August 20, 2013
I've been on the road for a couple of weeks and I'm due to go off on a photographic trip to the west coast of the Eyre Peninsula on Friday. So I've not been following the election.
Nor have I been reading the mainstream media about the election as the mobile broadband connections have been real flakey at best.
However, I gather from the headlines that the Coalition, with its deficit fetishism, remains in an election-winning position. So nothing much has changed. What has changed is that Labor is in with a chance of holding onto power even if it loses the popular vote nationwide.
By all accounts I've not missed much with respect to the election campaign. Its full of evasive half truths, trivia and heavily script6ed politicians staying on message and kissing babies.
Apparently, both parties are promising to increase spending and to not cut anywhere - beyond relatively minor "efficiency dividends" from the public service - and to not increase taxes, but instead to cut them, then to gesture to about possible revenue to match the cuts.