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 Kevin Rudd juggernaut continues to gain momentum in the electorate, with the possibility of seat gains in Queensland.
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ALP Look to Pick Up Queensland Seats
The scandal that just doesn’t want to away is that surrounding Peter Slipper, with thoughts that there is more to come.
There are also other issues on the political scene in Australia, including the asylum seeker merry-go-round, the National Broadband Network and more.
A lot has changed over the last couple of weeks in Australian politics. Pressure on the coalition is beginning to increase as the election slowly draws closer and as the government under Kevin Rudd claws back much lost ground and re-election begins to look a more and more viable prospect. ALP reform is increasingly a vote winner for the government and the link below is to an article that takes a closer look at the proposed reforms.
After applying months of intense scrutiny to Peter Slipper and Craig Thompson concerning various alleged rorts, Opposition leader Tony Abbott is now facing his own travel rorts scandal for wrongly claimed travel expenses. Will Tony Abbott now do what he expected to be done concerning those he criticised opposite him? Unlikely I’d say. The link below is to an article reporting on the matter.
Also of current interest is the climate change denial policies of the Coalition under Tony Abbott and the link below is to an article that takes a look at that.
On a lighter note (perhaps), the link below is to an article that takes a look at the ‘tie’ in Australian politics.
Then there is the size of the senate election voting ballot form…