November 07, 2015 | Graham

Issue not whether Shorten’s actions were illegal, but whether they should have been

Bill Shorten is crying foul because the Trade Union Royal Commission advised us late on Friday he had not broken the law.

This begs the question. There should be a law forbidding what he did.

He took money from employers that he was negotiating wage agreements with. This is an unacceptable […] Continue Reading…

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September 15, 2015 | Graham

First poll says Turnbull can get the blue collar voter

Gary Morgan is the first pollster out with a result, using his SMS methodology. His release is produced below.

Despite my suspicion that Turnbull will have trouble with the blue-collar conservatives, this poll shows him doing very well with Ind/Other supporters – 68% Turnbull to 29% Shorten.

The Liberal vote has […] Continue Reading…

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September 14, 2015 | Graham

Turnbull will have to redefine Liberal constituency

If Malcolm Turnbull wins the ballot against Tony Abbott, and whoever else might put their hand up, he will need to redefine the Liberal constituency in order to win an election.

Every time I have tested Turnbull as leader against Abbott in one of our polls he has been preferred […] Continue Reading…

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September 05, 2015 | Graham

ChAFTA about levelling the playing field

I don’t understand the debate about ChAFTA.

What ChAFTA does is allow Australia more access to China, after we unlitaterally extended that courtesy to China years ago.

It is about levelling the playing field for everyone which will create more jobs all around.

Yet the ALP, true to form under this regime, […] Continue Reading…

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September 01, 2015 | Graham

Unions must challenge Dyson in Federal Court

Unless the unions challenge Dyson Heydon’s ruling that he does not suffer from apprehended bias they are piling criminality on criminality.

In a statement yesterday ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver said the Trade Union Royal Commission is “terminally tarnished”.

It is a crime to try to bring a Royal Commission into disrepute. […] Continue Reading…

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August 31, 2015 | Graham

This woman should never be left alone with a public policy

Nichola Hungerford is the Campaign Coordinator for the Queensland Conservation Council, and on the available evidence she is a fringe lunatic.

This morning on 612 ABC Steve Austin asked her a question he’s been asking all environmental campaigners:
Austin: Is there any mine that the QCCC suports in the state?

Hungerford: No…how […] Continue Reading…

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August 30, 2015 | Graham

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the (Labor) party

It is quite clear from the Trade Union Royal Commission that not only are a number of unions riddled with criminality, but those same unions believe they own the Australian Labor Party.

All large organisations will from time to time harbour criminals. That is a given of human affairs. What […] Continue Reading…

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August 29, 2015 | Graham

Canning a bigger test of Shorten than Abbott

Canning is a marginal seat with a deceptively safe Liberal Party majority due almost solely to the former member, Don Randall. If Labor can’t win this in a byelection there is something drastically wrong with them.

Not only are the numbers their way, but the Liberal Campaign looks decidedly bone-headed […] Continue Reading…

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August 22, 2015 | Graham

ACTU case against Heydon boomerangs

As I understand it, the ACTU case against Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon is not that he is biased, but that an average person might think he was biased.

Now I would have thought the only reason a royal commissioner should be stood aside is if there is a reasonable apprehension […] Continue Reading…

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August 11, 2015 | Graham

Chasing our tail on greenhouse emissions

Australia apparently has met its greenhouse targets, but that’s not good enough for the Greens.

So I’ve done some digging to see what our performance on reducing emissions looks like, and it’s no worse than most, and better than some.

But pay special attention to the worst performing countries. They are […] Continue Reading…

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