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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 09:26

Though no poll has been taken since the Gidding-Hodgman debate (though ReachTel’s nattering machines rang on landlines, bizarrely, two thousand octogenarians not watching it that same night) and all polls before it showed one in four undecided, and though Gidding won it decisively 62 to 28, we are told the Liberals will, under Hare-Clark, are bound, under Hare-Clark, to pick up fourteen seats, and govern alone, by even Antony Green.

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Monday, March 3, 2014 - 10:31
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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 16:32
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 14:54
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 14:54
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 14:54

Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott has picked just one woman for his 19-member cabinet, to be sworn in tomorrow. In defending his choice he declared he was prioritising stability, experience and merit.

So Crikey decided to have a go. Is it so very hard to select a Coalition cabinet which meets these requirements, but is not 95% male?

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Friday, September 6, 2013 - 20:47
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 23:32

Here's the game plan. Abbott is foreshadowing that if he wins the election he will call a double dissolution if Labor blocks his plans to undo carbon pricing. By Labor he means the Senate. If he can call one quickly enough, while Labor is in disarray and he is riding high in the polls, exploit the division in the electorate, he might be able to control both houses of parliament.

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