On the Triffids forum, people are pretty pleased about the result of Australian elections. You can read about it here : http://thetriffids.com/forum/index.php?topic=1781.0
I don't know much about Australian politics, so I won't say anything about it.
As the topic on the Triffids forum is called "on the day of my ascension", I thought to let you hear a cover version of the song The day of my ascension (originally from Love of will, Dave's only solo album). This one is from "sans soleil", a covers/demos album by Victor Krummenacher, maybe known to you from Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker. FYI, the pressing of "sans soleil" is limited to 500 copies. Enjoy it !