Gillard ready for a 'clean' fight

When it comes to clean energy and climate policy, Australia's two major parties could scarcely be further apart. But as Labor sticks with its current policies, the Coalition's remain loaded with question marks.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard yesterday shocked the nation, calling an election for September 14.

The first thing to strike many about the news was, for once, it wasn’t a politician garnering attention for saying something ill-considered or downright offensive. (Although the decision to have the election on Yom Kippur raised a few eyebrows.)


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