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It’s going to be a big night at Tilleys

By johnboy 24 June 2010 81

Julia Triumphant [Picture from ABC TV]

So it’s official.

Julia Gillard is going to be sworn in as Prime Minister this later today.

If you’re planning to celebrate it might be worth getting on the blower to book a table at Tilleys tonight.

It’s going to get crowded.

(Also might be worth updating your details with the electoral commission)

UPDATE: In the press conference the Prime Minister designate announced she won’t move into The Lodge until she wins an election.

Pity her neighbours about to have head of government security descend on them. Also going to be interesting to see how fast the CIA and Chinese can buy up adjoining units to listen in.

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Thumper 12:22 pm 08 Jul 10

Perhaps we shouldn’t mention $100 million those poor cash-strapped miners were spending on their propaganda

err, that was their money.

The muted $38m was taxpayers money.

Small, insignificant difference I know, but just thought I’d bring it up.

Sean78 11:52 am 08 Jul 10

DavoDavo,

“Who cares if the new prime minister is a woman, anybody is better than Krudd! Good luck to her, but I will still vote Liberal – wouldn’t trust the Labor party with anything, they’re run by the unions and that will never change”.

And 70% of the Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party were Corporate Lawyers. The last I recall ‘Corporate Lawyers’ didn’t represent working people.

Rcubed 10:05 pm 07 Jul 10

Trashman said :

“Not to mention that 38 million that Little Kevvie spent on selling the potential super-profits tax that Julia just announced will be cancelled”

The commercials that is. Not necessarily the tax itself.

Somehow I don’t think whole $38 mill got SPENT. Just a slight exaggeration on your part in your glee to put the boot in. Perhaps we shouldn’t mention $100 million those poor cash-strapped miners were spending on their propaganda. The fact that they caved in to the new tax position a la Julia (which gave up so little) shows who was really telling the truth about their profits and ability to pay a reasonable share in rent.

Furry Jesus 2:54 pm 07 Jul 10

taninaus said :

Now we just need to get Katie to trump Jon before Lizzie steps down or Julia loses an election and we will have women Governing all the way up to the Queen! Who said women couldn’t rule the world!

The queen reigns. She does not rule.

Whatever happened to primary school education?

PM 10:43 am 05 Jul 10

cleo said :

Kevin Rudd saved kept Australia afloat unlike many other countries, it has been a very difficult time in the world for finances, but people will whinge, never satisfied, at least Kevin Rudd tried to do something in regards to the health of the nation, also raised pensioners money, the liberals wouldn’t have cared, too busy feathering their own nests, I believe he tried to do too much!

Sure – Only because we were already in a better position than comparative nations due to the Howard/Costello surpluses.

cleo 12:50 am 05 Jul 10

Kevin Rudd saved kept Australia afloat unlike many other countries, it has been a very difficult time in the world for finances, but people will whinge, never satisfied, at least Kevin Rudd tried to do something in regards to the health of the nation, also raised pensioners money, the liberals wouldn’t have cared, too busy feathering their own nests, I believe he tried to do too much!

Canberras.Sustainable.House 8:15 am 04 Jul 10

She’d be more likely to get a position as full forward for the Doggies wouldn’t she?

NFH 11:21 am 26 Jun 10

toriness said :

Rawhide Kid No 2 said :

NFH said :

This is not about Kevin Rudd or Julia Gillard. This about Australia having a new prime minister that was not voted in by the public.
I don’t know why I am feeling so betrayed? It is after all politics – dirty, deceitful and underhanded. Australian politics at its best. Bring on Don Kee.

I hate to bust your bubble, But………… We don’t vote for a (the) Prime minister. We vote for the Party and the local representative for that Party. The elected party appoints the Prime Minister for this country.

thank you for saying this!!!!! we are not the US![/quote

Your absolutly correct. I get we dont vote for a person we vote for a party. But lets be realistic, the talking head leading the party is who most people consider when ticking (or numbering) the box. The new talking(red)head evens says “when I’m elected by the voters…..” Wrong, as has been pointed out by many, But I’m guessing when the next election comes around those talking heads will be selling themselves not the party. Maybe this time when I listen to the sales spin, I will read the fine print….
Or just slam the door in the salesman(womans)face.

Funky1 1:19 pm 25 Jun 10

Swaggie said :

Good on her – best thing Labor have done all year – Kevin can vanish into obscurity for all I care but I’ll still vote for The Libs with reluctance solely on economic management grounds.

You mean on the same grounds where the opposition leader ‘forgot’ to declare a personal mortgage of $700,000?

Funky1 1:16 pm 25 Jun 10

Skidbladnir said :

Pommy bastard said :

She’s WELSH for goodness sake, hide the family silver….

Oh dear.
Having a red-header lawyer woman lead the nation you’re fine with, but if they dare put leek or laverbread on the Parliament House menu, will you renounce your Australian citizenship?
*crosses fingers and hopes*

Just as a minor point, and to give all you haters something to mull over, given that she was born in Wales…
Does anyone know exactly when Julia Gillard renounced her United Kingdom citizenship?
(I assume she did it before the 1998 Election that caused the Sue v Hill Decision, I just don’t know the date.)

Well considering her family moved to Australia back in 1966, one may assume she became an Australian citizen many years ago. Especially given her history in the student union movement at university.

shaneb 11:31 am 25 Jun 10

cleo said :

I for one will be voting for Julia, can’t imagine that little grug Abbott being Prime Minister yuk!

I’ve historically been supportive compulsory voting, to lessen influence of “get out the vote” minority groups, but sometimes I ponder the benefits of a voluntary system.

Thumper 11:02 am 25 Jun 10

I for one will be voting for Julia, can’t imagine that little grug Abbott being Prime Minister yuk!

No you won’t be. You’ll be voting for your local representative, and if you are in canberra, then it’ll be some newbie taking over from the invisible McMullan or Annette Ellis.

Then again, you may be located in the electorate of Lalor, in which case you would be voting for her.

Rawhide Kid No 2 10:40 am 25 Jun 10

cleo said :

I for one will be voting for Julia, can’t imagine that little grug Abbott being Prime Minister yuk!

Dose this mean you will be voting for the Labour Party not the Liberal Coalition Party’? Remember you’re voting for your local representative. Not the Prime Minister. The party may indeed change their mind once the election is fought and won as to who will be Prime Minister.

Buzz2600 10:19 am 25 Jun 10

+ 1000 Cleo

Slimy Tony Abbott as Prime Minister … no way!

S4anta 8:47 am 25 Jun 10

Thumper said :

She’s WELSH for goodness sake

Exactly. Why haven’t the mainstream media picked this up!

My god, last time I was in Wales I was stuck in a pub for three days as it was pissing down rain.

How many times to I have to say this:

NEVER TRUST A GINGER

Pandy 11:36 pm 24 Jun 10

But you cannot take the Welshness out of the girl…

Lucky men.

cleo 10:53 pm 24 Jun 10

I for one will be voting for Julia, can’t imagine that little grug Abbott being Prime Minister yuk!

toriness 10:37 pm 24 Jun 10

Rawhide Kid No 2 said :

NFH said :

This is not about Kevin Rudd or Julia Gillard. This about Australia having a new prime minister that was not voted in by the public.
I don’t know why I am feeling so betrayed? It is after all politics – dirty, deceitful and underhanded. Australian politics at its best. Bring on Don Kee.

I hate to bust your bubble, But………… We don’t vote for a (the) Prime minister. We vote for the Party and the local representative for that Party. The elected party appoints the Prime Minister for this country.

thank you for saying this!!!!! we are not the US!

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