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Australia's female Prime Minister just got deposed

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saffronwblue Wed 26-Jun-13 11:22:33

In the end of a long running and bloody feud she was voted out and replaced by her predecessor. She did some terrific things and she did some stupid things but I think she has made some mark on history - at least for her brilliant tirade against misogyny.

claig Wed 26-Jun-13 12:34:17

It looks like the Labour party there is desperate to try and hold onto their seats and she was more unpopular with voters than Rudd

"Opinion polls suggest Labour could lose about half of its 71 seats in the 150-seat House of Representatives, where parties form the government."

Good to see that Australian voters are awake to the socialist "carbon tax" schemes

"She had put on a brave face in recent months as Labour's popularity slumped. Many voters said they did not trust her after she promised that there would be no carbon tax under the government she ruled, only to bring in the measure."

Lottapianos Wed 26-Jun-13 12:36:20

Her tirade in parliament against misogyny was glorious - one of my favourite moments ever. I'm sorry to hear she's been ousted.

longfingernails Wed 26-Jun-13 13:45:32

Both Gillard and Rudd are crap. Glad to see Labor is tearing itself apart.

Abbott looks like a fine Prime Minister in waiting; he is very much in the mould of John Howard.

SigmundFraude Wed 26-Jun-13 14:19:22

Well, you can only state that men are worthless tossers for so long before those men turn their back on you. What did she expect?

Thisisaeuphemism Wed 26-Jun-13 14:29:49

Oh shame, I loved Julia.

Thisisaeuphemism Wed 26-Jun-13 14:31:02

Oh shame, I loved Julia.

Thisisaeuphemism Wed 26-Jun-13 14:31:37

I loved her so much I had to write it twice.

longfingernails Wed 26-Jun-13 17:59:47

Her decapitation had very little to do with her gender. It rested far more on her broken promises (e.g. on the carbon tax), Kevin Rudd's demented lust for revenge, and most importantly, the dire state of Labor's polling.

When Rudd was first elected he was presented as a likable conciliator. Now the Aussies see him for what he is: a scheming megalomaniac.

The wounds from the way Gillard was deposed will not heal quickly, and no doubt there will be bitter recriminations all the way up to and including the election.

The best thing for Abbott and the Liberals would be to stay above the fray apart from minor needling on the sidelines. Let Labor self-destruct.

saffronwblue Wed 26-Jun-13 21:39:55

Abbott is a madman- he is antiwomen, anti-abortion, anti-immigration, does not believe in climate change and in cahoots with Cardinal Pell who is very tarnished over lack of response to child sexual abuse.

claig Thu 27-Jun-13 16:38:07

"does not believe in climate change"

Well at least he has got one thing right!

claig Thu 27-Jun-13 17:36:41

Just googled Abbott on climate change.

There is a worried article in the Guardian

"In Australian Prime Minister-in-waiting Kevin Rudd's eyes, climate change is the "great moral, environmental and economic challenge of our age" – or at least it was back in 2007 when he beat the conservative Liberal leader John Howard in a general election."

grin He doesn't stand a chance if he keeps trying to push that line.

"Climate change remains one of the most divisive and toxic issues in Australian politics and is one stuffed full of uncertainty."

"The Liberal Party has already pledged it will get rid of the Department of Climate Change.

Abbott once described the science of climate change as "crap""

grin Superb stuff. If only we had some of this common sense here as well.

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