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.
Australia’s central bank may keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged for a third month after inflation slowed, averting an increase in mortgage costs that risked damaging Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s election campaign.
Fallout from the second leadership contest for Australia’s ruling party in 20 months will leave the victor needing to overcome near-record low public support and resuscitate the government ahead of elections due next year.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s re-election as leader of the ruling Labor party may defuse public unease over how she came to power, giving greater scope to build voter support ahead of elections due next year.
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.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will base his election campaign this year on his plan to provide for a growing and ageing population by tapping profits from resources companies after abandoning action on climate change.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s Labor Party lost support in an opinion poll taken after a defeat in Queensland state, falling behind the opposition Liberal-National coalition by 20 percentage points.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard ’s willingness to compromise on a mining tax proposed by her predecessor may prevent opposition leader Tony Abbott from reaping gains in elections likely to be held later this year.
Australia’s government is committed to its planned additional tax on natural resource companies and the 40 percent rate is “right” because firms aren’t paying a fair amount, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said.