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STEALING THE LOW GROUND

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Coalition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison yesterday called for a freeze on the release of asylum seekers into the community on bridging visas. He also said "there should be mandatory notification of asylum seekers to local police and residents …

THIS WAY, THAT WAY

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As focus shifts slowly onto what a Coalition government might do in the likely event it wins the next election, major policy confusion has been exposed. On education, Christopher Pyne told ABC RN's Fran Kelly that the government's Gonski reforms were …

THE LIGHT ON ROOTY HILL

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The Newspoll out today has Labor's support down to 45-55 in the two-party-preferred, and equally bad numbers for their primary vote and Gillard's performance. The Nielsen poll last week had the two-party-preferred at 44-56. Tempting though it is …

COMPETITIVE FEDERALISM

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The commentator Mungo MacCallum has a grim view of the real issue facing education reform in this country. It is not economic. It is not even strictly ideological. It is entirely political. "Gillard’s government is in no position to win a public brawl …

MIXED MESSAGES

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The Greens are sending out some odd signals at the moment. They began the week enthusiastically attacking the party they've spent the best part of the parliamentary term supporting, seemingly over a mining tax they had no part in negotiating. Yesterday …

MINING TAX DISPUTES

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The mining tax - past, present and possible future versions - continues to be the prism through which all other political dramas are filtered.The Greens' split from ALP moved beyond rhetoric today, with Christine Milne threatening not to support the government's …

IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU

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It was inevitable that the Greens and ALP would symbolically separate from each other before the election, in order to focus on their respective election prospects. The split, initiated and announced by Christine Milne, freed both parties to speak their …

THE SHOOTING GALLERY

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The collective wisdom in Canberra, as interpreted for us by the press gallery, is that the ALP has given up hope of winning under Gillard. The leadership issue is therefore once again coming to a head - dare we say it, the media frenzy and the party's …

POLLS V POLICY

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"Catastrophic is the first and almost only word that comes to mind in describing today’s Nielsen poll for Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the federal government," wrote Laura Tingle this morning.It's true: the ALP primary vote has collapsed to …

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