The Prime Mininster Julia Gillard has displayed her well-known sense of humour in a spoof video about the end of the world being nigh, saying: “At least this means I won’t have to do Q&A again.”

In a promo clip for Triple J as part of their “end of the world” celebrations, Gillard addresses “my dear remaining fellow Australians” about the end of the world, which is definitely coming: “It wasn’t Y2K, it wasn’t even the carbon price it turns out that the Mayan calendar was true.”

Keeping a solemn tone, Gillard says she is confident in JJJ’s prediction that the world is about to end, despite the best minds at the CSIRO being unable to confirm the prediction.

“Whether the final blow comes from flesh eating zombies, demonic hell beasts or from the total triumph of K-pop, if you know one thing about me it is this: I will always fight for you to the very end,” Ms Gillard says

Gillard’s sense of humour was on display earlier this year when she took some questions from comedian from Will Ferrell during an interview with The Project – and she admirably held her own against his humour.


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  • Reply December 6, 2012

    chris (larksong4)

    Julia Gillard’s sense of humour is one of the things I most relish about her. Her capacity for dry wit and wry self deprecation reminds me of George Orwell’s famous quote (paraphrased) “every joke is a little revolution”

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    anne louise

    What a sport. Love a sense of humour.

  • Reply December 6, 2012


    I really enjoyed this. It’s great to see our PM unwind and display some laconic Aussie humour.

    I must say the whingers (represented by 3AW’s Neil Mitchell) were straight onto her with their carping.

  • Reply December 6, 2012


    I shared the clip on Facebook and I’ve already got hate from twerps who haven’t watched it, but *really* need to tell me how much they hate JG.

    I love a pollie who can take the piss out of themself 🙂

  • Reply December 6, 2012


    Showed the wonderful dry “take the piss” type of humour Aussies are famous for.. Good job JG.

  • Reply December 6, 2012


    Unleashed humour or a strategy to attempt to bolster pupularity? Either way, she may be able to laugh at the carbon price, one of our electricity bills informed us that about $360 will be added due to this misguided expense. Personally, I’d rather contribute to an environmental strategy that yeilds tangible results, like, for instance, assiting in the purchase of land for habitat.

  • Reply December 6, 2012


    Good on you Julia – maybe the press tomorrow will report “we had a glimpse of the REAL Julia” … as they usually do! Keep your sense of humour PM

  • Reply December 7, 2012


    What fun after a big year … we need more of it!

  • Reply December 7, 2012

    Christine Gates

    OH what wonderful relief – our Julia unleashing her fabulous humor. How will the libs hack that to pieces !! Can’t we just send them a zombie package !!

  • Reply December 7, 2012


    Be alert but not alarmed.

  • Reply December 9, 2012


    The world as she knows it is coming to an end!!! not soon enough

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