Australia’s opposition Liberal- National coalition widened its lead over the Labor government in an opinion poll, signaling leader Tony Abbott may replace Kevin Rudd as prime minister after the Sept. 7 election.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd trails the opposition ahead of next month’s Australian election as polls in the most marginal districts indicate coalition leader Tony Abbott may gain enough seats to form government.
Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott, whose coalition has a slight lead in opinion polls ahead of the Sept. 7 election, vowed to trim company taxes by 1.5 percentage points in his first major campaign promise.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said “no determination whatsoever” has been made on an election date and he wants to attend a Group of 20 summit in Russia on Sept. 5-6, making a vote early next month less likely.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced his ministerial team, opting for less familiar names as he seeks to distance himself from predecessor Julia Gillard and narrow the ruling Labor party’s deficit in opinion polls.
Kevin Rudd was sworn in as Australian prime minister for his second stint in the post, tasked with reviving the ruling Labor party’s prospects in the next election as it trails the opposition in opinion polls.