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Election day 2: figures « Previous | |Next »
August 30, 2004

It is the second day of the election campaign. Parliament House feels ghost-like. Only the Senate is sitting. No one really wants to be here much. The Liberals look quite jaunty and confident in the corridors. Their polling is looking good in the marginals? Do they see more hope, prosperity and stabilityin the figures?

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Pryor

The policy differences can be found here.

I read Malcolm Mackerras opinion piece in the Australian Financial Review on the plane to Canberra this morning. He is briming with confidence in his own predictions. He is predicting that the Coaliton will control the parliament as a whole (with 38 Coalition Senators, eight Green Senators and 4 Democrats).

Figures are reality to Malcolm. They are what really exists. Not hopes, fears, resentments, unease and pride--all that heart stuff that lies underneath the public issues.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 8:40 PM | | Comments (0)
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