Thursday, September 09, 2004

Jakarta attack could influence Australia elections ... Both Prime Minister John Howard and Federal Opposition Leader Mark Latham have cancelled their planned campaign events tomorrow because of the bombing Security fears overtake Australia poll after blast

Eye on 30 Days Among the Forgotten People: How democratic are our elections?
How important are our democratic beliefs to the way we run federal elections, asks Marian Sawer. Principles generally accepted as basic to democracy are those of political equality and popular control of government. Flowing from the principle of political equality is the principle that political parties or independents supported by citizens should be able to compete on a level playing field. This means that political parties’ access to finance and broadcasting time should relate to electoral support rather than business backing or the benefits of being in office
Australian Review of Public Affairs; [Neoconservatism and Espionage]
• · For the next 30 days, John Howard and Mark Latham and their colleagues are going to be desperate men and women They'll do whatever it takes, however ironic
• · · Papa McGuiness Paddy's Mediapack Watch
• · · · Amerika Campaign Radar 2004 ; [U.S. Presidential Election 2004 ]
• · · · · Politicians' new tack - insult, woo, insult ... Electors in NSW could be forgiven for thinking politicians have stumbled on a radical new campaign strategy: show the public a little contempt and they will vote for you..
Or maybe not. The Premier, Bob Carr, was forced to apologise yesterday after dismissing protesters outside a state cabinet meeting in Wollongong ; [Election Watch ]
• · · · · · The ABC Election flash map