1. The latest Fairfax poll shows the Coalition in the lead with 52% to Labor’s 48% on a two party preferred basis. According to the poll, Mr Abbott has won voters over in terms of ‘trustworthiness’, leading Prime Minister Rudd by 7 points, a major turnaround from last month, when Rudd led Abbott by 5 points.
2. One Nation will not allow Stephanie Banister to contest the seat of Rankin, after a disastrous interview on Seven News. According to reports, One Nation party leader, Pauline Hanson, said that Banister, who referred to Islam as a country and was unaware that the NDIS was yet to be implemented, was “not ready.”
3. Police have foiled a potential terror attack on Sydney’s CBD. The plan was discovered after police found two bombs, larger than those used in the Boston Bombings, hidden in a duffel bag under a house on the state’s South Coast.