So long and thanks for all the fish
By GuyB on September 15, 2013
It was the morning of Saturday, 24th November 2007, in London. A powerful sense of impending euphoria had made it difficult to sleep. There was no plastic Christmas tree in the corner of the room, and no presents to rip […]
By Anna Winter on September 12, 2013
This is perhaps the first time a piece of Liberal negative political advertising actually worked on me. I had an immediate visceral reaction to it, a surge of anger at Rudd. But then also anger at Labor, at Abbott, at […]
Posted in Environment, Politics | Tagged ALP, campaigning, carbon price, Climate change, Coalition, Federal Election 2013, Gillard government, Julia Gillard, Juliar, Kevin Rudd, Labor, Liberal Party, politics & govt, Rudd government, Tony Abbott | 39 Responses
By GuyB on June 23, 2013
It has been a torrid couple of weeks: for Julia Gillard, for the honour of representative democracy and for all of us who kidded ourselves into believing that misogyny wasn’t rife in Australia. It goes without saying that a male […]
By Anna Winter on June 13, 2013
When the first female prime minister of the country makes abortion an explicit topic for debate, surely we can take a moment to acknowledge what a big deal that is.
Posted in Feminism, Politics, Politics of the Election, Women | Tagged abortion, campaigning, conscience votes, elections, Federal Election 2013, freedom, health care, Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott, women for gillard | 108 Responses
By tigtog on March 2, 2012
Gillard announces new ministry: obviously Bob Carr is the big story, but some of the changes in portfolio are also interesting.
By tigtog on February 27, 2012
So, that’s the end of #respill then. Whatever shall we talk about now?
By tigtog on February 26, 2012
#3 has passed 500 comments, so time for a new thread. Have at it.
By Brian on February 23, 2012
This post started out as a comment and grew a bit, so I decided to put it up as a new post. As a post it reads like a comment at times unfortunately, but here goes. We should perhaps begin […]
By Robert Merkel on February 22, 2012
OK, the previous Labor leadership thread is getting unwieldy, so here’s a new one. Kevin Rudd has resigned as Foreign Minister, saying that without the confidence of the Prime Minister his position was untenable, and that he would return to […]
By Kim on February 19, 2012
… since the Saturday Salon thread is full of commentary about the apparently impending showdown between Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. I think it’s apparent, as we’ve been saying here since January, that the “it’s all a media beatup” hypothesis […]
By Brian on November 2, 2011
The Gillard Government has been accused of siding with Qantas to the disadvantage of the unions. This has been argued in relation to Government’s support for the termination of industrial action by Fair Work Australia. But there is more than […]