Support for the Gillard Labor Government hit an all-time low in July. A Newspoll published in The Australian newspaper showed support for Labor at a mere 27%. On a two-party preferred basis the Coalition was polling at 58% with Labor at 42%. Clearly Gillard is having trouble selling the carbon tax to ordinary people. While […]
Wayne Swan’s fourth budget is set to deliver a number of blows to society’s most vulnerable. While the screws are tightened on the disabled, long-term unemployed, Indigenous people and single mothers, the big mining companies are rubbing their hands together with glee. In several polls 80-90% of people have said that they feel the budget […]
Looking around the world as we enter 2011, Australia can seem somewhat of an anomaly. Europe and the US are still mired in recession with many places facing unemployment levels of 10% or more. Savage cuts to state spending are the norm as governments attempt to make ordinary people pay for the bank bailouts and […]
The preference deal announced on Monday between Labor and the Liberals in Victoria highlights the similarities between the two big business parties. It is clear that they are willing to do whatever it takes to maintain the two party system in the lead up to the election on November 27. Under the deal the Liberals […]
Victorians head to the polls on November 27 for the 2010 State Election. Currently the Labor Party led by John Brumby governs Victoria with a large majority. At the last state election in 2006 Labor benefited from an anti-Liberal mood as the Federal Liberal Government led by John Howard was pushing through a raft of […]
Just a week after becoming PM Julia Gillard announced a complete back down on the Resources Super Profits Tax (RSPT). Billions of dollars of concessions were made to the three big mining companies; BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Xstrata. Delighted with the windfall, the mining giants decided to call off their $100 million anti-government advertising […]
Kevin Rudd was dramatically ousted as Prime Minister this week. After a period of sinking popularity and public discontent, Rudd became the first Labor prime minister ousted before completing a first term.