"Australia gets its 1st female PM"

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  1. fishskinfreak2008 profile image60
    fishskinfreak2008posted 8 years ago

    Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100624/ap_ … a_politics

    "Julia Gillard had long been tipped as Australia's first woman prime minister, but the way it finally happened has shocked almost everyone.

    Only last month she said she was more likely to become a football star than replace her boss. But in a brutally efficient move driven by bad opinion polls and the approach of a general election, the Labor party dumped Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for his 48-year-old deputy. On Thursday Gillard was sworn in".

    So we've dumped Rudd and picked HIS DEPUTY. This is like saying we want a government outsider and then picking another INSIDER.

    1. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I doubt she'll be re-elected. I certainly won't vote for her, or her party. No matter what threats were used against her to force this "midnight execution" of Rudd, she obviously chooses power over principles. That implicates both herself and her party.

      1. fishskinfreak2008 profile image60
        fishskinfreak2008posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's POLITICS

    2. psycheskinner profile image84
      psycheskinnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You don't seem clear on the process in Australia.  The party just changed leaders, there hasn't been an election yet. They are just choosing which leader to have prior to the election period.  Replacing the leader with the deputy if an obvious thing for the party to do.

  2. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image59
    VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 8 years ago

    Wherever women are elevated to the top, it means that society is advanced.

    The whole world is wasting half of the manpower by pushing women to back. I expect the next country to follow suit will be USA. Let women rule their countries. And let gender disparity vanish.

    Human capabilities should be measured by mental power and not by physical power, in this mechanised world.

    1. travelespresso profile image78
      travelespressoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nice thoughts.

      New Zealand has had a few female Prime Ministers and they were excellent leaders!

  3. Jackson Riddle profile image50
    Jackson Riddleposted 8 years ago

    Labour - All they've changed is the salesperson but the product is still shocking

    1. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image59
      VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Let the existing old stock exist.... new stock will arrive and the salesperson will do better. Give her some more time.

  4. Karanda profile image81
    Karandaposted 8 years ago

    While it is quite clear, the way Julia Gillard became PM was not in the spirit of what it means to be Australian, she has since then, delivered on every level. The mining companies have been placated and adjusted the budget accordingly. She has opened the lines of communication to come to a resolution with the assylum seekers and -- she still lives in a flat not in The Lodge.

    If Tony Abbott is the only weapon for the contesting party at the next election, Julia is looking good. Let's hear her out and not because she is the first female PM of this country but because at this point in time she has done exactly what she promised.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      She has done what she said she would, and the alternative being the mad monk helps! smile

    2. ross670daw profile image68
      ross670dawposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What exactly has Julia delivered on? There is no deal with the mining companies, (all but big3) her so called "building the education revolution" package has seen nothing more than extreme waste and mis-management, $850,000,000.00 to be exact. Her backflip on the environment, with a 150 member assembly for community consensus is a joke. We already have an assembly, it's called the parliament.


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