The parliamentary year is over and Christmas is two weeks away but politics continued at full strength today.
The looming holiday period will presage a frantic election year and both sides continue to push their main messages.
In his media appearance today, Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer Wayne Swan spruiked the government’s economic message and condemned the opposition’s attitude to automatic enrolment of young voters.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott also talked economic issues, predicting that the government would not achieve a budget surplus next year.
Both men took questions about the media in light of the 2DayFM royal prank call.
- Listen to Wayne Swan (12m)
- Listen to Tony Abbott (9m)
Swan has now flown out to visit India. Tony Abbott will be in England at the end of the week.
Text of media release by Treasurer Wayne Swan.
Visit to India to discuss the opportunities of the Asian Century
Tonight I depart for India to meet with senior Indian Government and business leaders to discuss the opportunities for our two countries in the Asian Century, building on the goodwill the Prime Minister generated in her October visit. [Read more…]