Tuesday, November 20, 2007
AUSTRALIA could go to the polls again within 18 months
AUSTRALIA could go to the polls again within 18 months if Labor wins Saturday's election but not a Senate majority, the Greens say. The coalition is fighting to retain a wafer-thin majority of 39-37 in the upper house. The Greens, Australian Democrats, Family First and independent candidates Nick Xenophon and Pauline Hanson are vying for the balance of power when the new Senate sits from July 1, 2008.