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June 2012
Is Abbott going too hard on Thomson?
Sunday, 03 June 2012 18:41 | Written by Graham Young

There has been some commentary that the Opposition has been too hard on Craig Thomson. These letters to the editor at The Australian give an idea of the spectrum of discussion. The mental health issue was kicked-off by the Opposition's Mal Washer, a qualified medico. It was then followed-up by the government and journalists with the suggestion that opposition members were being deluged by letters telling them to leave Thomson alone.

May poll - approvals and preferred PM
Sunday, 03 June 2012 16:56 | Written by Graham Young

When it comes to approval or disapproval of the Prime Minister and Her Majesty's Loyal Leader of the Opposition, the same themes that have been apparent from the beginning still recur.

May poll - the issues
Sunday, 03 June 2012 14:43 | Written by Graham Young

This is the first of our polls where debt has come up as an issue that is of concern to Labor as well as Liberal voters. Like the economy, it is an issue that is generally a marker of non-Labor voting intentions. No more. This is bad news for the government as it is difficult for Labor to win an argument based on economic issues.