Written By: - Date published: 9:37 am, May 19th, 2019 - 79 comments
Overnight in Australia there was meant to be a change to a Labor Government. But something happened …
Written By: - Date published: 11:21 am, July 3rd, 2016 - 51 comments
I suspect we are looking at a lame duck government in our biggest trading partner. While we wait for their next early election, we’re likely to see either not much happening at all, or a series of quixotic gestures aimed at bolstering uncertainty and reinforcing the need for “stable government”. (updated)
Written By: - Date published: 9:37 pm, July 1st, 2016 - 13 comments
The Ocker Election is coming down to the wire. The polls are neck and neck and the senate looks set to be a mess. Labor need 19 seats and the Liberal party needs a miracle in the upper house. C’mon, Aussie, C’mon!
Update: Early results have the coalition down, but not down enough. Currently 57-56 to the coalition. 76 needed.
Update 2: Labor doing unexpectedly well in Queensland, Nick Xenephon wins in SA.
Update 3: Lib deputy Julie Bishop is reduced to calling Labor “liars” over Medicare. The fear is showing.
Update 4: Coalition 62. Labor 60. West Australia about to start reporting.
Update 5: Coalition 69, Labor 62, Greens 1, Others 4.
Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, November 30th, 2015 - 10 comments
The Australian Labor Party will today announce its goals for emissions reduction with a plan for zero carbon emissions by 2050.