It wouldn’t be Australian politics these days without one side of the political divide trying to out do the other on asylum seekers. The Coalition has announced its new asylum seeker policy ahead of the election.
And in other news, Peter Slipper has announced he will contest the election. Why? Difficult to say I would have thought – he really has no hope of winning.
The link below is to an article reporting on an alleged 70 billion dollar blackhole in the Coalition’s promises so far, in the lead up to the federal election.
The ALP asylum seeker policy appears to be a winner with Australian voters overall, with Kevin Rudd now being favored over Tony Abbott to deal with asylum seekers. However, the Pacific region isn’t impressed.