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Old 22nd February 2024, 03:36 AM   #41
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Sorry. Meant to be a swing.
Still not understanding. Are you casting a formal vote against Labor or are you claiming that there will be a swing against Labor (regardless of the way you vote).
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Old 22nd February 2024, 04:24 AM   #42
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Still not understanding. Are you casting a formal vote against Labor or are you claiming that there will be a swing against Labor (regardless of the way you vote).
The latter. And I’m not voting as I’m not in Dunkley.
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The latter. And I’m not voting as I’m not in Dunkley.
Oh. So the same non-prediction I made.

I doubt that the swing will be enough to result in more than the usual by election cliches though.
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Rightwing political group Advance mounts ‘unprecedented’ campaign against Labor in Dunkley

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Lobby group made a mark during voice vote and is outspending the Liberals in byelection. Will its tactics work again?


The rightwing political group Advance is running a third-party campaign “unprecedented” for an Australian electoral contest, outspending the Liberal party on social media ads in an effort to wrestle the seat of Dunkley from Labor.

The strategy, being orchestrated by the team behind the referendum’s no vote, is focused on criticising Anthony Albanese over the cost-of-living crisis and community safety. Labor believes it may be among the biggest push mounted by an activist group in a single seat outside a general election.

Dunkley is Advance’s first electoral project since the voice, with the mortgage belt seat a field test of whether its brand of populist, incendiary campaigning honed in the during the voice can have an impact in a standard ballot rather than the binary choice of a referendum.

The group’s rolling billboards – which it calls “truth trucks” – circle the Victorian electorate, imploring voters to “put Labor last”. But despite Advance’s deep links with – and prior work for – the Liberal party, it is not explicitly campaigning for the Coalition candidate, Nathan Conroy, as much it is campaigning heavily against the government. The group plans on “hammering letterboxes” with anti-Labor flyers; it ran full-page ads in Victorian newspapers about asylum seekers; and its paid social media ads are targeted solely at Dunkley.
Advance is Australia's MAGA, in case anybody missed that.
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Old 23rd February 2024, 01:45 AM   #45
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Whoops, made a mistake. I thought Dunkley went right down the peninsula. It doesn’t, but still includes Mt Eliza and a bunch of rich bayside suburbs, so there is a dichotomy, but not as sharp as I thought.
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Barnaby Joyce takes leave from parliament after encouragement from Nationals leader

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Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce will not attend parliament this week, his party leader David Littleproud says, after being advised to take a break following a late-night incident in Canberra.

Mr Joyce was filmed laid out on a Canberra footpath on one of the city's bar and restaurant strips late one evening after a sitting day of parliament.

The former deputy prime minister apologised for what he called "a big mistake", blaming an interaction between alcohol and a medication he was taking.
It's always worth taking some time off for the good of one's mental health.
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Barnaby Joyce takes leave from parliament after encouragement from Nationals leader

It's always worth taking some time off for the good of one's mental health.
Of course, but the encouragement from the Nationals leader is to give him the opportunity to sack Joyce.
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