Tony Abbott’s Address To The National Press Club

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has addressed the National Press Club in Canberra, a day after Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the September 14 election date.

Abbott reprised the now familiar themes from his speeches over the past couple of years.

He committed a Coalition government to abolishing the School Kids Bonus. [Read more…]


Gillard Uses National Press Club Speech To Announce September 14 Election

This is the full text and audio of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s speech to the National Press Club in which she announced a federal election on September 14.

The speech was a major event to start the political year. Almost no-one predicted that she would announce a September election with such a long lead-time. [Read more…]


GILLARD ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 14 FEDERAL ELECTION

Australia’s federal election will be held on September 14, 2013.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has just announced the date during an address to the National Press Club in Canberra.

Gillard delivered what she called a “stocktake” of Australia’s position before outlining her version of the key issues for 2013. She said it was a case of “governing first, electioneering second” and then announced the date.

The election timetable means that Parliament will sit for the last time on June 27.



2013 – Election Year!

Australia has ushered in the new year 2013.

These photographs show the traditional Sydney Harbour Bridge fireworks display.

One thing we know for certain at this hour is that the federal election will be done and dusted in a maximum 11 months. The last possible date for the election is November 30th. The election could be held in August but is most likely to take place in early September or early October.

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