December 28, 2013

A Frantic Year in Australian Politics

Mark Kenny, Sydney Morning Herald

The Associated Press

The same December night General Motors signed the death warrant of Holden, one of Tony Abbott's most senior ministers went looking for love. While thousands of auto workers began contemplating Christmas with a new uncertainty, the minister texted journalists: ''I got the tone right today, what do you think?'' Such needy egotism would barely be worth mentioning, were it not juxtaposed against the life-altering depth-charge that Holden's demise represents for many Australians.

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TAGGED: Australia, Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd


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