Part 11 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol

Ongoing coverage of the Australian election campaign for 2016.

Part 11 of Australian election coverage 2016.

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Pre-polling day
Maturity in politics
Coalition pension crackdown
Immigration matters
Porous borders
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(July 1, 2016) Day 55 – Pre-polling day

Fisher votes update

Greens in Higgins

ABC News 24 - "There's never been a more exciting time to be a Green": Richard Di Natale, election eve.
ABC News 24 – “There’s never been a more exciting time to be a Green”: Richard Di Natale, election eve.

Continuation of GP rebate freeze

Sunrise - Malcolm Turnbull gives guarantee people will not pay more due to GP rebate freeze.
Sunrise – Malcolm Turnbull gives guarantee people will not pay more due to GP rebate freeze.

‘Sticking to the plan’ plan

ABC News 24 - Malcolm Turnbull's 'sticking to the plan' plan speech on election eve.
ABC News 24 – Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘sticking to the plan’ plan speech on election eve.

Peter Dutton links asylum seekers with terrorism

ATO won’t change tax schedules for PM

SSM plebiscite

National Disability Insurance Scheme

ABC News 24 - Bill Shorten talking about the NDIS on election eve.
ABC News 24 – Bill Shorten talking about the NDIS on election eve.

The polls – IPSOS

The Sydney Morning Herald - Cliffhanger, 1 July, 2016
The Sydney Morning Herald – Cliffhanger, 1 July, 2016

The polls – Galaxy

The Daily Telegraph - Going down, July 1, 2016.
The Daily Telegraph – Going down, July 1, 2016.

Julie Bishop phone driving

Liberal Party Director, Mr Tony Nutt

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(June 30, 2016) Day 54 – Maturity in politics

Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to change politics

ABC News - Malcolm Turnbull vows to end parliamentary juvenile theatrics & gotcha moments.
ABC News – Malcolm Turnbull vows to end parliamentary juvenile theatrics & gotcha moments.
ABC News - Malcolm Turnbull asked how he can be trusted after John Howard lied.
ABC News – Malcolm Turnbull asked how he can be trusted after John Howard lied.

No Fibs editorial

  • Margo Kingston wrote, “Gonski decided it for me. Such a hard-won consensus to end the State-Private war and embed instead a funding system based on need.. Giving every child the best chance we can to succeed is an economic investment, proof of Australia’s commitment to egalitarianism and insurance against the two nations phenomenon threatening revolution in the UK and the United States.”: The No Fibs #ausvotes editorial.

Nick Xenophon team update

Don’t vote invalid, kids.

Higgins votes update

The final FactCheck

ABC FactCheck - Stop the facts: The final ABC FactCheck shows Tony Abbott the most incorrect.
ABC FactCheck – Stop the facts: The final ABC FactCheck shows Tony Abbott the most incorrect.

Jobson Groath update

Dawson votes update

  • Luke Mortimer reported, “CONTROVERSIAL and anything but politically correct, Australian Liberty Alliance Senate candidate for Queensland Bernard Gaynor certainly knows how to kick up a stink.

    The Catholic anti-Islamic campaigner, who rallies against same-sex marriage, an Australian republic, foreign aid spending and Halal certification, stopped by Mackay recently.

    At the Mackay Show his stall racked up a noticeable amount of attention – Dawson MP George Christensen even stopped by for a chat – and, according to Mr Gaynor, some voting advice.”: ‘I explained how George Christensen could vote for ALA in the Senate’.

Battlefield Queensland

ABC News - Battlefield Qld: The fight for the Queensland capital of Brisbane.
ABC News – Battlefield Qld: The fight for the Queensland capital of Brisbane.

Where they visited

ABC News - Where did they visit? Only a third of the country matters to the majors.
ABC News – Where did they visit? Only a third of the country matters to the majors.

Griffith votes update

ABC News 24 - Terri Butler reflects on her Griffith by-election win & the election ahead.
ABC News 24 – Terri Butler reflects on her Griffith by-election win & the election ahead.

Tony Abbott updates

New England votes update

ABC News 24 - Tony Windsor on Peta Credlin, the tea Tweet & NewsCorp attacks.
ABC News 24 – Tony Windsor on Peta Credlin, the tea Tweet & NewsCorp attacks.

Cartoons

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(June 29, 2016) Day 53 – Coalition crackdown

Coalition to go after welfare

Pensioners won’t be exempt from a welfare crackdown. Treasurer Scott Morrison and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann yesterday released the Coalition’s policy costings with a sudden $2.3 billion saving from the welfare system. Mr Morrison told ABC 730  that he had found the money because of new technology.

“Well, we had already announced measures both in the last MYEFO and last year’s budget which had identified additional ways to ensure that debts were being repaid. And as the technology’s improved we’re learning even more ways to do this,” he said.

ABC 730 - Coalition crackdown:Scott Morrison says he's found $2b in welfare abuse using technology.
ABC 730 – Coalition crackdown:Scott Morrison says he’s found $2b in welfare abuse using technology.
ABC Lateline - Julie Bishop claims $3.5b identified in welfare fraud due to 'new technologies'.
ABC Lateline – Julie Bishop claims $3.5b identified in welfare fraud due to ‘new technologies’.

Lucy Turnbull fundraiser

Malcolm Turnbull, Captain Cranky

9 News - Captain Cranky: Malcolm Turnbull sneering at journos 3 days out from polling day.
9 News – Captain Cranky: Malcolm Turnbull sneering at journos 3 days out from polling day.

Julie Bishop gold-standard

Queensland wins tablecloth award

9 News - Queensland wins the tablecloth award for the largest senate ballot paper at 102cm.
9 News – Queensland wins the tablecloth award for the largest senate ballot paper at 102cm.

Julie Bishop denies attacking Dr Anne Aly

ABC Lateline - Julie Bishop denies she attacked Dr Anne Aly.
ABC Lateline – Julie Bishop denies she attacked Dr Anne Aly.

Federal corruption commission

Antony Green’s election calculator

Antony Green’s election calculator allows you to apply recent polls to the seats to gauge the predicted outcome.

National recycling scheme

ABC News - Calls for a national recycling scheme as Australia's rates 13th in the world.
ABC News – Calls for a national recycling scheme as Australia’s rates 13th in the world.

The Republic

ABC News 24 - Malcolm Turnbull says he is still a republican but it is not the front and centre political issue of the day.
ABC News 24 – Malcolm Turnbull says he is still a republican but it is not the front and centre political issue of the day.

Jobs and growth

  • ABC News reported, “The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has lodged a dispute with the Fair Work Commission, alleging the CSIRO has unfairly tried to cut jobs in areas like climate science.”: CPSU steps up campaign against CSIRO job cuts.

Out of context

ABC 730 - Both sides of politics take portions of quotes to suit political arguments.
ABC 730 – Both sides of politics take portions of quotes to suit political arguments.

SSM plebiscite

ABC News 24 - Unhappy Mal: "How members respond to the plebiscite is a matter for them."
ABC News 24 – Unhappy Mal: “How members respond to the plebiscite is a matter for them.”
ABC 730 - Scott Morrison says SSM legislation should pass if plebiscite result is 'Yes'.
ABC 730 – Scott Morrison says SSM legislation should pass if plebiscite result is ‘Yes’.
ABC Lateline - Julie Bishop will take her electorate's view into account on SSM plebiscite.
ABC Lateline – Julie Bishop will take her electorate’s view into account on SSM plebiscite.

The Malcolm Turnbull Show

ABC News - Malcolm Turnbull may have a new line of work as a TV chat show host if he loses the election.
ABC News – Malcolm Turnbull may have a new line of work as a TV chat show host if he loses the election.

Cartoons

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(June 28, 2016) Day 52 – Immigration matters

Border Force & immigration failures

ABC 730 - USAF & Australian Borderforce allegedly recruited into crime syndicate.
ABC 730 – USAF & Australian Borderforce allegedly recruited into crime syndicate.

Not a lot of policies

Trust in politicians

Menzies votes update

Cowper votes update

SSM plebiscite

Electioneering

Environment

M1 funding

Ten Eyewitness News - Despite funding 80% of NSW motorway, Turnbull will only fund 50% in Qld.
Ten Eyewitness News – Despite funding 80% of NSW motorway, Turnbull will only fund 50% in Qld.

Coalition costings

9 News - Scott Morrison expects voters to believe he's suddenly found $2.3b in savings.
9 News – Scott Morrison expects voters to believe he’s suddenly found $2.3b in savings.
Ten Eyewitness News - the Coalition has released its policy costings claiming they can find up to $2.3b in savings from the welfare system.
Ten Eyewitness News – the Coalition has released its policy costings claiming they can find up to $2.3b in savings from the welfare system.

Penalty rates

Ten Eyewitness News - Griffith MP Terri Butler receives a petition from Qld nurses to protect penalty rates.
Ten Eyewitness News – Griffith MP Terri Butler receives a petition from Qld nurses to protect penalty rates.

Banking Royal Commission

ABC Q&A - Mathias Cormann asked how can the govt refuse a banking Royal Commission?
ABC Q&A – Mathias Cormann asked how can the govt refuse a banking Royal Commission?

Apprentice numbers slump

ABC News 24 - Malcolm Turnbull blames Labor for falling apprenticeship rates.
ABC News 24 – Malcolm Turnbull blames Labor for falling apprenticeship rates.

Truth in politics

ABC News 24 - Malcolm Turnbull says,"What political parties say they will support and oppose one time is not ultimately necessarily ultimately what they will do."
ABC News 24 – Malcolm Turnbull says,”What political parties say they will support and oppose one time is not ultimately necessarily ultimately what they will do.”

Warringah votes update

The Queensland swing

Petrie votes update

ABC News 24 - Battlefield Qld: Eliza Borrello with an update from the marginal LNP seat of Petrie.
ABC News 24 – Battlefield Qld: Eliza Borrello with an update from the marginal LNP seat of Petrie.

New England votes update

Cartoons

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(June 27, 2016) Day 51 – Porous borders

Crims puncture border security

A joint investigation by Fairfax and ABC 730 has revealed allegations of corruption and a cash-for-visa racket inside the Immigration Department. Criminal gangs and people smugglers are engaging in a national scam of student and work visas charging clients up to $50,000 in cash.

Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Michael Pezzullo, has referred 132 cases over the past 12 months to the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity, the highest ever.

While the Coalition was focussed on asylum seeker boats, the borders became increasingly porous for criminals. Former immigration investigations head, Joseph Petyanszki, told Fairfax that, “”fear mongering” on refugees and asylum seekers has been used to deflect attention from the real problems in the immigration system.”

The scandal has prompted Senator Nick Xenophon to call for a review of immigration law enforcement and the introduction of a national corruption body similar to New South Wales’ Independent Commission Against Corruption.

ABC 730 - Cash for visas: Asylum seeker boats deflected public attention away from Immigration fraud.
ABC 730 – Cash for visas: Asylum seeker boats deflected public attention away from Immigration fraud.
ABC News 24 - Malcolm Turnbull answers border security & cash-for-visas with 'Stop the boats'.
ABC News 24 – Malcolm Turnbull answers border security & cash-for-visas with ‘Stop the boats’.
ABC 730 - Cash for visas: Corruption is widespread, Jasvinder Sidhu says.
ABC 730 – Cash for visas: Corruption is widespread, Jasvinder Sidhu says.
ABC 730 - Cash for visas, fake jobs: Hidden camera captures an Australian visa fixer.
ABC 730 – Cash for visas, fake jobs: Hidden camera captures an Australian visa fixer.

Mayo votes update – Jamie Briggs refuses to speak to ABC

ABC News 24 - Jamie Briggs on the run: Refuses to speak about his electorate of Mayo.
ABC News 24 – Jamie Briggs on the run: Refuses to speak about his electorate of Mayo.

NSW Liberal Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells hides in bathroom

New England votes update

 

Battlefield Qld – Seat of Lilley

ABC News - Battlefield Qld: Lilley where Wayne Swan has run a quiet grassroots campaign.
ABC News – Battlefield Qld: Lilley where Wayne Swan has run a quiet grassroots campaign.

Tangentially affected by SSM

Bill in Victoria

Mal in South Australia

Pre-poll update

Scorecards

Antony Green prepares

Raytheon awarded big defence contract

ABC News 24 - Raytheon has won $297m contract for upgrade & support of Woomera test range.
ABC News 24 – Raytheon has won $297m contract for upgrade & support of Woomera test range.

Labor costings

Newspoll – 51pc to Coalition

Cartoons

-Ends

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