With all the recent controversy surrounding the Australian political field in recent months, it seems like it’s all about to come to a head.
The current Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd has called an election for September 7th.
Mr. Rudd visiting Governor-General Quentin Bryce
Both the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader Tony Abbott have delivered opening speeches for the 5 week campaign, with both the candidates running on an idea of who the Australian public trusts more with their future over the next three years.
Just five weeks after ousting Australias first female prime minister Julia Gillard from her post, Mr. Rudd has called the election on the 7th possibly as a follow up of his election winning “Kevin 07” campaign in 2007.
Who to trust?
Mr Rudd promised a “steady hand and a clear-cut plan for the future” with “new ways of thinking, new ways of acting, new ways of planning”, while the Opposition leader Mr. Abbott has stated that under his leadership “We will scrap the carbon tax, we will get the budget back under control, we will build the infrastructure of the future and we will stop the boats.”
No matter who eventually wins the election, the next 5 weeks are sure to be full of media coverage and constant speeches from the two candidates as they begin to campaign for the leadership of the nation.