November 25, 2017

Julia Gillard tumbles in India

Did anyone even know that Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard was in India? Well now the whole world knows thanks to a cunning piece of athleticism on camera. It was just another day in India. Honour guard soldier returning home. Mrs Honour Guard soldier:  "did you have a nice day dear"? Mr … [Read more...]

Julia Gillard popularity at an all time low

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has sunk below Tony Abbott as preferred prime minister for the first time in a poll out today. She can now claim the title of the most unpopular modern prime minister since Paul Keating sunk in the mud. Dissatisfaction with Ms Gillard has leapt to a high … [Read more...]

Abbott shows “regret” over Gillard abuse posters

Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has expressed regret for speaking at an anti-carbon tax rally in Canberra that featured abusive language and placards about Prime Minister Julia Gillard. After his tacit endorsement of the protesters message, upon reflection Abbott said "I think a few people … [Read more...]

Gillard and Abbott – the new hit Afghan tv soap

My Number two daughter is an avid fan of Aussie tv soap opera Home and Away. There are times when I am writing in the same room when she is watching the painful slow pace of life in Summer Bay unfold. I notice in Summer Bay they still seem to be dealing with the same issues that I used to see on the … [Read more...]

Oakeshott drops bid to become Australian Parliament Speaker

Independent MP Rob Oakeshott has dropped his push to become speaker of the House of Representatives after meeting resistance from the opposition. Despite opposition leader Tony Abbott winning a small points victory on this one it looks like it might backfire on him with his side probably now … [Read more...]

Labor rules – Julia Gillard wins two seat majority

After 17 days of uncertainty the Australia Labor Party has won the support of the two remaining independent MPs to form a minority government. Independent MP's, Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor, announced their decisions separately, with Oakeshott being the last to signal his position to back Julia … [Read more...]

Gillard two seats away from Government as Wilkie sides with Labor

Julia Gillard needs two more seats to form a minority government after Tasmanian Independent MP Andrew Wilkie turned down a $1 billion hospital offer from Tony Abbott. All that remain in the undecided camp are the three rural independent MP's, with the Green's already siding with Labor earlier in … [Read more...]

First Aboriginal MP elected in Australia

Ken Wyatt has become the first indigenous Aboriginal to be elected to the Australian House of Representatives. The Liberal candidate has won the seat of Hasluck in Western Australia in the Federal Elections. Some voters are apparently upset that such a thing has happened and sent Mr. Wyatt … [Read more...]

Australian Parliament ‘hung’

The Australian elections have resulted in a deadlock for the first time in 70 years. Guy Fawkes tried to blow his up, but the Aussie have been more hands-on and hung their parliament. Both sides will be hoping that special votes will produce a winner otherwise the independent MP's will be … [Read more...]

Aussie Election campaign gets interesting as the ‘real’ Julia rides into town

For a while Julia Gillard and the Labor party were in control and calling the shots. They set the election on their own terms and enjoyed a healthy lead in the polls. All they had to do was a 'paint by numbers' campaign. Julia Gillard refused to sign up for a second televised leaders debate. Now … [Read more...]