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Polls on increase for the Coalition

Posted by: 2UE | 9 October, 2012 - 8:05 AM
Julie Bishop on the latest Newspoll results with Coalition in front

Labor has brushed of the latest opinion poll showing support for the Coalition has increased, despite the negativity surrounding Tony Abbott. Primary support for ALP  dropped to 33%, Coalition increased to 45%.

Labor frontbencher Craig Emerson says the government's not taking the results too seriously.

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Stuart Bocking seeks out Attorney General Nicola Roxon for personally intervening in the Peter Slipper sexual harassment case by briefing lawyers defending him. He looks at the latest newspoll results and the hypocrisy being shown by the parties.


The federal coalition says the latest Newspoll shows voters have seen through Labor's smear campaign against Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.

Deputy opposition leader Julie Bishop warns the government is using the same tactics as Queensland Labor prior to the party's devastating defeat in this year's state election.

Ms Bishop was responding to the latest Newspoll, published in The Australian today, which shows the coalition regaining its big lead over Labor. (AAP)

Parliament resumes without Slipper

Parliament House Canberra

Federal Parliament resumes, without the Speaker. 7 months since he was in the chair and Jason Morrison asks, how much longer can this go on? Labor continue to support him in the role on full salary.

Roxon on Abbott and capable women

Nicola Roxon: Mr Abbott isn't running for

Nicola Roxon says the government won't back down in its criticism of Tony Abbott, who she maintains has an "issue with capable women". Paul Murray takes her to task for criticism of the Opposition Leader.

Blog comments Your Say

  • It is awful to listen to Labor in Parliament. They cant' talk about Policy because they have messed up everything. They are only interested in "milking" the government cash cow for themselves. We need our country back.

    Louisa Hawes Monday 15 October, 2012 - 1:11 AM
  • And what is it with this foolhardly woman Nicola Roxon about capable women? There is not one, repeat not one capable woman in this utterly failed, useless, rorting, rank incompetent left of left wing rotten damned Gillard minority socialist 'government.' Also Madame Bipolar go and wash your hair then your mouth out as well.

    Rodney James Tuesday 9 October, 2012 - 8:30 PM
  • I heard Gillard's rant against Abbott during today's debate. She's lost the plot. Her voice was that of a fanatic and her statements were of hate. Highly unparliamentary and, "It's Time".

    David T. Tuesday 9 October, 2012 - 5:08 PM
  • It's a bit hard to get our country back when we don't own it anymore! Liebor has seen to it that our country has been sold off and invaded by hoards of phoney economic refuges!

    Peter Tuesday 9 October, 2012 - 2:29 PM
  • These endless polls are just confirming the plain obvious. Labor do not care one bit and Labor are just using up every selfish minute, filling up their deep greedy $$pockets till they get booted out in about 12 months time. Everyone is sick to death of these over done daily polls and just want to vote these bullying treasonous Labor bastards right out ASAP and get our country back!!

    Kelvin Tuesday 9 October, 2012 - 1:06 PM
  • Fantastic editorial!! You nailed the rank hypocricy of the Labour Party. (Loved your correct reference to the "hand bag brigade").

    Real Balance Tuesday 9 October, 2012 - 9:45 AM

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