Australia’s Treasury leaves pre-election economic figures largely untouched. Eco voodoo tips slightly larger surplus outlook in 2016/17
SYDNEY, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin
Rudd is battling not only jaded voters in a bitter election
race, but the rancour of Rupert Murdoch, whose newspapers have
depicted Rudd as everything from a Nazi colonel to a thief
stealing the nation’s savings.
The Australian-born Murdoch’s crusade to oust Rudd in the
Sept. 7 general election has given rise to a heated social media
campaign inside a campaign, as Twitter, Facebook and
other digital platforms become the weapons used by some to try
to outflank Murdoch’s “old media”.