The prime minister’s approval ratings have turned around from the last Newspoll - but the “yes” campaign for the Voice referendum continues to struggle.
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The latest Newspoll shows more bad news for the “yes” campaign.
Polling on the Voice continues to provide bad news for the Albanese government and the “yes” campaign.
In light of the 2022 election results, offering voters more of what they just rejected is unlikely to be a winning strategy.
Peter Dutton has been open since the election about nuclear energy being on the Coalition’s agenda - but that has allowed the government, especially Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen, to attack the idea
The PM pays tribute to Indigenous leaders and elders past and present, while calling out the Opposition at the Garma Festival this weekend.
Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg, a ‘yes’ backer, suggested the referendum should be put off until mid-2024 in a radio interview last week
Labor’s post-election honeymoon, while hitting a snag or two, has not yet ended - but support for the Voice to Parliament continues to slide.
The federal Opposition have retained the Gold Coast seat of Fadden with a two-party swing of about 2%.
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Fadden could deliver a blow or a boost to Dutton. He can hardly afford the former, and desperately needs the latter.
With polling showing support for the Voice slipping, the government is desperate to arrest the slide.
In a speech to be delivered in Darwin, Chalmers says the government had been deliberate in its estimate in the budget. Now, “We’re in a significantly better position than we forecast.”
The ‘no’ campaign now leads by a margin of 46-43% nationally. It also has a majority in polls in four states.
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The opposition leader told Sydney radio: “I think it’s in everyone’s best interests that he resign from the parliament and I hope he’s able to do that sooner than later and seek the help that he needs.”