Day whatever of our week dawns #Spatsizi and the pilots are already fuelling their floatplanes to take us out to catch (and release) some unwary trout. Hope springs eternal in the breast of this old trout hunter.
Ray Collingwood our master guide, is taking the young-uns out fishing today. Here he’s getting to know them at breakfast.
Our three Amigos head off to fly fish Lake Tuaton today. Mum and Dad have the day off to chase trout on Lake Laslui.
So far you’ve been spared the grip’n’grin shots … but … well … these feisty little guys were so darn pretty we couldn’t resist #Spatsizi today.
We had an afternoon to spare in beautiful downturn Smithers and paused, en route to the off licence, for this stunning shot of a twilight soccer match. Qld doesn’t have the snowy backdrop, but it could have twilight sport with daylight saving.
The big winners and losers in the 2022 Election can be seen in our online interactive ADS 2022 Election Map.
The five big players in 2022 were the traditional majors: the ALP and the Coalition, but also the minor parties, like the Greens, the Teals and the Others (including One Nation and the UAP).
The influence of the minor parties in 2022 was wielded not so much through their preferences, but through the sheer size of their primary votes, as the support base for the major parties shrunk, with the ALP going backwards in some of its once-safest seats in Victoria to One Nation, the UAP and the Teals and the Liberal Party copping an absolute hiding in its wealthiest seats to Independents and in its former stronghold of Western Australia.
Teal campaigns run by the Climate 200 group wiped out the Green primary vote when they both ran in safe Liberal like Kooyong, but where there was no Teal candidate, as we saw in three Brisbane River seats won by the Greens, the Liberal primary vote losses switched directly to the Greens.
The primary vote for the Others group exceeded 20 percent after ten percent plus swings to the minor parties in normally-solid Labor seats across Victoria, NSW and Tasmania.
While the Liberal Party has a problem in its safest seats with the higher-income Teals, the ALP has a problem in its safest, lower-income seats, with right wing minor parties.
The interactive Esri map also shows an innovative cube layer for two of the key demographic drivers for the Teal vote: Female Professionals and Top Quartile income earners, so you can see how these two variables interact.