Where to stick Julia?

johnboy 28 October 2011 13

Following on from the news that Julia Gillard needs to be out of The Lodge for some months while it’s dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century, The Age’s long time RiotACT favourite Jessica Wright is considering the options for what to do with the PM.

The residence would need to be in a low to medium-density area with secure entry and car access, ample live-in accommodation for close-protection federal police agents – as well as modern facilities for domestic staff.

There would also be a need to fit bulletproof glass on any exposed windows, and the property would need to be within a short drive to Parliament House and away from a major road.

Any suggestions hive-mind?

And is there any good reason why she can’t stay at the Hyatt on sitting days and enjoy some harbour side time at Kirribilli for a few months?

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13 Responses to Where to stick Julia?
LSWCHP LSWCHP 7:25 pm 28 Oct 11

Hmmm…secure…low profile…space for the cops…alarms fitted…bullet proof glass…sounds like my place.

I’d be willing to rent it out to her and the first bloke, for a nominal fee.

nobody nobody 12:56 pm 28 Oct 11

Move out? Most people live in their homes while they are renovating, living around the painting or extensions, and just getting on as best they can. They could just stay in the Lodge, and perhaps Tim could help out the tradespeople when they are short a pair of hands.

Scrumpox Scrumpox 12:22 pm 28 Oct 11

Narrabundah Caravan Park…. Although its pretty tough out in the regions of Canberra.

LootenPlunder LootenPlunder 12:02 pm 28 Oct 11

I think Tim needs to do Julia and everyone else a favour by sucking it up.

Alternatively, they can have my much less ‘intimidating’ place, and I will take the shack in Yarralumla. Everyone’s happy. I’ll even have a housewarming barbie, everyone welcome.

p1 p1 11:09 am 28 Oct 11

Tent embassy?

Or just get her to bunk down in her office. It is not like parliament really sits them any days over the next few months.

MISS_MAC MISS_MAC 10:26 am 28 Oct 11

Sorry i need to retract that it was the Governor-General’s Yarralumla residence

First post fail!

MISS_MAC MISS_MAC 10:17 am 28 Oct 11

Bega Flats!!

“And is there any good reason why she can’t stay at the Hyatt on sitting days and enjoy some harbour side time at Kirribilli for a few months?”

Tim isn’t comfortable with Kirribilli apparently!

    johnboy johnboy 10:22 am 28 Oct 11

    Well it’s Government House Tim doesn’t like apparently.

krats krats 9:46 am 28 Oct 11

Ask Kevin,I Am Sure He Has A Place In Mind!!

arescarti42 arescarti42 9:44 am 28 Oct 11

The former High Commission of Bangladesh is currently up for rent and would probably do the job.


Seems extraordinarily expensive though. The former Embassy of North Korea was up for rent for probably about a quarter of the price not that long ago.

PantsMan PantsMan 9:37 am 28 Oct 11
Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 9:22 am 28 Oct 11

She can come and stay at our place. Might make the builders pull their fingers out of their arses and get the bloody renos/extension done a bit quicker!

AAMC AAMC 9:17 am 28 Oct 11

“away from a major road”??

so the AFP are increasing their standards? the current lodge is pretty close to adelaide avenue.

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