Part 10 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol

David Marler

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Ongoing coverage of the Australian election campaign for 2016.

Part 10 of Australian election coverage 2016.

Table of contents
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Dueling launches
The hobbling
Fire in the belly
Up on my soapbox
What a whopper!
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(June 26, 2016) Day 50 – Dueling launches

Coalition launch

9 News - Happy families: Malcolm Turnbull faces Tony Abbott at Liberal launch.

9 News – Happy families: Malcolm Turnbull faces Tony Abbott at Liberal launch.

Accusations of ABC bias

Has the ABC’s Chris Uhlmann strayed too far this time in supporting the Coalition? Has there been overall bias from the ABC toward the Coalition throughout the election campaign? Many think so and a change.org petition has been raised on the matter here: Stop the ABC Supporting the Coalition Election Campaign.

ABC News 24 - ABC's Greg Jennett & Chris Uhlmann write off Labor gaining a majority.

ABC News 24 – ABC’s Greg Jennett & Chris Uhlmann write off Labor gaining a majority.

ABC News 24 - "One important thing is to stay on message," Chris Uhlmann tells Julie Bishop.

ABC News 24 – “One important thing is to stay on message,” Chris Uhlmann tells Julie Bishop.

ABC News 24 - "Oh please Chris": Julie Bishop gets a couple of dixer questions from Chris Uhlmann.

ABC News 24 – “Oh please Chris”: Julie Bishop gets a couple of dixer questions from Chris Uhlmann.

ABC News 24 - Chris Uhlmann talks down Labor's chances in Qld as he introduces Julie Bishop.

ABC News 24 – Chris Uhlmann talks down Labor’s chances in Qld as he introduces Julie Bishop.

ABC News 24 - The ABC's Greg Jennett & Chris Uhlmann promote the virtues of Liberal Party Deputy Leader Julie Bishop.

ABC News 24 – The ABC’s Greg Jennett & Chris Uhlmann promote the virtues of Liberal Party Deputy Leader Julie Bishop.

ABC News 24 - ABC's Greg Jennett and Chris Uhlmann promote the qualities of National Party leader Barnaby Joyce.

ABC News 24 – ABC’s Greg Jennett and Chris Uhlmann promote the qualities of National Party leader Barnaby Joyce.

Labor launch, Queensland edition

ABC News 24 - Bill Shorten Labor launch, Queensland edition.

ABC News 24 – Bill Shorten Labor launch, Queensland edition.

Labor election costings

ABC News 24 - Dr Michael Keating backs Labor costings ahead of the Australian election.

ABC News 24 – Dr Michael Keating backs Labor costings ahead of the Australian election.

Herbert votes update

ABC Insiders - LNP MP for Herbert Ewen Jones says forming govt with Nationals is 'bad enough'.

ABC Insiders – LNP MP for Herbert Ewen Jones says forming govt with Nationals is ‘bad enough’.

Election editorials

  • The Age wrote, “Democracy can deliver harsh outcomes, but whoever is the victor, it should be remembered the policy platforms of each major party have strengths and weaknesses. The challenge for each voter is to determine which best suits their preferences, or priorities (as outlined to a degree in this paper today and online with Fairfax Media’s YourVote survey).”: Education is key to future wealth.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald wrote, “Mr Turnbull has had barely nine months to set a stronger economic and fairer social path than his predecessor. That is not enough time to write him off.”: Why Malcolm Turnbull deserves his own mandate.

Indi votes update

Scomophobia rife

ABC Insiders - Scomophobia is rife within the SSM debate.

ABC Insiders – Scomophobia is rife within the SSM debate.

The scare campaigns

ABC Insiders - The scares: Medicare, boats & cutting up the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

ABC Insiders – The scares: Medicare, boats & cutting up the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Cartoons

-More to come

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(June 25, 2016) Day 49 – The hobbling

Stopping SSM with a plebiscite

Brisbane march

9 News - 2000 march through Brisbane against Turnbull Govt's SSM plebiscite.

9 News – 2000 march through Brisbane against Turnbull Govt’s SSM plebiscite.

Grayndler votes update

9 News - Keating: "opportunists & Trots hiding behind a gum tree trying to pretend they're the Labor party."

9 News – Keating: “opportunists & Trots hiding behind a gum tree trying to pretend they’re the Labor party.”

NBN shenanigans

Brexit Ausexit

Bill Shorten says British Prime Minister David Cameron was “hostage to the right-wing.”

ABC News 24 - Bill Shorten comments on Brexit and assures voters that Labor is united.

ABC News 24 – Bill Shorten comments on Brexit and assures voters that Labor is united.

Vote for Coalition because of Brexit

ABC News 24 - Brexit not helpful to global recovery, a big economic shock says Malcolm Turnbull.

ABC News 24 – Brexit not helpful to global recovery, a big economic shock says Malcolm Turnbull.

Ten Eyewitness News - Malcolm Turnbull says chaos and instability will ensue if Australians vote for anyone else other than the Coalition.

Ten Eyewitness News – Malcolm Turnbull says chaos and instability will ensue if Australians vote for anyone else other than the Coalition.

ABC News 24 - Australians should vote for the Coalition because of Brexit, Turnbull & Morrison say.

ABC News 24 – Australians should vote for the Coalition because of Brexit, Turnbull & Morrison say.

ABC News 24 - "Australians expect their leaders to focus on the economy, focus on their jobs.," says Turnbull.

ABC News 24 – “Australians expect their leaders to focus on the economy, focus on their jobs.,” says Turnbull.

Brisbane votes update

Higgins votes update

Galaxy poll

Petrie votes

Nationals fighting for influence

ABC News - The National Party fights to retain its influence in the Coalition.

ABC News – The National Party fights to retain its influence in the Coalition.

Cartoons

 

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(June 24, 2016) Day 48 – Fire in the belly

Keating enters the fray

Malcolm Turnbull responds to Paul Keating

ABC News 24 - Malcolm Turnbull defends his tax cuts in response to Paul Keating opposition.

ABC News 24 – Malcolm Turnbull defends his tax cuts in response to Paul Keating opposition.

Silence over environment

Brexit

ABC News - Ignoring the GFC, Malcolm Turnbull urges a vote for the Coalition on an economic stability platform.

ABC News – Ignoring the GFC, Malcolm Turnbull urges a vote for the Coalition on an economic stability platform.

9 News - Malcolm Turnbull quick to capitalise on fears of economic instability.

9 News – Malcolm Turnbull quick to capitalise on fears of economic instability.

7 News - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calls snap press conference over Brexit.

7 News – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calls snap press conference over Brexit.

Cowper votes – 50pc two-party preferred

Mediscare

The Queensland swing

State of protest

9 News - Dickson residents near Peter Dutton's office can't take any more protests.

9 News – Dickson residents near Peter Dutton’s office can’t take any more protests.

SSM plebiscite to be overridden by free vote

ABC News 24 - Most Australians have a great interest in the SSM question, says Malcolm Turnbull.

ABC News 24 – Most Australians have a great interest in the SSM question, says Malcolm Turnbull.

ABC News 24 - Scott Morrison will respect the decision of the SSM plebiscite.

ABC News 24 – Scott Morrison will respect the decision of the SSM plebiscite.

Coalition renews attack on Dr Anne Aly

ABC News radio - Julie Bishop backs Michael Keenan, accuses Anne Aly of not supporting national security.

ABC News radio – Julie Bishop backs Michael Keenan, accuses Anne Aly of not supporting national security.

ABC News 24 - Malcolm Turnbull rejects notion of Islamophobic smear campaign against Dr Anne Aly.

ABC News 24 – Malcolm Turnbull rejects notion of Islamophobic smear campaign against Dr Anne Aly.

Indi votes updates

Gambaro was warned – Brisbane votes

  • Cameron Atfield reported, “Outgoing Brisbane MP Teresa Gambaro went against departmental advice when she selected a new electorate office that was considered too expensive, poorly positioned and had insufficient disability access and visitor parking, documents released under Freedom of Information legislation have revealed.”: Gambaro ignored electorate office advice, FOI documents show.

Climate policy absence

Cartoons

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(June 23, 2016) Day 47 – Up on my soapbox

Naviphobia, the fear of boats continues

ABC News 24 - Malcolm Turnbull & Peter Dutton urge a Coalition vote to stop the boats (again).

ABC News 24 – Malcolm Turnbull & Peter Dutton urge a Coalition vote to stop the boats (again).

9 News - Excited & inspired Malcolm attacks Bill Shorten's militant unionists.

9 News – Excited & inspired Malcolm attacks Bill Shorten’s militant unionists.

Fear of Dr Anne Aly – Cowan votes

ABC News - Michael Keenan accuses Anne Aly of not supporting anti-terrorism laws.

ABC News – Michael Keenan accuses Anne Aly of not supporting anti-terrorism laws.

Fear of union takeover

University deregulation

Julie “Thatcher” Bishop

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has misquoted former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher whilst singing the praises of NSW Premier Mike Baird and condemning Labor governments everywhere. In answering a question about the Baird Government’s surplus budget, Ms Bishop attributed to Mrs Thatcher the line, “The trouble with socialists (is) they eventually run out of other people’s money.”

According to the Margaret Thatcher Foundation, the nearest quote to this comes from a 1976 TV interview with Mrs Thatcher where she said, “Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money.” 

ABC News 24 - Julie Bishop misquotes Margaret Thatcher whilst referencing the Baird Govt

ABC News 24 – Julie Bishop misquotes Margaret Thatcher whilst referencing the Baird Govt

Tasmanian senate vote

  • Adam Morton reported, “Nine days out, and Hobart is decked in a rainbow of election corflutes, for independent MP Andrew Wilkie, for his major party opponents and (in certain inner suburbs) for the Greens. But arguably the most visible posters are of a woman in a different race who, according to conventional wisdom, has no chance of winning.”: Lisa Singh could win a seat for Labor despite being dump.

Turnbull not committed to Cross-River rail

9 News - Malcolm Turnbull not yet committed to Brisbane's Cross-River rail project.

9 News – Malcolm Turnbull not yet committed to Brisbane’s Cross-River rail project.

Cartoons

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(June 22, 2016) Day 46 – What a whopper!

Stop the boats fear campaign re-starts

Newscorp and the Turnbull Government have reset their “Stop the Boats” fear crusade with just over two weeks remaining in the federal election campaign.

On Wednesday, The Daily Telegraph’s national political editor, Simon Benson, detailed an attempted Vietnamese asylum seeker boat arrival with the tabloid’s editor Christopher Dore claiming on the front page that people smugglers had re-started their trade due to the Australian election.

The Daily Telegraph - Here They Come Boats Are Back, June 22, 2016.

The Daily Telegraph – Here They Come Boats Are Back, June 22, 2016.

“The news comes as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday revealed people smugglers were using revelations Labor would provide a permanent home to 30,000 ­illegal arrivals in Australia as a marketing tool,” he wrote.

“Mr Turnbull’s intervention on the contentious issue follows The Daily Telegraph’s exposure last week that Labor would provide permanent settlement for the bulk of the 30,000 asylum seekers who arrived under the Rudd/Gillard government and are still awaiting processing in Australia.”

However, far from “re-starting” as the front page claims, in 2015, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton revealed that twenty boats had been turned back under under the Abbott-Turnbull Government’s Operation Sovereign borders policy.

No Fibs also covered the “Cash for turnbacks” scandal in mid-2015 in which alleged payments were made to people smugglers by the Australian Government to return asylum seekers to Indonesia. The government refused to comment to the media or at a special senate inquiry into the matter. The full blog of the saga is here, By hook or by crook – The #CashForTurnbacks scandal.

On Wednesday, after a longstanding policy of not discussing the government’s asylum seeker policy of Operation Sovereign Borders, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull revealed that  Australian Border Force had encountered 28 attempted asylum seeker boats and refouled 734 people.

ABC News 24 - Under OSB, Malcolm Turnbull confirms 28 boats & 734 people seeking asylum refouled.

Also on Wednesday, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton confirmed that a Vietnamese boat had been intercepted in the Timor Sea with 21 on board. He admitted that the problem of people trying to reach Australia was ongoing.

“The issue of boats and people getting on boats and paying people smugglers that somehow it’s gone away, it’s just not the case,” he said.

ABC News 24 - Peter Dutton confirms an asylum seeker boat from Vietnam with 21 on board.

ABC News 24 – Peter Dutton confirms an asylum seeker boat from Vietnam with 21 on board.

ABC News - Stop the boats? Turnbull Govt suddenly releases numbers of intercepted asylum seekers boats.

ABC News – Stop the boats? Turnbull Govt suddenly releases numbers of intercepted asylum seekers boats.

Barnaby Joyce no show

  • John Englart reported, “Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals candidate for New England, Barnaby Joyce, attended a lunchtime candidates forum in Tamworth, but was a no show for the Energy Futures Forum at Armidale in the evening of Tuesday 21 June. The New England electorate is a tight contest with former Independent MP Tony Windsor standing for election.”: Barnaby Joyce no show at Energy Futures Forum Armidale.

Mal flies into M1

ABC News - FIFO PM: Malcolm Turnbull arrives on Gold Coast to promise half funding for M1.

ABC News – FIFO PM: Malcolm Turnbull arrives on Gold Coast to promise half funding for M1.

Lucy Turnbull compromised

Medicare

ABC News - The Medicare payments outsourcing timeline of events.

ABC News – The Medicare payments outsourcing timeline of events.

ABC News 24 - Malcolm Turnbull has had to state for the third time in as many days that Medicare will not be outsourced, sold or privatised.

ABC News 24 – Malcolm Turnbull has had to state for the third time in as many days that Medicare will not be outsourced, sold or privatised.

Aggression over ‘Invasion Day’

ABC News 24 - With Queensland protesters in the background, Malcolm Turnbull declines to comment further on Liberal Party candidate for Gellibrand Ben Willis who apologised for making comments against people who labelled Australia Day as Invasion Day.

ABC News 24 – With Queensland protesters in the background, Malcolm Turnbull declines to comment further on Liberal Party candidate for Gellibrand Ben Willis who apologised for making comments against people who labelled Australia Day as Invasion Day.

South Australia votes – Cory Bernardi

ScoMophobia

ABC News - Scott Morrison says he knows how it is to receive hatred & bigotry.

ABC News – Scott Morrison says he knows how it is to receive hatred & bigotry.

Negative gearing

Cartoons

-Ends

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