Archive for the 'Election07' Category

Election07: The Result

November 26th, 2007

Well, it’s all over.

The final polls were pretty close, with the final two party preferred result favouring the ALP 53 to 47. The ALP has won at least 83 seats so far, and is likely to pick up another four.

Kevin Rudd will be the next Prime Minister, with the cabinet to be announced later this week.

Ex-PM Howard looks to be defeated in his seat of Bennelong. If not, he’ll surely resign. Peter Costello has announced his retirement as of the next election, and will be on the back bench. Mark Vaile, Ex-Deputy PM, has also announced he will not seek the leadership of The Nationals. The Liberal leadership is open, and will be decided in the next couple of weeks.

Election07: Penultimate Edition

November 23rd, 2007

Announcements: Nothing much. The ALP has final costings for all policies and $10 million for Tassie Devils. Nil return for the Coalition.

Polls: It’s poll-a-palooza today. Newspoll ALP 52, Galaxy ALP 52, Morgan phone ALP 54.5, AC Nielsen phone ALP 57, AC Nielsen online ALP 57. Someone’s going to look pretty dumb in about 24 hours.

Just one day to go. Don’t forget to vote, otherwise you’ll get fined. No endorsements here, you’ll have to make your own mind up. Next post will follow the results.

Election07: Terrible Twos Edition

November 22nd, 2007


Polls: AC Nielsen ALP 57. Galaxy ALP 52. Someone’s going to look silly on Sunday.

Line of the day: The Chaser team, responding to Jackie Kelly’s suggestion that an attempt to smear the ALP was a Chaser-like stunt:

If this was really a Chaser stunt, where were the big props, where was the Osama Bin Laden costume? The only real similarity [with a Chaser gag] is that the Liberals in Lindsay got caught and may be facing charges.

Just two days to the close of voting.

Election07: Trilogy edition

November 21st, 2007

Announcements: The Coalition has a Hoons policy. And the ALP has a trade policy and an aged care workforce policy.

Polls: No new polls, but a couple of new markets to bet on the TPP and seats result.

Just three more days to go!

Election07: Fantastic Edition

November 20th, 2007

Announcements: ALP regional policy and a couple of small packages of older policies from the coalition (Water and Clean Energy).

Polls: Galaxy marginals ALP 52 (a swing of 5.5). Newspoll ALP 54. Probably only one Newspoll before the big day now.

Other: Some fuss over the eligibility of 13 ALP candidates.

Four days to go.

Election07: Self-Incrimination Edition

November 19th, 2007

Another quiet day in terms of policy. The Coalition had a Forestry policy and that was it.

5 days to go.

Election07: Over the Boundary Edition

November 18th, 2007

All quiet but the polls.

Polls: Morgan phone ALP 56. Galaxy marginals ALP ahead enough to win.

6 days to go.

Election07: The Final Week

November 17th, 2007

Announcements: The ALP announces a National Primary Health Care Strategy. Nothing from the coalition.

Polls: Newspoll marginals ALP 54 in the 18 most marginal seats.

7 days to go. This time next week, we should know the result.

Election07: 7b edition

November 16th, 2007

Announcements: ALP will give a free health check to all students starting primary school, costing $45m. Nothing from the coalition.

Polls: Morgan face to face ALP 56.5. And the Possum predicts the ALP will get 55.15% at the election.

Line of the day: Tony Abbott in diplomatic mode:

The best protection for a worker […] is the chance of another job.

8 days to go. Unlucky if you’re from Discworld.

Election07: Single Digit Edition

November 15th, 2007

Announcements: Coalition announces $250m for aged care places. ALP has $15m for ethanol plant trials.

Polls: AC Nielsen ALP 54.

9 days to go.