Therese Rein says “if” to Lodge move

Gungahlin Al 29 November 2007 29

Strangely, most media reports about Therese Rein’s “fact finding mission” to Canberra except for this one from ABC chopped out a key (to Canberrans anyway) bit at the end of her quote. Her full grab was:

“I’m actually on a fact-finding mission really to find out about possible schools for [our son] Marcus and to go back and have a discussion with him about what the options might be if we move down here.” [Al’s emphasis]

Disappointing given the pretty clear assurances given, that there would even be an “if” in that statement, particularly after the hoo-hah from Labor about the extra costs caused by everyone trucking up to Kirribilli all the time.

And how does one offer the requisite security on a suburban house in Brissy?

It wouldn’t be a good way to kick things off…

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29 Responses to Therese Rein says “if” to Lodge move
aa1990 aa1990 6:23 pm 06 Feb 08

maybe before Rudd sends his son to Marist College he may want to send the Feds in (armed with batons) to make sure that all of the kiddie fiddlers out back in the monastery are gone…along with their front office protectors!

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 4:30 pm 05 Dec 07

Ruddling is a Brisbane Grammar School student until otherwise publicly advised, I’m guessing.
But Canberra Grammar could have the shadow of Patrick Keating’s drinking adventure hanging over it.
Or the YouTube bullying & brawling videos which only recnetly got taken down (but others keep showing up).

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 3:59 pm 05 Dec 07

Can’t confirm or deny cazjs report, but I do know Marcus Rudd was at Radford earlier this week. Given that that was after cazjs post, it leads to speculation that Rudd jr’s school of choice is yet to be decided.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 8:49 am 03 Dec 07

Strange Rudd is an ex-Marist (Ashgrove, Brisbane) student, but on Facebook his staffers added him to Marist Canberra’s old-boys group. 😐
The Morrisey&Sidorko pairing would have been excited all over themselves if Therese showed up there and expressed an interest.

cazjs cazjs 6:20 pm 02 Dec 07

Mmm, profound

Hasdrubahl Hasdrubahl 1:22 pm 02 Dec 07

Do they have fagging there?

cazjs cazjs 12:55 pm 02 Dec 07

My sources at Boys Grammar tell me that Marcus was enrolled there this week.

astrojax astrojax 10:39 am 30 Nov 07

senator lundy on ross solly’s show this morning stated categorically that the rudds will be lodging here…

that said, i really don’t quite get the point of the import – the rest of gov’t is really required to get any gov’t business done, no world leaders simply ‘pop by’ canberra, so why does it matter where the PM is outside parl sitting?

Pandy Pandy 10:37 pm 29 Nov 07

My bad. Maxim is older and under him and bonkable.

johnboy johnboy 10:32 pm 29 Nov 07

And Maxine as his parliamentary secretary.

But personally I always thought that Kevin batted for the other team, what with his DFAT background and the hissy tiffs with Downer.

(Not that it matters either way)

Pandy Pandy 10:07 pm 29 Nov 07

Therese should be worried. Pinky Rudd has Gillard under him in his portfolio. She might be 46 but she is a red-head and bonkable. Watch for the lights on at the Lodge.

t0m t0m 7:46 pm 29 Nov 07

I would be disappointed if Kevin moved here. A PM should be with his people. Considering there are about 20 million Ausies and only 300k in Canberra (which is isolated and nowhere near as diverse a population compared to other cities), it doesn’t make sense to live at the lodge.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 5:03 pm 29 Nov 07

“The official policy of the Labor Party for a long time has been that for whoever the Prime Minister of the day is, the official residence is in Canberra, and when they visit Sydney they use Kirribilli,” he said.

“We have no intention to depart from that overall arrangement.”

Well mission accomplished then. And for those who don’t care about the symbolism (not to mention pride for many Canberrans), then be happy that it will save Joe Taxpayer lots of $$$$$$$.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 4:58 pm 29 Nov 07

Just wait for the 3 out of every 28 days when Gillard’s Deputy PMS kicks in.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:36 pm 29 Nov 07

God, Rudd has enough trouble keeping Garrett in-line: he doesn’t need his ‘bitch’ to start causing him further trouble.

Impassive Impassive 4:16 pm 29 Nov 07
tickboom tickboom 4:13 pm 29 Nov 07

Agreed with you there, Thumper. I couldn’t care whether or not the PM (with or without his family) lives in the Lodge, and I think Canberra media should get over it.

Cameron Cameron 4:06 pm 29 Nov 07

Rudd was pretty clear in his press conference this afternoon. He will live at the Lodge. I guess it is possible the family won’t be joining him on a permanent basis.

boomacat boomacat 4:05 pm 29 Nov 07

Maybe she’s just talking about her and the kids?

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