Gillard begins coalition talks after hung house

first_img whatsapp AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Julia Gillard last night began frantic negotiations with MPs who will decide whether her Labor party returns to power.The election looks almost certain to result in a hung parliament, with analysts claiming both Gillard and her conservative rival Tony Abbott have a chance to form a coalition.Gillard is most likely to make a pact with Green MPs, while Abbott could deal with rural independents.The negotiations have thrown the future of a proposed 30 per cent mining levy into doubt.Green MPs are likely to push for an even stricter tax on firms like Rio Tinto as they negotiate with Gillard.A victory for Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition however would almost certainly result in the tax being scrapped altogether. Sunday 22 August 2010 10:11 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content center_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy Fanautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading Blvd Share Gillard begins coalition talks after hung house Tags: NULLlast_img