Prime Minister & Julia Gillard

A prime minister is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. Julia Eileen Gillard (born 29 September 1961) is the 27th and current Prime Minister of Australia, in office since 24 June 2010. 5.0/5

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Our heartfelt sympathy to our Prime Minister - Julia Gillard, for the loss of her father!
Julia Gillard has not been voted Prime Minister of Australia by the people.
I wonder how Julia Gillard feels being the worst Prime Minister in Australian history!?
It's worth noting that Julia Gillard didn't put Kevin Rudd in her Cabinet after she replaced him as Prime Minister.
This is a bit old now. Julia Gillard was Prime Minister of Australia from 2010 to 2013
Turns out that, even knowing she was the only female Prime Minister, she couldn't guess that she was Julia Gillard.
Julia Gillard, ex Prime Minister of Australia, worked on Hillary's campaign and she cried the sexist…
Same thing happened here in Australia with our first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.
Dare I suggest Julia Gillard, who at the time was actually Prime Minister of Australia. Eq…
Julia Gillard became Australia's 27th Prime Minister and the first woman to hold the office. She was elected unopposed by the labor party!
Ford announcement came in May 2013 when Julia Gillard was Prime Minister. Workers had lots of notice.
"what next... they're going to announce that Julia Gillard is Prime Minister again"
on 1961 Julia Gillard, Welsh-Australian lawyer and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Australia
Study shows extensive misogyny in media reporting on Australia's first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.
happy birthday Julia Gillard 27th Prime Minister of Australia
Australian male politicians threatened our Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. with hate speech ever other day.
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Sort of weird to think that just 3 years and 6 weeks ago, Julia Gillard was Prime Minister. Quite a bit has happened since then
and international-law professor Ben Saul, publicly asked Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia,
Education can't wait - Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia at Women Deliver
The once upon a time Prime Minister, Ms. Julia Gillard in conversation with my sis, Shruti Nargundkar, three...
Julia Gillard was the most productive Prime Minister in Australian history - despite the mysogene attacks on her.
A copy of Julia Gillard...the Prime Minister who totally TOTALLY stuffed Australia.
You don't think Michelle was biased against Julia Gillard, Katherine?Never called her 'Prime Minister'
Having met The Hon.Julia Gillard 27th Prime Minister of Australia - only female PM to date in person today,she is one amazing lady!
that is effectively what Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia said
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SUDDENLY: . Julia Gillard on a post-it note. Australia's 27th Prime Minister.
what rock where you hiding under when Julia Gillard was Prime Minister of Australia ?
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An absolute pleasure to meet our Former Prime Minister the Hon. Julia Gillard this evening. She is incredible.
I mean, look at the treatment of Julia Gillard. The Former Prime Minister of Australia. Even that didn't protect her.
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Stalking of Julia Gillard: How the media and Team Rudd contrived to bring down the Prime Minister
Where was all this kerfuffle when Julia Gillard was Prime Minister?'
Julia Gillard claims Kevin Rudd was a known bully but she then gave him support to become Prime Minister -
Mark Latham asks why Julia Gillard supported notorious bully Kevin Rudd for the Labor leadership & for Prime Minister.
Imagine falling into a coma when Julia Gillard was Prime Minister, then waking up now and Tony Abbott is the Minister for Women's Affairs.
Julia Gillard visited my school to unveil a plaque when she was Prime Minister.
Sound familiar?...the same rubbish that Julia Gillard put up with when Prime Minister of Australia. Good on you...
Reece is a reminder of all that Julia Gillard was as a Prime Minister. . USELESS. .
"..brutal act of EVIL" - Julia Gillard - Prime Minister of Australia (re: the double bombing & shooting incidents in Oslo, Norway)
Want to watch a female Prime Minister tear the Leader of the Opposition a new *** Here's Australia's Julia Gillard: htt…
Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia, came to the Did you go to her talk?
FORMER Prime Minister Julia Gillard is set to appear as a witness before the Royal Commission int... via
Believe YOU, Julia GILLARD, Former Prime Minister of Australia - before any scurrilous reporting from The Australian/News Ltd!
Julia Gillard offered secret deal for Greg Combet to become Prime Minister to fend off Kevin Rudd via
Greg Combet says Julia Gillard offered to stand aside for him in 2013 Labor spill against Kevin Rudd - She was ACTUALLY Prime Minister?
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Greg Combet told us he was approached by Julia Gillard to become Prime Minister to try and fend off Kevin Rudd.
Big IV coming up on Greg Combet tells us Julia Gillard implored him to become Prime Minister,just before Kevin Ru…
Julia Gillard offered to step aside as Prime Minister for Greg Combet
We chat to journalist Mary Delahunty about her inside account of Julia Gillard’s tenure as Prime Minister:
props to the Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, for sticking up for the Christian faith. 👊💥
Today, in 2013 - Kevin Rudd returns as Australia's 33rd Prime Minister after challenging Julia Gillard as leader (18th September, 2013)
Thinking about this time a year ago, when we still had Julia Gillard as our Prime Minister...
A re-edit of Julia Gillard's speech in the Australian Parliament, focussing on Tony Abbott's face & his aggression as our Prime Minister calls him out on his...
On this day four years ago, Julia Gillard became the first female Prime Minister. I was so close.
2010 - Julia Gillard, Australia's first female Prime Minister, is sworn in.
In session with Julia Gillard Former Prime Minister of Australia at in Washington DC
Shame on Our Politicians and Business Leaders I have emailed Julia Gillard automated response Kevin Rudd ( Department responded on his behalf) Warren Snowden (Responded see Ministers Response) Tony Abbott automated response Andrew Wilkie(Asked the Prime Minister a Question in Parliament see Gillard’s Response) Bob Katter Contacted twice, twice ignored Tony Windsor Ignored Rob Oakshot Ignored Bob Brown (Thank you for sharing from a staff member) Malcolm Turnbull (Responded and has acted but no real action) Stewart Robert (responded ,accepts Warren Snowdon’s explanation without any investigation) DVA (have responded but denied it is happening) *** Smith No Response Geoff Cousins (responded but declined to help) Kerry Stokes (referred to Corporate Affairs who referred me to the Australian War Museum ) Alan Jones (approached twice twice ignored) Ray Hadley (approached twice twice ignored) All TV stations RSLs in each state (two have acknowledged Tasmania has supported) I am astounded that the majorit ...
You were there as a Senior Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard ?.
Maybe a lunch should be had between Jill Abramson and the Former Prime Minister of Australia?
An airplane was about to crash with 5 passengers on board and only 4 parachutes. The first passenger said, "I am President Obama, the chosen one. The world needs me, I cant afford to die" So he took the first parachute and left the plane. The second passenger, Abbott said "I am the Prime Minister of Australia and I am the smartest man in the Pacific, even my people dont want me to die" Abbott took the second parachute and jumped out of the plane. The third passenger, Angela Merkal said, "Im the German Prime Minister as well and Germany needs my help" she grabbed the parachute next to her and jumped. The fourth passenger was former Prime Minister Julia Gillard. she turned to the fifth passenger, a 10yr old school girl, "I have lived a full life, served my country the best I could. I will sacrifice my life and let you have the last parachute" The little girl replied, "Thats ok Madam Prime Minister Theres a parachute left for you. Australia,s smartest man took my school bag
Is this the first use of the term "embattled Prime Minister, Tony Abbott"? …
Here's 27th Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, writing about our campaign in htt…
Royal Commission: Union slush fund cash paid to builders renovating the home of former Prime Minister Julia Gillard. ht…
THE Queensland union and ALP “godfather” Bill Ludwig has been accused of receiving a secret slush fund cash payment of $50,000 from the former boyfriend of ex-Labor Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Abbott’s job now to sell his brand of best and fairest PHILLIP HUDSON THE AUSTRALIAN MAY 05, 2014 THE next two weeks are shaping up as the most important of Tony Abbott’s Prime Ministership. Abbott said he would lead a government of “no surprises and no excuses”. He should add to that no hypocrisy and no weasel words. The one overriding theme of his message to voters last September was that, if elected, he would restore the public’s trust in politicians and their promises. No one did more than Abbott to relentlessly attack Julia Gillard for breaking her “no carbon tax” promise. The Coalition knew before the last election about the state of the nation’s finances because it claimed there was a “budget emergency”. As Abbott, Joe Hockey and senior ministers meet on Wednesday to sign off their first budget and send it to the printers, the juggle for the Prime Minister is that the public are ready for a tough-love budget with painful decisions, but not if they think it is a betrayal of his s ...
But ladies and gentlemen, it's just got worse since Julia Gillard has become the Prime Minister of this napkin.
Just putting this out there, but literally the only reason to think Julia Gillard is a radical feminist is that you were afraid of having a female Prime Minister.
Plibersek was outraged today, demanding to know from Christopher Pyne why people on $88,000 a year should miss out on free medicare If you are earning $88,000 a year you should be able to afford private health insurance, and medicare isn't free anyway as you pay for it through a levy. This is the break down of of someone on $88,00 per annum Income $88,000 p.a Tax $20,507 p.a MLS $1320 p.a A basic private health insurance from a company like iselect runs from $755.28 - $984.12,if you have an income of $88,000 per annum So this type of policy is cheaper for someone, than if they rely on having medicare Also when Christopher Pyne pointed out the $667 Billion in debt that the ALP left, she just started laughing, thinking that it was a joke that they ran this country into a massive debt. Anyone could be excused for thinking Labor deliberately set out to make the Coalitions job as hard as possible, remember that Rudd was put back in as Prime Minister just a few short months before the election, Gillard had all ...
Based on a round figure of$450k per year ((not adjusted for inflation etc) previous Prime Ministers still alive today have received the following amounts from the Government. This is despite the fact that they are no longer working in this capacity. Gough Whitlam 17.1 million Malcolm Frazer 13.5 million Bob Hawke 9.9 million Paul Keating 7.65 million John Howard 2.7 million Kevin Rudd 450 thousand Julia Gillard 450 thousand. Let's not forget that some of these have only recently left office and will continue to receive this pay until they die. The elder of these have received payment longer than they were actually Prime Minister for! OK, it's a tough gig, I get that. But here is a money saving idea for the G'ment. When you are voted out of office (or if your party give you the boot) you can continue to receive the pay for the length of time you held the job. Therefore if you served 1000 days, you get another 1000 days pay then it stops. Opinions?
If only the church would provide a tally of visits by Tony Abbott to the confession box disclosing his lies and broken promises. This is why he keeps grinning his sick grin I guess. In the world of Catholics no matter what or how bad the crime, once confessed to a man called a catholic priest the crime is forgiven and can be forgotten? Only when victims speak out against a pedophile can the church come under the scrutiny of the law. Mind you it has taken a few hundred years for the governments and the law to question the authority of churches. Tony Abbott seems un-phased when confronted about his lies and I use that word in the same context as he used with Julia Gillard. So does Tony Abbott, a self-professed devout catholic, think he is above God, or is too smart for God, or once he goes to confession to ask for forgiveness he cleans the slate of lies, or he is a complete lying hypocrite? Maybe asylum seekers could fill us in about the type of man our Prime Minister is? Nobody is asking Julia Gillard abou ...
Make your remembrance this year actually result in something significant. Share this with your local member, post it on his wall. Here is what Papuans did for Australians in the second world war. Let's reciprocate: As one Australian digger has noted: "“They carried stretchers over seemingly impassable barriers, with the patient reasonably comfortable. The care they give to the patient is magnificent. If night finds the stretcher still on the track, they will find a level spot and build a shelter over the patient. They will make him as comfortable as possible fetch him water and feed him if food is available, regardless of their own needs. They sleep four each side of the stretcher and if the patient moves or requires any attention during the night, this is given instantly. These were the deeds of the ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels’ – for Australian." . Message to the Australian People and Australian Prime Minister on Anzac Day. From the Alliance of Papuan Students (AMP). "To the Prime Minister, Tony Abbot, a ...
Russia - WARNING this is serious!! What a devious ploy, this should frighten the living daylights out of Mr. Putin Best Ive heard in a long long time .absolutely ROFLMFAO Mary An ultimatum to the Russian President from Australia. Vladimir Putin we believe your aggressive action in the Crimea to be immoral, illegal and an unjustified assault on the Sovereignty of an independent neighbouring United States Marine Corps. To show you how serious we are, we have deployed Kevin Rudd to dissuade you from your wicked course of supporting the democratically elected Prime Minister. If you do not withdraw your forces to your boundaries within 24 hours we will be left with no choice but to deploy Julia Gillard to Russia. We will escalate this every 24 hours you remain in breach by deploying other weapons of mass destruction such as Wayne Swan, Stephen Conroy, Bill Shorten, Penny Wong, Tanya Plibersek, Christine Milne and Sarah Sharia-Young. These weapons of mass destruction have caused enormous damage in Australia but ...
Good News. Australia's Prime Minister, Julia Gillard told Muslims who want to live under Sharia Law to g…
Julia Gillard compares her time as Prime Minister with the TV series "Game Of Thrones". For the lies,...
Q7. Who was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Australia recently? (A) Julia Gillard (B) Kevin Rudd (C) Silvio Berlusconi (D) Anthony Albanese
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Another letter to the Editor. 'INSPIRING CHANGE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY' Dear Editor, Inspiring Change is the theme celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, 2014. It is an opportunity for us all to acknowledge the achievements of women in the Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island. Women are major contributors as health service providers, educators, as carers of children, the elderly and disabled. Women are significantly involved as volunteers in the CFS, as ambulance drivers and in many other community activities. It is the efforts of many women on the Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island that form the social fabric of our communities. It is very disappointing that our current Member of Parliament, Michael Pengilly, has over the years shown clear disrespect towards women. His description of the then Prime Minister, Julia Gillard as “a dog” (The Australian, Nov 2011) and then his declaration that Minister Chloe Fox “ought to be put down” (The Advertiser, March 2012) denigrates women no matter what yo ...
- - Reinforce ' Check your knowledge ' Test yourself . . ! ! 1. What is the name of the official national anthem of the USA? The Star-Spangled Banner 2. Which female politician was the Prime Minister of Australia between 2010 and 2013? Hon. Julia Gillard MP 3. What is the capital city of Afghanistan? Kabul 4. Which two colours are on the flag of Poland? Red and white 5. Which is the only US state to begin with the letter ‘P’ Pennsylvania 6. On a Monopoly board, which street shares the same colour as Leicester Square and Piccadilly? Coventry Street 7. The bank Santander shares its name with a town in which country? Spain 8. Paraguay has borders with Brazil, Bolivia and which other country? Argentina 9. In which country is Mount Everest? Nepal 10. What is the national currency of Egypt? The Pound
January 19 at 9:00am until January 26 at 5:00pm Where Nationwide Description The Federal Government moved 110,581 sole parents from January 1st this year from Parenting Payment Single to the inadequate Newstart Payment. This was a drop ranging from $60 to $100 per week. Those with their youngest child turning 8 will now also be moved across to Newstart. The first excuse given was that this was a measure to get the budget back into the surplus. This was something they knew they could never achieve. It was a LIE! Second excuse given was that they needed to apply "tough love" to "that class of people". Over 60% of those to be impoverished were already in part-time paid work Over 27% studying. Cuts imposed on 40,000 more recent sole parents since 2006 have already failed to increase their paid work involvement. So why continue this policy? Julia Gillard claims to be an activist feminist Prime Minister yet how could a feminist put sole parents (mostly women) deliberately under the poverty line when her own Par ...
Prime Minister's Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott are the greatest of reasons that Australian's should only have AUSTRALIAN born Prime Ministers! - NO MORE Pommy Rubbish please!
Next Tuesday the 7th for anyone wanting to hear Bob Kernohan (AWU Fraud) He will be in the 2GB Radio Sydney.. Studio Interviewed by Michael Smith of michaelsmithnews .com 2 PM until 6PM. If you want the truth of Billy Shortens involvement in shutting down the story and Gillards involvement in the fraud. Which Julia Gillard is under investigation for by the Victorian police then listen to 2 GB Next Tuesday. I was a part of this fraud and have made my statements to the Victorian police. I do not have immunity from prosecution I still might be charged for my part as a co offender with Bruce Wilson & Julia Gillard and others. I came forward because I would Not stand by and see the office of Prime Minister being used to shut this story down. Julia Gillard did that as PM by threats to the maim stream media. Freedom of speech & Freedom of the press is something I will defend regardless of the cost to myself. If anyone doubts this read the evidence of the AWU Fraud at michaelsmithnews.com
Dear Friends, You may know that 2013 was difficult year for me: Charlie resented me travelling so much, changing jobs was disruptive and challenging, I struggled with my house and we’ve still not recovered from the arrival of Rupert, our gorgeous and incredibly destructive Pointer puppy.It was also personally exhausting. 15 years in, I’m not sure I’ve ever found trying to balance parenting and working so difficult.So it’s very exciting for me to start the New Year with the launch of Fair Agenda - a new advocacy organisation to reset the balance for women in Australia. In my limited spare time I’ve been working on Fair Agenda for twelve months and we’re so close to ready - but by tomorrow we need to raise another ten thousand dollars to finish our website and launch campaigns. I write to ask you to chip in what you can to get Fair Agenda off the ground. Please watch our video and donate now: worst moment of my 2013 was the day Julia Gillard, our first female Prime Minister, was finally rolled ...
In 2010 Sydney had female leaders occupying every major political office, with Clover Moore as Lord Mayor, Kristina Keneally as Premier of New South Wales, Marie Bashir as Governor of New South Wales, Julia Gillard as Prime Minister, Quentin Bryce as Governor-General of Australia, and Elizabeth II as Queen of Australia.
From the Penrith City Gazette 20.12.2013 Former Lindsay. Federal MP David Bradbury has been named as one of 50 top tax policy leaders by the global finance magazine, International Tax Review. The Review recently published its annual Global Tax 50, listing 50 individuals and organisations who had the greatest influence on tax policy over the past year. Mr Bradbury, who was also Assistant Treasurer in the previous federal Labor Government, said he was delighted to be recognised as an important mover in tax policy. "I am very proud of the tax reform agenda that our government pursued in office and I am delighted to see our policy agenda receive global recognition," Mr Bradbury said. He said he was especially grateful to the Former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and her former Treasurer, Wayne Swan, for ensuring that fighting tax avoidance and profit-shifting were major priorities. "Australia is well positioned to play a key leadership role in global efforts to tackle tax avoidance and profit-shifting," Mr Br ...
THERE will be a lot of argument about who was worse: Kevin Rudd or Julia Gillard. I have personally dealt with every prime minister in the past 35 years and they were the worst I have seen. On any list for the worst prime minister since Federation, both would be top contenders.
Apparently many American's still believe Julia Gillard is Prime Minister of Australia but she was taken over by a leadership coo by Kevin Rudd early in 2013, the Australian's have just been to the polls this year to vote in a Neo-Conservative political leader who is very homophobic with his Catholic principles Tony Abbott who is now the Australian Prime Minister.
Blown away by the courage of Julia Gillard, as Prime Minister she never let anyone hold her self esteem hostage. Thanks …
Expert panel report on boat people finds Gillard is not fit to remain as Prime Minister of Australia
2007: Rudd government ministers were sworn into office, including Julia Gillard as Australia’s first female…
A bit of an FYI for the people who keep sharing this - Julia Gillard is no longer the Prime Minister of Australia, and hasn't been for some time now. It's alright though... as I understand things, the current PM is even more of a hard ***
JULIA Gillard will become Australia's first female Prime Minister after she won a stunning leadership contest against Kevin Rudd this morning.
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Julia Gillard had to teach arrogant Tony Abbott a lesson in how to be a diplomat and a Prime Minister. But will Abbott listen to Julia...
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has argued Julia Gillard should be in Jakarta “right now” discussing asylum seekers with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono – despite the fact Mr Yudhoyono, like the PM, is in New York. But Mr Abbott was heavily critical of the bid on Monday and linked it with Labor’s border protection “failures”, telling radio station 2GB that “our Prime Minister should not be swanning around in New York talking to Africans, she should be in Jakarta, right now, trying to sort out the border protection disaster”.
Quiz Tym ... = 1. Who recently won a third term as Chancellor to Germany? A. Nicolas Sarkozy B. Angela Merkel ✔ C. Gerhard Schröder D. Helmut Kohl 2. Who recently sworn in as Australia's new Prime Minister on 18th September, 2013. His Conservative Party defeated former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's centre-left Labor Party? A. Tony Abott ✔ B. Julia Gillard C. John Howard D. Paul Keating 3. Which country is planning to send its second monkey into space onboard home-made rocket Pishgam (Pioneer) II within 45 days? In January, it had sent a capsule containing a monkey onboard the Pishgam I. A. Iraq B. China C. Iran ✔ D. Israel 4. The Supreme Court of India recently held that citizens have the right to reject all candidates contesting an election. It said that the right to reject candidates in elections is part of fundamental right. This is given in the Constitution as freedom of speech and expression in which article? A. Article 19 ✔ B. Article 18 C. Article 20 D. Article 21 5. With which of the follow ...
I've read quite a few news articles lately which praise Julia Gillard for the fact that, after she was replaced as Prime Minister by Kevin Rudd, she went quietly and she didn't seek to destabilise Kev's Prime Ministership as he did hers. They commend her for her grace under duress! I think Julia Gillard is quiet because she's sitting on a mountain of guilt. She knows she did nothing when it was clear that Kevin was a dysfunctional Prime Minister. She watched the polls dropping and dropping, knowing she was in pole position whenever the faceless men were ready to strike. She then attempted to convince us that she was simply the right person in the right place at the right time; perfectly innocent of plotting, in other words. In a speech to the Victorian Women's Trust last weekend, Gillard admitted to having made mistakes. The only problem is she trivialised her mistakes into one nice, neat basket. That she didn't take the Australian people into her confidence about why she replaced Rudd. That she didn't ex ...
Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard sends best wishes to Kevin Rudd
I agree, Julia Gillard was the worst Prime Minister in Australian history. Any defence of her is laced with excuses and cop-outs
Rachel Griffiths has signed on to portray former Prime Minister Julia Gillard in a full length television drama
Liberals Release New Television Ads Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau has been consistent since the moment he began his leadership campaign. He has two strong priorities for Canada: a more open, honest government; and solutions for a struggling middle class. No matter the headlines of the day, these issues will remain the top priorities for Canadians, and for Mr. Trudeau. These issues deserve serious consideration and discussion. Mr. Trudeau was in Calgary yesterday and in Washington, D.C., last week talking about Keystone XL, the environment, our natural resources sector, meeting with President Obama's economic advisors and participating on a panel about progressive governance with Madeleine Albright and Julia Gillard. The Prime Minister may prefer to focus on divisive politics and personal attacks, but Mr. Trudeau will remain focused on the priorities of hardworking Canadians.
Julia Gillard (27th and current Prime Minister of Australia) was out jogging one morning along the path in Western Park when she tripped, fell over the bridge railing and landed in the Molongo River below. Before the Federal Police guys could get to her, 3 kids who were fishing pulled her out of the water. She was so grateful she offered the kids whatever they wanted. The first kid said, "I want to go to Disney World" & Julia said, "No problem, I'll take you there on in my Royal Australia Air Force plane". The second kid said, "I want a new pair of Nike Air Jordan shoes. Julia said, I'll get them for you and even have Michael Jordan sign them". The third kid said, "I want a motorized wheelchair with a built in TV and stereo headset". Julia was a little perplexed by this and said, "but you don't look like you're handicapped". The kid said "I will be after my dad finds out I saved you from drowning".
Who is the new Prime Minister of Australia who won absolute majority in the National elections held in Sep 2013? A) Tony Abbott B) Kevin Rudd C) Julia Gillard D) John Howard
On Sunday afternoon, November 10, Julia Gillard, Australia’s first female Prime Minister, will give a keynote address in Melbourne, on what was achieved at the highest political office in the nation, despite the odds of working with a minority government. With only one woman in the 19-member cabinet...
Amazing to read articles that Kevin Rudd & Julia Gillard are likely to write & publish memoirs. Neither completed a full term as Prime Minister. More amazingly Bill Shorten, who "shortened" both their careers, reckons he should be rewarded as the new Labor leader. Do they ever learn? A very uninteresting group.
In Julia Gillard’s first interview since she was deposed as Prime Minister a young boy  stood up and asked the question many wanted an answer to - “how come you didn’t let *** people get married?” The response probably surprised many. Gillard, reflecting on her time as a feminist activist in uni sai...
Something truly astounding has happened. The best political candidate for a country's future has won a general election. Even more astonishing is the fact that this achievement was something David Cameron and his inner circle had given us to believe was as impossible as being reincarnated as an olive. So what is this miracle? That a true conservative has won a general election on true conservative principles. This has just occurred in Australia, where the leader of the Liberal (conservative) Party, Tony Abbott, has been elected Prime Minister by a landslide. As head of the Liberal/National coalition, he unseated a Labour government which had been in power since 2007. But here's the rub: Mr Abbott stands for all the things which, in this country, the Cameroons repeatedly claimed would make the Conservative Party unelectable. An Oxford-educated devotee of the late Lady Thatcher, Mr Abbott wants to cut taxes and is against *** marriage, thinks man-made global warming theory is bunkum, wants to reduce immigra ...
Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has made her first public appearance since being ousted as Prime Minister in June, and when asked, blamed her opposition to equal marriage on her 1980s feminist politics.
The bile, the bile of some people if you make a constructive comment about the former Honourable Prime Minister Gillard. Well this is what I have to say: The Australia constitution despite it not being glitzy like the US, puts us in a better position compared to other democracies in the world, particularly looking at the current failings of the US constitution. The other thing about the constitution is the safeguards it has in place protecting Australian citizens. It is quite astonishing the reaction of some people in the community that have such bile on their liver about Julia Gillard. It’s the Federal Parliamentary Labor party who elects their leader. The Liberal Party is the same. The Greens are the same. The Democrats are the same. The Honourable Prime Minister Gillard was not the first Prime Minister in Australia’s history to be appointed midterm over a sitting Prime Minister. In fact the Australian Federal Parliament has seen many changes of Prime Minister mid-term since Federation from all sid ...
I'll be a far better Prime Minister than Julia Gillard, without question. . Apologies, I meant: "without questions".
'I'm Julia. I was Prime Minister': New York: Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard appears to have fo...
NEW APPOINTMENT IN WORLD 1. New Egypt’s interim President - Adli Mansour replaced Mohammed Morsi 2. New Prime Minister of Palestine - Rami Hamdallah 3. Susan Elizabeth Rice, the American ambassador to the United Nations was appointed as the National Security Adviser of US President Barack Obama 4. Hassan Rohani – New President of Iran 5. Libya Deborah Jones New US Ambassador to Libya 6. John Ashe elected as the President of UN General Assembly: 7. James Comey next FBI director. He succeeded Robert Mueller. 8. Darren Lehmann New Australia coach 9. Sheikh Abdullah to be Qatar's new PM 10. Kevin Rudd new Australian Prime Minister. He succeeded Julia Gillard. 11. Elbegdorj Tsakhia new Mongolia President 12. Ayaz Sadiq elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan 13. Burundi's Lydia Nsekera became the first woman to be elected to the FIFA Executive Committee (ExCo) for a full term of four years 14. Srikanth Srinivasan - first ever Indian-American judge in the U.S. Supreme Court 15. New *** . ...
Who is the Prime Minister of Australia ? 1. Julia Gillard 2. Kevin rude 3. Tony Abbot 4. Joe Hocke
The Labor Party, governed by an egomaniacal and paranoid Kevin Dudd (sic) has created a most unwieldy system of protection for the election of, and continued assurance of a leader... Amazing that in the last 200 years of Australia's political history, there has never before, been a need for something like this insecure, paranoid fed, policy... And now Labor Party members have as a choice, for leadership, a man, Albanese, who never supported Julia Gillard, even though she was elected leader, in ages past, a treasonous act, against a Judas by the name of Billy Shorten, who first plotted successfully against the elected Prime Minister of this country, Dudd (sic) to remove him from that position, in order to support Gillard, but then, only to subsequently plot against her... Little Billy Judas Shorten, will be the way I will always remember this little weasel of a man... So, the only people standing for the leadership of this new Labor Party, is a treasonous Albanese, and a Judas Shorten... If this is the b . ...
Australia’s election results are Good News for the Israel-Australia relationship. Labor party incumbent Kevin Rudd, who held office for less than three months following a coup against former PM Julia Gillard, lost in a landslide, bringing an end to six years of Labor Government. Rudd is a political chameleon who abandoned Australia’s long-standing pro-Israel position when he previously served as Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010. The victorious Tony Abbott of the center-right Liberal Party is an outspoken friend of the Jewish State. He has pledged to improve relations with Israel, toughen the government’s approach toward terrorist organizations and end financial support for organizations connected to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Campaign against Israel. These results therefore represent a sea change in Israel-Australia relations. Before assuming office in 2007, Prime Minister Rudd portrayed himself as a Christian Zionist. But in office, he launched a campaign to downgrade Australia’s relat ...
"Julia Gillard when she was Prime Minister stayed in exactly the same AFP quarters that I'm sure Tony Abbott will be staying …
Powerful loss: Julia Gillard stepped down as Prime Minister after losing the ... - Daily Mail
Class act, once again, our first female PM: A letter from Julia Gillard via
The more I hear about Julia Gillard, the more I miss her and the more I want her to be my Prime Minister
The man Julia Gillard aimed her misogyny speech is now the Prime Minister of Australia. . TOGETHER WE MUST ACT,... http…
Former PM Julia Gillard visited the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra to thank staffers on Tuesday.
Where exactly is Julia Gillard this election campaign - you know, the person who was Prime Minister the last 3 years...?
I probably don’t need to tell Australian readers that Kevin Rudd has been reinstated as Prime Minister of Australia and leader of the Australian Labor Party, replacing Julia Gillard who succeeded h...
The Comeback Kid……Kevin Rudd kicks Julia Gillard out as Australian Prime Minister! Check it out!..
On the afternoon of June 10 , I had the wonderful pleasure of creating , what will now be regarded as the last ‘formal’ portrait of then Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. This unrestricted commission came about when, sitting at a table on Easter Sunday, Anne Summers asked if I would be interested in photographing the Prime Minister (if she agreed) for her very informative online news magazine The Anne Summers Report - naturally I Jumped at the chance to work with Julia again. About a month later I got the call saying that it was on - Anne wanted me to create a portrait that symbolised her Prime ministerial focus and to also try and capture her like she has never been seen before. So after nutting out some random ideas I came up with the concept of chalk boards as the set which symbolises her huge focus and achievements in education and the bare globe in the background, symbolising her progressive nature and governing. Julia Gillard would have to be one of the most engaging , down to earth prime ...
Destroyers, Anne Summers conducted the last, extensive, interview with Julia Gillard as Prime Minister. It was published yesterday afternoon. You can read the interview in “Anne Summers Reports” which has lots of great resources with many links to speeches and laws that were passed as well as some great pictures and a video of the whole interview. Gillard talks about advice she was given by Hillary Clinton when they discussed the reaction of the media to having a woman leader, including the obsession with their personal lives. Gillard and Clinton discussed the temptation to let absurd accusations “die a death”, but conclude that unfortunately they do not. Clinton’s advice to Gillard was, “You don’t let it drift…You’ve got to stand up to it and be clear about it and name it for what it is..”. Destroyers, is this good advice? Do women have any other, better option?
Less than two hours from now the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Fraser, will take the stage in Adelaide before a capacity crowd to publicly endorse Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. Fraser, who was PM from 1975-1983, is crossing party lines to endorse the Greens. Hanson-Young has represented the state of South Australia in the Senate since 2008. You can watch this great event on livestream by signing on at:
Rudd wants to spend money Labor doesn’t have Andrew Bolt July 06 2013 (8:32am) A week and a half later, we still have no idea what new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd actually stands for. Take the economy. The only promise made so far has been by not Rudd but the new Treasurer, apparently promising to stand by the government forecast of an $18 billion deficit: The new Rudd government will stand by the budget handed down by former treasurer Wayne Swan in May, his successor Chris Bowen says. ”That remains the government’s budget; those forecasts remain the government’s forecasts,” he told the Nine Network. But how does that commitment fit with the big-spending instincts of Rudd, desperate to buy himself out of trouble? Paul Kelly: The Prime Minister wants to regain Labor’s economic credentials after its failed budget surplus pledges, but there is still no clear sign how he will prosecute this case or what policy changes he will push. Consider the ideas already floated or the expectations raised around ...
Here is the brilliant portrait of Julia Gillard by photographer Peter Brew-Bevan. It was the last formal photoshoot of the PM and it accompanies her last formal interview with ASR editor Anne Summers. See the issue for the other equally stunning photographs of our first female Prime Minister
Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey has accused Kevin Rudd of politicising the Treasury, describing the Prime Minister's recruitment of a senior official as “a joke” and “wrong on so many fronts”.
Here's today's quiz questions again: 1. The German flag consists of which three colours? 2. Andy Murray won which Grand Slam last year? 3. "Call me Ishmael." is the opening line of which famous novel? 4. "Unapologetic" is the latest album released by which current female pop artist? 5. Julia Gillard recently resigned as Prime Minister of which country?
While John Key was among the first to congratulate Kevin Rudd on his successful leadership coup, it is Mr Rudd's deposed rival, Julia Gillard, that the Prime Minister has personally
I'm calling out misogyny on Kevin Rudd and his Labor mates for slaughtering Julia Gillard, our first female Prime Minister
Julie Bishop: Kevin Rudd has been stalking Julia Gillard[...] Kevin Rudd has the political blood of Australia's first female Prime Minister on his hands. If this isn't the opposition "playing the gender card", I'm not sure what is...
Tony Abbott is all kinds of white male privelege, has done nothing but attack our Prime Minister, Julia Gillard on a personal level.
As an honorary American it *** that I have to work on July 4th! Could someone please ask Obama if he could email Julia Gillard or Kevin Rudd or Chopper Reid or whoever is our Prime Minister this week.and tell them to write me a certificate of absence? Much appreciated.ta!
And The Word Was Kevin’s (But Who Would Believe It?) By Bernard Lagan “People never lie so much as before an election, during a war, or after a hunt.” – Otto von Bismarck The conservative statesman and unifier of Germany probably had it right. And, he should know. Elections, wars and hunts pockmarked his life. We know that the business of state has consumed Labor’s Kevin Rudd, who became Prime Minister again this week. And if it was a war that first dimmed his reputation for telling the truth, it is a forthcoming election that has darkened it. Rudd’s reputation is likely to be further called into question next week when a book dedicated to a forensic examination of Rudd’s campaign against his predecessor, Julia Gillard, alongside that of the media, is released. The book – The Stalking of Julia Gillard, by long-time Canberra Press Gallery journalist Kerry-Anne Walsh – chronicles, as its title telegraphs, a dedicated campaign to undermine Gillard’s Prime Ministership. The book’s public ...
Kevin Rudd has overtaken Opposition Leader Tony Abbott as the voters' choice for prime minister. Dealing the Labor Party back into the federal election race, the recycled Prime Minister has resurrected the ALP's fortunes just days into the job, the first national poll since Mr Rudd replaced Julia Gillard indicates. According to the Galaxy poll, taken exclusively for The Sunday Telegraph, Mr Rudd is considered the better choice for prime minister by 51 per cent of voters compared with Tony Abbott's 34 per cent.
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Laurel, In recent years, politics has failed the Australian people. There has just been too much negativity all round. There’s been an erosion of trust. Negative personal politics has done much to bring dishonour to our parliament but done nothing to address the urgent challenges facing our country, our communities and our families. In fact it has been holding our country back. This must stop, and with all my heart that is the purpose that I intend to pursue as Prime Minister. I want to acknowledge the achievements of my predecessor, Julia Gillard. She is a woman of extraordinary intelligence, of great strength and energy. She has achieved much under the difficult circumstances of minority government. Every effort I have in my being will be dedicated to uniting the Australian Labor Party. No retributions, no pay backs, none of that stuff. It is pointless, it is old politics. Together, we can win and defend all that Labor has achieved in the past six years. Join the campaign today or click here to donate ...
Kevin Rudd is sworn in as Australia's 28th Prime Minister by Governor-General Quentin Bryce.
SAY WHAT THEY WILL, THERE'LL BE NO WINDING BACK THE GILLARD REFORMS Published in the Australian, 29 June 2013 Paul Keating famously observed that when the government of Australia changes, the nation changes. His view was recognition that landmark changes in government policy can alter the course of a nation. And so it is with Julia Gillard's leadership across the period 2010-13. Newspaper columns are replete with analyses of Gillard Government failures, but Gillard's legacy will be an enduring one. Most controversially, Gillard put a price on carbon - a courageous reform that sets up Australia well in a world that is moving to pricing carbon. A re-elected Rudd Labor Government would retain the Emissions Trading Scheme. Only a third or so of Australians favour the removal of carbon pricing. If Tony Abbott were elected Prime Minister, would he go against the wishes of a strong majority of Australians and scrap the Emissions Trading Scheme? Having written in these pages that even the firmest positions arrive ...
Let's get something straight. Julia Gillard did not lose power because of her gender. She may have kept power because of it (but I think it's because she is a very good negotiator). She kept power far longer in the face of truly disastrous polls than Bill Hayden or Kevin Rudd or Mark Latham did. It wasn't until the Labor party was facing the worst defeat in electoral history, which would have annihilated the leadership for ten years, that she was forced out, and that only by a few votes - and she wasn't supported by female members of caucus more than males. She was treated with kid gloves, and I think that if it wasn't for her gender, she would have been attacked far harder over things like: - Taking the solo parent benefit off 84,000 women and thus plunging 200,000 children into poverty (a completely unnecessary decision and one that Rudd, a worse Prime Minister but someone who cares far more about women and children than Gillard ever will, reversed in the first two hours after he took power) - Clos ...
A big THANKYOU to Julia Gillard for the last 3 years. You've done an excellent job in Australia showing us that Kevin Rudd really wasn't a bad Prime Minister like you guys all said. xx
Early election on the cards 28 Jun, 2013 07:20 AMMichael Gordon, MARK KENNY AND MAX MASON Kevin Rudd has dumped Julia Gillard's proposed September 14 election date and is weighing up whether to go earlier or delay the poll to maximise his chances of rebuilding public confidence in the Labor Government. As he prepares for a cabinet reshuffle to cover seven departures after he defeated Ms Gillard in a caucus ballot on Wednesday, the Prime Minister announced he would follow the practice of Prime Ministers from Menzies to Howard and call the date at a time of his choosing. He also challenged Tony Abbott to debate the economy at the National Press Club and used the final day of Parliament to push the case for ''the politics of hope'' above ''the old politics of negativity''. Although some are urging Mr Rudd to go earlier to capitalise on a bounce in the polls - including a Morgan poll showing Labor trailing by just 49.5 to 50.5 in two-party terms - Mr Rudd is weighing up a slightly later date. As Mr Rudd and M ...
Kevin Rudd has been sworn in again as Prime Minister almost three years to the day since he was ousted from the job by Julia Gillard. Governor-General Quentin Bryce has also formally commissioned Anthony Albanese as the new Deputy Prime Minister and Chris Bowen as Treasurer, following Wayne Swan's r...
June 27, 2013: Top 10 Current Affairs 1. Kevin Rudd was on Thursday sworn in as Australia’s new Prime Minister, three years after his predecessor Julia Gillard ousted him in a similar showdown. 2. A Bengali writer, poet and journalist, Bankim Chandra wrote 13 novels and several satirical, scientific and critical works in Bengali. 3. Mongolia's president has won a second four- year term, providing a mandate for his efforts to crack down on corruption and further integrate the landlocked north Asian nation into international society. 4. According to survey conducted by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), India has retained its position as the world's third most attractive destination for investment by transnational corporations (TNCs) during 2013-15. 5. Muthoot Finance got in-principal approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for establishing as well as operating White Label ATMs (WLAs). The White Label ATMs (WLAs) are the ones which are not owned and operated by the bank but ...
"She was treated appallingly in many ways because she was a woman" - Anne Summers reflects on Julia Gillard's time as Prime Minister.
Horse Race Journalism *** Sorry, has a lot to answer for. Enough Already! The Press Gallery got what it wanted last night - a spill. Kevin Rudd is back in charge. It's time for the media to ease up on the gossip and start paying attention to the way the country is being governed It’s official: Kevin Rudd is our Prime Minister again. According to the polls, he will be a more popular PM than Julia Gillard was. Probably not popular enough to defeat Tony Abbott at the next election, whenever that will be, but popular enough to save a few Labor seats. That’s what the polls say at least. And as the polls decreed, the ALP organisers acted, and eventually convinced 57 MPs to join them and oust Julia Gillard as leader of the parliamentary labor party. It’s been cast both as an act of revenge by a brooding Kevin Rudd and as a desperate last minute salvage job by a party in freefall. The media have had lots of time to prepare their narratives on this. In fact, for the last year the Press Gallery has talked ...
Has anyone else noticed the use of terminology in reporting regarding the reinstatement of Kevin Rudd as PM? When Gillard became PM it was only Social Media that referred to her actions as a coup, today Channel 7 referred to Rudd's reinstatement as a coup. WRONG Channel 7, it's a reinstatement of a legitimately elected Prime Minister:-/ Julia Gillard is was the first female PM that was never elected :-)
The anti Gillard drip became a flood became a torrent... Shorten was for turning: when the mobiles rung for Rudd ANDREW CROOK Crikey senior journalist in Canberra | EMAIL | COMMENT 2013 FEDERAL ELECTION, ALP LEADERSHIP, ALP LEADERSHIP SPILL, Bill Shorten, JULIA GILLARD, Kevin Rudd When a butterfly flutters in Springvale South can a sitting Prime Minister be ejected from the Lodge? That's the question Labor MPs are pondering this morning after Bill Shorten's 11th-hour press conference switching his personal support away from Julia Gillard and towards Kevin Rudd. Right up until last night Shorten was holding on to his default position -- playing dead on the leadership, even as the state party moved around him, to avoid going down in history as the "faceless man" that knifed two Prime Ministers. But the pointy-end proclamation was in fact the end point of months of wailing within Victorian Labor that can be traced to Lyndhurst MP Tim Holding's mysterious decision to quit politics in February, triggering ...
In the news Kevin Rudd wins leadership of the Australian Labor Party, ousting incumbent Julia Gillard and becoming Prime Minister of Australia. The Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani formally hands power to his son Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. In ice hockey, the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Boston Bruins to win the Stanley Cup. In sports car racing, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, won by Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Loïc Duval, is marred by the death of Allan Simonsen. Recent deaths: *** Aston
Dear Mr Rudd, Now that hopefully all the turmoil of the Labour Party can be put to rest, we as a country need to move forward. The 'How' and the 'Why' of what happened on Wednesday night will be thrashed out for weeks to come in the media. However like many Australians, I just dont care anymore about that. Your biggest strength as a Prime Minister was that you had a vision. You knew what you wanted to achieve and how you wanted to get there. It was never a vision of the next 3 years in power, it was a vision for the next 20 years - something rare in politics these says. It was proactive politics, not reactive. So, as a regular Australian I am sick to death of seeing a government doing nothing but chasing it's tale. Even the considerable wins that Julia Gillard achieved got drowned out by the mess. We want a vision. We want to know, as a country, where we are headed. Mr Rudd, please show this country some leadership. Show this country that the governing party can lead us. The best thing you can do right no ...
APPY NOW KEVIN? It turns out not everyone is happy Kevin Rudd has been reinstated as Prime Minister! Vandals have spray painted a message on Labor’s South Australian headquarters, while one voter has hung a skeleton outside Julia Gillard’s electorate office, saying it represents the death of the Labor party. All the reaction to leadership debacle from across Australia:
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There will be an interesting debate in coming months and years about the extent to which Gillard was subjected to sexism. You be the judge. Was Gillard really the one starting the 'gender wars' here?? “Are you suggesting to me that when it comes from Julia, 'No' doesn't mean 'No?" - Tony Abbott, 3 August 2010 “I think if the Prime Minister wants to make, politically speaking, an honest woman of herself…” Tony Abbott, 25 February 2011 “The Australian tax-payers even pay for the toilet paper she uses. Does she go down to the chemist to pay for her tampons or is the Australian taxpayer paying for those as well?” - ‘Tony’, talkback caller broadcast on 2GB, 28 February 2011 “The womans’ off her tree and quite frankly they should shove her and Bob Brown in a chaff bag.” - Alan Jones, 6 July 2011 "The old man (Gillard’s father) recently died a few weeks ago of shame…” - Alan Jones, September 30 2011 “They (Labor caucus) ought to be kicking her to death…” - Grahame Morris, 1 May ...
PREMIER Colin Barnett appears happy to have his former ally Kevin Rudd back as Prime Minister.
Well I hope Tony Abbott has started packing in preparation for his into the lodge and I also hope that he has a speech prepared as Australia's next Prime Minister - bring on an early election so we can organize some stability in this country as opposed to being an embarrassment to other world political leaders. As for Julia Gillard, all the best for the future whatever that holds.
As history is in the making, Kevin Rudd has toppled Julia Gillard as Prime Minister, I predict as Moses was lost in the desert for forty years, so the Labour Party has another 37 years to find itself as an alternative Government.
Tony Abbott has demanded Kevin Rudd explain his toppling of Julia Gillard to the Australian people as the restored Prime Minister called for a "kinder and gentler" parliament.
Now that the spill is done and dusted and thKevin Rudd has been elected, it is time for of us who are NOT Liberals unite and see how we can prevent Tony Abbott from becoming the Prime Minister of Australia. We will all see over the coming few days why the Liberals are not fit for this high and important office. All we will see from them will be attack after attack on Kevin Rudd and Labor, we will not see any meaningful policy announcements or meaningful dialogue about the future of Australia. The mainstream media will all be along for the ride. We all need to keep the faith and never forget that Labor is a not a brand, but a cause. Australia will be better off under a Labor Government, just look what the Liberal State governments are doing to hard working Australians. Julia Gillard is an outstanding Australian who blazed a trail for all women. A woman would never have been given this opportunity in the Liberal Party. If you beleive in equality, Gina Rhinehart, Rupert Murdoch and Tony Abbott do not, we ne ...
So Bill Shorten deposes Julia Gillard and his mother-in-law, yes his mother-in-law, the Governor General, Quentin Bryce appoints Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister. NB. The Prime Minister is not elected or appointed by the Parliament. Australia is a Constitutional Monarchy so the GG appoints that person.
Bill Shorten, man to watch, being groomed for future Prime Minister, but in the meantime he was the architect behind Julia Gillard knifing Kevin Rudd 3 years ago, then he turns the tables on her and backs Rudd last night... now that was a bit of sweet Karma right back at you Julia... and now, can you believe it... Kev's being sworn in by Bill's mother-in-law...
Kevin Rudd will be sworn in as Prime Minister of "Australia" this morning after ousting Julia Gillard as Labor leader. This is starting to become ridiculous.. when will we as a nation ever stand up for ourselves and say enough is enough...
A new day under a new Prime Minister. What are your thoughts about Kevin Rudd taking back the country's top job from Julia Gillard?
- Kevin Rudd is Prime Minister again! *** happened to Julia Gillard?
Politics is such a brutal game. Julia Gillard had made Kevin Rudd step down as Prime Minister. He made her quit politics.
when i started my work Julia Gillard was the Prime Minister now its Kevin Rudd at the end of the shift this can only happen in Aussyland.
Julia Gillard has formally resigned as Australia's Prime Minister and has now left Government House
I was doing my dished. been too busy in my kitchen. & I've gotmy radio in the background when I heard Julia Gillard lodtthe votes of her Labor Party. She only got 46 or 42 votes against Kevin Rudd with 57 votes. So Julia has to step aside as the Prime Minister to make way for Kevin Rudd. Oh I'm so happy he got back his seatagain as the Prime Minister of Australia. For Kevin Rudd hep hep hoorah!
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Technically, Julia Gillard can remain Prime Minister if she avoids bumping into Quentin Bryce, yes?
Dear Aussies - If you are watching the change in Prime Minister tonight it is interesting to note that Labour & Julia Gillard were elected into government during a Mercury Retrograde (not to the mention the karmic repercussions with the way Gillard first came into power). And just this evening as Mercury turned retrograde again, the leadership swap happened. The timing is exquisite & spot on with the planetary movement. Remember any contracts entered into under a retrograde will be up for constant review & renewal during their life cycle. This is a mainstream case in point.
State of Origin II - will be shouting for the Blues... and big news from Canberra. Australia has a new Prime Minister. For those that don't know, Julia Gillard just did a put up and shut up like Maggie and lost. Apparently she know needs to leave parliament forever. She suggested the idea! Maybe she should take a Straw Poll next time. Perhaps suggest Paul Gallen should run for the new Prime Minister! He can beat people up in public and do no wrong. Aussie politics needs one of those!
A leadership challenge by Kevin Rudd now lays imminent. His Labor Party supporters have begun circulating a petition through caucus, requesting a special caucus meeting. Julia Gillard will be asked to put the leadership to a ballot in this meeting. Does Kevin Rudd have the numbers? Will he be the Prime Minister once again by the end of the week? What lays ahead for this government?
BREAKING NEWS: Reports that Kevin Rudd supporters are passing a petition to remove Julia Gillard as our Prime Minister.
It's an arresting image: the Prime Minister of Australia, impeccably coiffed and styled, knitting in an armchair, her dog Reuben at her feet. Julia Gillard's chief spin-doctor, Scottish-raised John McTernan, was sure it would do wonders for her popularity. Instead, it has whipped up a storm of criti...
Julia Gillard knits. She's been doing it for a while now, and there are photos from a few years ago to prove it. I know! Shocking, but the leader of our country happens to enjoy a bit of knit-one-purl-one. It's a constructive hobby that many other Australian women (and men!) also enjoy. What is so wrong with our Prime Minister being photographed doing something she enjoys in her rare times of leisure, for the cover of a women's magazine? What's wrong with her having a nice photoshoot done for that magazine? Is it the fact that she's on a magazine cover at all that the media are braying about? Or that she is a woman? Barack Obama plays golf in his spare time and I'm pretty sure there's been cameras around for that once or twice. Tony Abbott was once on the cover of the Weekend Australian magazine holding a photo of Pope Benedict. Relevance? I wonder, if Tony Abbott turned up on the cover of Women's Weekly performing HIS hobbies, necessitating a staged photo of him in his budgie-smugglers, or all buffed and ...
Labor frontbencher Craig Emerson says he is confident Julia Gillard will still be Prime Minister by the time she travels to Indonesia for talks with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono next month. Last night Ms Gillard announced she would be travelling to Jakarta for annual talks with Mr Yudhoyono, w...
STOP PRESS!!! Russell Crowe has endorsed Julia Gillard as his preferred Prime Minister and one deserving of RESPECT. Interview with Leigh Sales (7.30 report).
On June 24, 2010, Australia's first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, was sworn into office by Australia's first female Governor-General, Quentin Bryce. The iconic photographs
On behalf of the Office of the PVC – Research and Research Training, I am informing you that a set of new priorities for strategic research investment were announced on the 21 June 2013 by the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research Dr Craig Emerson, the Minister for Science and Research Senator Don Farrell, and Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb. Professor Warren Payne has requested that you familiarise yourself with the new priorities and ensure that your immediate research teams are all aware of them. The information is as follows: Strategic Research Priorities The challenges that Australia faces over the forthcoming decade are complex, multifaceted, to some extent unpredictable, and ultimately have no single solution. The five most important challenges facing Australia are outlined below to ensure that Australia maintains its position in the global research landscape and retains and builds on its capacity to contribute to the global ...
CulturArt THE WEEK IN HISTORY JUNE 24/ JUNE 30 June 24 June 24, 2010 - Labor Party deputy Julia Gillard became Australia's first female Prime Minister. She was born in Wales and had moved to Australia as a child. She worked as a lawyer before entering politics. Birthday - Boxing champ Jack Dempsey (1895-1983) was born in Manassa, Colorado. Dubbed "The Manassa Mauler," he reigned as world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. Following his boxing career, he became a successful New York restaurant operator. June 25 June 25, 1990 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled (5-4) that it was unconstitutional for any state to require, without providing other options, a minor to notify both parents before obtaining an abortion. June 25, 1991 - Following the collapse of Soviet rule in Eastern Europe, the republics of Croatia and Slovenia declared their independence from Yugoslavia. Ethnic rivalries between Serbians and Croatians soon erupted. In 1992, fighting erupted in Bosnia-Herzegovina between Serbians and ethnic Musl ...
FOR those wanting to use poor polling as more pressure on Julia Gillard to step down as Prime Minister, the latest Newspoll survey delivers yet another crushing confirmation that Labor is headed for a landslide defeat and Tony Abbott has Gillard's number.
I have never had much time for former ALP Leader Mark Latham, but every now and then he says something insightful. Latham was close to the mark when he said recently that Kevin Rudd is "wrecking not running..., with the aim of looking like a martyr - "the only Labor hero still standing" - when Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, leads Labor to almost certain defeat. Rudd is too gutless to stand for the top job again, and would rather see his party wiped out at the polls in September. So he can feel vindicated and exact his final revenge and see Labor caste into the wilderness. After all he was never a true Labor man to start with, and was only in it for himself!
Gillard Launches Gender Inquiry EXCLUSIVE Michael Gordon The Gillard Government will launch an inquiry by the Australian Human Rights Commission into the treatment of women in the workplace, marking a return to the vexed issue of gender equality by the Prime Minister. To be revealed on Saturday, the inquiry follows sustained pressure from the ACTU and follows last week’s speech by Julia Gillard warning voters that women’s voices would struggle to be heard and that access to abortion would be threatened if the Coalition won office. The speech sparked a heated week-long debate about gender issues fuelled by revelations of sexual abuse in the Australian Defence Force, the leaking of a sexist and offensive menu targeting Ms Gillard and radio announcer Howard Sattler being sacked after demanding Ms Gillard answer whether her partner Tim Mathieson was *** Ms Gillard’s poll rating slumped by 7 percentage points among men while rising only by 1 point among women. Undeterred by the furore, she told Fairfax . ...
"Bill Shorten has been excluded from Julia Gillard's inner circle and strategic decision-making team as pressure mounts on him to resolve Labor's leadership impasse. The Prime Minister has not sought the Workplace Relations and Employment Minister's advice in recent weeks because of fears that he may have "switched sides" and can no longer be trusted. Sources close to Mr Shorten, who has been a strong supporter of Ms Gillard, have confirmed that he is "bemused" by some of the strategic decisions that the Prime Minister has been making recently, including trying to elevate the issue of abortion to the national debate. "She isn't getting advice from the right people," a source close to Mr Shorten said. A second senior Labor source said: "Bill has been shut out, which is another example of poor decision-making because there is no better way to push him away from supporting her." A close confidant of the Prime Minister confirmed she no longer maintained an open dialogue with Mr Shorten. But Mr Shorten said re ...
Kevin Rudd 'in front' but no putsch BY:SID MAHER AND DENNIS SHANAHAN From: The Australian June 18, 2013 12:00AM 26 comments Kevin Rudd's supporters have declared that, for the first time since he was deposed as prime minister three years ago, he has the numbers in Labor caucus to topple Julia Gillard as leader, but they claim there will still be no leadership change until there is overwhelming support within the party for the Former Prime Minister. The stalemate is increasing pressure on senior ministers to act decisively and provide leadership to nervous caucus members, who will gather for a crucial meeting in Canberra this morning. Senior ministers including Resources Minister Gary Gray and Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury, again publicly declared support for the Prime Minister yesterday, while Industry Minister Greg Combet and Families Minister Jenny Macklin said through spokesmen they supported Ms Gillard. As MPs returned to Canberra for the final two sitting weeks of this parliament, Labor was rock ...
In a dramatic coup June 24 2010, Julia Gillard took over as Prime Minister from Kevin Rudd and became Australia's first female PM. Gillard is the first PM to be unmarried and a *** (She is in a relationship with Tim Mathieson - who is a "beard.") She is the first PM to be sworn in without making reference to God. (Gillard is an atheist and has no religious beliefs.) A reader has suggested that Gillard is head of the Satanic Alpha lodge of Sydney ("Australia`s global satanic legacy and future.") This is based on the posthumous confessions of a leading Australian Satanist "Frater 616": "Some of the deadliest, most effective and disarming assassins are women. Within the Alpha Lodges they are worshipped as embodiments of the Dark Goddess - who is known by many names and is virgin still! Currently the Outer Head of the Alpha Lodge Australasia is a very highly placed and successful Federal politician - whose Satanic name is Bestia." We asked Aloysius Fozdyke, (the man who brought Frater 616's testimony to ...
Just poking a bit of fun at our PM.lol Julia Gillard walked into the NAB to cash a cheque. As she approached the cashier she said "Good morning , could you please cash this cheque for me"? Cashier: "It would be my pleasure Madam. Could you please show me your ID?" Gillard: "Well I didn’t bring my ID with me as I didn't think there was any need to. I am Julia Gillard , the Prime Minister!!!" Cashier: "I’m sorry, but with all the regulations and monitoring of the banks because of impostors and forgers, etc I must insist on proof of identity." Gillard: "Just ask anyone here at the bank who I am and they will tell you. Everybody knows who I am." Cashier: "I am sorry Prime Minister but these are the bank rules and I must follow them." Gillard: "I need this cheque cashed." Cashier: "Perhaps there’s another way: One day Greg Norman came into the bank without ID. To prove he was Greg Norman he pulled out his putting iron and made a beautiful shot across the bank into my coffee cup. With that shot we knew hi ...
Is it because she is an Atheist that Julia Gillard will not meet with the Dalai Lama? I find that hard to believe as its my understanding that an Atheist would see that as revolting as I do, to discriminate against someone because you do not agree with their personal beliefs or the religion that they represent? Why do that as the Prime Minister of our country?
Tough week to be a woman or girl in Australia! - A Liberal Party fundraiser for a former Howard government describes our Prime Minister in a grossly offensive and objectifying manner (Minister involved is NOT stood down) - The Socceroos coach says women "should not talk in public". - It is revealed that the man who raped and murdered Jill Meagher had been CONVICTED of at least NINETEEN counts of rape of 7 other victims, as well as, other attempted rapes. -Talk radio host thinks it's appropriate to tell PM Julia Gillard her partner is *** because he's a hair dresser (Host is, fortunately, temporarily suspended). -Army admits not only a recent large-scale sharing of material demeaning to women but says there has been a culture of intimidation that has been threatening to women in the armed forces. It is time that more women and importantly more men call this out. I am so sick of this being dismissed as "playing the gender card". Also I absolutely admire Julia Gillard's courage in speaking out!
Speaking with 3AW's Neil Mitchell, former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett says the Prime Minister is an embarrassment to her party.
The LNP and right-wing media commentators are saying Julia Gillard is overplaying the misogyny card. Huh? We have seen such an outpouring of LNP sexism and misogyny this week to denigrate our Prime Minister that it is clearly obvious that Julia Gillard has not played the misogyny card enough. The LNP and Tony Abbott's pattern of misogynistic behaviour is ceaseless, sleazy and embarrassing. Julia Gillard, in fact, has responded with dignity, grace and restraint. More strength to the arm of our Prime Minister who is obviously drawing from wells of strength we rarely see in modern-day Australian Politics. As far as I'm concerned, decency counts in politics. I'm voting for Julia.
A commercial radio presenter in Perth has been suspended after asking the Prime Minister whether her partner Tim Mathieson is *** Fairfax Radio host Howard Sattler asked the question during an interview with Julia Gillard, in which he challenged her to answer a series of myths, rumours, and innuend...
And so "A Big Red" Jus thickens... It would appear (again) that there is more to Quail Gate than was first reported! (Typical). A not so politically correct (or bright for that matter) restauranteur decides its funny to make up a fake menu demeaning the Prime Minister, & thinks its ok, because, in his mind its an 'in house' joke *** . A, yet to be identified mysterious somebody then, having obtained this one off menu, the Julian Assange wannabe leaks it to some Walter Mitty of a reporter believing them-self to be a investigative journalist, who puts 2&2 together & gets 9. Having gleaned a menu, learned the lunch was hosted by Mr Mal Brough, & armed with the knowledge from the lips of Julia Gillard, that all Liberals are misogynists it can be only one thing, Mr Brough is guilty!! And so publishes said conclusion, pity they didn't know how to use a phone, just a few short phone calls & they would have quickly learned the truth of the matter. Oops, sorry I forgot journalism 101 "truth often ruins a good s .. ...
of the people's comments in that above thread are just plain pathetic; showing absolutely no respect and acting quite frankly with the maturity of a two year old. This isn't helped when high-profile shock-jocks are doing exactly the same thing. The respect level of people has really gone down the crapper. Julia Gillard is Australia's Prime Minister and thus Australia's highest office holder. That alone stipulates that she deserves at least some level of respect from both the media and the people. AND so I am not being biased, yes Tony Abbott as Australia's Opposition Leader and prospective Prime Minister also deserve at least some respect as well, even though he too has a history of not showing it himself. Most if not all people wouldn't walk up to someone who they just met and ask them whether their partner is *** or call them names - and yet they seem to think that it is acceptable to do the same to our highest office holders. Pathetic.
So the restauranteur has sent an open letter to Mal Brough apologising profusely to him for the 'joke' menu that made such offensive remarks about Julia Gillard's breasts, thighs and genitals. But this creep didn't apologise to the Prime Minister. Not once in his grovelling email. And that is where the problem lies. No matter who wrote it, who saw it and who knew about it, that menu was not a joke. It was a disgusting and insulting way to speak about any woman.
Why is it no surprise that Dear Julia would play the gender card see below article from Heraldsun this morning Kevin Rudd wore a blue tie to explain Julia Gillard's latest attempt to turn women against men. No, the Prime Minister's disgraceful "blue tie" speech was not aimed only at Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. This was also Gillard playing the gender card against Rudd. And now we know: feminism has become the last resort of the scoundrel. I say "scoundrel" advisedly. I cannot remember a more divisive, self-serving and dishonest speech delivered by a prime minister. Nor one as stupid. Launching a new "Women for Gillard" movement , Gillard demanded women back her on the grounds that she, too, was a woman. This was using feminism not to get a fair deal but a pass. No wonder many feminists such as Eva Cox were appalled, wondering when gender trumped policy and performance. Gillard: "On ... 14 September, we are going to make a big decision as a nation. It's a decision about whether, once again, we will bani ...
Milne on Sexism: No wonder the Greens leader is keeping quiet whilst the major Partys to and fro on sexism claims. Recall The Australian October 14, 2012: GREENS Leader Christine Milne has criticised Julia Gillard's firebrand speech attacking Tony Abbott for perceived sexism, saying it was diminished by Labor's decision to protect Peter Slipper. Ms Milne told Sky News' Australian Agenda program the Prime Minister's speech was powerful. But she warned Ms Gillard would now be held to a higher standard in combating sexism and accused Labor Senator David Feeney of engaging in sexist behaviour. Milne has to very careful not to get caught up in this, she does have form.
We can end abortion - I was not aware of this until the closing remarks in this video. This is Julia Gillard of the Australian Labor Party, and Prime Minister of Australia voicing her support for murdering babies in-utero (aka: Abortion). Apparently just because she is a woman (who has no children)... she is better equipped than a man to decide on whether a defenceless baby human lives or dies. Whether man or woman is irrelevant, however in this case... I think the man opposing her could definitely make a better decision.
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Why did Mal Brough apologise if he knew nothing about Ms Gillard sexist menu? We may disagree with some of their policies, but we still need to respect our National Leaders. Respect is due to Tony Abbott. Respect to Christine Milne, etc. And respect to Julia Gillard and more respect to her as Prime Minister. Let's go back to strong values... :( :( :(
DID YOU KNOW?. In 1967 the active Prime Minister of Australia, a bloke named Harold Holt, went out for a swim in the ocean and DROWNED! I read this to the woman selling books at a market and responded, "That's nuts! I can't believe I only heard that today. If a US President suddenly drowned in the ocean it would be HUGE news!" The woman responded, "If I saw Julia Gillard (Australia's current PM) drowning in the ocean I would watch her go with a glass of champagne in my hand."
GOING BLOODY NOWHERE From one headline Julia Gillard to Kevin Rudd: " I’m going nowhere". Which could equally be: Julia Gillard to Tony Abbott: " I’m going nowhere ". Julia Gillard thinks she is a Mugabe figure enthroned for a lifetime, while Rudd thinks himself a Churchill in his wilderness years and waiting to return to a enraptured public and save the country from some catastrophe. Both are equally deluded. Both are equally bad. Both will be banished to a small footnote in history. The Labor Party in government is the most expensive farce in history. Only an ego maniac like Kevin Rudd would want to return – does he really believe that the knives would be withdrawn should he return as Prime Minister? Perhaps a year ago it might have been a viable option for Labor to return to Rudd, although he would still need to be watching his back. But now? On 14 February 2013 I hoped that Kevin Rudd would be reinstalled. But now, mid June, when the latest possible election date is 30 November 2013 is too late. ...
JULIA Gillard's key backer, numbers man Bill Shorten, is under mounting pressure to step into the leadership crisis and call on Julia Gillard to resign as Prime Minister.
Stop the rot. You *** and white ants. Nervous nellies all. Julia Gillard is our Prime Minister, and like her or hate her she will lead Labor Party to the coming Federal Election. I cannot understand for the life of me, why you people would try to make it worse than it will be. Hold the fort. Running out against the machine guns now would be the most stupid thing to do. To do so would be to fall straight into the spider's web which Murdoch, Abbott et al have constructed. The Dark Lord and Mordor is watching your every move. At the Mountain of Doom throw in the Ring and Kevin Rudd with it!
Julia Gillard must really hate Kevin Rudd if she is prepared to destroy the Labor Party instead of standing down as Prime Minister, the faceless Union caucus members will stand behind her but any Labor member wanting to be in the next parliament would have to be thinking it’s time to jump ship. Bill Shorten wants the job; but until the Union bosses give him the go ahead will back Julia to stay safe, but if he got up nothing would change, he wouldn't have anything new to offer and the voters know this.
WHEN Simon Crean held his now infamous press conference on March 21 to call for Julia Gillard to resign, he was asked how the execution of a female Prime Minister would play out against the backdrop of Labor's demonisation of Tony Abbott.
Shorten rumored to be shifting. The AWU faction may dump These could be Julia Gillard’s last days: LABOR is being swept with expectations that Julia Gillard will be replaced as Prime Minister before parliament rises for the election, with Kevin Rudd now seen as the party’s only hope of averting electoral disaster. Shocked by polling and amazed at the Former Prime Minister’s reception in Geelong on Friday, some of Ms Gillard’s staunchest backers are now wobbling in their support. Since Saturday, federal Labor has been alive with speculation that Bill Shorten has switched his support and pivotal numbers to Ms Gillard in favour of Mr Rudd… Veteran ABC political journalist and former chief-of-staff to prime minister Bob Hawke, Barrie Cassidy [mate of Tim Mathieson], said ... he believed Ms Gillard’s Prime Ministership was in its final days. The 2011 assurance given by Paul Howes, secretary of the union strongest in supporting Julia Gillard - Shorten’s AWU: I’m 100 per cent positive, I’ll bet ...
If, as the ABC is reporting, Julia Gillard has lost the support of the Labor Caucus, Kevin Rudd should be Prime Minister again by the end of the week.
According to the ABC this morning, Julia Gillard will be gone as Prime Minister at the end of June and replaced by Kevin Rudd.
Julia Gillard - Prime Minister of Australia to address a militant Islamists in Australia You fanatic .. Why do not you live in Saudi Arabia .. Or in Iran? Why I left country Islamic originally? You you leave states say it that God blessed by the grace of Islam .. And Thajron to countries say that God Okhozaha the infidels .. All this for freedom .. Justice .. Luxury .. Health insurance .. Social Protection .. equality before the law .. Job Fair ... Ensure the future of your children .. And enjoy the freedom of expression .. تفتقدون to in your country. So do not talk with us fanatically hating
Over Sixties know who they want as our next Prime Minister, and the current choices of Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott and Clive Palmer just don’t seem to be resonating. In fact, they are torn between their incredible desire to "Bring Kevin Back", or the fact that they dont like either candidate, "but li...
Asylum-seekers fiasco the stone sinking Labor BY:PAUL KELLY, EDITOR-AT-LARGE From: The Australian June 08, 2013 IT is predictable that the collapse in Australia's border security and the arrival of more than 43,000 boatpeople since Labor came to power has become the suffocating electoral issue in Western Sydney. The warning this week from Gillard supporter Laurie Ferguson, Labor MP for Werriwa, known for his ties to ethnic communities, that "we are dead" on this issue follows the ominous alert issued a few weeks earlier by John Howard. The saga of this Labor policy failure is extraordinary. Boat arrivals were a factor in Kevin Rudd's removal as prime minister in 2010. He would have been taken out anyway but Rudd's border security softening was a tangible element in poor Labor polling used against him. Arrivals then were but a fraction of their current 3000 a month. The boats have been critical to Julia Gillard's loss of authority as Prime Minister. With more than a decade of warning since the Tampa in 200 ...
I need not tell you that the internet provides us with millions of instances where the Opposition and their media allies screeched like banshees over alleged lies, but I have selected three from the usual suspects. Here they are: Julia Gillard should stop telling lies to the people of Tasmania (Eric Abetz). Julia Gillard made more dishonest statements in Hobart today about the GST. The Coalition’s position on the distribution of the GST to the states is clear: we will not support or implement any proposal that disadvantages Tasmania. In respect of GST allocations, neither Tasmania nor South Australia will be worse off under any future Coalition government. Despite the Prime Minister’s falsehoods that she repeated today, the government still hasn’t announced its response to the Greiner-Brumby report. Does your national leader lie? (Andrew Bolt). The question we now face: Is the Prime Minister of Australia a liar? Her Four Corners disaster on Monday night is part of a pattern. Julia Gillard deceives a ...
JUNE 04, 2013 ARTICLE 9 OF 27 PM accuses Qld leader of betraying children Advertisement PHILLIP COOREY, CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT Julia Gillard has torn strips off Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, accusing him of letting himself be used by Opposition Leader Tony Abbott and warning he will never be forgiven for turning his back on the children of his state. Struggling to sign up the remaining states and territories to her Gonski school funding reforms by the June30 deadline, the Prime Minister attacked Mr Newman in a letter sent on Monday night after he all but confirmed Queensland would not be signing up. Only NSW and the ACT have signed and the government is now at clear risk of failing to land one of the two signature reforms it was hoping to take to the election. The other is the national dis­ability insurance scheme, which has bipartisan support federally and lacks only the signature of Western Australia. But Mr Abbott opposes the Gonski reforms and he has been accused of pressuring the Libera ...
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PM bent on leading ALP over the abyss by: Phillip Adams From: The Australian June 04, 2013 12:00AM Increase Text Size Decrease Text Size Print Sturt Krygsman Illustration: Sturt Krygsman Source: The Australian WHILE the Abbotts are measuring the curtains for the Lodge, the ALP is sewing shrouds. Latest estimates? An opposition numbered in the low 20s. Private polling (not that the figures will be revealed by the PM's praetorian guard) shows that Victorian voters have now deserted Julia Gillard and we're looking at swings similar to those that obliterated the party in NSW: more than 20 per cent in safe seats. September won't be so much an election as an exorcism. It wouldn't help if the Prime Minister guaranteed eternal life. No one's listening. Remember the last days of John Howard? Which is why a lengthening number of Labor heavies have told Gillard, publicly or privately, that she has to go. The heaviest won't admit it publicly, but we're talking the aristocracy as well as the apparatchiks. Bob Carr and ...
SYDNEY – Julia Gillard this evening confirmed circulating rumours that January 26 will become Citizens Day from 2014 onward in all official proceedings – departing from the traditional term ‘Australia Day’. Announcing the move during a keynote speech for the NSW Lebanese Society in Bankstown, Gillard believed that, “we as a nation must move forward from the old term [Australia Day], and reflect upon the multicultural society that makes our nation so great.” Continuing, the Prime Minister stated that, “we cannot rest until all cultures that come into Australia are valued as Australian cultures – and this could never occur under the term Australia Day.” Although the news was well received by the Lebanese audience, there is no doubt that this decision is a controversial one. Many Australians feel as though the original term was a perfectly acceptable way to celebrate life in this country. Melbournian George Talbot believes that “there isn’t really anything wrong with keeping the old nam ...
Irrespective of your political leaning, as this article points out, the behaviour towards our Prime Minister, and the language used to codify that behaviour is offensive in the extreme. What is even more offensive in my opinion, as Anne Summers points out, is the persistent pursuit of the denigration by elected officials, not only of the office of the PM, but of women in general, and the gutlessness of those who have the power to bring it to a halt for not acting. I think all Australians, perhaps more particularly if you are a woman, but even if you like women, have a woman in your life such as a partner, wife, mother, daughter, you should pursue your member of parliament, both Liberal and Labor, to have this behaviour and language brought to the public attention, reported on by all media for what it is (sexist and abusive). You should suggest that said member can only deserve your vote by this action. You do not have to like Labor, you do not have to like Julia Gillard (most of us don't even know her), b ...
saucy stuff / politics Geoffrey Shaw has three children the oldest 13 when he hooks up with his 22 yr old secretary. He employed her in his personal consultancy firm.. he a Head hunter. Except one day Slater and Gordon are hunting and want his head as manager of their firm. Julia Gillard was later employed as a lawyer for Slater and Gordon under Geoffrey Shaw the manager. Geoff Shaw died of a heart attack at age 55. Julia Gillard is currently the Prime Minister of Australia.
VICTORIAN Senator David Feeney is being backed by Julia Gillard, Martin Ferguson and Bill Shorten to contest the seat of Batman, the safest Labor seat in the country. The Melbourne seat, held by 25 per cent, will fall vacant at the election after Mr Ferguson announced his resignation. ACTU president Ged Kearney is being urged by other senior figures to run for the seat. Nominations have not opened. Senator Feeney, who is parliamentary secretary for defence, is third on Labor's Senate ticket and considered at risk of losing his seat at the election. He has been a strong backer of the Prime Minister. Ms Gillard is widely expected to give him her support when nominations open. Mr Ferguson, who has held the seat since 1996, is also backing Senator Feeney and Mr Shorten has put his weight behind Senator Feeney and is urging an open contest for rank and file members. But others say there is "no done deal" and it could depend on who nominates for the seat. Key players say it will be an "open contest'' with Batma ...
Abbott quote … staggering hypocrisy … not to mention rank dishonesty and gross tea-Party-style propaganda tactics. Most people didn't even notice the flood levy (and some don't realise they stopped paying it long ago!). It really highlights the deceitful, spiteful and win-at-all-costs approach of this vile man. "We believe the costs for repairing and rebuilding infrastructure damaged and destroyed by the floods should come from budget savings, not from a new tax. Julia Gillard is trying to pitch her proposed flood tax as a "mateship" tax, but mateship is about helping people, not taxing them. Only a Prime Minister who is out of her depth would seek to exploit people's generosity to flood victims to try and win acceptance for another new tax". P.S. Click to donate to help out our campaign against Labor's flood tax. (letter to Liberal Party email subscriber list)
Who knows PM Julia Gillard is under investigation? the days after a heated 2GB radio interview in March, during which Julia Gillard was questioned closely about the AWU slush fund scandal, a detective in Victoria's Fraud Squad, Ross Mitchell, made a strategic decision. One answer the Prime Minister gave during a dogged tussle in her interview with Ben Fordham stood out. Mitchell knew it when he heard it. The other detectives knew it too. Although seemingly innocuous to those not involved in the probe, Gillard's answer was new and pivotal. It meant police in Melbourne would need a sworn statement from Fordham in Sydney, even though as a journalist he would be expected to subsequently disclose some key facts. The actions that Mitchell and other police took in seeking further information from Fordham led to him stating in unequivocal terms on his radio show this week something that had been previously cryptically and very carefully inferred - the Prime Minister is under formal Victoria Police investigation a ...
Yesterday, I visited Mount Saint Joseph Girls' College with the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard and Nicola Roxon to...
Barry O'Farrell drafted by Julia Gillard to wedge Tony Abbott BY:RICK MORTON AND PAIGE TAYLOR From: The Australian May 20, 2013 12:00AM JULIA Gillard has seized on comments by NSW Liberal Premier Barry O'Farrell to attack the federal opposition over school reform and to pressure the states and territories to sign up to her government's proposals. Mr O'Farrell yesterday publicly stated support for Labor's education reforms, as well as for a possible increase in the GST, allowing the Prime Minister to drive a political wedge between him and his federal counterpart, Tony Abbott. Mr O'Farrell's comments showed it was possible to "be a Liberal leader and not be a wrecker", Ms Gillard said. The Prime Minister said the cost to schools of failing to implement Labor's National Plan for School Improvement, also known as the Gonski reforms, would be more than $16 billion nationally. She attacked the federal Opposition Leader for trying to talk other conservative states out of signing up to the agreement. "I've been ...
I wanted Kevin Rudd to be my Prime Minister but Julia Gillard took over, I'm learning to deal with it slowly ;-)
40% (+3%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 38% (+4%) approve of Julia Gillard as Prime Minister
Julia Gillard said she'd be more likely to play Full Forward for the Western Bulldogs than knife Kevin Rudd in the back to become Prime Minister. I think, come September when the final siren blows on Julia Gillard, there's a reasonable chance she'll be applying for a Job with the AFL.
Prime Minister, Peter O’NEILL and his cabinet Ministers hosted a dinner tonight for the Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard at the Parliament House, which was well attended by cabinet Ministers, Dignitaries, the Business Community in Port Moresby, Departmental Heads and High Commissioners of va...
A North Queensland Coalition Senator has vowed that, should Tony Abbott become Prime Minister, Julie Bishop will go to Indonesia and apologise for the 2011 suspension of the live export trade.
Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia, has now jumped into the Western Sydney Wanderers bandwagon.
2/4- Prime Minister , Julia Gillard. The PM, during Question Time in the Australian Parliament, gives Abbott the opportunity to produce
The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard believes that The Queen's successor, Prince Charles, should also be Head of the...
Julia Gillard remains Prime Minister after Kevin Rudd refused to challenge when a leadership spill was called
Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan have been retained as Prime Minister and Deputy.. What a day!
Julia Gillard is back in as Prime Minister and Wayne Swan is back in as Deputy Leader after positions were made vacant
Julia Gillard remains Prime Minister of Australia. Wayne Swan remains the Deputy Prime Minister. Simon Crean did not contest.
And so the musical chairs game begins again! Will Julia Gillard survive or will Simon Crean become the new Prime Minister of Australia?
An Open Letter to Julia Gillard & Kevin Rudd .worst prospect of all Tony Abbott as Prime Minister expt
In the same way Julia Gillard is referred to as "Prime Minister" and Tony Abbott "Leader of the Opposition"?
IF it hadn't been for the drama of the Kevin Rudd leadership challenge in the final week of parliament in February last year, the next two weeks could be described as the most important facing Julia Gillard since she became Prime Minister.
Unfortunately, I don't think that the Prime Minister's trip to Western Sydney has done anything to improve Labor's chances of winning the Federal Election in September quite the contrary. What dismayed me most was one of her key messages, which involved a resort to dog whistle divisive politics of 'stopping foreign workers being put at the front of the (job) queue'. All to gain a few bogan votes that she will never get. It reminded me of a return to the White Australia politics championed by Labor over a century ago. You all know that I don't want Tony Abbott to be our next Prime Minister. I might be setting the cat amongst the pigeons here when I say what I am about to say. However, I have come to the considered view that Labor's only chance is for Julia Gillard to do a Ted Baillieu and step down for the sake of the party and Australia's future.
Julia Gillard's campaign to portray Tony Abbott as a misogynist does not appear to be working in crucial Western Sydney electorates where women clearly prefer the Opposition Leader to the Prime Minister, according to a new Fairfax poll.
To Western Sydney...From the party that wanted Mark Latham to be Prime Minister, we present Julia Gillard for your consideration??
Julia Gillard enjoys a position of influence Ben Packham March 02, 2013 12:00AM THERE is an over-riding factor hanging over this year's Top 50 list of of political influencers - the coming federal election. Politicians, their minders and those who seek to win their favour live by the three-year electoral cycle. This election year will be a remarkable one. On current polling, Tony Abbott appears likely to win on September 14, elevating opposition figures in the list. But Julia Gillard retains the overwhelming influence of the office of prime minister. Elections in Australia tend to be lost, not won, ensuring Gillard is to a large extent in control of her own destiny and that of her government. The Labor leadership dynamic was also a major factor considered in compiling the list. Will the party turn to Kevin Rudd? Will the Prime Minister take down two thirds of her colleagues with her? The prospect of a Labor leadership change waxes and wanes. But even if Rudd does nothing, his presence in the parliament an ...
Feel free to skip this article if politics bore you, however this is a well-written article that gets right to the point. Way Out West In yet another own goal, Julia Gillard is planning to spend next week based at Rooty Hill in Sydney’s western suburbs. Instead of staying in the harbour-side mansion that taxpayers provide and staff for her at Kirribilli, the Prime Minister will stay at a hotel just 45 minutes drive away. This is perhaps the most ham-fisted and condescending of a long line of missteps by this government. The condescension is not new and neither is the resort to cheap state politics-style stunts. But most alarming for her fellow Labor MPs, Ms Gillard shows no sign of learning, or getting better advice. Whenever politicians seek to address a weakness, they run the risk of drawing attention to it. To remind ourselves of this we need only recall Margie Abbott’s intervention last year, which both softened Tony Abbott’s image with women while highlighting that it was a concern. The calcula ...
In Ten News.. Melbourne soaked by some much needed rain, as our sweltering spell is broken. GP boss Bernie Ecclestone wants to keep the multi-million dollar Australian race in Melbourne. Opposition Leader Tony Abbott sneaks ahead of Julia Gillard as preferred Prime Minister for the first time in 7 months. Carlton star Chris Judd defends himself over salary cap revelations. Talking tough... The State Government cracks down on tailgating on our roads. Britain's most senior Catholic forced out by the Pope over allegations of improper conduct with several priests. And Ikea stops selling its famous meatballs, after being drawn into the European horse meat scandal.
As predicted, the latest Newspoll results are great for the liberals but not so great for the government. Primary Vote: ALP 31% | L/NP 47% 2PP: L/NP 55% | ALP 45% Tony Abbott surpasses Julia Gillard as preferred Prime Minister.
So when will the waste stop Julia. THE cost of lavish new parliamentary suites for the Prime Minister and other federal MPs in one of Sydney's most exclusive office towers has blown out 20 per cent to more than $25 million. An investigation by News Limited can reveal a delay of at least six months in the fit-out of the 1 Bligh Street building - and there are concerns Julia Gillard may never get to use her upmarket suite before the election. Senior MPs are demanding answers from the Finance Department amid concerns work on installing critical communications and security equipment has been "botched". Finance initially tried to paper over the cost increase, claiming there were "no additional costs that are directly attributable to the revision" of the project timeframe. But on Friday, the department in charge of clamping down on government waste admitted the original $21 million cost had soared to $25.43 million. Taxpayers will fork out tens of millions of dollars a year for the Commonwealth to rent three le ...
Tony Abbott is a politician in Australia, not a very smart one at that, he seems to spend more time training for Iron man competitions than, well, er, thinking? He likes wearing Speedo's (speedos are Budgie smugglers in Australia), he's a strict Catholic and god talks to him, and he is not very compassionate to any refugees, and he thinks the Aboriginals should get any job, even if it means picking up rubbish. You see, he wants to be Pime Minister, elected by the people. One of the previous Prime Ministers John Howard was referred to as a 'Man of Steel' by George Bush, you see where this is going? So our 'Tony' spends his time training for Iron man competitions and wants to be a Man of Steel, just like his hero John Howard. N ow Julia Gillard the current Prime Minister (unelected) has got in the door, she's the new Prime Minister, and worse, she's an atheist, unmarried and living in sin, it would appear. Have all the strict Catholic values gone out the window? The family first political party probably won ...
INSIDE Jupiters Casino, where the days blur into long nights, Paul Howes, chief union spruiker for the Prime Minister, is sitting across the table, lavishing praise on Julia Gillard.
AWU's Paul Howes has to support PM Julia Gillard. He and Bill Shorten must be despondent their choice is such a failure as Prime Minister.
205 days for Julia Gillard and Co. demise. It's overdue the return of Kevin Rudd. It will be very sad to see the Labor Party disappear from the political scene unless Kevin Rudd is returned as Prime Minister.
Julia Gillard is the Prime Minister of Australia, and this week she sat down with Google’s chief financial officer Patrick Pichette, where she h...
Okay, I've promised no more political rants, so I won't get up on the milk crate...but watching Julia Gillard say "I truly believe we can win the next election"...watching her face as she said it she, along with everyone else knows she hasn't got a snowball's chance in *** of not losing the election. In Australia, political parties don't win elections, they lose them. Unfortunately, the consolation prize is Tony Abbott, who will become Prime Minister by default. And make no mistake, he will work hard to extend the gulf between the haves and have nots. Anyone who saw his Freudian Slip of yesterday that believes that isn't the tip of the iceberg is in for a big surprise. At first I thought Julia was so arrogant she couldn't see the inevitable, but after seeing her this morning, she is just doing what all dying politicians do and attempt to present a confident front. But she's sunk and she knows it. And Kevin Rudd's doing everything to hose down speculation is about as believable as a drug-free footballer. . ...
So how's the relationship between Julia, Bill, Mr Madgwick and the AWU right now? Pretty cosy by the look of this report filed in the Oz 22/22/2012 WORKPLACE Relations Minister Bill Shorten has described the association Julia Gillard helped set up in the 1990s for her then boyfriend, union official Bruce Wilson, as "inappropriate" and "unauthorised". Mr Shorten, who became national secretary of the Australian Workers Union long after the fraud scandal had been exposed at the union, said last night he was satisfied with the Prime Minister's explanations on the matter. But he told the ABC's Lateline the association that Ms Gillard helped to set up for Mr Wilson, her client when she was a lawyer for Slater & Gordon, was "unauthorised by the union" and "inappropriate . . . as far as I can tell". "It was out of bounds," he said. Ms Gillard has admitted to providing legal advice for the creation of the AWU Workplace Reform Association, which Mr Wilson later used to defraud the union of hundreds of thousands of ...
Pfft.Christine Milne says she won't facilitate Tony Abbott becoming Australia's next Prime Minister.well DER Christine - Julia Gillard and her cronies are doing that all on their own
Rudd backers must restore Queensland Health funds Queensland Labor MPs lining up to back Kevin Rudd for a renewed leadership tilt have been asked to make their support conditional on the Former Prime Minister committing to re-instate $103 million in health grants to Queensland, which were slashed by the Federal Government just two months ago. Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said the funding cut, including $6.5 million from Cairns Base Hospital which took effect in December, was equivalent to the salaries of between 1,000 and 2,000 nurses. Mr Springborg acknowledged the fight to recover the funding was being impeded by a curious silence from normally vocal union bosses who had gone missing in action on behalf of their rank and file members. “I make this simple plea to Federal Labor MPs across Queensland - if you are going to back Kevin Rudd please ensure you first secure a commitment from him that he will immediately return the $103 million which Julia Gillard and Wayne Swann cut without a ...
Tony Abbott would be ideal for the job! The Catholic Church would have a fit, relatively young man who could energetically lead it back to the Dark Ages. Tony's red Speedos would match the red slippers that go with the job. Malcolm Turnbull could become Australia's next Prime Minister. Julia Gillard could leave politics and work for Gina Rinehart as one of her corporate lawyers. Tim Matheson could fix Gina's awful hairstyle. Kevin Rudd could go back to leading the Labor Party in opposition. All the whinging, parochial Queenslanders who are still upset at Kevin's dumping by the ALP can finally forget about it and join the rest of Australia in the 21st century.
I thought earlier that Kevin Rudd was better than Julia Gillard but now, I am developing a ton of respect for her. Anyway, they are both a million times better than Najib Razak. Why is it that we have to scrape the bottom of the barrel to find a Prime Minister like him??? Have we no better candidate?
Leaders unite on need to recognise first people Date February 14, 2013 Read later Michael Gordon National Affairs Editor, The Age View more articles from Michael Gordon inShare. submit to reddit Email article Print Reprints & permissions . Ads by Google Total Control with SMSF. Esuperfund.com.au/SMSF Looking to change your Superfund? Control your Super with a SMSF. AUSTRALIA has moved one step closer to recognising its first people in the country's founding document after one of the Federal Parliament's rare and uplifting moments of unity between Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott. Both leaders committed themselves to tackle what the Prime Minister called ''the unhealed wound that even now lies open at the heart of our national story'' and the Opposition Leader dubbed ''this stain on our soul''. The passage through the House of Representatives of an Act of Recognition was met by applause from the public galleries and from indigenous leaders including Patrick Dodson and Lowitja O'Donoghue, who had been invited ...
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Australia’s Prime Minister, the state Premier of New South Wales and the Lord Mayor of Sydney have all released statements of support for the 2013 Sydney Mardi Gras season
Tony Abbot has actually done more work for Australia as a volunteer than what Julia Gillard has done as our Prime Minister.
Many years ago, the then Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser made the following statement, "life was not meant to be easy." I would like to know, how Malcolm knew back then that Julia Gillard would become PM in the future, and that life would get harder with her in power.? Was he trying to warn us
Updated | NSW Labor Senator Doug Cameron has confronted Julia Gillard in caucus to complain about her decision to dump senator Trish Crossin for former athlete Nova Peris, as the Prime Minister warned her MPs to stop leaking to the media.
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