Today we all went to vote in the big Federal Election. After 11 years as our Prime Minister, John Howard and his Liberal Government have been beaten. The leader of the Opposition, Kevin Rudd, is now our new PM. In fact it was quite a landslide victory. As I'm typing this, there are parties happening all over the country, being broadcasted on every TV channel. It's exciting because it's so obvious that Mr Rudd will be completely different to Mr Howard. I hope it'll be to our benefit.
My 12yo son, Logan, has been quite interested in following the political debate this year, and it's been good to try to keep up with it for his sake. We know that the new Labor Government claim to have wonderful ideas for families. They plan to give each young family $200 for dental care are talking about every student from Year 9 to Year 12 having their own personal computer and making the education system more attractive. Apparently Mr Rudd has a great heart for youth and education.
Well, as the economy is on an upturn and the unemployment rate is as low as it's been for very many years, I'd have to give my condolences to Mr Howard and say he's done a great job.
And Mr Rudd, if only I had a chance to say a word to you, I'd ask that in your zeal for education, please don't forget homeschoolers!