Independent Senator Xenophon (relentless advocate for everything) sits in a Malaysian Immigration office madly snapping pics of himself, texting and phoning Australian media. Now he is on a plane out of there and about to lob in Melbourne. Mission accomplished.
If there was any doubt that Gillard's ploy of a September 14 election date was simply an attempt to forestall looming by-elections, there is certainly no doubt now.
Well said Bob K,...not long now..
Bob Kernohan said:
"Bill Shorten should hang his head in shame, but of course he won't, this bloke has no moral conscience."
For the first time in Australia's history we are now witnessing a sitting Prime Minister seeking re-election while under investigation by a major fraud squad. The Left of the Press still shows no interest.
Kevin Rudd had overturned more than 100 years of Labor tradition when he demanded the right to select his own ministry. He unwisely chose Julia Gillard as his deputy and, after the treacherous Shakespearean drama had unfolded, Gillard was left with the same luxury, but chose her ministry more carefully.
In a blistering display of negotiating skill our Prime Minister has succeeded in extracting zilch from across the Tasman.
For me it stirred old memories better forgotten.
There is only one person who could be excused for taking a performance enhancing substance, but she wouldn't own up to it anyway.
There will always be a gap and it will never be understood by the Welsh. The collective 'wisdom' of Canberra is the very reason a gap exists. Canberra (nganbira) means the hollow between a woman's breasts, or a meeting place between two hills (Mt Anslie and Black Mountain) but any analogy with that area of comfort ends right there.
Is there more trouble ahead for Julia Gillard? Imagine my surprise this morning to see foundation Emily Lister, Trish Crossin, on my list of "likes". So I clicked her site and was shocked to see Andrew Bolt also made "recommended" reading. What the hell is that all about? Is the far left of the ALP embracing the depths of conservative depravity?
(from a contributor so cannot attest to accuracy)
There was one way Julia Gillard could have neutralised Kevin Rudd.