Australia's Julia Gillard aiming for coalition rule
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said she is speaking to independent candidates in the hope of forming a government, after an inconclusive election.
She told a news conference she intended to "negotiate in good faith" and "with the nation's interest as my compass".
Ms Gillard said she still believed "a majority of Australians... prefer a Labor Government".
22 Aug 2010
- From the section Asia-Pacific