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Astroturfing for Climate & Gambling Addiction

Astroturfing is a form of advocacy in support of a political, organizational, or corporate agenda, designed to give the appearance of a “grassroots” movement. The goal of such campaigns is to disguise the efforts of a political and/or commercial entity as an independent public reaction to some political entity—a politician, political group, product, service or […]

Communities Thank Pokie Addicts

  Right around Australia – which is, you know, NSW and a couple of other fairly unimportant (albeit it occasionally charmingly old-fashioned) bits – Community Leaders are in panic over the impending loss of all essential local services due to proposed restrictions on the spending behaviour of pokie addicts. Particularly in rural areas. The most […]

Watch These Seats Tonight

Here are some seats worth keeping an eye on tonight. These are the closest seats we found on Betfair, some on a knife-edge:

Election Day Blues (and Reds)

Rising today Sir Roger discovered to his interest that the odds had ticked up overnight and returned where they had begun 24 hours earlier. What can this mean?

Seats to Watch on Saturday

These are seats to watch tomorrow night, according to the betting markets. The outcome – hung or not – could hinge on these two:

Markets in Free Fall

Paddy Power has expanded its betting options in the last couple of days to include Labor seats won. They still have 76 – 80 seats as favourite. Just.

Abbott to Pull All-Nighter

Harking back to his days as an undergrad Tone swears he will get his essay in (“Why I wan ter be Priminister”) before Saturday’s deadline, pulling an allnighter

It’s a Cliffhanger!

We have a nailbiter, yes, but it’s not the overall result which still looks pretty much assured. The real cliffhanger is …

The sound of inevitability…

“You hear that Mr. Anderson?… That is the sound of inevitability… ”
Inevitability. Betting market looks like a straight line out the door for Abbott.

Abbott One Chance in Four

If the election outcome were decided on the betting markets then a rout of the Coalition of disastrous proportions would be looking like a foregone conclusion

Australian Election Odds 14 August

The market has clearly blown out on the Coalition. But what has happened in the last few days to cause this? Just the other day Abbott was proclaimed

Blowing Up

Things are not looking very good for the Magic Costumed One. The graph is beginning to resemble a …

Call Me a Liar

Latham-infested Action-Contract-Man, as he got down and dirty amongst hoi polloi in the Not-a-Debate, lied that he would be straight with the Australian people

Action-Contract Man Unsmuggles the Budgie

The pundits say the election is Abbott’s to lose but from the betting it’s still actually Labor’s to lose. Meanwhile Action-Contract Man unsmuggles the Budgie

Oh my … Hold Tight

Betting on the Australian election shows nothing working for Labor but the money is still with Labor. Should the Resurrected Kev Effect be kicking in by now?

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