Sunday, 30 June 2013

Election diary - Sunday 30 June 2013 - Struggling with handling the "women" question

The poll and market changes. The first of the major pollsters in print this morning with Galaxy showing the Coalition lead reduced by four percentage points. That's a smaller improvement than Labor would have been hoping for.
The market responded by moving strongly towards Labor.
At 10pm tonight the probabilities were Coalition 78.2%, Labor 21.8%.

Handling women. The political parties are feeling their way in trying to handle female matters in this campaign. Tony Abbott on television this morning was flanked by his daughters and Kevin Rudd has decided to give the nation three more women as cabinet ministers. And as if to keep fears about how Tony Abbott would handle questions of abortion, Health Minister Tanya Plibersek announced that RU 486 would be put onto the pharmaceutical benefits scheme thus substantially reducing the price.
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