Australian Politics

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I understand that Brexit caused a bit of a stir in the UK, and that the resulting vote to leave the EU has very much divided the nation. If we thought that was a shock, Trump's victory in the US presidential election recently has divided America in an even bigger way. Is global politics going [...]

misery

On Monday we had the Better Life Index in my post Reasons to be Cheerful: Part Three which is about listing the happiest countries in the world. Australia romped home on that one for the fourth year running. So, that's it then, Australia = happy. Or does it? Let me introduce you to... "The misery [...]

Palmer

It's at times like these that it's very easy to understand the phrase "between a rock and a hard place". Tomorrow all Australians old enough to vote will find themselves between a rock and a hard place. Because tomorrow, Australia has to decide who will govern this country for the next three years. The choices [...]

Rudd

It's the final day of politics week here on Bobinoz and what a corker it is going to be as well. I'd like to thank members of the Australian Labor Party for their fantastic contribution to today's finale, without their efforts this post may have been a little boring. But, as I said earlier in [...]

Vote

It was back in January of this year when Julia Gillard announced the date of the next federal election here in Australia. As we are not going to the polls until September 14, we are currently in the midst of the longest (I think) election campaign in Australian political history. A couple of weeks ago [...]

Grey

I have got an absolutely priceless video for you today, you have to see it to believe it. I'm so glad it was posted on YouTube; I had intended to just print a text version of the quote. Seeing the video though, that's another matter, it makes it so much more amusing. But first... I [...]

book sale

I had a good idea of what I was going to do for today's post when I was walking around the Harbour Town shopping complex over at the Gold Coast last weekend. You see, books here in Australia are quite expensive, but just as in the UK, we have cheap book shops too. Five dollars [...]

ANZ

But first...... Breaking News! This just in.... Details are still a little bit hazy, but apparently, yesterday, this country discovered who won the election and consequently, who is running the country. The guy who won the most seats, got the most primary votes and was ahead on a two-party preferred basis, well, he lost. But [...]

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