It’s going to be a big night at Tilleys

johnboy 25 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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mutley mutley 4:59 pm 24 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.

Sounds terrible. I suspect it stopped raining after 20 minutes and you failed to notice if my experiences in Welsh pubs are anything to go by!

damien haas damien haas 4:41 pm 24 Jun 10

Pleasing to see the ALP still acting on the proven good advice from the NSW right.

These are the people that brought you Latham and a succession of NSW Premiers and accompanying weekly ministerial reshuffles, resignations and promises to do better.

GnT GnT 4:39 pm 24 Jun 10

bd84 said :

Awesome, she can create some new records as 1st woman Prime Minister and for one the shortest length of time as serving Prime Minister when we vote these douches out later in the year or early next year.

She only has to last a week to beat Forde’s record.

Erg0 Erg0 4:20 pm 24 Jun 10

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.

The problem with this statement has already been pointed out, but given the Labor campaign’s Kev-centricity at the last election I’m not surprised that a number of people believe that they actually [i]were[/i] voting for him. I’m not entirely in touch with the average voter, but there’d have to a bit of a backlash brewing on this point.

Bosworth Bosworth 4:08 pm 24 Jun 10

I will welcome, and submit to, our new Ranga ruling class that will reign over us benevolently.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 4:00 pm 24 Jun 10

housebound said :

PB: Care to explain your outrageous slur on the integrity of the Welsh?

What integrity?

Wraith Wraith 3:54 pm 24 Jun 10

housebound said :

PB: Care to explain your outrageous slur on the integrity of the Welsh?

+100, PB put it up there Braveheart.

Spideydog Spideydog 3:49 pm 24 Jun 10

bd84 said :

Awesome, she can create some new records as 1st woman Prime Minister and for one the shortest length of time as serving Prime Minister when we vote these douches out later in the year or early next year.

Yeah, can’t wait to have Abbott (Howard’s twin brother) as PM …… NOT

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 3:23 pm 24 Jun 10

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.)

Buzz2600 Buzz2600 3:12 pm 24 Jun 10

NFH said:
“This is not about Kevin Rudd or Julia Gillard. This about Australia having a prime minister that was not voted in by the public”

Maybe you should get an clue about how politics works in this country before making comments on things you don’t understand.

You’ll get your chance to choose your local representative soon enough. Until then, we can judge Julia on her capabilities and judgement (hopefully NOT on her hair, her looks or her gender). Looking forward to it!

Postalgeek Postalgeek 2:40 pm 24 Jun 10

Erg0 said :

Postalgeek said :

Bit early to celebrate, isn’t it?

But if you are going to celebrate, surely the focus should be on the first ranga to become Australian PM.

Oh James Scullin, how quickly we’ve forgotten you.

To be fair I’ve only ever seen his photo in black and white 🙂

astrojax astrojax 2:25 pm 24 Jun 10

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.

move to the us of a, take up citizenship, vote directly for a president and have your gripe at an appropriate moment, but stop watching crap us teev…

australia’s electoral system has you vote for your local member in the electorate in which you live. the party with the numbers to form government based on the seats (electorates) they win does so and the party – not you – elects its leader. stop crying, go back and do some civics – oh, that’s right, we don’t have civics on the curriculum in schools, do we, julia? – and harden up.

Erg0 Erg0 2:21 pm 24 Jun 10

Postalgeek said :

Bit early to celebrate, isn’t it?

But if you are going to celebrate, surely the focus should be on the first ranga to become Australian PM.

Oh James Scullin, how quickly we’ve forgotten you.

c` c` 1:41 pm 24 Jun 10

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.

What are you talking about? Both were elected by their constituents! When you marked the ballot, unless you were in the appropriate electorate, neither Kevin nor Julia would have been listed.

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.

No argument on that point.

rosscoact rosscoact 1:40 pm 24 Jun 10

Well, labor’s in for another term IMHO.

the Labor voters who hated Krudd but couldn’t under any circumstances vote for the mad monk (would have to be 90%+) will now be able to settle back, vote Labor in the lower house, Greens in the upper and thus make sure that the looney Libs have a chance to develop some relevancy instead of getting office by being the least worse choice.

Thumper Thumper 1:38 pm 24 Jun 10

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.

housebound housebound 1:33 pm 24 Jun 10

PB: Care to explain your outrageous slur on the integrity of the Welsh?

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 1:13 pm 24 Jun 10

The Tilley’s connection? Read between the lines;

Gillard’s partner is Tim Mathieson, a hairdresser. She does not have any children

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Gillard#Personal_life

But dear god, has no one seen the real risk here yet? She’s WELSH for goodness sake, hide the family silver….

Icepoet Icepoet 1:04 pm 24 Jun 10

Skidbladnir said :

Kate Lundy’s take on it (with bonus potential for swinging the internet censorship bill back into sane(r) territory.

Excellent. Thanks Skidbladnir

Trashman Trashman 12:57 pm 24 Jun 10

“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.

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