May 2011
Budget 2011 - the qual
Monday, 23 May 2011 20:50 | Written by Graham Young

The Leximancer graph of responses to whether the country is heading in the right direction shows just how "tight" times are for many in the population. The three themes identified by the software are all to do with money. They move from the more to the less abstract from left to right.

Budget 2011 - the quants
Sunday, 22 May 2011 19:31 | Written by Graham Young

Wayne Swan's budget failed to excite respondents, and it was delivered against a background of fragile public confidence in the direction in which the country is heading.

Budget 2011: one pass conceded and several fails
Saturday, 21 May 2011 08:24 | Written by Graham Young

Was the 2011 budget “...a dog's breakfast. Give some, take some, end up where you were before”?

Or “Very well-balanced between the need for fiscal rectitude and the need to address outstanding social/health issues. Also a modest windback of middle class welfare”?

Queensland figures confirmed
Friday, 20 May 2011 07:34 | Written by Graham Young

Newspoll published its latest quarterly survey of Queensland voting results this month, but you needn't have waited that long to know what difference Campbell Newman's selection as LNP leader made in Queensland politics.