So, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd finally put Australians out of their misery yesterday, by dropping in on the Governor General for a cup of tea and a spot of dissolved Parliament. The election campaign officially begins today (I would argue it has actually been going on for more than three years), with the election date set for the 7th of September.

As a result I will be pivoting this blog's coverage even more towards Australian politics for the next five weeks or so. I aim to focus on the policies as much as I can, however, the hypocrisy and lunacy are already flying thick and fast, so I doubt I will be able to resist. For those of you uninterested in politics (blasphemy), or, more specifically, uninterested in Australian Politics, I suggest you bury your head in the sand.