Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s rivals face a narrowing window to challenge her leadership before Parliament rises for a seven-week break, as the Labor party struggles to boost support ahead of a September election.
Tony Abbott’s opposition was on cruise control for a win in this year’s Australian election. In the wake of the ruling Labor Party’s leadership resolution with Kevin Rudd in command, Abbott’s ride has just got bumpier.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, beset by political scandals and near-record low polls, will seek to win back disgruntled voters by delivering a federal budget tomorrow that ends four years of deficits.
Kevin Rudd’s return to the leadership has sparked a surge in support for Australia’s Labor government, with a poll showing the party has closed the gap with Tony Abbott’s opposition ahead of this year’s election.
The Australian opposition’s victory in New South Wales state elections for the first time in 16 years may signal a growing backlash over Prime Minister Julia Gillard ’s taxes on carbon emissions and mining profits.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard faces a fight over her plans to tax carbon emissions and mining profits after her Labor party was defeated in elections in New South Wales, the country’s most populous state.