Should there be compulsory teaching of Australian history in years 9 and 10?
Yes - 51%
No - 49%
Total Votes: 1697
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Terrorism and execution : Should Australia oppose the death penalty for terrorists overseas?
No. If it is in another country it is not our concern - 12%
Yes. This is a matter of universal human rights - 70%
No. We will lose if we go soft on terrorists who kill - 14%
Yes. It will help the plight of Aussies on foreign death rows - 4%
Total Votes: 4375 Poll date: 08/10/07
Tasmanian pulp mill : Do you agree with Turnbull's decision to approve it with conditions?
Yes. There are strict controls to protect the environment - 17%
No. I don't believe the safeguards will work - 83%
Total Votes: 7052 Poll date: 04/10/07
Six per cent bus fare increase : Is the proposed fare hike fair?
No. People should be encouraged not discouraged from taking public transport - 79%
Yes. Fuel prices are going up and so are salaries for drivers - 21%
Total Votes: 1206 Poll date: 03/10/07
Abbott's hospital plan : Rate Abbott's call for local hospital boards
Excellent. More accountability at a local level will mean better hospitals - 18%
Won't work. It will just mean more bureaucrats - 14%
Hospitals need more money and resources not boards - 53%
The states and Canberra should stop fighting over health - 15%
Total Votes: 2005 Poll date: 02/10/07
The way to a woman's heart... : Is Jamie Oliver irresistible?
Yes - 38%
No - 62%
Total Votes: 210 Poll date: 24/09/07
Cost of water : Should we pay more for water?
Yes. We need to pay for the desalination plant - 7%
No. Better conservation can be achieved without extra cost - 38%
Yes. The more it costs the more carefully we will use it - 35%
No. It's just one more slug that working families can't afford - 21%
Total Votes: 445 Poll date: 17/09/07
New rail plan : Rate the Iemma Government's new rail proposal
Go back to the original 2nd bridge link and CBD line plan - 12%
Good idea. More commuters will benefit - 38%
Bad for the North Shore - 3%
Good for the West - 6%
It won't solve the overall problem. We need a bigger solution - 41%
Total Votes: 3026 Poll date: 13/09/07
Howard's future : Should John Howard quit?
No. He's still an effective leader and should lead the government through the election - 20%
Yes. He's long past his use-by date - 56%
No. The sniping behind his back in his own party should stop - 6%
Yes. The Liberals need a new look and a new direction - 18%
Total Votes: 7312 Poll date: 11/09/07
Peter Beattie resigns : Rate Beattie as premier
Excellent - 41%
Good - 35%
Average - 9%
Below average - 5%
Terrible - 10%
Total Votes: 2450 Poll date: 10/09/07
APEC security : Was such tight security really necessary?
No. It was inconvenient and costly overkill - 29%
Yes. Better safe than sorry - 8%
No. The police went overboard and eroded our rights - 55%
Yes. A big global event needs protection - 7%
Total Votes: 3705 Poll date: 09/09/07
Chaser APEC stunt : Rate the stunt
Funny - 87%
Not funny - 13%
Total Votes: 28451 Poll date: 06/09/07
APEC security fence : Rate the fence
Necessary - 19%
Tolerable - 9%
Inconvenient - 8%
Over the top - 64%
Total Votes: 4560 Poll date: 03/09/07
Bush and the Australian-US alliance : Is George W Bush hurting our relations with America and Americans?
Yes. His style of presidency and foreign policy are wrong - 73%
No. Our relations remain strong - 2%
Yes. Things will be better when he leaves the White House - 19%
No. We get on well with Americans no matter who is president - 6%
Total Votes: 452 Poll date: 30/08/07
Home affordibility and taxes : Should first-home buyers get a mortgage tax break?
Yes. They need all the help they can get - 38%
No. It won't solve the problem of affordability - 62%
Total Votes: 39 Poll date: 22/08/07
Related: Tax break proposed to help first home buyers
Kevin Andrews and Mohamed Haneef : Is the Immigration Minister right not to renew Dr Haneef's cancelled visa?
Yes, if there are real security reasons - 17%
No. The legal system has dealt with this and the doctor should be allowed to return - 60%
Who knows? We're not being told everything - 24%
Total Votes: 4273 Poll date: 30/07/07
Are you ready for the "worst"? : Rate the Lord Mayor's Go Bag emergency plan
A waste of money - 33%
Scare mongering - 42%
We should be ready for the unexpected - 24%
Total Votes: 1489 Poll date: 16/07/07
Climate change swindle documentary : Where do you stand?
Believed the doco - 22%
Did not believe the doco - 57%
Still not convinced - 20%
Total Votes: 8459 Poll date: 13/07/07
Hi-tech gadgets and you : Do they make you happy?
Yes - 26%
A little - 28%
Not much - 19%
No - 27%
Total Votes: 278 Poll date: 05/07/07
Video games : Are they addictive?
Yes - 56%
No - 30%
Probably - 15%
Total Votes: 792 Poll date: 28/06/07
Howard's intervention in Aboriginal child abuse : Was the PM right to take such tough measures in the Northern Territory?
Yes. It's a huge and tragic problem that needs decisive action - 58%
No. Aboriginal rights could be set back decades - 42%
Total Votes: 7935 Poll date: 21/06/07
The price of power : Should electricity prices go up?
Yes. It's to be expected - 16%
No. The government should help not slug ordinary people - 46%
Yes. Higher prices will help people conserve and that's good for the environment - 38%
Total Votes: 535 Poll date: 14/06/07
Desirable professions : Who is the most appealing to date?
Carpenter - 13%
Tiler - 2%
Painter - 2%
Builder - 9%
Plumber - 4%
Banker - 13%
Doctor - 22%
Lawyer - 15%
Accountant - 12%
Psychiatrist - 9%
Total Votes: 2170 Poll date: 12/06/07
Flying and greenhouse gases : Would you curtail your flying plans to help save the environment?
No. There is no other practical way for Australians to travel long distances - 15%
Yes. If it is harming the planet we have to change our ways - 85%
Total Votes: 93 Poll date: 07/06/07
Climate change taskforce : Rate the report
Good. It strikes a balance between environmental fears and the economy - 14%
Bad. We need action now. Not vague targets well into the future - 86%
Total Votes: 1127 Poll date: 01/06/07