20 July 2010
Aussies get to indulge in our favourite past time – electioneering - until August 21 – when we all go to the polls and then keep the indulgence going with election night parties. Personally, I stay away from those parties. Too much chatter for me. It is my night of nights in front of the television, well two tellies actually, with my phone on buzz and only responding to texts. Election night coverage is the best drama ever and I get to stay in once every three years for a federal election, and four years for my own state election (due March next year, can’t wait) and watch until the very end.
This is also an important election (aren’t they all?). Australians have a woman Prime Minister for the first time (and she’s Welsh born, which goes to show how multi cultural we really are). When Julia Gillard took the top job from Kevin Rudd a few hectic weeks ago she made it clear that she wanted to be sure she earned the title through the ballot box. So as well as having the first female PM, Australians also have the First Female PM contender. (Get used to this, like cricketers election punters love a ‘first’ and a few statistics thrown in).
At H&K Australia we’ve returned to our election predictor used with much fanfare in the Kevin 07 election. It is also used by our colleagues in Canada and UK. It is a fun predictor, designed to let the punters predict just what might happen on August 21. Try it at http://electionpredictor.com.au.
We’d love your comments, so let me know what you think.