecuted, thanks to the Boucher Review's terms of reference, writes Chris Seage.

Costello to Turnbull: ner ner nee ner ner

Bernard KeaneMay 18, 200910 Comments

Peter Costello is now scarcely even trying to hide his undermining of Malcolm Turnbull.

Turnbull manages a budget week without silliness

Mungo MacCallumMay 18, 20092 Comments

Turnbull did pretty well in budget week ... the only one of his colleagues who bagged him was Bronwyn Bishop.

Good policies, broken promises

Andrew BartlettMay 18, 2009

The government's decision to start means testing the private health insurance rebate is long overdue, but it is clearly a broken election promise. The private health insurance rebate is bad public policy, but it is popular, writes Andrew Bartlett.

Generation blue: Coalition mortality and electoral decline

CrikeyMay 18, 2009

Possum crunches the numbers and finds the shocking truth: Liberal voters come mostly from the blue-rinse set. What's the party to do when their voter base starts dying off?

ACNielsen: weak results for Rudd, 53-47

CrikeyMay 18, 2009

The first post-budget poll has given Labor its second weakest poll result since the election of the Rudd government.

How to kill five hours at Parliament House

Ruth BMay 15, 2009

There’s nothing quite like watching senators discuss Serious Government Business while licking the ice-cream drips off a white chocolate Magnum. Crikey's intrepid writer writes from the House.

Turnbull's reply: solid but not PM material

Bernard KeaneMay 15, 200924 Comments

In the Opposition Leader's Budget reply, there were no compelling ideas or bold initiatives; not even a circuit-breaking gimmick like Brendan Nelson’s petrol excise move.

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