Tony Abbott Says Gillard Cannot Be Trusted

The Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, has responded to Julia Gillard’s announcement of an August 21 election by saying she cannot be trusted.

Speaking in Brisbane, Abbott said that the Australian people can trust Gillard as much as Kevin Rudd could trust her.

Abbott said a government led by him would be different from previous coalition governments. He said it would be liberal, conservative, “and most of all it will be mine”. [Read more…]


Gillard Announces August 21 Federal Election

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a Federal election for Saturday August 21.

The ALP’s election slogan, as expected, will be “Moving Forward”, an expression the Prime Minister used repeatedly at a press conference at Parliament House.

Writs for elections for the House of Representatives and half of the Senate will be issued at 6pm on Monday July 19. Electoral enrolment will close two hours later at 8pm. [Read more…]