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Sonnabend
07-16-2010, 10:50 PM
http://www.news.com.au/features/federal-election/prime-minister-julia-gillard-calls-federal-election/story-fn5tas5k-1225893136044

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has arrived at Parliament House to announce the 2010 Federal Election.

Ms Gillard is scheduled to hold a press conference in Parliament House at 12pm (AEST). Opposition Leader Tony Abbott will speak to the media soon after.

Earlier, Ms Gillard met with Governor-General Quentin Bryce at her residence in Canberra to receive permission to call the election.

The poll will be held on August 21, according to Sky News. This would mean a five-week campaign battle between a Prime Minister who has been in the hot seat for three weeks and Mr Abbott who is lagging in the polls.


Read more: http://www.news.com.au/features/federal-election/prime-minister-julia-gillard-calls-federal-election/story-fn5tas5k-1225893136044#ixzz0tu7i3AgI





Say byebye, Julia :D

Bleda
07-16-2010, 10:54 PM
Hmmm. So what's going on in Australia? Any good politicians/causes I should support?

Sonnabend
07-16-2010, 10:55 PM
Hmmm. So what's going on in Australia? Any good politicians/causes I should support?

Gillard = Rudd = Obama

That answer your question?

Bleda
07-16-2010, 11:12 PM
I know about those lefties. Is this Abbot guy good, though?

Gingersnap
07-16-2010, 11:36 PM
One great tip we could take from the Anglo nations is short term election cycles. While our system doesn't allow leaders to call for elections, it would be great if the election cycle was reduced to 30 days or so.

Sonnabend
07-17-2010, 01:47 AM
http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2010/07/12/1225890/952802-100713-kudelka.jpg

Sonnabend
07-17-2010, 06:57 AM
He is. Abbott is a good man, a volunteer firefighter and surf lifesaver. He has risked his life for others many times, quiet, decent, plain spoken.

Gillard is a mistress of spin and little else.

Bleda
07-17-2010, 05:54 PM
What are his political views?

Sonnabend
07-18-2010, 01:40 AM
http://www.news.com.au/features/federal-election

Bleda
07-18-2010, 02:38 AM
What about his foreign policy (if he has one, that is)?

Sonnabend
07-18-2010, 02:49 AM
See the above link.

Bleda
07-18-2010, 03:13 AM
Nothing about foreign policy there. :confused: