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By Mindy on June 27, 2013
Julia Gillard is incredibly brave, astoundingly resilient, one of the toughest people we have seen in The Lodge. Through all the difficulties of her prime ministership she was stoic, dignified, composed, resilient. She departed in that style on Wednesday night. Shoulders back. Head high. In the circumstances – the provocation, the consistent undermining by colleagues, [...]
By tigtog on November 5, 2012
Racing around the track in Melbourne and to the polls in the USA, Budget projections, the expanding Jimmy Savile investigation and more. What else has piqued your media interests lately?
By tigtog on October 18, 2012
When you get to my age seeing the pearl-clutchers swoon angrily over dictionaries having the temerity to change something gets old, especially when it’s yet another round of people just showing that they don’t understand what lexicographers actually do.
By Mindy on October 11, 2012
If you raise these issues when Gillard is riding high, you are accused of trying to bring her down. If you raise the issue when Gillard is trailing in the polls you are accused of trying to destroy her chances. If you raise these issues when everything is going smoothly then you are accused of rocking the boat.
By Mindy on June 21, 2012
Leadership tensions again. And again and again.
By tigtog on February 27, 2012
For the last two decades of Federal and State elections, I have been voting strategically for a hung parliament (in both Houses) every time. In 2010, enough of my fellow citizens did the same that a hung Federal parliament was finally what we got.
By Chally on December 6, 2011
There was a bit of a controversy on Sunday when The Daily Telegraph, which is apparently still passing for a newspaper, put up a story called “PM Julia Gillard and Senator Pansy Wong – a reluctant embrace of an emotive issue; gay marriage”. Here’s the story in question. Let’s be very kind and move past [...]
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By Mindy on October 10, 2011
Feminists deserting the Prime Minister?
Posted in culture wars, ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, history, language, media, parties and factions, Politics, social justice | Tagged activism/charity, anti-feminist, Julia Gillard, Oh FFS, social change | 9 Responses
By tigtog on March 15, 2011
Her responses to questions about the Allan Jones Ju-Liar episode, the outrage regarding carbon pricing and the latest round of Rudd being out of control claims were calm yet sharp and where possible good-humoured without being flippant.
Then came the Julian Assange video question. Is it really the place of the national broadcaster to set up an ambush effort that network tabloid current affairs programs would be dubious about?
By tigtog on March 7, 2011
That is the whole point: to make goods that are generated with more carbon pollution relatively more expensive than goods that are generated with less carbon pollution.
By Jo Tamar on January 31, 2011
Shorter Coorey: Nobody said anything about Gillard’s style etc until it became clear that she was only the prime minister of a minority government.
By Mindy on December 16, 2010
There is a media article out today accusing our PM of “sucking up to Americans” (i.e. Oprah) instead of helping Julian Assange*. Just so we are clear – Julian Assange is entitled to consular assistance while overseas, which I believe he has been receiving. Consular assistance is not and never has been provided in person [...]
By Mary on December 1, 2010
People ask search engines the damnedest things: what can we do except help out as best we can?