Election terrorism

Election terrorism

: Well, the terrorists disrupted an election, but it wasn’t ours (so far, God forbid); it was Australia’s:

THE scourge of international terrorism has dramatically infiltrated the federal election, with Mark Latham last night announcing plans to suspend Labor’s campaign and John Howard diverting to Canberra today in the wake of the Jakarta bombing.

The Opposition Leader, who was in far north Queensland to announce an environmental inititiative, spoke with the Prime Minister yesterday, and both agreed to proceed with Sunday’s nationally televised debate in Sydney.

But Labor will cancel all campaign advertising and delay any further election policy announcements as the political leaders grapple with the shocking events in Indonesia.

A clearly shaken Mr Latham refused to answer questions as to whether the bombing was designed to influence the Australian election.