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Australian voters shun conservative government in widely watched poll

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Australian voters shun conservative government in widely watched poll

By Colin Packham

 

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FILE PHOTO: The new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends a news conference in Canberra, Australia August 24, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo

 

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's conservative government is on course for a landslide election defeat, a widely watched survey showed on Monday, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison struggles to win favour with voters less than six months out from a national poll.

 

A Newspoll for The Australian newspaper showed Morrison’s government was on course to lose 21 seats in the 150-seat lower house of parliament.

 

The Newspoll showed support of just 35 percent for the government, just one percentage point above its record low.

 

The poll caps a difficult last few weeks for Morrison, who saw his conservative government plunged into further minority form when a backbench lawmaker resigned to sit as an independent.

 

While Morrison secured a major legislative victory with the passage of a bill that will force tech firms such as Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook and Apple to give police access to encrypted data, it failed to sway Australian voters.

 

The Newspoll showed Morrison's personal approval rating fell to a three-month low.

 

Facing a heavy defeat at the next election, due by May, Morrison has few tools in his armoury to win over voters.

 

Australia's parliament will not sit until February, denying Morrison any opportunity to pass major legislation.

 

Morrison said late last month his government would deliver its annual budget early, which would include Australia’s first budget surplus since 2007/2008.

 

The budget, for the financial year beginning July 1, will be delivered on April 2, about a month earlier than usual.

 

(Reporting by Colin Packham; Editing by Adrian Croft)

 
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Elections now!! Australia didn't had a new PM for what, 6 months now?

Australia is the laughing stock among many nations.. even Germany's MS. Merkel had to read up on the current PM to know who he is...

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2 hours ago, ezzra said:

Elections now!! Australia didn't had a new PM for what, 6 months now?

Australia is the laughing stock among many nations.. even Germany's MS. Merkel had to read up on the current PM to know who he is...

You should get acquainted with the Parliamentary system. Elections aren't needed to replace a PM.

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2 hours ago, Old Croc said:

Australia is leading the world in rejecting the ultra-conservative, ultra religious and ultra greedy politicians of the far right.

The world is slowly coming to the realization that these god fearing, god quoting, hypocrites are only in it to create wealth for themselves and their cronies.

The myth the conservatives like to perpetuate, that they are better economic managers, stems from their propensity to stifle the middle and lower classes by keeping wages low, their taxes relatively high and reducing funding to social projects, while transferring wealth to the big end of town.

The Reagan/Thatcher disproven theory of trickle-down economics has now been recognized by most of the people for the BS it is. Their time at the trough is coming to an end and dragging out the usual fear mongering Migration issues or lies about climate change and clean energy isn't going to work this time around.     

YES!!!! We need to tax the greedy rich and provide more for the middle and lower classes!

 

It's time the rich paid their fair share!!!

 

 

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Yes sounds like Aussie politics are like Aussie Rules Football.

  Elections are preferred over lead poisoning like some US leaders

faced in the past.

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5 hours ago, TopDeadSenter said:

sorry, but Australia is - and always has been - about 20 years behind the rest of the developed world. Progressive liberalism has brought Europe to it's knees, and the centrist/right parties are finally seeing a resurgence of support. People are fed up with an unprecedented violent and sex crime epidemic, and the draconian censorship needed to contain the backlashes to this chaos. Australia has escaped unscathed from this great migration of unintegratables thanks to their detention in offshore camps, although the beginnings of this chaos is apparent in progressive Melbourne where there have already been vehicle jihad, regular home invasions and other trappings of mass migration of unskilled migrants of vastly differing idiologies than the usual Oz bloke.

 If Australia goes for the far left parties now, and with it the mass migration they love so much, in 20 years time they will be in the situation Europe is now in. Hopefully Pauline Hanson is still alive and kicking in 20 years time if things go as it looks like they will. Good luck Australians it is not a fun ride.

Perfectly put.......sadly Australia has run some of the highest migration numbers per capita in the Western World.. ask Germany and Sweden how the integration process is faring for people whose allegiance is sadly not to the guest country but rather a religion?  A total of 415 people employed out of 2m plus migrants employed in the top 15 German companies.. almost all at DeutschePOST.  Ask Sydney and Melbourne folk how working for them? Why should the laws of a country be supplanted with Sharia or any other?  Please name as "successful" country basing its legal system on the former? 

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38 minutes ago, andytime said:

Perfectly put.......sadly Australia has run some of the highest migration numbers per capita in the Western World.. ask Germany and Sweden how the integration process is faring for people whose allegiance is sadly not to the guest country but rather a religion?  A total of 415 people employed out of 2m plus migrants employed in the top 15 German companies.. almost all at DeutschePOST.  Ask Sydney and Melbourne folk how working for them? Why should the laws of a country be supplanted with Sharia or any other?  Please name as "successful" country basing its legal system on the former? 

Migrants..sharia..dreadful conspiracies abound..

 

Personally I am keeping a close eye on the king emperor penguins of Adelaide island..as they have been known to raise a derisive flipper or two at passing US warships.

 

In the meantime the loony Australian christian right (direct clones of their US counterparts) are usually hoisted on their own petards whenever they are asked a direct question as  to their "creationism"-at which time they pull down their akubras,..kiss a jolly jumbuck and jump into an intellectual billabong.

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6 hours ago, mogandave said:

 


RACIST!!!

 

Mate, because you don't agree with a point of view doesn't make it racist! My 99 year old mother in Melbourne was terrified if a Sudanese came to her front door, she along with her neighbours had seen the result of gang home invasion on old folk in her area and knew that the police were helpless to intervene because of "things" put out by the State government on the care and protection of these suntanned brothers because they were black! You know not what you speak of!

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