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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Who was the one saying 2% margin of error?

    Either way, this is the time a government should still be enjoying a honeymoon period, but in fact, they are still down 2.5% since the election.
    I was saying that. Thanks for acknowledging.

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    They could not even get a tax right.

    THE mining tax that was originally forecast to produce $4 billion in revenue this financial year has raised just $232 million, despite Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals Group posting collective profits of more than $US14 billion from their West Australian iron ore mines.
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/nati...1226848631249#

    The mining tax - Driving away investment whilst not raising much money.

    Hopeless.

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    Plibersek and Carr a month ago:

    By failing to support SPC Ardmona’s request for co-investment the Government has effectively signed the death warrant on Australia’s last fresh fruit cannery, ensuring the destruction of thousands of jobs.
    http://tanyaplibersek.com/2014/01/ab...n-to-the-wall/

    From SPC:

    “It was probably the best $25 million we never got because it raised with consumers everywhere the issues that SPC is facing,” Mr Kelly told the ABC.
    They still want to throw away money from opposition.

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    More 'no' from the opposition. Does Shorten really care about jobs, or is this all about looking after his union mates?
    When the CEO says he needs the rules changed, and the Government wants the rules changed, why the hell is he standing in the way?

    QANTAS chief executive Alan Joyce has cranked up his pitch to the Senate to wind back foreign ownership laws, warning that the airline faces dire circumstances unless the “manifestly unfair” rules are changed.
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/busi...1226855217887#

    Unions and politics. Don't worry about Qantas or jobs.

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    A couple of general points.

    First, when governments are tossed into opposition they usually struggle mightily for at least the first year. Labor seems to be in better shape than any new federal opposition anyone can remember. Have we forgotten the joke-fest that was the Brendan Nelson opposition??

    Second, Newpoll has had Labor consistently in front in the two-party preferred vote since early December -- that's five consecutive polls in total.

    Nonetheless, Labor needs to rebuild a credible policy platform. Unlike the conservatives, they won't regain govt by just saying no.

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    Not the smartest move by Albanese, but hardly worth jumping up and down for glee. Lets face it, the coalition did NOT win this election. Labor LOST it. If there wasn't the in fighting and constant changing of leaders they wouldn't have lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    If there wasn't the in fighting and constant changing of leaders they wouldn't have lost.
    One could also say if they didn't introduce the Carbon Tax, they wouldn't have lost.

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    Perhaps, but then - lets not forget that Tony Abbott said- "There are respectable arguments for an ETS but the one Labor has in mind could easily be expensive and futile. I am wary of a system which creates new vested interests - which an ETS will do. I suspect that a straight carbon tax or charge could be more transparent and easier to change if conditions change or our understanding of the science changes."

    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    One could also say if they didn't introduce the Carbon Tax, they wouldn't have lost.

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    As opposed to the competence of the government??
    Who have done nothing!!
    Except FAIL
    Humanitarianism-FAIL
    Early Childhood Education-FAIL
    Education-FAIL
    Environment-FAIL
    International relations - FAIL
    CSIRO - FAIL
    NBN - FAIL

    What has he done apart from stop the boats and at what cost?

    He can't even conduct a coherent conversation with a group of high school students, what a joke to have representing us on the world stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    One could also say if they didn't introduce the Carbon Tax, they wouldn't have lost.
    ........because the Libs have done everything EXACTLY the way it was promised during campaigning.

    Though I do agree, Carbon Tax and misinformation surrounding it were a factor in the election.

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