Election 2013

  • Talking to Australians on Election Day

    Australia, one of only 10 countries that enforces compulsory voting, took to the polls this weekend to decide on a new government. Here's how some of us felt about that.

  • The Vice Guide to Voting in the 2013 Australian Election

    Based on that time-honoured Australian tradition of self-interest, VICE has compiled this handy how-to-vote card so you know you're doing what's best for the most important person in the world – you!

  • A Navy Guy's Guide to the 2013 Election

    As a bloke in the Navy assigned to Operation Resolute, my day job entails picking up suspected asylum seekers as they drift into Australian waters. Given that makes me a future employee of whatever party wins this Saturday, I thought I’d share some of...

  • Here Comes a Victory of Shit

    A vote for Tony Abbott is a vote you will never quite wash your hands of.

  • Abbott vs. Rudd: Some Americans Decide

    Australians get excited about US elections. But does this principal apply in reverse? Do Americans get excited about Australian elections? Of course they do. So who would they vote for?

  • Rudd’s PNG Solution Seems to be Working

    A guy whose job it is to fish asylum seekers out of the waters above Australia says the boats have slowed down. Here are his thoughts on whether Rudd's plan is right.

  • Australia, Is Tony Abbott The Better Choice?

    Abbott and Rudd call themselves leaders but you have no idea what you’re getting. As a young, brown, broke, inner city dude, the pundits say I’m inclined towards Rudd and Labor but this recent PNG hop over to the far right muddled up what was already...

  • Why the PNG Solution is What Australia Wants

    Being considered a bunch of pussies has long been Labor’s problem when dealing with the boats. When Howard began the public discourse by framing himself as a sort of Aussie Battler strongman, it was inevitable that the left were going to look like...

  • How Our Stupidity On Climate Change Will Cost Us More Money

    Kevin Rudd today announced he would bring the Emissions Trading Scheme forward by a year. Currently, around 500 big businesses pay about $25 for every tonne of carbon dioxide they emit. This fixed price will now be scrapped a year earlier than planned...

  • How to Oversimplify a Budget

    The Australian public is accustomed to having complicated and complex information spelled out for them in an oversimplified way, and Vice will not divert from that tradition at all.

  • Polls Are Dumb

    If you look at the polls, you'd think that Australia ws being run by Berlusconi.

  • Bad Polls? Racism is the Answer

    You don't pick on people with money, because they will destroy you. You pick on people who have no money and don't vote.