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Friday, 26 October, 2001, 11:38 GMT 12:38 UK
AUSTRALIAN ELECTIONS


John Howard At a glance: Australian election '98
Results, reactions and in-depth reports on the politicians and policies in Australia's closely-fought elections.
Trouble Outback
Australia's rural communities have witnessed a collapse in local services such as banks and believe the politicians no longer care.
Aborigines 'marginal' in Aussie vote
Australia's original inhabitants continue to suffer, but their plight is conspicuously absent from campaign rhetoric.
Dodging the Asian crisis
With the Asian crisis probably yet to find its way down under, it is no coincidence that Australian Prime Minister John Howard has gone to the polls six months before the end of his term.
John Howard: Proven resilience
Australia's Prime Minister is often described as hard-headed and tenacious.
Pauline Hanson: Voice of nationalism
The controversial newcomer jolted the complacency of her more established political rivals.
Kim Beazley: Too nice a guy?
Labor's long-time leader is a congenial figure but his ambitions to get the people of Australia back to work look likely to remain unfulfilled.