Gillard’s Own Goal Record Continues

Julia Gillard has lost the last milligram of respect I had for her. Her smarmy and disingenuous comments about Mary Jo Fisher – an attempt to distract media and public attention from Craig Thomson – reveal Gillard to be the perfect example of a slimy, self-serving politician. “The only person in this parliament who is …

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Julia’s Advice to Michael Clarke

Well, I guess that’s what she was trying to do; offer advice to the Australian cricket team as they prepare to face Bangladesh in Dhaka. That’s the trouble with Julia – you have to guess what she is trying to do. Partly because the outcomes she achieves never seem to match her stated intentions. We’ll …

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This Is A Bit Rude

Antipodean Greens have established themselves as the rudest on the planet, with the New Zealanders easily winning the local derby. Tomorrow Prime Minister Julia Gillard will address the New Zealand Parliament in Wellington in what her Kiwi counterpart, conservative John Key, had hoped would be a first. The Greens vetoed a plan to invite Julia …

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Historic Health Reforms?

Right up there with the great moral challenge of our time. Having a single government funder of health services would help to prevent some of the bickering between Sate and federal governments, and reduce some of the cost of bureacratic oversight in health service delivery. So more money could be spent on actual medical care. …

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Sophie Mirabella

Sophie Mirabella is one of my favourite Australian politicians. She is hard working, honest and intelligent – a possible future Prime Minister, and one who would be vastly more effective, in part because she has vastly more integrity, than the present incumbent. Ben-Peter Terpstra calls her a Greek goddess in comments on the Australian Conservative website on …

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Gillard: What I Said Before, Forget About It

Julia says things are different now. And they are. She doesn’t need you to vote for her anymore, and won’t for the next three years, by which time you will have forgotten. So bye, bye promises. Also, Julia says the Opposition should stop acting like an opposition, and just be nice. By being nice she …

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Julia Mark IV

Julia Gillard wants to redefine Labor’s heart, promising to dump the culture of spin that marred Kevin Rudd’s leadership, demanding fresh ideas from her MPs and promising to keep her door open to her colleagues. The spin that marred Kevin Rudd’s leadership? Ha, ha, ha. The woman’s got a hide like a rhinoceros. Julia Mark …

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Gillard Strident and Negative – ABC News

No, Julia Gillard being strident and negative is not news. What is news is that an ABC correspondent says she is. Even Julia seems to be admitting that she is now running a wholly negative campaign. She has to, you know, because things are tough. John Styles at Australian Conservative nails the Labor strategy: Lies: simply …

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