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July 19, 2010

Australia government holds poll lead as campaign gears up

AUSTRALIA-ELECTION/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is on course for a narrow win in an August 21 election, an opinion poll showed on Sunday, as the economy, border protection and population swiftly emerged as key campaign issues.

Support for the ruling Labour party has rebounded since Gillard, Australia’s first female prime minister, was appointed three weeks ago. Seeking to take advantage of her lead and a robust economy creating jobs, she called an election on Saturday.

Just for purposes of clarification the Australian Labor Party is spelt “Labor” not “Labour” … with a “u”.  There is a historical reason for this.

If possible could this be the spelling used by Reuters when referring to the Australian Labor Party.

Robert

Of course.  Labor is our style for at party’s name, but now and then Labour creeps in by mistake. Consider us warned: GBU Editor

Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard talks at a news conference in Canberra July 17, 2010. Gillard called an early federal election to be held on August 21, with the poll to be fought over policies on economic management, climate and border protection. REUTERS/Andrew Taylor

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The “U” strikes again! Sneaky little devil isn’t it?

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Laborious this comment about “U”, precede a laborious outcome. Yes u know what I mean?

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