Liberal Party advertising in the Australian election looks desperate, and judging by the polls is ineffective. Witness this effort, using the old demon-union-official smear. It’s a Tory hoary, and while it might have worked for Muldoon in 1975 with the dancing cossacks, it looks dreadfully out of date in the 21st century.
Aussie voters are put off far more by Howard’s so-called “Work Choices”, where like National’s Employment Contracts Act the choices are all with the boss – my way or the highway.
On top of that they got it wrong – Wayne Swan was never a union official. Doh!