Buddy Rojek didn’t bank on his political career ending before it began.Details
Clive Palmer is on the cusp of an unlikely victory in the formerly safe Liberal-National seat of Fairfax. The party garnered plenty of headlines for its cast of celebrity candidates and attention-grabbing promises. But aside from celebrity candidates and Mr Palmer’s more outspoken ideas, what does the public actually know about the Palmer United Party?…Details
The British comedian John Oliver, host of American TV program The Daily Show, has poked fun at the Australian election campaign. In an eight-minute segment on the show last night he told viewers, “Look – America – look at me. Our elections do not need to take as long as they currently do. There is another way,…Details
What issues are important to gen Y in the September election? The Newsroom team asked young people in Surry Hills what they thought the candidates should be addressing. The most commonly mentioned issues were the economy, environmentalism and gay marriage. Education and the carbon tax were important to some of the people we spoke to;…Details
The growing numbers of refugees and asylum seekers are central to the 2013 election debate. While both major parties acknowledge their obligations under the United Nations’ Refugee Convention, attempts to balance national sovereignty and appeal to the conservative electorate remain at the heart of policies. What policies are being promoted by Labor and the Coalition for…Details
The National Broadband Network is a major discussion point in the upcoming elections. The technical debate will divide voters as they choose between Labor and the Coalition’s alternative. Amy Neumann explains what the new network can mean for you.
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This controversial image was posted on the website of the Australian Department of Immigration – An Iranian asylum seeker after finding out she won’t be allowed to settle in Australia. Australia, a land with a rich indigenous history, has received migrants from all parts of the world since the first European settlers in 1788. A drastic…Details
The National Broadband Network – the NBN – is a big election issue buried under a sea of alienating jargon. Cut through the hype and the politicking, and these are the facts: The network will dictate the speeds at which Australians can use the internet. As a key element in the Government’s infrastructure plans, it…Details
Two weeks since Kevin Rudd returned as Prime Minister of Australia, much has changed: for one, he has shuffled cabinet portfolios and filled the gaps left by pro-Gillard deserters. Rudd has also changed Labor’s caucus rules to make it nearly impossible to overthrow a sitting prime minister – as Julia Gillard and Labor’s “faceless men” overthrew…Details