Australia Had The Craziest Political Year In The World
In late January Julia Gillard declared the election for September. She was excited.
You poor woman.
But then in February, The Greens were upset!
They "ended their relationship with Labor."
In March, Simon Crean got all up in Julia's face about bringing on a leadership spill.
Everyone expected Kevin Rudd to challenge her.
But he was like:
So no one challenged her and Simon Crean was not impressed.
Everything sort of settled for a bit.
In June, Simon Crean smelt blood.
This time, Kevin was ready.
He beat Gillard in the Leadership Spill 57 votes to 45.
Kevin was the new Julia.
And the new Prime Minister.
Simon Crean was finally happy?
Kevin didn't have much time to settle because Tony Abbott was forming a powerful army to take him down.
On the same day Kevin Rudd was sworn in, Simon Crean announced his retirement at the coming election.
Also, the Wikileaks Party was formed.
Then the Leaders' Debates took place.
Tony Abbott rallied back from a poor start in the first debate to impose himself over K-Rudd.
Which left Kevin crushed...
September rolls round as does the election. Kevin braced his throne.
But Tony Abbott surged ahead and, as predicted, won the election.
The jury is still out on WHAT effect the Abbott is going to have on Australia.
So far he's "re-designed" the cabinet.
And gotten rid of some of the lesser ministers.
Also, this guy got a seat in parliament.
Who you might know from TITANIC 2.
Clive Palmer is the billionaire behind "Titanic 2." Because failing is for the weak. Also this looks like a fantastic Wes Anderson film.
Oh and this guy got a seat too.
And in November Australia got caught spying on Indonesia.
Australia also said farewell to the Climate Commission.
Poor Polar Bear.