The election was decided today. Gillard won! That makes this “new-Australian” rather happy. I would not be in a good mood right now if Abbot had won. This means that Labour won and not Liberal. Hopefully the next Australian election that I am here for will be one which I can vote in. Election is mandatory here for citizens. If you don’t vote, you get fined. I think this makes for a better system. This way the votes are a better representation of the country’s population; rather than it being voluntary to vote like in the United States.