Perspective on Canada, sometimes known as “Allan’s Perspective,” doesn’t normally concern itself with politics outside of the U.S. and Canada, but there has been a lot of controversy generated amongst the Commonwealth Nations lately regarding the upcoming Australian elections!

Last night’s second election debate between Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and opposition leader Tony Abbott, falsely billed as a “people’s forum,” was another stage-managed affair that served to underscore the fact that the campaigns of both parties are based on lies and deceit.

The media promoted this charade as a meaningful contest. An Australian headline today declared, “at last a real debate.” In reality, Rudd and Abbott are two representatives of the corporate-financial elite, who are in agreement on every substantial policy matter.

In their opening remarks, both Rudd and Abbott began by acknowledging what the prime minister called their “shared views” on many issues.

The Perspective Research Department, along with the Naked News staff, prepared this special report!