Tue, September 14, 2010

Australia federal election

What does the election result mean for Australia's politics?

Neither Labor Party nor the Coalition has won enough seats to win the Aug. 21 Australian federal election, which means Australia is set for a hung parliament in 70 years. Full story

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Australian PM launches campaign

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard officially launches her party's campaign, days ahead of tightest election in two decades.

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