Australia has a new government with the election of the Australian Labor Party and Kevin Rudd and Prime Minister. The former Prime Minister, John Howard, lost his own seat of Bennelong to the celebrity former ABC journalist and presenter Maxine Mckew. Bennelong is my seat so I felt that my vote was especially important this year.

The news has made it to Laos and I’m told most people have heard about the change of government.

Regarding the Australian Government’s  performance over the last 11 and a half years, I agree with what Ross Gittins has to say.