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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The Frots The Frots 10:30 pm 24 Jun 10

Swann is the male equivilent of Julie Bishop sadly – he’ll support what he needs to in order to stay in. How long do you think Albanese will survive…………?

Spideydog Spideydog 9:40 pm 24 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.

I am pretty sure that at the end of Howard’s reign, interest rates were on the up & up and it was labour that kept us out of recession and the other economic woes !!

I am sure that if liberal were still in during that time, a lot more jobs would have been lost, but the top end of town would have survived ok

nhand42 nhand42 9:34 pm 24 Jun 10

DavoDavo said :

Just goes to show the intelligence of the average (probably Labor) voter

Another obnoxious thing that Americans do is “the people who vote for the political party other than my political party are all stupid and/or evil and/or tyrants and/or ignorant”. I would hate to think that Australians are now doing the same thing.

localhermit localhermit 9:29 pm 24 Jun 10

Julia Gillard reminds me of Willard, and I hate Willard. Willard and his damn rats!

bd84 bd84 9:02 pm 24 Jun 10

GnT said :

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.

WIth any luck, she will still make the top 5 shortest of all time.

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 8:06 pm 24 Jun 10

taninaus said :

Who said women couldn’t rule the world!

Suits me, gives us blokes more time for golf and fishing etc…

boneymaloney boneymaloney 7:53 pm 24 Jun 10

My mother in law owns a downstairs unit at the Gillard complex, and I’d like to let any Chinese agents who might be reading that the bidding will start at 1.5 mill (that’s 8.9 million yuan for round figures).

justin heywood justin heywood 7:42 pm 24 Jun 10

damien haas said :

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.

Apparently the NSW powerbrokers considered Wayne Swan as an alternative. However, they felt that there was insufficient time for Swan’s personality to register with voters before the next election.
They didn’t want him to become a lame duck.

.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 7:27 pm 24 Jun 10

Some quotes;

“The Welsh are stubborn-very, very stubborn. The Welsh themselves would probably rather say “tenacious”, but to anyone on the receiving end a better description might well be – bloody minded.”

“Once a Welshman gets an idea-any idea- in his mind, nothing will dislodge it, and he will go to incredible lengths to realise it. In Wales even pacifists are belligerent about their beliefs”

“To a Welshman the benefits of the wonderful gifts of Welshness are so obvious that there is no need to boast about them. After all the Welshman’s world is made up of only two types of people: fellow Welshmen (who understand already) and the rest (whose opinions do not count)”

“Wales is run by a secret and sophisticated elite, the extent of whose power is carefully hidden. Wales is, in fact, run entirely by Women. Welsh Women are truly formidable. They are strong- minded and articulate, with clear objectives and absolutely no qualms about enforcing them.”

“The Welsh have a great military reputation as men who enjoy fighting and are good at it. This is probably because they find fierce and bloody warfare a pleasant and tranquil alternative to dealing with their womenfolk.”

“The Welsh enjoy talking. They talk incessantly. They talk passionately. They talk about anything. Two aspects of Welsh conversation can confuse outsiders. The first is their habit of mocking what they hold most dear. The second is the way they argue most violently with those closest to them, because they know what they can get away with. A casual listener, hearing the raised voices and the name calling of the most personal and insulting variety, might have difficulty in telling a normal discussion between two close friends from the start of a blood feud.”

“Welshness is an attitude of mind-sometimes psychopathic, often generous, usually friendly and always passionate”

DavoDavo DavoDavo 7:17 pm 24 Jun 10

Ooh, I just had a thought, poor Krudd will never now get the chance to show O’Bummer around our lovely city. Aww…

DavoDavo DavoDavo 7:14 pm 24 Jun 10

nhand42 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.

Australians don’t vote for Prime Ministers. We never have. We vote for reps. The party with the most reps takes power. The party in power decides who will be Prime Minister. It has always been this way.

This is not the USA. We don’t vote for a president.

Yes, we vote for our local members. Just goes to show the intelligence of the average (probably Labor) voter. And I note that Ms Gillard herself was saying things like “When I’m elected by the voters I’ll move into the Lodge…” Krudd’s got a lot to answer for – he started this presidential style “I’m elected by the voters” crap.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 7:14 pm 24 Jun 10

You can take the girl our of Wales…

But you cannot take the Welshness out of the girl…

RegGrundies RegGrundies 7:09 pm 24 Jun 10

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

Not bloody likely

The AFP won’t allow her to live anywhere but a heavily protected property

taninaus taninaus 6:58 pm 24 Jun 10

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!

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 6:41 pm 24 Jun 10

Rawhide Kid No 2 said :

I think that renouncing her UK citizenship would have been thought out when she first entered politics.

Extract:

Your extract is an overview of the Section that I mentioned (Hint: maybe I’m already familiar with it?), but you overlook the fact that the (paraphrased) interpretation of the High Court was only made -after- Julia was elected. 😛

If someone was keen, they could probably try to find out exactly when she formally renounced, just so they can form their own Australian brand of the US’ birther movement.
I’m not so fussed, I don’t particularly have an axe to grind, simply enjoy the idea of sending her haters off on a paper chase just to satisfy themselves.

nhand42 nhand42 6:37 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.

Australians don’t vote for Prime Ministers. We never have. We vote for reps. The party with the most reps takes power. The party in power decides who will be Prime Minister. It has always been this way.

This is not the USA. We don’t vote for a president.

BrassRazoo BrassRazoo 6:17 pm 24 Jun 10

The Spoilers might find Julia a different proposition to the Earnest Nerd.

Swaggie Swaggie 6:02 pm 24 Jun 10

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.

Rawhide Kid No 2 Rawhide Kid No 2 5:40 pm 24 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.)

I think that renouncing her UK citizenship would have been thought out when she first entered politics.

Extract:-
Section 44 of the Australian Constitution is a section of the Constitution of Australia that deals with restrictions on who may become a candidate for election to the Parliament of Australia. Subsection 44(i) asserts that any person “under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or citizen of a foreign power” is not eligible to stand for Parliament. This has generally been interpreted as meaning that persons with dual citizenship are not permitted to stand.[1] Additionally, subsection 44(iv) prohibits anyone who “holds any office of profit under the Crown, or any pension payable during the pleasure of the Crown out of any of the revenues of the Commonwealth” from serving in Parliament.

Rawhide Kid No 2 Rawhide Kid No 2 5:30 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.

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.

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