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Mr Howard’s Team Deserves A Fourth Term: Sunday Telegraph

This is the editorial from the NSW Sunday Telegraph.

The newspaper is part of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.

Election editorial from Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph.

Sunday Telegraph

Rarely has there been an election campaign in which so much money has been showered on the electorate in so short a time.

John Howard and Mark Latham have plundered the spoils of 12 years of economic growth to stage an unseemly auction for votes. [Read more…]


The Fight For Our Future: Sunday Herald-Sun

This is the editorial from the Victorian Sunday Herald-Sun. The newspaper is part of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.

Sunday Herald-Sun (Victoria)Savages bent on killing us, our children and our way of life have cast a shadow over the early years of the 21st century.

They flew planes of innocents into the World Trade Centre and Pentagon.

They bombed a nightclub of equally innocent holidaymakers in Bali, killing 88 Australians.

Islamic extremists want us dead. They love death, they say, as much as we love life.

Last week they hacked off the head of American Jack Hensley, recording the event on video so that it could entertain their equally determined brothers and sisters in other countries. Sadly, some of those live among us, perversely – but only for convenience sake – calling themselves Australians. [Read more…]


Newspaper Editorials Vary In Attitude To Federal Election

The nation’s newspapers have editorialised on the Federal Election with support divided between the Howard government and the Beazley opposition.


Voters Left Little To Work With – Canberra Times

The Canberra Times does not make a recommendation to its readers, saying that “the choice Australians must make tomorrow is perhaps the least important of any election in recent times. And the choice is perhaps the least stark. That said, it is perhaps the worst offering Australians have had at election time for 40 years.” [Read more…]


A Time To Look Ahead, Not Back: The Age Election Editorial

The Age newspaper has called for a change of government in its election-eve editorial

The paper says Prime Minister Howard “has pandered to fear” over asylum-seekers and “does not deserve the support of the Australian people”.

The ALP’s Knowledge Nation policy matches the need to be globally competitive, the paper says. Kim Beazley is more likely to deal with reconciliation, the republic and issues of social cohesion, it says. [Read more…]


Voters Left Little To Work With: Canberra Times Election Editorial

The Canberra Times says this year’s election “is perhaps the worst offering Australians have had at election time for 40 years”.

In its election editorial, the paper says the choice “is perhaps the least important” and “the least stark” of recent times.

Editorial from the Canberra Times, November 9, 2001.

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Voters Left Little To Work With

Politicians frequently portray whatever election they are fighting as “the most important” for decades. They frequently argue that the choice voters must make is a stark one between them and their opponents. Never has this been less so than at this election. The choice Australians must make tomorrow is perhaps the least important of any election in recent times. And the choice is perhaps the least stark. [Read more…]


Future Matters More Than Past: Sunday Telegraph Election Editorial

The Sunday Telegraph newspaper in Sydney has called for a change of government in next weekend’s federal election.

The News Corporation paper says that Prime Minister John Howard has given up on reform and “his Government overtaken by policy initiatives which have blown the Budget surplus”. Howard has failed to deliver a clear vision, according to the paper. It says the government has “been driven by opinion polls and vote catching, rather than the economic and social well-being of our nation”.

The paper says Opposition Leader Kim Beazley “has articulated a sound domestic policy vision for Australia” and is best equipped to govern after November 10. [Read more…]


Who’ll Be Lucky? – The Economist Editorial

The Economist has called for a change of government, in an editorial published today.

Editorial from The Economist, October 11, 2011.

Who’ll Be Lucky?

Australia votes on November 10th. It’s time for a change

Economist

The lucky prime minister? Until recently, the opinion polls had suggested that John Howard, the leader of the Liberal-National coalition that has governed Australia since 1996, would be sent packing by the voters this year. Suddenly, when Mr Howard started to push back asylum-seekers like a sea captain repelling boarders, the polls began to turn. And now, amid the dark uncertainties of a war against terrorism, he can argue that this is no time to switch governments. The voters seem inclined to agree. Are they wise? [Read more…]