Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says his Labor Party can win an election in less than a week even as a fresh national poll signals voters are set to elect Liberal-National leader Tony Abbott with a clear majority.
A mining magnate, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and a former sex worker are among those whose candidates for Australia’s Senate stand to determine whether Kevin Rudd or Tony Abbott can enact their election pledges.
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 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.
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.
Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said he will challenge his successor Julia Gillard in a Feb. 27 leadership ballot as the ruling Labor party seeks to end weeks of rivalry that’s undermining the government.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard defeated predecessor Kevin Rudd in a leadership ballot, leaving her to unite the ruling Labor party and revive its lagging poll ratings before elections due in 2013.
Australia, the world’s biggest shipper of coal and iron ore, signaled it will press ahead with its mining profits tax without making significant changes after holding initial talks with producers last month.