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Election Wrap – 18 October
Posted By johnboy On 18 October, 2008 @ 11:29 am In News,Politics | 7 Comments
Brightly dawns the day!
The Canberra Times is editorialising for the major parties against the Greens 
Having just spent a year in Kiama where a Green coalition rules the council (and has just been returned) I can say with some assurance that it beat the arse out of the Labor councils to the north (now sacked) and the Liberal shambles to the south in Shoalhaven.
This is not to say vote Green, it’s to say the fear campaigns are ludicrous.
Jack Waterford has a more thoughtful piece  on the Greens but with a dire headline.
The ABC has a place holder  acknowledging that an election is taking place.
In The Australian Angela Shanahan neatly skewers  much that ails the city but acknowledges the crapfulness of much of the Liberal opposition before bewailing again the fear of a Green planet.
The Canberra Times has new polling  predicting a result of 8 Labor, 5 Liberals and 4 Greens. A shame it’ll be bin liner tomorrow with a far superior poll currently being conducted.
In the CT John Hargreaves continues  his weird opposition to flashing lights in school zones which work so very well in NSW to indicate the zone is active without the need to consult a tide-table.
If I could link to specific ABC video items I would, as it is those who missed Stateline last night can have a look inside the homes of our leaders at the general ABC Canberra video page .
The ABC reports  that Mr Stanhope is suddenly much more amenable to working with the Greens tomorrow morning. What was it he was saying about them last week?
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URLs in this post:
 editorialising for the major parties against the Greens: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/opinion/editorial/general/is-a-laborgreen-coalition-viable/1337025.aspx
 more thoughtful piece: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/columns/for-a-minority-government-its-not-easy-dealing-with-the-greens/1337023.aspx
 place holder: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/10/18/2394737.htm
 neatly skewers: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24512426-7583,00.html
 new polling: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/political/labor-poised-for-victory/1337015.aspx
 continues: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/hargreaves-rejects-flashing-lights/1336351.aspx
 ABC Canberra video page: http://www.abc.net.au/canberra/video.htm
 reports: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/10/18/2394867.htm
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