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[Australian Politics] The Australian now the Anti-Greens Institute.
Australia will go to the polls to choose between two mostly unbearable possible governments. However some possible leaders are more unbearable then others.
And when will we do this? August 21.
So who are the major players?
This is Julia Gillard. Her ascendancy after deposing of Kevin Rudd (see below) has made her Australia's first female prime minister. Of note is that she has sex outside of marriage, has no children, and is an atheist. She may in fact be a far better prime minister then Rudd, and at the very least Labor did a quick 1-week switcheroo which means unlike prior Liberal efforts the media hasn't had time to whip things into a frenzy.
She is the Labor prime minister in the upcoming election, and there is much hullabaloo in trying to make the exact manner of her ascendancy an election issue. Almost entirely by this man:
This man is the leader of our opposition (currently, the liberal party read: right-wing party). He is notable for having a strong Catholic belief system and waving it around in his duties as a minister (of which he used to be the minister for health - yeah). Lately he's been on a popularity up-tick, powered largely by pictures like the above though. Other strategies have included having him publically complain about the lack of a sex life when you're always travelling. Basically, great effort is going into undoing that image - and it worked, despite having no policy substance.
Going into the election he'd like to up-sell the idea that a vote for the Liberal party is a vote for Howard 2.0 which is supposed to be a vote for Sound Economic Management(TM). But also, how can you trust a women who came to power by deposing of the party leader? I mean that's just unthinkable.
tl; dr: ITT we discuss Australian politics and topical issues related to it.