Counterfactual 2011: Obama and Gillard

The Australian media have spent this last week (and will probably spend more time yet) talking about the supposed “flirting” between Gillard and Obama like gossipy teenagers. But what if there was actually something to it? What if Obama and Gillard really did fall in love?
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Counterfactual 2010: What if Tony Abbott became Prime Minister?

It could so easily have gone the other way, after all. For seventeen days, all of Australia (and not a few of Australia’s trading partners) hung in suspense, waiting to see which way Bob Katter, Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott would jump. (Which way Tony Crook, Adam Bandt and Andrew Wilkie would jump was assumed – and correctly – from the outset by the media.)

What if they had jumped the other way?
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