Looks like the Aussies have made their choice. And their choice is a strong economy, strong military and a bright future as they have elected the conservatives into power. I'd just like to let our mates down under know that in a few days that same result will be in our papers here for our government.
Final election results on Thursday showed John Howard becoming Australia's first prime minister in 24 years to control both houses of parliament, clearing the way for his long-sought reforms to privatise a telecom company and change media laws.
Howard said he would not abuse the new power.
"I want to assure the Australian people that the government will use its majority in the Senate very carefully, very wisely and not provocatively," Howard told reporters in Sydney.
He added, "We intend to do the things we've promised the Australian people we would do but we don't intend to allow this unexpected but welcome majority in the Senate to go to our heads."
Howard won a landmark fourth term in the October 9 election, seen abroad as a referendum on his unpopular decision to join the United States-led coalition in Iraq but waged domestically in a campaign focusing on the economy.
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