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Australia Decides 2013: The polls are in…

A week ago, Labor was staring down the barrel of electoral annihilation in September.  Julia Gillard was somehow losing a popularity contest against conservative leader Tony Abbott who typically ranked at about a 35% approval rating.  Labor were looking at losing by ten points in two party preferred polls and that had been consistent for about six months. So last ...

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Kevenge of the Nerds

Previously…on AusPol: Australia is a democratic country with a two party majority:  the conservative Liberal Party and the slightly less conservative Labor Party. Australia lived and thrived in economic prosperity under Liberal Party legend John Howard in the late Nineties and early Two Thousands.  Howard had endured plenty of peaks and troughs in his tenure as Australian Prime Minister but ...

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Australian Politics: Utegate

Australia is currently embroiled in a political scandal that is referred to as Utegate.  Its the biggest scandal to hit the country since Flamingmongrel-gate and ShrimpsOntheBarbie-gate. I take back all the criticism I wrote about the frivolous nature of British politics.  The last couple of weeks in Australian politics have been a spectacular waste of time and  the whole thing ...

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