Tag Archives: Election

Unrepresentative Swill

Like most Australians, I have in recent times voted above the line in the senate — after all the ballots don’t even fit in the booths anymore. From time to time I even shopped the vote about a little – … Continue reading

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Economic debate: Bowen bowed

Last night’s ‘economic debate’ on QnA was a fairly partisan affair, with the crowd cheering even the lamest lines from ‘their team’. It did, however, cement in my mind what a joke the whole pre-election ‘costings’ charade has become. The … Continue reading

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Election update: Coalition to take 98 seats

The incomparable mark the ballot (also famous as mark the graph) has posted an update of the polls (aimed at predicting the outcome of the September 2013 Federal Election). Aggregating across the various political polls, his model suggests that the … Continue reading

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Federal ALP wipes itself out

I am a big fan of Mark the graph’s blogs (both his election blog and his currently ‘paused’ economics blog). I have been watching his work to gauge the impact of the ALP’s odd leadership non-contest. There is probably enough … Continue reading

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