Susan, I find it fascinating that you believe the 'Stalking of Julia Gillard' is anything other than one side gilding the lily of their version of events.
As far as nonsense goes, it is obvious that if someone like Gina Reinhardt writes a book it is going to promoter her interests. Simple editing of references, selective interpretation of information, can result in a very biased book that reads like it is the whole truth and not a heavily edited bit of propaganda. History is full of such guff.
Proof is not just hearsay. Remember when a group of journalists told of Rudd supposedly chucking a tantrum, bad mouthing Gillard, at a bar just after Gillard nastily omitted Rudd's name from the list of past Labor PMs. Of course this alleged tanty didn't happen because there was no evidence. In this day and technological age it is simply not believable that someone didn't record or film Rudd if he was out of control. When challenged, the media went quiet because they had no proof and it simply did not happen.
Recently we were all told that Jessica Rudd was going to get preselection for Rudd's seat. The media ran with it, but it was pure make-believe from the Gillard team who continue to try to depict Rudd as a villain.
So Susan, please don't talk nonsense to me. - Lorrraine
DD would be heaven. Increased margin for the coalition. all the people who delivered Labors worst result in 90 years and the 30% reduction in the Green vote, but flirted with fringe players like PUP have now seen that he is a lunatic. - Johnsie
Davu et al, I am pleased that you acknowledge that the way Gillard came to power could have been handled much better. That is exactly the point I am making. There are a lot of good policies that Gillard introduced, however the way she ascended to power wrought terrible damage to Labor. Had there been a weeks of talk, and if Gillard had not been so emphatic that she would not challenge, the response to the ousting of Rudd would, I am sure, be handled much better.
Gillard was white-anting Rudd early in the piece as is now common knowledge. Remember Gillard didn't want the single aged pensioners to get a rise, she pushed to stop Rudd going to a DD on his ETS.
Gillard and her scheming and plotting weakened the Labor party, that has now resulted in us having the worst PM ever in Abbottt.
I refuse to ignore Gillard's faults simply because she is a woman. I do acknowledge that there has only been 1 PM I have actually liked, and that was Rudd. Rudd knows what it is like to be poor and homeless - he has compassion as the Apology showed.
As deputy PM I tried to see the best of Gillard, in the hope she would be our first female PM - but she blew any regard I had for her. - Lorrraine
Julia, no need for an article. Just a really simple economic concept: supply and demand. - Johnsie
I would still argue that the benefits lie within the household rather than the school.
the good that can be achieved with a well funded school, can easily be undone by a shitty home life.
That shouldn't be a reason for not trying, but when the results don't reflect the investment, it would be helpful to look at the real reasons. - Alistair
Lorraine, don't talk nonsense, as someone else said read the "Stalking of Julia Gillard", it's factual not a novel. Julia will be judged as one of Australia's greatest PM's. I agree fully with Davu=id H. - Susan
I love my ABC but I have a confession to make~ what's new? I have started listening to a local commercial radio broadcaster~ morning, noon and night with must have a bit of Fran Kelly on ABC Radio national breakfast, followed by Natasha Mitchell on ABC Radio Life Matters. I think what got me started in this way was not having a digital radio when the cricket was on? I love my ABC telly too. As someone sleep deprived, sleep is precious and companionable. Last night, I slept through Redfern Now. Oh well.... - ro.watson
Thanks Paula for your frank erudition on pre-masticated "news"? How long have some of us been sickened( ie feeling sick and revolted by the lack of compassion of our government(s) and its offices)? How much is enough? How many decades? Where is our compassion towards asylum seekers/refugees escaping fear of persecution and seeking a safe haven here in Australia? Meanwhile, may the dogooders and truthtellers do what they do best to illuminate where our collective "conscience" fails, and keep reporting the truth of this, and keep supporting people in trouble. - ro.watson
The body has to give up some time but the words, attitude and deeds live on in the memory of each of us inspired by this remarkable man ,now gone. I am trying to remember Mandela's beautiful words about everyone's uniqueness and light? - ro.watson
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