The Canberra Times reveals that Jon Stanhope has gone from a 63% over 19% lead over Brendan Smyth four years ago to a slim 41.6% over 40% lead over Zed Seselja. One suspects this has more to do with the Brave Leader than any of Zed’s qualities.
Seriously though, with a projected 6-6-4 split of major parties with the Greens is it time they started running this polling three way?
Meanwhile the ABC appears to be having trouble coming to terms with the possibility that a Labor minister could lose their seat.
A Canberra Times journalist writes that the Greens are ready and willing to accept a ministry to help out whichever party rules the roost post 18 October. This appears to have got Jon Stanhope speaking in the angry voice, declaring the notion “highly presumptuous”. That’s going to cost you Jon if you have to negotiate with them for your political life in two weeks. But quickly adapting to circumstances and/or being diplomatic were never strong suits were they?
That same journalist also brings word from Green-ville on plans for more public art and more money for artists.