[QODLink]
Asia-Pacific

Australia's opposition buoyed by surveys

Opinion polls suggest Tony Abbott, head of Liberal Party, will win upcoming election to become prime minister.

Last Modified: 04 Sep 2013 12:03
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Saturday is election day in Australia, with opinion polls suggesting that Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's party will lose and the centre-right opposition will take power.

If the opposition party wins the vote, their leader Tony Abbott would become Australia's next prime minster.

Abbott's opposition to a government "carbon tax" and an ever-tougher stance towards asylum seekers had put him ahead in opinion polls.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Brisbane.

69

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Swathes of the British electorate continue to show discontent with all things European, including immigration.
Astronomers have captured images of primordial galaxies that helped light up the cosmos after the Big Bang.
Critics assail British photographer's portrayal of indigenous people, but he says he's highlighting their plight.
As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
Featured
No one convicted after 58 people gunned down in cold blood in 2009 in the country's worst political mass killing.
While hosting the World Internet Conference, China tries Tiananmen activist for leaking 'state secrets' to US website.
Once staunchly anti-immigrant, some observers say the conservative US state could lead the way in documenting migrants.
NGOs say women without formal documentation are being imprisoned after giving birth in Malaysia.
Public stripping and assault of woman and rival protests thereafter highlight Kenya's gender-relations divide.