The UAH record for May shows temperature for Australia to have been just slightly hotter than the May trend, which is the first graph that I have displayed, but there have been plenty of hotter Mays in the past of the record, as far back as the late 80s.
This was an election that Labor lost. It had too many policies that hurt too many people through higher taxes.
Labor’s franking credits policy abolishes the tax free threshold for a certain class of low income earners and sets the minimum tax rate at 30% with no threshold.
Electors are divided and unenthusiastic this election. They are divided along lines of age, gender, income and nationalism versus cosmopolitanism. Unenthusiastic, because they are split and increasingly looking to minor parties.
The best thing that can be said about it is that it is a genuine solution, unlike the ALP’s negative gearing and capital gains tax proposals.
The LNP thinks it will hold most seats in Queensland but that confidence could yet be as misplaced as it was during the Super Saturday by-elections.
Bill Shorten claims that corporate profits are rising much faster than wages. Not only is this not true, but it is an outrageous cherry-pick.
In 1998, the case of Israel Folau would have been front and centre in the election campaign. John Howard would have grabbed the ball and run with it — and Kim Beazley would have been wrong-footed.
The UAH temperature anomaly for March was 0.59 degrees. This is identical to last year.
Manufacturing appears to be missing from this federal election, with the two major parties brawling over issues of pay and tax, but what is the use of either if you're out of a job?