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This is really just VicRoads doing their job

VicRoads doing this sort of thing is really just them doing their job. I’d hope all Victorian government departments were doing these sort of surveys. Melbourne is going to get bigger, and our government departments should be planning for this. … Continue reading

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I want to believe…

…In high speed rail High speed trains are great. I’d love to see high speed trains in Australia. Its a much better experience than all the hassle with flying and they can emit no greenhouse gas emissions depending on how … Continue reading

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Why you should always use percentages (and why people making a beat up never do)

I hope this is the best the Victorian Liberals can do: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/case-of-the-missing-laptops-hits-500000-20100914-15axj.html There are quite a few pieces of stupidity involved here: 1) Counting the $130,000 from an organised theft of computer equipment. Unless the government is going to start … Continue reading

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Was this election really a massive shift?

There has been a lot of talk that this election has heralded a massive change in Australian politics. There have been a few unique things in this election, it’s the first time a new party has won a seat in … Continue reading

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Why a double dissolution is very unlikely

Plenty of people are talking up the chances of a doulbe dissolution election sometime during this term. I think it is very unlikely, and it seems to show a misunderstanding of what a double dissolution is- it’s a mechanism for … Continue reading

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How significant was the swing against Labor?

Another claim Tony Abbott has made to back him forming government is that the swing against Labor was very large. “Mr Abbott said that after the ”savage swing” against Labor on Saturday, ”I think that the public expects a change … Continue reading

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Required votes to catch up

Lots of seats are pretty close. I decided to work out what the necessary 2 party prefered¬† vote for the remainder of the count for the party to catch up. The values in the table are how the 2 party … Continue reading

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