Election 2016: Gaffe Tally

This election is so long that it’s a struggle to maintain enthusiasm. In the most irrelevant and non-indicative poll of all time, Newspoll says Labor is winning today which is nice and hey, only SIX WEEKS TO HOLD THAT. Sportsbet still has the Coalition massively in front (1.30 to win versus 3.5 for a Labor win) so you do the maths. Labor’s …

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Election 2016: Election photography – spot the difference!

It’s hard to believe but it sometimes feels like the meedya are trying to manipulate us with their photography. You worry; we investigate. Test #1 Here is a picture of Barnaby Joyce from his Facebook page: And here’s Fairfax today, winning at photography: Spot the difference! Barnaby Joyce wears the hell out of hats but Fairfax shows him without. Why? Test …

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Election 2016: Policies that people really want

This is a long campaign. It’s such a long campaign that one struggles to imagine how the parties are going to fill each day with a relevant and meaningful policy. But for those parties whose ‘grid’ is still not full, below you will find a list of policies that people are (a) crying out for and (b) are not going …

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Election 2016: 9 May – The day in pictures

“Ooooh, yes that is a large number of prime ministers to have in your life time.” “And it was then we discovered that if we shifted the money into Barbados, we wouldn’t have to pay capital Gains Tax at all. “ “What a lovely set of watermelons!” [Internal voice] “Don’t spill this beer. Don’t spill this beer. Don’t spill this …

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