Australia Announces Early Withdrawal Of Troops From Afghanistan, Opposition Terms Decision As Politically Motivated
Australia is planning to pull out most of its troops by 2013, a year earlier than planned. Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced Tuesday that the mission in Afghanistan was nearly completed and most of its troops would be back home by 2013, smh.com reported.
Gillard told reporters that she was grateful for the ''overwhelming endorsement'' from her colleagues.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's media adviser resigned following the incident in which her bodyguard had to drag her to safety through an angry crowd of aboriginal activists in Canberra.
About fifty police officers escorted the two politicians to safety.
They are apparently on a hunger strike as well.
With the advent of the first female Prime Minister in Thailand, women now seem to be more powerful than ever.
Australia's government launched a third attempt on Thursday to make carbon polluters pay for their emissions, unveiling plans for a fixed-price scheme from 2012 and vowing not to surrender this time in the face of fierce opposition.
The Australian government's support has slipped to dangerously low levels following a summer of natural disasters and as Prime Minister Julia Gillard fights for a new tax to pay for flood and cyclone reconstruction, a new poll found on Monday.
Australia's cruel summer of cyclones and floods could generate a new, devastating political storm for Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who now must buck hostile public opinion to find a way to pay for the clean-up.
In response to the reconstruction costs associated with the floods that have devastated Queensland and Victoria provinces, the prime minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, has unveiled a new “flood tax” to help pay for the rebuilding.
Australians may be hit with a one-time “flood tax” to help pay for the damages wrought by the devastating floods in Queensland and Victoria.