European media: Unelectable Ironman takes the helm of Australia!

ANETA ZILVAROVA “Maine Fou”, “verrückte Mönch”, “Mad Monk” - this unfavourable portrayal of the new Australian Prime Minister Mr Tony Abbott was splashed in headlines in the main media across Europe. Abbott is mostly expected to be a 'Prime … [Read more...]

Buchholz: new government to raise ceiling on debt to deliver election promises

GUY CREIGHTON The new LNP Government will ‘regretfully’ have to increase the current Federal debt of $300 billion to allow it to fulfil some of its pre-election promises. Scott Buchholz, the re-elected LNP MP for the country seat of Wright, … [Read more...]

Economists divided over Australia’s financial state

ANETA ZILVAROVA According to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday, the national GDP in the June quarter rose by 0.6 per cent to an annual rate of 2.6 per cent. This new figure has slightly exceeded the 0.5 … [Read more...]

Labor polls slip just days before election

GABRIELLE SMITH With only days left of the electoral campaign new figures have emerged this week citing Tony Abbott as the preferred Prime Minister. The Newspoll published by News Corp earlier this week showed Abbott overtaking Rudd with 43 points … [Read more...]

Tony Abbott loses his cool but not the debate against Kevin Rudd

JONATHAN NOONE and PHILLIP HARSANT Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott squared off in their second debate of the election campaign in a town-forum-style debate at Broncos League Club Wednesday night. The two men were … [Read more...]

Public rally latest initiative to save reef

SARAH ROHWEDER The Australian Marine Conservation (AMCS) will play host to a public rally on August 25 in an attempt to save the Great Barrier Reef from industrialisation. The rally comes as a response to the LNP’s proposal to expand ports, … [Read more...]

NTEU backs Greens on tertiary funding policy

GAVIN COOTE The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) this week launched a $1million campaign encouraging Australians to vote for the Greens in the Senate amid concerns the two major parties' plan to cut university funding. The NTEU has … [Read more...]

‘Fashion of the moment’ has been given 100 days

NICHOLAS MCDONALD Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has promised a conscience vote on marriage equality within 100 days should he win the election. The PM has acknowledged he has ‘evolved’ on the issue of marriage equality much to the delight of … [Read more...]

Beattie returns to play politics

SARAH ROHWEDER Australian politics has taken a step back in time with the return of former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd today announced that Mr Beattie would run for the seat of Forde, replacing pre-selected Labor … [Read more...]