Tag Archives: Australia

Tony Abbott doesn’t want to be Australia’s David Cameron: Australia Election Analysis

Australian Liberal Leader Tony Abbott fears falling short of a Parliamentary majority when all the Murdoch press are behind him, but he doesn’t deserve to win.

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Gay parents good for children according to new study

Children brought up by gay couples are healthier and have better relationships with their families, according to a new Australian-based study.

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UKIP’s populism could present a greater threat to the left than the right

If I feel a sense of déjà vu as I watch UKIP’s rise today, just imagine the view from Crosby’s chair at Conservative Party HQ. David Cameron’s election strategist hasn’t just seen this film before – he’s already written the script.

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Upcoming elections in 2013

TweetIsrael Benjamin Netanyahu looks set to win re-election on January 22nd. National opinion polls show that Likud and its electoral partnership with the nationalist party Yisrael Beiteinu are in a strong position, and it looks likely they will be able to combine with other right wing parties to form an overall majority.  On Tuesday, the […]

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Ten funniest vids of 2012: 6: Gillard, Gillard, Gillard, Oi, Oi, Oi!

Ten funniest vids of 2012: 6: Australian prime minister Julia Gillard tearing strips of opposition leader Tony Abbott, labelling him a “misogynist”.

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US 2012: The diseconomy of the cost of American elections

After the most expensive presidential election ever (more than one billion dollars was spent), Cormac Hollingsworth look at how efficient all the spending was.

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Aussie taskforce recommends strategic intervention to boost manufacturing

The manufacturing taskforce report commissioned last year by Australian prime minister, Julia Gillard, presented its findings this week.

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Primaries: Australia’s Labor Party holds successful experiment

The Australian Labor Party has become the latest party to experiment with primary elections – 43,300 locals turned out in an election in Sydney this weekend.

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The World Outside Westminster: One less veteran on the frontline

Chris Tarquini presents the news from the rest of the world this week.

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Is Kevin Rudd the comeback kid?

Ed Jacobs reports from Australia on the kerfuffle around Kevin Rudd’s resignation.

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