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Polls suggest Labor within striking distance of the Treasury Benches

This week’s Newspoll (see here) may have come as a shock to some, but will no doubt spur Coalition MPs into fervent activity, and instill new hope into Labor.  For the first time since Malcolm Turnbull was elected by his colleagues into the top job, Labor has pulled ahead of the Coalition, albeit within the margin of error.



Primary Vote

The Coalition’s primary vote is at 41%, … Read more »

Senate Cross Bench fronts the Canberra Press Pack

Independent Cross Bench Senators Nick Xenophon, David Leyonhjelm and Glenn Lazarus this week addressed the National Press Club outlining their differing personal views on a range of hot political topics including the Australian Building and Construction Commission, productivity in the manufacturing industry, Senate voting reforms, the Road Safety Remuneration Order (RSRO) and their chances in a Double Dissolution federal election.


On a Double Dissolution:

“I will vote for the Read more »

Whyalla ‘wipeout’ tests Major Parties in an election year

News this week that ASX-listed Arrium (formerly OneSteel, spun out of BHP, ASX:ARI) was placed in voluntary administration comes at a time when South Australia was already shaping up as a key battleground state for any federal election this year, Double Dissolution or otherwise.

Administrators Grant Thornton were called in this week by Arrium’s board after a debt restructure deal was rejected by creditors including Australia’s Big Four banks.  Whyalla’s … Read more »

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