Archive for australian politics
Australian politics has some rather similar themes to British politics…
The successful (and at times rather controversial) Australian pollster Mark Textor has a great piece in the Sydney Morning Herald about how to survive election campaigns. It includes these tips: The biggest mistake you can make is to not tell someone you have made a mistake. Campaigns are planning machines. There is a process and [...]
So bad, I had to double-check that it wasn’t a spoof (like this hilarious spoof), but no – it’s real. Almost makes Ed Miliband look like a seasoned professional, doesn’t it?
… goes to the Australian Liberal Party for this fine effort: Gillard removes final brick in Howard’s wall on border protection and swings door open to boats Remove final brick from wall? OK. (Though strictly speaking if there was only one brick left to remove, what you had before wasn’t a wall. It was a [...]
This TV ad has been running in New South Wales ahead of the state elections there:
A quick counterpart to my previous Lessons from Canada: poster design, this time looking at Australian election posters such as this one: As you can see from this example from North Sydney, the usual Australian style (as is the case in European countries such as Germany) is to feature candidate or party leader photo very [...]
Good to see that The Straight Choice website has been picked up in Australia and is being used in the federal election coming up there: The idea was spawned following the Lindsay pamphlet scandal, in which Liberal Party volunteers distributed bogus election pamphlets claiming to be from “The Islamic Australia Federation”, which was later found not [...]
Politics doesn’t just happen in the US Australian politics should be a fertile learning ground for those interested in British politics. Whilst it does not have the West Wing glamorous scale of US politics, it shares the US advantage of a common language - which makes access to political information much easier than for other countries. [...]
Last Australian federal election: 140 km of string used. I’m off to make my fortune in the string market.