Poll gives Pauline Hanson major boost
An overnight StretchTel poll has shown a big jump in support nationally for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation after two of the party’s senior figures were exposed on TV as drunken, money-hungry, anti-Muslim, gun-loving and totally gullible morons.
The poll showed support for PHON rose from 8% to 12% in a fairly uniform swing across all states and territories.
“Average Australians clearly have liked what they’ve seen here,” the pollster said. “Very average Australians.
“The result also shows that admirers of Pauline Hanson want her to always remain at the helm of PHON and it reassures them that she’s surrounded herself by people even dumber than she is, if that’s at all possible.”
Glad to see commission go
One of the first acts of the re-elected Coalition government in NSW will be to scrap the state’s publicly funded Electoral Commission with future election results being the responsibility of the ABC analyst Antony Green.
Premier Gladys Berejikilian said like Mr Green she was disappointed at the slow counting of votes following Saturday’s election despite the Electoral Commission costing taxpayers more than $142 million a year to run.
“In this day and age people want fast results and the existing NSW Electoral Commission is just not giving them that,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“I said on election night that I would secure majority government, but I still waited all weekend with no such declaration coming from the Electoral Commission.
“Thankfully on Monday Antony Green called the seat of Dubbo a win for the Nationals which meant the Coalition had an absolute majority with 47 seats in the Legislative Assembly (pictured).
“If it wasn’t for Antony Green’s official declaration I’d still be waiting to form government.
“It’s not good enough and clearly the Electoral Commission simply has to go,” she said.
Bolt denies goat charge
Brisbane Bolts star gouger Danny “Kiddie” Fidler has protested his innocence after fronting court yesterday on a rarely used charge of aggravated assault of a farm animal.
Police told the Magistrate’s Court that they would be presenting secretly recorded footage of Fidler donning boxing gloves and attacking a defenceless goat at one of the team’s weekly “Mad Monday” celebration earlier this month.
But Fidler told reporters outside the court that the police claims were a classic case of entrapment and he was totally innocent.
“I was on the sauce,” he said.