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.
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’s lower house passed Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s carbon plan today as she struggles to rebound from record-low public support and win backing for a more closely contested vote on immigration policy.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and predecessor Kevin Rudd face off in a leadership contest today, with the victor needing to revive the Labor party’s lagging ratings before elections due in 2013.
The Liberal-National Coalition prepared to form government in Victoria, Australia’s second-most populous state, for the first time in 11 years after the Labor Party led by John Brumby lost seats in an election two days ago.
Julia Gillard predicted she will survive 2012 as Australia’s leader and Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd played down speculation he is planning a challenge, after days of wrangling that undermined the governing Labor party.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, depicted lying naked under the nation’s flag after having sex in her office with her hairdresser boyfriend, is interrupted by a colleague who is knocking at the door.