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By WFANationalOffice - 16 October 2008 39

Senator Ian MacDonald did not secure a job for Giulia Jones with Women’s Forum Australia.

Women’s Forum Australia does not know Ian MacDonald and has no connection with him.

Women’s Forum Australia did employ Giulia Jones for four months last year in an administrative capacity.

Women’s Forum Australia is not “Liberal run”. WFA is an independent women’s think tank that conducts research, education, advocacy and public policy on a range of issues of concern to women.

Our Board and Members comes from a range of political persuasions and none. A number of active WFA members have political backgrounds with the ALP.

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39 Responses to
WFA and Giuila Jones.
D-Man 9:54 am 17 Oct 08

For me, the funniest thing about this whole affair was seeing this nutty ‘Women’s Forum’ attempting to ride in and rescue Giulia. What’s next? A pro-Zed Opus Dei parade through garema?

politikos 9:47 am 17 Oct 08

jakez said :

D-Man said :

There’s simply no way someone gets a shot at a senate seat ‘within a few days’ without a federal heavy behind them. Every senate seat in Australia has would-be candidates lined up 5-deep, years in advance. Something is fishy about this.

You’re right and she didn’t have a shot. She was a filler.

Then why on earth did she quit her job and move back to Hobart?! Here’s a quote from Tasmania’s Mercury: “But Liberal sources say the up-and-comer who moved to Hobart to contest the seat without her army captain husband — who is in Canberra and visits as often as possible — has little chance of a top-three spot.”

Huh?

Oh, and jakez, I agree about the anti-Sam Newman thing.

jakez 9:40 am 17 Oct 08

I don’t deny it. That’s only because RiotACT was the first I’d heard of it though.

OMFG IT MUST BE TRUE!

The anti-abortion anti-embryo cloaning policy of WFA annoy me. BUT IT’S THE ANTI SAM NEWMAN POLICY THAT REALLY GETS ME ANGRY!

That man is a legend of the Geelong Cats and a national treasure.

…well he is a legend of the Geelong Cats

jakez 9:37 am 17 Oct 08

D-Man said :

There’s simply no way someone gets a shot at a senate seat ‘within a few days’ without a federal heavy behind them. Every senate seat in Australia has would-be candidates lined up 5-deep, years in advance. Something is fishy about this.

You’re right and she didn’t have a shot. She was a filler.

Thumper 9:32 am 17 Oct 08

Bizarre, no has disputed it therefore it must be true?

politikos 9:28 am 17 Oct 08

You’d want to have watertight, undisputed evidence that was valid in a court of law to run a story like this a day before an election – otherwise the Canberra Times could really get itself into trouble. Not that I’m saying it’s true, but the CT not running it doesn’t say much. The fact that no one’s denying it in the Liberal Party though….

bryansworld 9:23 am 17 Oct 08

Why didn’t the Canberra Times run this story!?

Woody Mann-Caruso 9:01 am 17 Oct 08

Oh, I’m deadly serious.

mdme workalot 8:57 am 17 Oct 08

Not sure if you’re being serious WMC, but these people really do make me sick.

WFA – IMO you are all moral terrorists – nothing more, nothing less. Surely as a women’s ‘think-tank’, you should be endorsing and discussing the views of all women. You sure as hell don’t represent me…

D-Man 8:52 am 17 Oct 08

politikos said :

From their May 07 newsletter:
“WFA’s own Giulia Jones packed up and returned to her home state of Tasmania within
a few days of being given the opportunity to stand for pre-selection on the Liberal Party
Tasmanian Senate ticket, taking young son Felix with her (as well as her unborn child
of course!). Giulia put in a huge effort in her attempts to convince the pre-selectors that having a young woman who understood the needs of other young women – especially
young mums – on the ticket would be a good thing for the party and the electorate.
And she hasn’t given up – Giulia hopes to give it another try in a few years.”

There’s simply no way someone gets a shot at a senate seat ‘within a few days’ without a federal heavy behind them. Every senate seat in Australia has would-be candidates lined up 5-deep, years in advance. Something is fishy about this.

Woody Mann-Caruso 8:48 am 17 Oct 08

You people make me sick. You, and Gloria Jeans coffee. And Hillsong.

politikos 7:59 am 17 Oct 08

Well, here’s what the WFA newsletters have to say about Giulia with a G – available from their website “from the horse’s mouth”.

From their Dec o6 newsletter:
“Meet Giulia Jones, our new Funds Development Manager and general admin assist-
ant. Giulia comes to us with a wealth of experience on both sides of politics having
worked as a PA, political staffer, government funding liaison officer and workplace
advocate.“

From their May 07 newsletter:
“WFA’s own Giulia Jones packed up and returned to her home state of Tasmania within
a few days of being given the opportunity to stand for pre-selection on the Liberal Party
Tasmanian Senate ticket, taking young son Felix with her (as well as her unborn child
of course!). Giulia put in a huge effort in her attempts to convince the pre-selectors that having a young woman who understood the needs of other young women – especially
young mums – on the ticket would be a good thing for the party and the electorate.
And she hasn’t given up – Giulia hopes to give it another try in a few years.”

bigfeet 1:48 am 17 Oct 08

Quote: “Women’s Forum Australia is not “Liberal run”.”

In fact the Womens Forum Australia is not connected with any party in Australia.

That is only because there is no christian fundamentalist party that is far enough to the right for that organisation to support.

election08 12:41 am 17 Oct 08

Is this who WFANationalOffice is?

http:/unbelief.org/articles/melinda-tankard-reist/

Aeek 11:59 pm 16 Oct 08

Thank you for endorsing The RiotAct.

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