Pt 1 – Australian election blog 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol

David Marler

David Marler

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David is a full time carer for his son and in quiet times contributes to the Fifth Estate. He believes that the role of citizen journalists is to question and collate mainstream media stories through social media and blogging.
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Blog along as we cover the long Australian election campaign for 2016.

Part 1 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016.

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Mal’s Panama Papers.
Saving Albo.
Pies and Toast.
Battleground Queensland.
To the Governor General.
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(May 12, 2016) Day 5 – Mal’s Panama Papers

Siberian gold mines and Mossack Fonseca

ABC News 24: Malcolm Turnbull asked about being named in Panama Papers.

ABC News 24: Malcolm Turnbull asked about being named in Panama Papers.

Sniper Peta Credlin

Superannuation

Christopher Pyne doesn’t think the government is in caretaker mode

ABC News 24: Christopher Pyne doesn't think the government is in caretaker mode yet.

ABC News 24: Christopher Pyne doesn’t think the government is in caretaker mode yet.

Turnbull lunches at Gentlemens’ club

Van Badham catches Malcolm Turnbull leaving lunch at men's-only Athenaeum Club.

Van Badham catches Malcolm Turnbull leaving lunch at men’s-only Athenaeum Club.

Turnbull grilled by single Mum

ABC News 24: Mum Melinda confronts Malcolm Turnbull over cost of schooling.

ABC News 24: Mum Melinda confronts Malcolm Turnbull over cost of schooling.

Townsville wants its stadium

Ten News Qld: Johnathan Thurston on why Townsville needs a new stadium.

Ten News Qld: Johnathan Thurston on why Townsville needs a new stadium.

Fiona Scott accuser quits Liberals

PaTH interns plan illegal

Chris Brown disendorsement

ABC News 24: Labor candidate for Fremantle Chris Brown wasn't charged with assaulting police.

ABC News 24: Labor candidate for Fremantle Chris Brown wasn’t charged with assaulting police.

Syrian refugees to be banned from settling in Dawson

ABC News 24: Peter Dutton hasn't spoken to George Christensen about Dawson Syrian refugee ban.

ABC News 24: Peter Dutton hasn’t spoken to George Christensen about Dawson Syrian refugee ban.

Mathias Cormann calls Bill Shorten a liar

Cartoons

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(May 11, 2016) Day 4 – Saving Albo

Bishop photobombing

The battle for Indi

Scott Morrison in a tangle in Tassie

Mackay with Bill

ABC News Qld: #qldpol #ausvotes Bill Shorten campaigns in George Christensen's seat of Dawson.

ABC News Qld: #qldpol #ausvotes Bill Shorten campaigns in George Christensen’s seat of Dawson.

Prime Minister’s press management mock indigenous

Chris Bowen looks the part

Kelly O’Dwyer exaggerating

Delayed flood and cyclone funding

Lindsay with Mal

  • Alice Workman reported, “The PM’s press team wanted to show a “different side of Penrith”, but instead the owners of the gallery used the visit to criticise the government about cuts to arts funding.”: Malcolm Turnbull hand picked an art gallery to visit but they didn’t want him there.
  • Heath Aston reported, “Fiona Scott, the western Sydney Liberal MP once lauded by Tony Abbott for her “sex appeal”, has refused to confirm she switched allegiance to back Malcolm Turnbull in the bitter leadership spill last September.”: Fiona Scott hit with leadership questions during Malcolm Turnbull visit.
  • Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has suggested that some Liberals may not be telling the truth about who they voted at the recent leadership spill: “Those party room ballots are secret ballots and they’re secret for a reason and so people can confidentially make a choice. Some people say how they vote, whether they’re saying, whether they’re telling the truth, who knows?”
7 News: "We're going to have to run away": Fiona Scott & the abrupt Turnbull exit from Lindsay.

7 News: “We’re going to have to run away”: Fiona Scott & the abrupt Turnbull exit from Lindsay.

ABC News 24: Turnbull suggests Libs may not be telling the truth on how they voted at LibSpill.

ABC News 24: Turnbull suggests Libs may not be telling the truth on how they voted at LibSpill.

Superannuation

ABC News: Asst Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer denies the proposed changes to superannuation will be retrospective.

ABC News: Asst Treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer denies the proposed changes to superannuation will be retrospective.

ABC News: Despite opinion otherwise, Mathias Cormann says super changes not retrospective.

ABC News: Despite opinion otherwise, Mathias Cormann says super changes not retrospective.

Tele wants to save Albo

The Daily Telegraph: Save Our Albo.

The Daily Telegraph: Save Our Albo.

Cartoons

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(May 10, 2016) Day 3 – Pies and Toast

Cartoons

I stand with Duncan Storrar

QandA: Duncan Storrar asks the panel if the tax bracket can be raised for low paid workers.

QandA: Duncan Storrar asks the panel if the tax bracket can be raised for low paid workers.

Eden-Monaro drama

Townsville with Bill

Tony Abbott joins George Christensen in Qld

Disaster funding lacking for Qld

Campaigning in Forde

ABC News 24: Is it ruled in or out? Malcolm Turnbull on a coalition deal.

ABC News 24: Is it ruled in or out? Malcolm Turnbull on a coalition deal.

  • Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has reiterated that if you want people to do less of something, you raise taxes.
ABCNews 24: Malcolm Turnbull: Increase tax to encourage people to do less of something.

ABCNews 24: Malcolm Turnbull: Increase tax to encourage people to do less of something.

Lenore Taylor asks Turnbull about the Mitre 10 franchisee

  • Lenore Taylor recorded a Mitre 10 franchisee in Forde on what he might do with a tax cut.

  • Lenore Taylor puts the Mitre 10 franchisee’s answers to Malcolm Turnbull.
ABC News 24: Lenore Taylor asks PM for clarification on the Greens & about Mitre 10 franchisee.

ABC News 24: Lenore Taylor asks PM for clarification on the Greens & about Mitre 10 franchisee.

Kelly O’Dwyer says we need to grow the pie and make more toast

ABC Q and A: Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer on jobs and growth, pies and toast.

ABC Q and A: Assistant Treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer on jobs and growth, pies and toast.

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(May 9, 2016) Day 2 – Battleground Queensland

Sex appeal splits Lindsay

Asset sales on agenda

  • LNP MP for Petrie, Luke Howarth, has let slip in front of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that Queensland will need to sell assets in exchange for promised infrastructure.
Qld asset sales: LNP MP Luke Howarth lets slip Qld needs to sell assets for funding.

Qld asset sales: LNP MP Luke Howarth lets slip Qld needs to sell assets for funding.

Hitting Queensland hard

Return of Dennis Jensen

Mal’s jobs and growth

9 News Brisbane: Battleground Qld: Mr Jobs And Growth is right behind you.

9 News Brisbane: Battleground Qld: Mr Jobs And Growth is right behind you.

Cartoons

Melons

Scott Morrison gets into the jobs and growth mantra

Dissolved

The Shorten trip to Cairns

9 News Brisbane: Bill Shorten hits FNQ & Malcolm Turnbull arrives in SEQ.

9 News Brisbane: Bill Shorten hits FNQ & Malcolm Turnbull arrives in SEQ.

The polls, the polls

Vote Compass

Mathias Cormann programmed for jobs and growth

 

Tony Abbott campaigning at Manly Wharf

Spare a fiddy for Mal?

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(May 8, 2016) Day 1 – To the Governor-General

Cartoons

NSW Premier Mike Baird

ABC News: NSW Premier Mike Baird has endorsed Malcolm Turnbull for reelection.

ABC News: NSW Premier Mike Baird has endorsed Malcolm Turnbull for reelection.

Sir Peter Cosgrove meets with republican Malcolm Turnbull

  • An amazing situation for life long republican Malcolm Turnbull to visit Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove to request Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth grant Australia the right to vote.

Pit stop politics

  • According to the ABC, the Prime Minister has been in and out of the Governor-General’s residence twice. We thought this amounted to pit stops but it appears the commentary was way off. Check out the vids, 1 and 2.
ABC News: Out of the pits again after a major negative gearing problem for Turnbull in the C1 car.

2. ABC News: Out of the pits again after a major negative gearing problem for Turnbull in the C1 car.

ABC News: C1 car with Malcolm Turnbull at the wheel is out of the pits and back into the great race.

1. ABC News: C1 car with Malcolm Turnbull at the wheel is out of the pits and back into the great race.

AEC reports low young people enrolment

ABC misses live money shot

  • The ABC has missed the live money shot of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull entering the gates of the Governor-General’s residence to call for an election. The official reason is they lost the feed but did the ABC newsroom fall asleep listening to Chris Uhlmann prattle on along with the rest of the nation?
ABC newsroom falls asleep listening to Chris Uhlmann & misses PM entering GG gates.

ABC newsroom falls asleep listening to Chris Uhlmann & misses PM entering GG gates.

 

ABC election coverage up

  • “The longest election race in almost 50 years is shaping up as a deeply personal battle between two men who have never led their parties to a poll”: Federal Election 2016.

Media awaits Malcolm Turnbull to arrive in Canberra

ABC Insiders: It's cold & wet outside the GG's residence as Mal & Lucy pop out for Mother's Day.

ABC Insiders: It’s cold & wet outside the GG’s residence as Mal & Lucy pop out for Mother’s Day.

Premature erection problems

  • Nick Xenophon has appeared in front of a Liberal Party election banner in South Australia. It has been revealed that by putting up election signs before the election has been called, Christopher Pyne has breached the Local Government Association of South Australia guidelines on campaign signage.
Premature erection: Christopher Pyne has broken Sth Australian LGA guidelines on election signs.

Premature erection: Christopher Pyne has broken Sth Australian LGA guidelines on election signs.

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