With its total domination of the Australian political scene are the public becoming cautious about State Labor? Are Australians tiring of Kevin Rudd's hot air politics? The cartoon above (from The Age) is an absolute delight.
In NSW Morris Iemma would be thrashed on the basis of current opinion polls and yesterday’s State Government by-elections in Victoria also look good for the Coalition – the Nationals got a 7% swing to them in Gippsland and there was a 13% swing against Labor in Kororoit – admittedly, in the main, to independent Les Twentyman.
The performance of the Liberals in NSW has been disgraceful for years in the face of a hopeless, corruption-ridden Labor Party but the trend is finally a bit more positive for the Coalition.