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- Vince on Ford to cut production in Australia Totally agree with Peter. The writing was on the wall years ago, so it should not have come as a surprise. I can't feel ... more
- Kimber on Calls to legalise euthanasia in NSW Anybody who has had to sit by the side of terminally ill person and see their distress at having to linger and suffer in ... more
- Robert on UK terror: soldier hacked to death @paulo. You havent got a clue about WW2. Try researching without hollywood movies and propaganda books. more
- Robert on Ford to cut production in Australia So much for globalisation. Boy they really suckered us into that one. more
- Peter on UK terror: soldier hacked to death And one of the biggest supporters of the Nazi's was Islam! the SS even had a muslim death squad! The EDL and other so called ... more
- Peter on Ford to cut production in Australia And who didn't see this coming years ago?Typical Labor and Unions not living in the real world and understanding that ... more
- Peter on Premier sticks with Gonski decision Barry was conned by Ju-lier!There is no extra money for Gonski! Any money they do have has been re-directed from other ... more
- paulo on Kevin Rudd on gay marriage support Terrence again you think all gays just want to go to discos and saunas and have many partners.Well there are many who ... more
- paulo on UK terror: soldier hacked to death I come from London .Homegrown Islamic extremism is a problem, however the EDL the English Defence League that rioted after ... more
- m on Man refuses rising for magistrate what i would like to see is someone giving parking tickets out in front of any mosque on a friday. council !! anyone ... more
- Terrence on Premier sticks with Gonski decision Carry on Barry! If a Lieberal party stooge accuses you of being Labour - you who won a landslide election for the party, ... more
- Terrence on Kevin Rudd on gay marriage support @Paulo, why is it prejudice to point out that the institution of marriage has nothing to do with homosexual lifestyle? Tell ... more
- Terrence on Economic hard times for Aussies Well Bill, I wish you had said that before you came here. If you think we are doing it tough spare a thought for most of the ... more
- Terrence on Premier sticks with Gonski decision Party hacks will always talk like party hacks. To them the country or the state is not more important than their petty ... more
- Michael on PM back in Sydney's greater west Well if Bob Hawke is going to be there, he can explain to Julia what its like to be stabbed in the back whilst P.M. Maybe ... more
- Michael on Claims against Ben Te'o denied Put simply, no charges laid by her or Mr Te'o so this is a non event. No one should condone violence of any kind against ... more
- Bill Baxter on PM back in Sydney's greater west A community cabinet eh! She would not even understand how cabinet government is supposed to operate! What a horrible piece ... more
- Bikinis not Burkas on Contempt not standing for Magistrate This is called Cultural Jihad!It is the thin edge of the wedge.Join the Q Society to uphold Australian values.Jason they are ... more
- bazza on PM back in Sydney's greater west bob is only going to get a bit of the ndis cash. more
- WWW.ABORTIONTRUTH.COM on Girl held at gun point in robbery Again, people these days do not have much respect for the very wishy-washy undisciplined legal system! A damned system full ... more
Rudd & Turnbull more popular?
They may be out of favour with their own parties, but voters would rather the former Prime Minister or Opposition Leader in charge of the country.
Bickering over the AWU scandal has done little to help both the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader's popularity - with voters preferring their predecessors.
A galaxy poll has former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd ahead as preffered PM at 27%, trailed by former Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull on 23%.
There's then a big gap to current PM Julia Gillard at 18%, with Opposition Leader Tony Abbott in last place at 17%.
Stuart Bocking points out however, its another poll of wishful thinking.
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But Julia Gillard is earning the praise of asylum seekers in Indonesia, happy at the Government's plan to release people into the community. 2UE Newsroom's Gemma Gunning reveals the details.
Meantime, public servants have been told to find savings ahead of Christmas, as the Federal Government looks at more ways to deliver on its promised budget surplus.
The expenditure review commitee is said to be looking at a long list of urgent proposals, in a bid to reach the $1.1-billion surplus.
The measures, which could form a mini-budget, are expected to be unveiled early in the new year.
The Galaxy Poll released today has found only one in five voters believe Julia Gillard has been completely open and honest over her role in the Australian Workers Union scandal in the early 1990s.
Australians spend more than half a billion dollars on bottled water each year, despite perfectly good water running from our taps. Clinton Maynard questions why people like bottled water over quality tap water.
I thought it was a part of normal democracy that the most popular person is the PM.
Sorry did i say democracy!!!java Wednesday 5 December, 2012 - 1:09 PM
I wouldn't vote for Turnbull in a fit! He isn't Liberal. He's more Labor.David T. Tuesday 4 December, 2012 - 6:20 PM
Look I have studied true leaders for years and damned years and I can unreservedly assure every one of my fellow Australians that neither Kevin Rudd nor Malcolm Turnbull do not have the necessary prerequisits, nor the interpersonal skills, the wherewithal, the staying power nor the professionality to be Prime Ministerial material. Like Gillard, they are simply poor lame damned incapable ducks. I rest my case.Justin J James Monday 3 December, 2012 - 9:24 PM
Gillard won't be concerned about her lack of popularity with Australians... she's been given hero status by the "Asylum Seekers" (read illegal immigrants) waiting in Indonesia, since her policy that they are now going to be settled in Australia, given Centrelink benefits and help with accommodation was announced. One 17 year old in Indonesia who was awaiting his application to be processed has announced he will now pay a "people smuggler" to get him here, so he can take advantage of our generosity. It's nice to be loved, isn't it Julia??David T. Monday 3 December, 2012 - 2:48 PM
When you ask Labor voters who they want as the opposition leader of cause they will say Turnbull because he is more Labor than Liberal. Its all in the way they ask the question. They only like Rudd because Gillard is now a liability and will succeed in Labor's downfall. There is no contest between Abbott and Turnbull, Abbott has brought the Liberals back out of the cold whereas Turnbull rides on the back of others work.Peter Monday 3 December, 2012 - 10:31 AM
I'm guessing with some people Mickey Mouse and Goofy would be more popular to, these polls mean bugger all. Why do they even bring up the question?Douglas Monday 3 December, 2012 - 10:12 AM