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  • Australia liberated from their long national green nightmare

    09/08/2013 12:04:21 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Watts Going On ^ | 9/8/13 | Anthony Watts
    Today is a great day not only in Australian history, but also in world history. It marks the day when people of character and sensibility pushed back against an overwrought and pointless green agenda, and pushed back in a big way. They’ve had enough, and they’ve scraped the Krudd off their shoes and are moving forward. Tony Abbot has won the Australian election in a landslide, and vows to abolish the carbon tax as a first order of business. Abbott has declared Australia is “once more open for business” in claiming victory in Saturday’s election. It is a huge blow...
  • Howard: Tony Abbott will do a fantastic job' [conservative election victory in Australia]

    09/07/2013 3:25:16 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    7 News ^ | 9/7/2013 | 7 News report
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsoYPGRNxoo
  • Kevin Rudd sworn in as Prime Minister (of Australia)

    06/26/2013 5:17:37 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 15 replies
    The Australian ^ | 27th June 2013 | Ben Packham
    KEVIN Rudd has been sworn in as the nation's 28th Prime Minister, alongside Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and new Treasurer Chris Bowen. Governor-General Quentin Bryce confirmed the Labor caucus' decision last night to reinstall Mr Rudd in the post it removed him from just over three years ago. Mr Rudd’s wife Therese Rein, daughter Jessica and granddaughter Josephine were at Government House for the ceremony. Mr Albanese’s wife, former NSW deputy premier Carmel Tebutt, accompanied her husband. Mr Rudd will make a statement to parliament at noon, asserting his authority as Prime Minister and challenging Tony Abbott to bring...
  • Rudd Wins, Gillard to Quit (Australian Prime Minister falls)

    06/26/2013 2:18:33 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 26th June 2013
    Kevin Rudd has been elected unopposed, according to reports.
  • Gillard calls leadership ballot (7pm tonight)

    06/25/2013 11:36:36 PM PDT · by Dundee · 4 replies
    The Australian ^ | June 26, 2013 | DENNIS SHANAHAN AND BEN PACKHAM
    JULIA Gillard has called for a Labor leadership ballot to be held at 7pm tonight. ''Anyone who believes they should be Labor leader should put themselves forward for this ballot,'' the Prime Minister said. She said anyone who entered the ballot should commit, in the interests of the party, to resigning from parliament if they lost. The move forces the Rudd camp to bring forward their preferred timetable for a challenge. They had hoped to engineer a special caucus meeting tomorrow and a challenge on Friday. “I am asking my political party to endorse me as a leader and Prime...
  • Kevin Rudd to challenge PM Julia Gillard for Labor Leadership tomorrow morning

    06/25/2013 8:23:09 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 26th June 2013 | Simon Benson
    KEVIN Rudd will challenge Julia Gillard for the Labor leadership tomorrow morning. A petition for a ballot circulated among Labor MPs is believed to now have the required numbers for a spill of the PM.
  • Julia Gillard still P(rime) M(inister) (of Australia) as Kevin Rudd ducks caucus vote

    03/21/2013 4:02:53 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies
    The Australian ^ | 21st March 2013 | Ben Packham
    JULIA Gillard says her position as Labor leader has been emphatically confirmed after Kevin Rudd failed to nominate against her in a leadership spill. The Prime Minister stared down the prospect of a challenge by Mr Rudd, which failed to eventuate when it became clear he did not have the numbers. Ms Gillard said she was grateful to her colleagues for their continuing support of her as Labor leader, and accepted it with humility and resolve. “Today the leadership of our political party, the Labor Party, has been settled and settled in the most conclusive fashion possible. “This whole business...
  • Australian PM schedules elections for Yom Kippur

    01/30/2013 12:09:12 PM PST · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 30, 2013, 11:49 am | Gabe Fisher
    Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard surprised voters on Wednesday by announcing that national elections will be held September 14, in a country where governments have traditionally given the opposition little more than a month’s notice to keep a strategic advantage. September 14, 2013, falls on Yom Kippur, leading former opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull to post on Twitter that he was “deeply disappointed that Julia Gillard chose to hold the election on Yom Kippur — the most solemn and sacred day of the Jewish year.”
  • PM stumbles in India

    10/17/2012 7:38:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | October 17, 2012 | Tom Iggulden (reporter)
    During an official visit to India to improve relations and trade between the two nations, Julia Gillard caught the heel of her shoe in a lawn and fell, but was unhurt. The PM has been attracting the admiration of Indians, particularly women, for her anti-sexism speech in Parliament.
  • Atheist Gillard says no to same-sex marriage

    09/27/2012 5:03:30 PM PDT · by UnapologeticConservative · 1 replies
    On Line Opinion ^ | 27 September, 2012 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Last week, two same-sex marriage bills were firmly rejected. As a result, campaigning journalists feel confused, even wounded. Or at least they’re pretending to be upset right now. Why isn’t their atheist prime minister on their side? Left-wing gay activists are fuming too. After all, they believe Gillard should be for “marriage equality” in relation to monogamy (but not polygamy for some outré reason). Why isn’t their progressive prime minister on their side? In response , political editor Ross Peake of The Canberra Times wrote, “Her detractors wonder how this works for an atheist living in a de facto relationship....
  • RUDD QUITS: I can't serve without Gillard's support' (Australia's Foreign Minister resigns)

    02/21/2012 11:01:48 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 22nd February 2012 | Malcolm Farr
    KEVIN Rudd has resigned as foreign minister. Mr Rudd called an extraordinary media conference in Washington DC just after 1am local time, just hours after Cabinet minister Greg Combet declared "enough is enough" today as he and other top supporters of Julia Gillard called for an end to the ongoing leadership speculation. The frustration within the ministry has made it more likely the Prime Minister will act when Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, who is currently in Washington, returns to Australia on Sunday morning.
  • Now that's what you call a special relationship! Obama gets up close and personal

    11/16/2011 7:48:03 AM PST · by traumer · 52 replies
    Cheek-to-cheek and hand-in-hand as they met on a wind-swept airport runway, they only had eyes for each other. And if Australia's prime minister Julia Gillard was half-hearted when she welcomed the Queen to her country last month, she certainly did not hold back with Barack Obama. The pair exchanged a warm embrace on the tarmac at Canberra airport as the president flew in for a whirlwind visit before heading on to Indonesia. They later held a joint press conference in which they unveiled plans to deepen the U.S. military presence in the Asia-Pacific, with 2,500 U.S. marines operating out of...
  • PM Gillard honours US war dead

    11/11/2011 7:16:18 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 12th November 2011
    The ceremony at Honolulu's picturesque Punchbowl Cemetery was Ms Gillard's first official engagement of her trip for the APEC leaders' summit. Just a few kilometres from the site of the infamous Pearl Harbor attack of World War 2, Ms Gillard was given a 19-gun salute as she arrived at the cemetery. She told the crowd of veterans and their families it was a great privilege to be with them. "In this beautiful and hallowed American place where so many of America's own lie in graves which they found too soon you would be well entitled to say: They died for...
  • (Australian Prime Minister) Labor leader has lost public's faith

    10/10/2011 12:50:42 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies
    The Australian ^ | 11th October 2011 | Dennis Shanahan
    LABOR may have finally bounced off rock bottom but Australia's oldest political party and its leader are still facing a historic loss of public confidence and electoral failure. A three-point rise in the Newspoll primary vote for the ALP has avoided the unthinkable for the Gillard government of going to 25 per cent or below to have less support than the combined vote for the Greens and various odds and sods, but the broader view of this survey of public opinion about Labor - as well as the personal standing of Julia Gillard - is devastating. The electorate has not...
  • Let Rudd resume rightful role (Australia's most left wing commentator wants the PM to resign)

    09/05/2011 2:46:56 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies
    The Australian ^ | 6th September 2011 | Phillip Adams
    JULIA, resign. (When I drafted this column a month ago, friends in the ALP begged me not to run it. Not because of any profound dispute with the content but because "it might make things worse". Now, things couldn't be worse.) Resign, Julia. Resign yourself to the fact you've failed. Resign yourself to the fact nothing you do has a desirable political effect. Resign yourself to the fact that no matter what you say, nobody listens. Resign yourself to the certainty that you're leading your party to electoral slaughter. You are about to elect Tony Abbott. Resign. You led the...
  • Allegations against Labor MP Craig Thomson could be the end of Gillard

    08/24/2011 6:30:54 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 13 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 25th August 2011 | Phillip Hudson
    The silence of one man is killing the Gillard Government. The public can only watch in despair at the latest political episode of a ridiculous soap opera. Craig Thomson stands accused of misusing funds in his previous life as a union official. His credit cards and mobile phone were used to pay for prostitutes and bankroll his election campaign. Normally you can't shut politicians up, especially if they perceive someone has done wrong by them. But apart from saying he denies the allegations against him and someone else spent the money, Thomson says nothing else. He has not taken the...
  • Amid another poll blow, Julia Gillard admits her push for a carbon tax may get even tougher

    06/27/2011 6:30:21 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies
    The Australian ^ | 28th June 2011 | Lanai Vasek
    JULIA Gillard admits Australia is a long way from consensus on climate change - and says the debate may become ever tougher for Labor - as new polling reveals her behind Tony Abbott as preferred prime minister for the first time. ..... Ms Gillard said today the polling was a result of her plan to put a price on carbon, and that while it was a tough reform "it may get even tougher, before it gets easier". “I believe that once carbon pricing is in place people will see how the system works and the benefits of it,” the Prime...
  • Australian PM Gets Up Close to N.Korea(Caption this Photo)

    04/25/2011 3:23:48 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 04/25/11
    Australian PM Gets Up Close to N.Korea Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and her partner Tim Mathieson visit a building in the truce village of Panmunjom on Sunday as a North Korean soldier looks on. Gillard is visiting South Korea from April 23-25 to mark the 60th anniversary of Australia's troop dispatch to the Korean War and the 50th anniversary of the start of Korea's diplomatic relations with Australia. /Newsis
  • (Australian) PM offers no hope to social Left

    03/20/2011 8:39:08 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies
    The Australian ^ | 21st March 2011 | Paul Kelly
    MORE of the "real" Julia Gillard is now displayed, with the Prime Minister offering her fullest exposition for rejecting both euthanasia and same-sex marriage. Ms Gillard, in fact, is not the social progressive many Labor backers and politicians have wrongly assumed. On the contrary, she has deep roots as a cultural conservative and traditionalist. This is obvious across a range of issues - her belief in personal responsibility, rejection of the option of state-sanctioned killing, support for biblical and cultural dimensions of the Western canon and the belief that social heritage should keep marriage to an institution between a man...
  • Vegemite and footy on the menu as Gillard faces US students with Obama

    03/07/2011 5:06:40 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 22 replies
    The Australian ^ | 8th March 2011 | Matthew Franklin
    JULIA Gillard came to talk about education and Australia's place in the world, but for Barack Obama and a class of high school history students, Vegemite was the main topic of interest. Hosting the Prime Minister on a visit to the Wakefield High School, in Virginia, the most-powerful man in the world had a clear message about Vegemite - the sandwich filling that is part of the average Australian childhood. Vegemite was, Mr Obama declared, "horrible". "It's like a quasi-vegetable by-product paste that you smear all over your toast," Mr Obama told the students after one asked Mr Gillard to...
  • The best Government is that which governs least

    03/08/2011 3:09:07 PM PST · by AustralianConservative · 1 replies
    On Line Opinion ^ | 9 March, 2011 | Peter Coulson
    Briefly, let me outline why it is preferable for a Government to be restricted in its actions for the protection of rights and liberties. There has long-been the recognition that a stable society requires a government with certain powers to facilitate an orderly and secure society within which its individuals can thrive. One of the first principles however of allowing a state to be ruled by a central governing power is that the powers given up by individuals to the government must be regulated and restricted lest the power of the government to coerce individuals be improperly and excessively applied....
  • Caption Obama & Julia Gillard

    03/08/2011 8:31:24 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 15 replies
    President Barack Obama practices passing a football with Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia in the Oval Office, March 7, 2011. Under Australian Football League rules, a player must hold the ball in front of them and punch it with a clenched fist in order to conduct a legal pass to another player. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) U.S. President Barack Obama and Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard share a light moment during a history class on their visit to Wakefield High School in Virginia, near Washington, March 7, 201
  • The media forgives Gillard a lie that voters can’t (Oz's left PM lies - but that's OK says press)

    03/01/2011 2:13:29 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 2nd March 2011 | Andrew Bolt
    REMEMBER how so many journalists hated John Howard, who nevertheless won four elections in a row? Remember how almost all the media backed a plan for a republic, only to have it rejected at the 1999 referendum? How often have we seen this gulf in opinion between the mainstream media and the public they report to? I suspect Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s lie may be the latest example. It’s rare to see such overwhelming fury from a public at having been so brazenly deceived by a politician. Before the election, as everyone now knows, Gillard repeatedly promised she would not...
  • Our Muslims-first prime minister tries to bribe Yudhoyono

    11/04/2010 5:37:20 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 5 replies
    Australian Conservative ^ | November 3, 2010 | B.P. Terpstra
    We now face a choice in Australia. The choice is between funding poor public schools in Australia, or trying to fund Islamic schools in Indonesia, for we cannot have both. In outback towns here, classrooms are crying out for basic renovations. Furthermore, radical teaching in Islamic schools is a law-and-order issue, so creating more supposedly moderate Islamic schools is not the answer. Indeed, Labor could be unintentionally creating fires for more interreligious tensions by supporting Islamic schools over Hindu and Christian ones. Yes, education revolutions are the bane of all socialist societies – and how can Gillard keep an eye...
  • Australia has a Labor government - 76 to 74.

    09/06/2010 10:40:15 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 35 replies · 1+ views
    7th September 2010
    The independents have made their decision. Julia Gillard remains Prime Minister in a Labor minority government.
  • On the “Private” Lives of Politicians

    08/01/2010 7:04:26 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 6 replies · 3+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | 31 July, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    No this post isn’t just about John Edwards cheating on his cancer-stricken wife. But here’s a question: Why aren’t we allowed to talk about the “private lives” of politicians? I ask because questioners are raising questions about Australia’s first female PM, Julia Gillard and her former lovers. Meanwhile, anti-questioners in the elite media are questioning questioners for questioning. They say that Julia Gillard deserves “privacy” (unlike her victims). If you think voters in France don’t care about the private lives of their politicians, then you’re naïve, or being lied to too. This issue crosses borders. The so-called privacy debate is...
  • Gillard prepares to meet Quentin Bryce to set date for federal election (Australian election)

    07/16/2010 5:21:20 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Australian ^ | 17th July 2010 | Joe Kelly
    JULIA Gillard has arrived in Canberra and will meet Governor-General Quentin Bryce at 10.30am to set a date for a federal election. The PM's office has confirmed that the Prime Minister will hold a press conference at noon. August 21 or 28 are the anticipated dates for the election. Ms Gillard is then expected to travel to Brisbane, where Labor has to make up ground following the dumping of Kevin Rudd. Ms Gillard smiled, but said nothing to reporters outside her western Melbourne home, as she was driven away just after 7am (AEST). The media is already camped outside Government...
  • Julia Gillard to call election within 24 hours - report (Australian election on the way)

    07/15/2010 8:18:28 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 16th July 2010
    PRIME Minister Julia Gillard is expected to call an election within 24 hours. The ABC reports that Labor sources have revealed Ms Gillard will visit Governor General Quentin Bryce in Canberra tomorrow morning to set the election for August 28. The election campaign will be six weeks long. The news comes as the Opposition accused Ms Gillard of trying "airbrush" the past by refusing to reveal whether she had reneged on a deal with Kevin Rudd. Treasury spokesman Joe Hockey said today the Prime Minister should have been “honest” and “open” about what happened on the night before Mr Rudd...
  • BREAKING: Australian PM announcing election right now

    07/16/2010 7:10:42 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Sky News Australia live broadcast | 17th July 2010
    Prime Minister Julia Gillard is speaking. Officially announces Australian Federal election for 21st August 2010. Game on!
  • Will Julia Gillard's past cause red faces?

    06/24/2010 8:09:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | October 07, 2007 | Lincoln Wright
    Julia Gillard ...was a key figure in a socialist group that pushed radical policies and social agendas in the 1980s and early '90s. Founded in 1984 as a pressure group within the ALP, the Socialist Forum also wanted to sever Australia's alliance with the US, remove the spy base at Pine Gap, introduce death duties and redistribute wealth from the rich to the poor. The Sunday Herald Sun has gained access to the forum's archive - held in the Baillieu Library at the University of Melbourne. The archive contains material revealing the radical past of Ms Gillard, including her links...
  • Julia Gillard has denied being a communist

    06/24/2010 6:58:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 2+ views
    AAP ^ | October 21, 2007
    Julia Gillard said today she was not a communist and never had been. But she said at the same time as she was a member of the group Socialist Forum, Treasurer Peter Costello was flirting with the Social Democrats, a group that also included socialists. Ms Gillard agreed her membership of Socialist Forum had continued while seeking Labor preselection. She entered federal politics in 1998. “My membership of Socialist Forum did continue for a period but let's be very clear about what Socialist Forum was... Ms Gillard was a union lawyer and organiser for Socialist Forum, an extreme left wing...
  • Gillard takes power in bloodless coup (Australia to have a new Prime Minister - official)

    06/23/2010 4:44:59 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 24th June 2010 | Emma Rodgers
    Kevin Rudd has decided not to stand in this morning's ALP leadership ballot, relinquishing the Prime Ministership and handing power to his deputy Julia Gillard in a bloodless Parliament House coup. Mr Rudd had called for a leadership ballot to be held at 9:00am AEST today but has decided not to contest the ballot after it became clear he would be soundly defeated. Ms Gillard now has the task of leading a party traumatised and divided by the recent dramatic events to the federal election which could be held in a matter of weeks. Treasurer Wayne Swan now steps up...