This is the problem with all online polls, petitions etc. They are so easy
to "influence" that I guess no-one takes much notice of them. Plus they are
hardly representative - I am sure if you put a survey on the "Australian
Pig Breeders" website (if such a thing exists!) you would find 98% of the
population own a pig or are planning to buy one. Equally despite my earlier
slightly flippant comment Fairfax does tend to have a less right-wing slant
than News Corp so that will always distort results.
On 6 March 2014 08:33, Judy Leitch <> wrote:
> I voted and at that time the NO vote was ahead, I checked 5 mins later and
> the YES vote had doubled :(
> This also happened 2 weeks ago in a Gold Coast Bulletin online poll with
> regards a Cruise Ship Terminal on our wonderful Broadwater.
> Check this out -
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Birding-Aus On Behalf
> Dave Torr
> Sent: Thursday, 6 March 2014 7:19 AM
> To: Laurie Knight
> Cc: birding-aus
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Does Australia Have Too Many National Parks?
> It is well known that all Fairfax readers are left-wing, tree-hugging
> greenies so why would any good conservative government any any attention to
> such a poll?
> On 5 March 2014 17:55, Laurie Knight <> wrote:
> > There is a link between the conservation estate and the preservation
> > of wildlife.
> > The Australian PM is quoted as saying "We don't support, as a
> > government and as a Coalition, further lockouts of our forests ...We
> > have quite enough National Parks, we have quite enough locked up
> > forests already. In fact, in an important respect, we have too much
> up forest."
> > There is a poll in the Fairfax media that runs until 9 pm EST, 10 pm
> > EDST and 7 pm WST where you can note your opinion.
> > http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/federal-politics/political-
> > news/no-more-national-parks-as-tony-abbott-pledges-to-
> > support-loggers-as-the-ultimate-conservationists-20140305-345zp.html
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