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Australia Elects New Prime Minister, Scraps Old Carbon Tax - Energy Collective

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Australia Elects New Prime Minister, Scraps Old Carbon Tax Energy Collective Tony Abbott, leader of the Liberal Party (a party which, for reference, is as far from liberal as a major political party in Australia can get), walked into Saturday's...
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Daniel Vale's comment, September 15, 2013 10:16 PM
Tony Abbott, leader of the Liberal Party (a party which, for reference, is as far from liberal as a major political party in Australia can get), walked into Saturday’s national election with a surefire belief that his party would win the national vote, an action that would see him elected next Prime Minister of Australia.

And so it came to pass, in a resounding victory, which looks like it could see the Liberal Party walk away with a 32-seat majority.
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Abbott's new style slows pace of Australia politics - The West Australian

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The West Australian Abbott's new style slows pace of Australia politics The West Australian SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia's prime minister-elect Tony Abbott will not be sworn in until next week but he has already stamped a markedly different style on...
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Daniel Vale's comment, September 15, 2013 10:11 PM
SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia's prime minister-elect Tony Abbott will not be sworn in until next week but he has already stamped a markedly different style on government, fostering an air of studious, steady calm.

That stands in stark contrast to the "chaos" he liked to accuse his Labor predecessors of fomenting as almost hourly soundbites, lengthy press conferences and briefings were cranked out in an effort to control the 24-hour news cycle.
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Tony Abbott: Australia's pugnacious new prime minister - CNN International

Tony Abbott: Australia's pugnacious new prime minister - CNN International | Political Involvement | Scoop.it
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Tony Abbott: Australia's pugnacious new prime minister
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Politics might be a tough profession, but in few places is it as bruising as in Australia where mudslinging and name-calling occur on an almost daily basis.
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Daniel Vale's comment, September 15, 2013 10:08 PM
The pugnacious style of Tony Abbott, the winner of Australia's election, has played well with the electorate.

He may have run a gaffe-prone campaign against the bookish Kevin Rudd, the incumbent Labor prime minister, but his knockabout style, which harkens back to older, safer times, proved popular with an electorate exhausted by years of Labor infighting.

Having successfully deflected accusations of sexism -- dismissing a campaign gaffe in which he lauded a Liberal female candidate for her "sex appeal" as a "dad moment" -- Abbott has presented himself as an unreconstructed male who loves his sport and beer.

In Australia's current social climate, which some have attacked for being increasingly insular, self-absorbed and xenophobic, Abbott's bruising confrontational style has hit a rich seam.
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Two journalists arrive in Australia on asylum seeker boat - Sydney Morning Herald

Two journalists arrive in Australia on asylum seeker boat - Sydney Morning Herald | Political Involvement | Scoop.it
The Age Two journalists arrive in Australia on asylum seeker boat Sydney Morning Herald Under Labor's harsh asylum seeker policy, which remains in place until Tony Abbott and his Coalition government are sworn in, no asylum seeker who arrives by...
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Daniel Vale's comment, September 15, 2013 10:13 PM
Two journalists have arrived in Australia aboard a suspected asylum seeker boat.

The Department of Immigration has confirmed that the two men, one American and one Dutch, were intercepted overnight on a boat carrying 57 asylum seekers and two crew members, and taken to Christmas Island.

The journalists had "valid travel documents" to enter Australia and so were admitted through Customs, the department spokeswoman confirmed.

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Unlike the asylum seekers aboard the boat, the journalists had been ''immigration cleared'', the spokeswoman said
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How the carbon tax became the 'killing fields' of Australian politics - The Guardian

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How the carbon tax became the 'killing fields' of Australian politics
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Well, that's the plan, anyway.
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Daniel Vale's comment, September 15, 2013 10:09 PM
In my home country, Australia, carbon pricing has been the "killing fields" of politics, says Lenore Taylor, political editor for Guardian Australia. In an extraordinary couple of years of drama in Canberra, the usually sedate (read: dull) capital, three leaders—including two sitting prime ministers—have been toppled and replaced by their own parties, partly due to disagreements over climate change.
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Fighting sexism in Australian politics - BBC News

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Fighting sexism in Australian politics
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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and his rival, Tony Abbott, are busy crossing Australia in a last-ditch effort to win votes ahead of the 7 September general election.
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Daniel Vale's comment, September 15, 2013 10:07 PM
This a very serious topic of Australian Politics. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and his rival, Tony Abbott, are busy crossing Australia in a last-ditch effort to win votes ahead of the 7 September general election.

Mr Rudd replaced Julia Gillard in June, after a premiership that sparked considerable debate over gender and politics in Australia.

So how much room is there for women in politics in Australia today?