Australian Politics: 20 August 2013

Australian Politics: 16 August 2013

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.

Australian Politics: 14 August 2013

Australian Politics: 1 August 2013

Australian Politics: 30 July 2013

Australian Politics: 29 July 2013

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.

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Australian Politics: 27 July 2013

The Gonski reforms for education in Australia continue to cause problems for the ALP, with several states and territories refusing to sign up. The links below are to articles covering stories on some of the states that refuse to sign up.

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Australian Politics: 26 July 2013

Australian Politics: 24 July 2013

The latest asylum seeker ‘solution’ proposed in Australia continues to gather a lot of attention in Australian politics. The links below are to articles that look at the policy from varying prospectives. The first article is an in-depth look at the situation in Papua New Guinea.

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As the Kevin Rudd experiment continues to be a winner for Labor, the Liberals are beginning to face the leadership change question themselves, with a possible shift from Tony Abbott to Malcolm Turnbull becoming popular among voters.

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