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The great shrinking of the vote for Australia's major political parties

August 7, 2017 - 23:30 -- Admin

Not much joy for the Liberal-National coalition and the Labor Party in today's political research news. In The Australian Newspoll had the two parties share of the vote at just 72%. That's five percentage points down on the share at the last election. And in The Sydney Morning Herald a report on what focus groups have found about the current feeling of voters towards the big two had this to say:

Fine those ineligible MPs $200 a day

July 29, 2017 - 17:36 -- Admin

If, like me, you find all this discussion of what Section 44 of the Constitution actually means a bit confusing, Background Paper Number 29 Dual·Citizenship, Foreign Allegiance and s.44(i) of the Australian Constitution,prepared back in 1993 for the Parliamentary Research Service might help The author Sarah O'Brien brings together what the High Court has said about the section along with a summary of

Mama said there'll be days like this -a political singalong for Matt Canavan

July 25, 2017 - 21:23 -- Admin

Mama said there'll be days like thisThere'll be days like this, mama said(Mama said, mama said)Mama said there'll be days like thisThere'll be days like this, my mama said(Mama said, mama said)I went walking the other day andEverything was going fineMet a little boy named Billy JoeAnd then I almost lost my mindMama said there'll be days like thisThere'll be days like th

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