So this last weekend the Australian government announced an election. For September. 2013.
(Yep, that'd be roughly a month out.)
Somehow, suddenly, it hit someone: time to vote! Make haste, make haste!
And so, on September 7, all Australians are required to vote.
At least this time they get to vote instead of having the leaders of various parties go changing it all around on them willy-nilly some drizzly (or sunny, it doesn't really seem to matter) morning. Wonder how long it'll all last this time.
Incidentally, it is a pretty contentious decision coming up. Basically (as I think is usually the case worldwide) nobody remotely likes either of the two major candidates (though, again, it's not the candidates, but the party, the people are voting for ... though you wouldn't really know that from the campaigns ... not that I've actually really noticed either campaign, but my friends are certainly vocal in their sentiments). Not sure who will win, but I get the impression nobody's going to be happy about it.