Tuesday, 16 October 2007

First Campaign Advertisements

Both major parties hit the airwaves immediately on Sunday with television commercials.

The Liberal Party TV ad focused on the economy and revived the "L-Plate" they used effectively against Mark Latham in the 2004 Federal election.

See it here.

Labor's campaign ad focuses on Rudd's "positive" plans for the future highlighting education, health, the environment and the workplace.

Watch it below.

Day 1

The Coalition began their re-election bid with a bang announcing plans for $34 billion worth of tax cuts over three years. Treasurer Costello's full media statement can be found here.

Labor started its campaign with Leader Kevin Rudd visiting the marginal Coalition seat of Blair in Queensland, focusing on Workplace Relations and challenging the Government to rule out any further chances if re-elected.

Both Rudd and Howard appeared on the ABC's 7.30 Report to outline their camping priorities.

Howard's first campaign stumble occurred on Nine's A Current Affair when he was asked about the Reserve Bank's official interest rate. Watch it below.