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Preferences please! It’s an un-callable election
Hon. Larry Anthony, Chairman
With the Federal Election only two weeks away, voting starts this Monday with pre-poll. Combine this with a record number of postal vote application received by the AEC (potentially up to 1.7 million), it could mean that up to 50 percent of eligible voters will have cast their ballot before Election Day.
Message from the Managing Director
Peter Costantini OAM, Managing Director
Last month, Inside Word discussed marginal seats we consider to be in play during this election. Since then, opinion polls indicate the race is tightening. There is no shortage of media and political analysis of policies, the players and seats needed to win, and the polling results - though it is timely to remember that at the last election the major pollsters were between 2.5% and 3.5% off the actual result.
State Politics Update
Peter Coaldrake recently handed down his interim report in the review of culture and accountability in the Queensland public sector. The report highlighted some issues concerning the sanitising of advice from the public service, influence by lobbyists and apparent overreach by some staff.