If you’re seeking a brief recap of the 2010 Australian election look no further than this short clip from Next Media Animation (NMA). According to NMA webiste, “Our fast, accurate and engaging animations tackle all the top breaking stories.”
What the company fails to mention is the pure hilarity that the site often brings to its international coverage.
An explanation of the Australian 2010 election from Taiwan
The Labor Party swept to victory in 2007, with Kevin Rudd coming into power as Prime Minister.
For a while, Rudd was enormously popular, but his plans to institute a new tax on mining companies and his failure to implement the government’s emission trading scheme caused his popularity to plummet.
The Labor party rose up against their wounded leader.
In the end, he was replaced by his deputy, Julia Gillard. In this weekend’s election, Gillard’s toughest rival is Tony Abbott, leader of the Liberal Party.
Abbott promised to be tough on immigration if he becomes Prime Minister. Although polls show Abbott way ahead of Gillard, the Labor/Green party coalition still has more support when counted together.
‘Crocodile Harry’ has predicted a Labor victory.
This is the closest election in Australia in 50 years.