Conservative Landslide in Australian Elections

Stephen K. Bannon and Alexander Marlow Big Peace 7 Sep 2013

The conservatives won a stunning landslide victory in Australia’s national elections, capturing 53% of the vote Saturday. Conservative leaders emphasized a hard line against immigration, a carbon tax, and continual increases in government spending. This “no compromise” attitude became a key to victory.


Julia Gillard ousted as Australia prime minister

Julia Gillard confirms she will not contest next parliamentary elections after losing Labor party leadership ballot to Kevin Rudd

Alison Rourke The Guardian 26 Jun 2013

Australia’s first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, has been sacked by her party just months before the next election and replaced by the man she ousted three years ago.


Measure the fall in the warming hype

Andrew Bolt Herald Sun [AU] 12/1/2010

Size of the delegation that Prime Minister Kevin Rudd took to the UN’s Copehagen conference on global warming in December 2009:


Size of the delegation that Climate Change Minister Greg Combet is taking to the UN’s Cancun conference on global warming in December 2010:


Rudd’s out. Australia now has its first female Prime Minister

Julia Gillard is Australia’s new Prime Minister

Malcolm Farr, Alison Rehn, Steve Lewis and Simon Benson The Daily Telegraph [AU] 6/23/2010

AUSTRALIA’S first woman Prime Minister will be sworn in by the nation’s first female Governor-General after Julia Gillard was handed the Labor leadership by Kevin Rudd this morning.

Mr Rudd did not […]

Aussie PM comes to his senses, ditches cap-and-trade

“Phineas Fahrquar” Public Secrets 4/27/2010

No, not because he realized anthropogenic global warming is a fraud and a farce. It is, after all, the great moral imperative of our time (said the noted ear-wax eater). Rather, he shelved the bill because he realized he couldn’t forcve the bill through in the face of firm opposition:


Australian Senate rejects curbs on greenhouse gases

[Ed. To put this in perspective, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s government is considered Left-of-Center.]

Kevin Rudd’s government vows to push legislation through despite setback Thursday 13 August 2009

Australia’s Senate today voted to reject legislation that would have curbed the amount of greenhouse gas pollution the country emits, but the government said it would […]