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Trailer trash security as Julia snubs The Lodge

By johnboy - 1 July 2010 13

The Herald Sun has a beautiful photo with their story on efforts to keep safe our new Prime Minister.

By refusing to move into The Lodge here in Canberra (sitting idle and empty at a cost of $12,000 a week) Ms Gillard raises the age old question of serious personnel protection: “Where are the guards going to sleep?”.

Fortunately down in Altona they’ve managed to wheel an old caravan in across the road.

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Trailer trash security as Julia snubs The Lodge
bd84 9:32 pm 01 Jul 10

She can stay in Melbourne. No point in wasting our money to relocate.

Jivrashia 8:48 pm 01 Jul 10

I understand that it is a symbolic gesture by Julia to not move into The Lodge until she becomes an elected Prime Minister in the upcoming election (August?).

But for practical reason, as someone who is now one of the busiest people in Australia, she should take full advantage of tax-payer funded cook, house cleaners, and all those people who would look after her mundane chores.

NickD 8:38 pm 01 Jul 10

During John Howard’s day it cost a fortune to provide security, etc, to his two residences (Kiribilli and the Lodge) as well as significant extra travel costs between Sydney and Canberra.

54-11 5:49 pm 01 Jul 10

For now, video, for now…

videodrome 5:03 pm 01 Jul 10

At least all those cop cars on Wentworth Ave have Brodburgers to keep them happy.

neanderthalsis 3:06 pm 01 Jul 10

georgesgenitals said :

johnboy said :

24 hour protection needs more than one guard and they need to sleep so as to be alert when they’re on duty.

What – they don’t have homes (or hotels) to go to when off duty?

They need the van to store the urn, the international Roast and the doughnuts and watch tv on those chilly Melbourne nights.

amarooresident3 2:47 pm 01 Jul 10

I’d imagine the caravan is to provide appropriate crib room facilites rather than sleeping quarters. Uniform Protective Services officers are allowed to go home after their shift.

The Close Personal Protection officers, (big guys in suits) on the other hand, clock up enormous hours shadowing the PM.

icantbelieveitsnotbu 2:41 pm 01 Jul 10

Gungahlin Al said :

georgesgenitals said :

johnboy said :

24 hour protection needs more than one guard and they need to sleep so as to be alert when they’re on duty.

What – they don’t have homes (or hotels) to go to when off duty?

My thoughts.

They are a travelling group (fitting they have a caravan)… a mate of mine used to protect a former PM. Where the PM went, he went. So down in Melbourne, they may not have homes to go to?

Gungahlin Al 2:02 pm 01 Jul 10

georgesgenitals said :

johnboy said :

24 hour protection needs more than one guard and they need to sleep so as to be alert when they’re on duty.

What – they don’t have homes (or hotels) to go to when off duty?

My thoughts.

georgesgenitals 1:19 pm 01 Jul 10

johnboy said :

24 hour protection needs more than one guard and they need to sleep so as to be alert when they’re on duty.

What – they don’t have homes (or hotels) to go to when off duty?

johnboy 1:09 pm 01 Jul 10

24 hour protection needs more than one guard and they need to sleep so as to be alert when they’re on duty.

Gungahlin Al 12:52 pm 01 Jul 10

“Where are the guards going to sleep?”

Maybe it’s just me, but I always imagined the whole security guarding gig to be a little more effective if the guard is – you know – awake?

p1 11:25 am 01 Jul 10

…and they have a wheelie bin already! Bet the neighbours are loving it.

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