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  1. General chit-chat and news
    It has been announced today that Prime Minister Julia Gillard has called for a leadership vote within the Australian Labor Party. Yet again Kevin Rudd seems to be making waves within the party with yet another challenge for the leadership. Is the Australian Labor Party in danger of ripping...
  2. Issues and current events
    While Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has taken a significant amount of criticism over the years, a radio interview with DJ Howard Sattler on Perth radio seems to have gone too far. The Prime Minister was repeatedly quizzed about the sexual orientation of her partner Tim Mathieson with a...
  3. Visas and immigration
    This morning, Coalition standard-bearer Tony Abbott will be up early to cast his vote after a barbecue breakfast at his local surf club in Sydney. His opponent, the current PM Julia Gillard will cast her vote in Lalor later in the afternoon. The two are a contrast of styles. Gillard had a...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Last week's Coalition party lead was wiped out as the Labor Party stepped up its critique on the economic plan concocted by Tony Abbott in his campaign sorties. As a last stand, Julia Gillard is preparing for the party's campaign launch in Brisbane outlining her priorities to create a stronger...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Mr. Kevin Rudd, the former Prime Minister has started to campaign for the Labor Party. He had just undergone gallbladder surgery and in his first interview since his convalescence, he urged voters to get behind the government of his successor, Julia Gillard. In an interview, Ms. Gillard...
  6. Visas and immigration
    As the campaign nears its final stages, the ruling Labor Party is now in a dead heat with the Coalition party. This comes after a ten point drop in the polls for Labor. There was 44 per cent voter approval for the Coalition standard bearer, Mr. Tony Abbott especially in the areas of economic...
  7. General chit-chat and news
    Damaging reports by the Sydney Morning Herald's political editor Peter Hatcher and Channel Nine's Canberra reporter Laurie Oakes detailed that the current Prime Minister Julia Gillard argued against pension rises and paid parental leaves. These are sacred cows in the Australian welfare state...
  8. Visas and immigration
    The Australian Governor General Quentin Bryce is expecting a visit from Prime Minister Julia Gillard to set the elections on August 28 according to insiders. The meeting would be held at Canberra on July 17, 2010. The election campaign would be for six weeks long. Ms. Gillard's tour would...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Ms. Julia Gillard, newly installed Australian Prime Minister, had declared a major shift in its immigration policy, a 180 degree turn from her predecessor's vision of a "big Australia". She cautioned that the country's immigration policy should not go head long into increasing the population but...
  10. General chit-chat and news
    The ruling Labor Party in the Australian parliament voted no confidence in the government of Kevin Rudd and within the same day elected the first lady Prime Minister of Australia. Within twelve hours of the vote ousting Rudd, Julia Gillard was elected leader of the country much to the surprise...
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