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Assessing the merits of a regional asylum seeker centre as policy

If this election proves anything, it proves that both parties have taken the notion of polling driven strategy to ever greater heights. Once, policies were road tested via focus groups to guage their acceptability and to refine selling points. Now,

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Posted in federal election 2010, government, immigration

Federal election 2010: The ghost of culture wars past

Gary Sauer-Thompson at Public Opinion has skewered David Burchell’s latest op/ed, which includes a typification of two different types of voters:

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Posted in elections, environment, Howardia, immigration, sociology

Why are voters shifting from Labor to The Greens?

John Quiggin has endorsed The Greens. Read why at his blog. I haven’t finally made up my mind, but I think I’m probably going to switch my vote from Labor to The Greens this time too, for similar reasons. The

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Posted in elections

On the election trail

Julia Gillard (left) and Tony Abbott (right) - nice touch - face off in front of Parliament House in a graphic with a big question mark superimposed over the flagpole

Continue your discussion of the opening salvos in the active election campaigns.

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Posted in elections
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