Saturday, September 7, 2013
Election Day in Australia, and the embassy was open for voters. Our friends Colin & Vanessa and their colleagues laid on a barbie as expats drifted in to vote for Abbott or Costello - sorry, Rudd. I didn't know this before, but voting is obligatory in Oz and you face a fine of $20 if you don't (which doesn't seem much of a penalty, frankly). But who wouldn't vote for a guy whose campaign included such crackers as: "If you want to know who to vote for, I'm the guy with the not bad looking daughters."