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This was an extraordinary response to me.

As if the lesson the government drew from the sports rorts saga was not "using Commonwealth money as an election slush fund is wrong".

But "using Commonwealth money as an election slush fund gets results". #EdenMonaroVotes
Asked whether the announcement of A$270bn in defence spending was linked to the by-election for a seat surrounding defence HQ, Molan said something to the effect of "that's politics, that's how this game works".

But it's not. It's really not.
Westminster systems go into caretaker mode/"election purdah" and avoid major substantive announcements during campaigns that could have an effect on the result, precisely because control of the government budget could be used to swing a result, especially in a close race.
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Whether Labor wins #EdenMonaroVotes or not, since we’re going to hear every spin possible on whether @KristyMcBain and @AlboMP ‘overcame their challenge’ the media set for them, here is my thread on what the end result ‘means’ for state of Morrison’s leadership. A thread👇🏻
I recall when by election was called, I told @deniseshrivell on #Auspol Live podcast I didn’t think Labor had a chance. I thought that during a pandemic, when Morrison was perceived to be dealing with it fairly well, it was only natural his ‘hero’ frame would send votes his way.
I’ve been proved wrong about that. Liberals don’t appear to have had any discernible swing aligning with a heroic Morrison frame, nor has the Liberal’s campaign of ‘Labor delivers instability’ spin had any benefit for them. The Nationals went backwards. This is bad for Morrison.
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