So the Federal election
has been announced for 9th October. If you are an Australian living
overseas, now would be a good time to apply for a postal vote. It'd be
great if this gets rid of John Howard.
Of course, even if he does win he will probably retire soon after the
Last week, it also turned out that John Howard is a
spammer. He paid
his son's company to send out unsolicited email to members of his
electorate. Apparently our anti-spam laws include exceptions for
so it might not be illegal. However, the Labor party are chasing it up
whether it was legal for a third party to send out the
(since they don't have the protection of the exemption). On the
brighter side, it might encourage the politicians to rethink whether the
exemptions in the Spam Act are a good idea or not.