The Compelling Case For Change: Canberra Times Election Editorial

This is the election editorial from the Canberra Times.

The Canberra Times is a Rural Press/Fairfax publication.

Editorial from the Canberra Times.

The Compelling Case For Change

Those swinging voters entering polling booths today face a difficult choice: give an economically competent but increasingly tired Coalition a mandate for a fifth term or plump instead for a Labor Party which, if untried and unproved, has mounted a convincing case that it can bring fresh ideas and forward thinking to the challenges facing Australia. [Read more…]


Rudd Right Man For New Times: Daily Telegraph Election Editorial

This is the election editorial from Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph.

The Daily Telegraph is a News Limited publication.

Editorial from The Daily Telegraph.

Rudd Right Man For New Times

This is an unusual editorial in that it praises the leadership and legacy of our current prime minister – and calls for him to be thrown out of office.

The Daily Telegraph believes Kevin Rudd should be the next Prime Minister of Australia.

We believe Australia has been lucky to have been led by John Howard for the past 11 years. [Read more…]


We Can’t Afford The Luxury Of A Long Goodbye: Sydney Morning Herald Election Editorial

This is the election editorial from the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper.

The Herald is a Fairfax publication.

Editorial from the Sydney Morning Herald.

We Can’t Afford The Luxury Of A Long Goodbye

The fake pamphlet scandal in the seat of Lindsay maintains the faint air of unreality that has surrounded the Coalition’s election campaign. This editorial is not the one we should have been able to run on election eve. We should have been able to write about a Liberal Party that had renewed itself – a Government that had managed an orderly leadership transition from one generation to the next. Had things turned out differently, Peter Costello, as prime minister, would have had the opportunity to explain his freshened vision for this country over the next decade. We cannot write about that, because we know little about it. Mr Costello has spoken occasionally outside his portfolio in public, but more to soften his image for a suspicious electorate than to set out an alternative platform. He has always been – to his cost at times – a loyal member of the Government. [Read more…]


Time For A Change: Hobart Mercury Election Editorial

This is the election editorial from Hobart’s Mercury newspaper.

The Mercury is a News Limited publication.

Editorial from The Mercury.

Time For A Change

There is clearly a mood for change in Australia. The political climate warmed when Kevin Rudd swept to the leadership of the Australian Labor Party and it has remained so to the very eve of this federal election.

Yet there is no strong sense that the Coalition Government, led so skilfully by Prime Minister John Howard, has done anything so fundamentally wrong that it deserves to be tossed out on its ear. There is nothing that warrants a landslide to Labor. [Read more…]


Prosperity And Growth: Herald-Sun Election Editorial

This is the election editorial from Melbourne’s Herald-Sun newspaper.

The Herald-Sun is a News Limited publication.

Editorial from the Herald-Sun.

Prosperity And Growth

Finally, the contest – between a man we barely know and a man we know too well – is drawing to a close.

Our relative ignorance of Labor leader Kevin Rudd has been fashioned by party strategists into promise and possibility – he’s shiny and new without any unfortunate past, save for a misguided night in a New York strip club. [Read more…]


We Stand Behind A Man Of Our State And Our Times: Courier-Mail Election Editorial

This is the election editorial from Brisbane’s Courier-Mail.

The Courier-Mail is a News Limited publication.

Editorial from the Courier-Mail.

We Stand Behind A Man Of Our State And Our Times

Kevin Rudd is a man for his times: outward looking in a world where our circumstances will be increasingly shaped by events we do not control; intellectually capable in a climate that demands considered responses to rapid change; and in touch with popular sentiment. [Read more…]


Time To Think About The Future: The Australian Election Editorial

This is the election editorial from The Australian.

The Australian is a News Limited publication.

Editorial from The Australian.

Time To Think About The Future

A contest between worthy opponents ensures that whoever wins, Australia will be in good hands.

Blessed with resources at a unique time in history, as two billion people are making the transition from poverty to affluence, Australia has the great luxury of being able to consider what pathway its destiny should take. We can be confident that whoever wins tomorrow’s election, the nation’s immediate economic wellbeing is assured. But, as the Pacific century gathers pace, a rare opportunity exists to harness an almost limitless potential presented by our geographic location and well-earned reputation as a reliable supplier and good global citizen. The choice now on offer is to continue to manage our prosperity well and with caution or to utilise it in a way that maximises our claim to the future and better provides for the generations to come. [Read more…]