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- ahmed on Home shot at 3 times in 18 months? Most bikie gangs are made up of anglo saxons, yet we dont say European Bikie gangs.Not sure if this geographical ... more
- ahmed on Crime in Sydney funding jihadists? No doubt there is a link.However dont use that as an excuse to demonize lebanese Aussies like some people do ... more
- Jester4212 on Lingerie football: is it sexist? Saying that it's sexist is like saying that bikinis are sexist. What a load of rubbish!Think of it as a group of women ... more
- Stephen Jago on Lingerie football: is it sexist? No it is not sexist. They do play hard and my 16 year old son loves watching it lol. :-) more
- Keith A Tudor on Home shot at 3 times in 18 months? I trust Mr Abbott will set up a high powered public inquiry with a view to abolishing the hopeless CSIRO and creation of a ... more
- Bikinis not Burkas on Home shot at 3 times in 18 months? What no mention of the Middle Eastern Crime Squad? more
- Jonathon L Benson on ICAC: Chris Hartcher quits energy This, in my professional view, is the beginning of the end of the utterly hopeless O'Farrell government in NSW. Just ... more
- Keith A Tudor on Aussie students are falling behind? @Lis posting here - you are absolutely correct. I clearly recall a joker in the 1990's who was knocked back for entry into ... more
- Samuel J on Backflip on backflip over Gonski? @Craig - absolutely correct. The abject, disgraceful rotten mess that Gillard and Rudd the Dudd left the new Coalition ... more
- Keith A Tudor on Aussie students are falling behind? This reported outcome says a lot in regard to policies and practice pertaining to teacher selection, education, training and ... more
- James W on Aussie students are falling behind? A child's most important teacher/s are it's parents. more
- Jester4212 on Cyclists need you to leave a metre? @Bikinis. Riding against the traffic is without a doubt the worst idea and will definitely contribute to more fatalities. ... more
- Keith A Tudor on Aussie students are falling behind? Another fine mess Australian kids are in! more
- Liz on Aussie students are falling behind? Our sub-standard teaching workforce is damaging the future of this country. A large number of teachers are inarticulate, ... more
- Amy on Aussie students are falling behind? If the teacher can not use a red pen to mark their work because it is too confrontational and they can never be FAILED and ... more
- Peter on Aussie students are falling behind? Doesn't matter how much money you throw at the education system! The student will only be as good as the teacher,teaching ... more
- Jester4212 on Handbook for men on women? This book sounds disgustingly stereotypical for both sexes. I really don't think this lady has a clue. more
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- Craig on Backflip on backflip over Gonski? Labor projected this "they" never budgeted this it was in forward estimates and they could not see what was happening next ... more
- Bikinis not Burkas on Cyclists need you to leave a metre? During daylight hours cyclists should ride towards the oncoming traffic to see what is coming at them, they aren't even ... more
Labor return to Rudd on the cards?
Newspoll: Labor's perceived handling of key issues, including the economy, jobs and interest rates, has dropped among voters, further indicating that it's on course for a heavy election defeat.
As well, the government's lead on the handling of health and education issues has halved in both areas, the latest Newspoll shows.
The poll, in today's Australian newspaper, reveals that support for Labor's handling of the economy has crashed from 34 per cent to 28 per cent, the equal lowest level since Kevin Rudd won the election in 2007.
On the other hand, support for the Coalition's economic management has risen to 50 per cent, up from 46 per cent a year ago.
Last year Labor led the Coalition on the issue of handling jobs - 42 per cent to 38 per cent - but after the survey conducted over the weekend, the tables have turned with Labor now on 37 per cent compared to the Coalition's 41 per cent.
Despite interest rates at "emergency" lows, Labor has gone backwards there as well with only 28 per cent of voters, compared to a previous 32 per cent, thinking it can better manage interest rates.
Coalition support on the issue was steady on 43 per cent.
Julia Gillard's grip on the nation's top job is again under threat - with growing support for Kevin Rudd to be re-installed as Prime Minister.
As Michael Pachi reports - it comes ahead of parliament resuming today for the first time this year.
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Prime Minister Julia Gillard has issued a warning to her caucus to stop "leaking negative assessments of the government to the media.
She's met with her MPs this afternoon, following opinion polls showing the Coalition has a massive election winning lead.
Jason Morison speaks with Daily Telegraph’s Simon Benson on the behind the scenes leaks and her strongly worded cabinet meeting.
Kevin Rudd has scoffed at reports he is within striking distance of toppling Julia Gillard for the federal Labor leadership.
Mr Rudd was responding to reports that support for the former prime minister could be as high as 45 votes out of 102 caucus members.
Paul Murray replays what Mark Latham had to say on PM Live and why there is no chance at this time for a return to leadership of Kevin Rudd.
Jason Morrison says Kevin Rudd is the sort of fellow that suddenly appears at the accident scene. He reveals why it seems the leadership challenge is on when Kevin Rudd says the Labor Party will do ‘whatever we can’ to stop Tony Abbott becoming Prime Minister.
Labor MPs are putting on a brave face, as two new opinion polls show the Gillard Government headed for an election wipeout. Paul Murray discusses the MPs now resigning from the party, and upcoming election.
You know Terrence/JamesW; it is a pity you don't actually read (or understand) the posts I and others make in this forum. Still, I suppose it's understandable given the "mantra" you are supposed to chant. I accept that part of the problem is delays in posts being approved; however you must accept two facts: 1/ No-one here (including you) has an obligation to answer or respond to any questions or accusations. 2/ Any posts written by employees or directly on behalf of political parties should be declared as such, to retain the poster's credibility. I believe that the first point is being generally adhered to. I am not so sure about the second.David T. Thursday 7 February, 2013 - 5:30 PM
Thanks for the rant JLB, nothing of any substance in it. I guess that's what makes it a rant. You cyber bully types just want to bully people from expressing their views and you don't want to discuss things as a good a management team might. You style is no better than Gillard's or Rudd's, thanks for nothing, old man.James W Thursday 7 February, 2013 - 10:16 AM
Oh dear; Terrence, in that context, "No" means "Incorrect". Also, I find it interesting that you complain of perceived abuse, whilst doing your own abusing. I think you may be following the path of your leader a little too closely.David T. Thursday 7 February, 2013 - 10:16 AM
@David T., clearly you have difficulty grasping anything that goes a little bit further than abuses. I had made several points in my post. You respond with a "No" not mentioning no to what. I had not asked a Yes/No question by the way.
One more thing, let's get the facts right. When Rudd was deposed his popularity rating was at a robust 48% which a leader on any side of politics would envy. If that makes him a "laughing stock" I am pretty sure the leader of your side of politics would like to be the same - and then he could surely claim to be "the laughing stock" in more ways than one.Terrence Wednesday 6 February, 2013 - 11:34 PM
Spinner, none of those whom you mention have been found guilty of a crime, Mary Jo Fisher, has been. You know Slipper was a 30yr Liberal, don't you? Your a typical bleeding heart that goes soft on crooks - shoplifting is theft, why shouldn't shop owners benefit from the protection of the law? You waffle on but are unable to refute any of the 'dishonest' claims, you claim, I have made. Must have been rough growing up with that name?James W Wednesday 6 February, 2013 - 10:44 PM
Your obviously mistaken David T, given that Rudd consistently rates higher with the public, than JG and TA as the preferred PM. Always has and probably always will.James W Wednesday 6 February, 2013 - 9:57 PM