Voting here is mandatory, punishable by a fine of $100. Strangely enough, our friends are saying there are quite a few that will just pay the fine, or show up to get their name crossed off and still not vote.
Tony Abbott, leader of the Liberal Party, is winning by a landslide.
East Fremantle Primary had a bake sale at some of the polling stations as fundraiser, so parents were asked to contribute baked goods. The kids and I fired up Little-Angsts Bakery Thursday night (the international extension of Bella Bella Bakery) and made cupcakes, muffins, cakes and cookies. See our contribution below. As I was explaining to the kids about the election and that the Prime Minister serves uder the queen - the very one that had 'parachuted' at the Olympics, she then was explaining to everyone that we were making cupcakes for the queen :)