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May 2010
Population growth raises concerns - TNS
Sunday, 16 May 2010 15:05 | Written by Graham Young
TNGrowth is favoured generally but fears of associated social problems and diminished quality of life are widespread
79% of Australians think population growth will change safety in the community for the worse
61% of Australians think population growth will change the sense of community in their local region for the worse
75% would prefer green space maintained and building done in already developed areas meaning higher density housing
63% would prefer to live further out if it means a larger property or in lower density housing
Issues currently facing the nation such as housing affordability, housing availability, water supply, electricity supply, and our health system will change for the worse as a result of population growth in the eyes of a large proportion of Australians
Morgan puts Coalition in front.
Saturday, 15 May 2010 10:16 | Written by Graham Young

The latest Roy Morgan poll shows the Coalition easily winning an election if it were held now by 52% to 48% on two-party preferred terms. (For some reason Morgan says this is "close", in which case they would call just about every federal election "close"). This follows another poll showing the majority of Australians disapprove of Kevin Rudd's performance.

Abbott ahead in key marginals
Friday, 14 May 2010 11:04 | Written by Graham Young

According to the Daily Telegraph, confidential polling shows Abbott leading Rudd in key Sydney marginals. The polling is mostly leaked from the Liberal side, but is apparently confirmed by Labor sources.

ANZ Job Ads April
Wednesday, 12 May 2010 12:29 | Written by Graham Young

The ANZ released their job ads data for April on Monday which shows year on year growth of 14% and seasonally adjusted month on month growth of 2.6%.


Nielsen confirms Newspoll
Monday, 10 May 2010 08:08 | Written by Graham Young

Last week Newspoll reported a dramatic slump in support for the government. This week it was Nielsen's turn. Newspoll executives must feel vindicated as many in the political class had suggested their poll was a "rogue" one. The discontent with the PM has been there for a while, but is now readily visible.