As per Ms Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia’s issued statement tonight, she “will attend the event organised by The Courier Mail at the Broncos Leagues Club to debate Tony Abbott on the economy,” though Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has rejected having a one-hour debate on the economy before the event. A fitting finale to the great battle of democracy that is drawing to a close as Australia goes to poll on 21st August, 2010.
Julia Gillard, the 27th and current Prime Minister of Australia since June 2010, with a political career that spans a decade, has finally come out of the Shadow (cabinets) literally, and has in the short span of time in the saddle, been able to command trust, faith, belief and above all reflect genuine commitment to the political causes that she has been upholding in the course of this Election. A staunch supporter of the global policies of US, aligning her Government’s attitude to the ones in Washington on crucial issues such as the Afghan War, and facing a democratic constituency that has over 2.7 million youth ( under the age of 30) going to polls, this will be also be the crucible of democracy that will decide the dawn of the New Australia.
Ms.Gillard is no stranger to popularity amongst youth, going by the popularity yardsticks of the wired youth of this generation, and none would be more comfortable in their ;friendship; communities than her. For starters, Ms. Gillard has over 23, 700 friends in her MySpace account Australia. That will put some perspective on the inroads she has made in a demographic that hold the key to the current elections on 21st August.
With clear, incisive and decisive domestic policies on Health, Education, Immigration and even on Climate change, it would be an interesting finale to the great battle that would have its final act at the Broncos Leagues Club, engaging in a debate with an Opposition Leader who has interestingly promised to “establish an Independent Debates Commission to independently dictate the terms of leaders debates in future federal elections !”
Mr Abbott will take the stage at 6pm to take questions from about 200 Queensland voters.Ms Gillard will then front the same audience at 7.30pm. And Australia would be waiting. Don’t miss this amazing campaign put together by the Australian Electoral Commission. It is awesome and quite creative. Enjoy.