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Oz election neck & neck! Or is it?

21/08/2010

The voting is on, almost 2 million votes lodged prior to the election day. National polling suggests a possible hung parliament. However, The Australian suggests that Labor losses in Qld and NSW where the incumbent Labor state governments are seen as incompetent/ineffectual maybe such as to give Abbott and the coalition an edge in picking up sufficient key marginals to enable them to form a government.

Dennis Shanahan writes:-

There is a chance Labor can hold on or form a minority government, but both sides recognise the momentum is with Abbott, and a handful of seats are deciding our political fate.

The scare campaign from the Prime Minister, the leaking of “losing” ALP polls, and robot calls saying Work Choices is back are relentless and look despairing.

Labor is now desperate, determined and dangerous. It has suddenly stopped underestimating Abbott’s political skills and appeal to the public.

But there is a danger Labor’s negative campaign will rub off on Gillard, and make her appear harping and negative, the opposite of the appearance she wants to convey and the nub of her complaints about Abbott.

Interesting how smear tactics and negativity are such hallmarks of both the ALP and Labour in NZ. Notice the lies over Work Choices, Abbott has said that law is dead, yet Gillard desperately claims it will be back on Monday. What a crock!

2 Comments
  1. adamsmith1922 permalink*
    21/08/2010 18:50

    Maybe, but Gillard’s claim is still a lie, because no way could the law be back in place on Monday

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  2. 21/08/2010 18:23

    Notice the lies over Work Choices, Abbott has said that law is dead, yet Gillard desperately claims it will be back on Monday.

    I, and I am sure many other Australians, remember another Liberal Party leader decalring “Never, ever” when asked if GST was on his to do list. After he introduced a GST and was reminded of his promise, John Winston Howard declared it had been a “non core promise”.

    Lies are not the exclusive province of one side of politics, and in Aus the L/NP coalition has a strong track record of lie.

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