Australia’s government is wooing voters with increased infrastructure, health and education spending while charting a path to a budget surplus as it seeks to restore economic credibility four months before an election.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s government announced plans to upgrade infrastructure as it boosts health and education spending, in a budget seeking to woo back voters while restoring economic credibility four months before an election.
Australia’s former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is twice as popular with voters as incumbent Julia Gillard six months ahead of an election, according to an opinion poll that may stir more talk of a leadership challenge.
Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard said a dishonest opposition using gender rhetoric intended to discredit the country’s first elected female leader won’t prevent her coming from behind to win the Sept. 14 national vote.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard called a ballot for the leadership of the Labor party after a senior member of her government said it can’t win elections due in six months from its current position in opinion polls.
Keith Darley, a 34-year-old electrician, hears from the government that Australia is the envy of the developed world. Yet the father of two, who employed 22 people a year ago, now works alone and says he’ll be voting against Prime Minister Julia Gillard in the Sept. 14 election.