Go go Gillard

Julia GillardAs every media outlet cannot tire of telling us, today is the first day in Australia’s history when we will have a female (acting) Prime Minister, and as they are equally quick to reassure us, it’s only going to be for 60 hours, as Julia Gillard becomes the Acting PM while PM Kevin Rudd is off to Bali for the UN Climate Conference. She seems very aware of the symbolic importance of the moment, while also slightly bemused by the fuss.

I was glad to see the Sunrise team’s approach. Fluffy breakfast TV it may be, but they have promised to name and shame any newspaper that focusses on her hair or clothes during this period. Onya Kochie.

Image Source: Getty Images, Ian Waldie



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6 replies

  1. Yesterday, I bought the Daily Telegraph for myself for the first time since 9/11 (okay, well, I bought the Sunday Telegraph on Nov. 25), so that I have a record of Gillard’s first stint as acting PM– here’s to having her take over from Kev full time after a couple of terms. 🙂

  2. Deadset, Kochie said that. That’s great.
    Julia Gillard PM.
    Woo hoo!!!

  3. ‘during this period’ of her acting Prime Ministership? or ‘during this period’ of her being the Deputy Prime Minister for the next three years (at least)?

  4. Sadly I think you have been very sharp in catching that it’s only during her acting PMship. Not so much for the next 3 years.
    Bugger.

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