Australia now has a female Prime Minister!!!!!

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Julia Gillard to become Prime Minister

Australian history has just been made!

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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    That is NOTHING! In the US, this might be THE year of the female politician!
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    • Profile picture of the author Lawrh
      Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

      That is NOTHING! In the US, this might be THE year of the female politician!
      Prime Minister == President

      It is SOMETHING!
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      • Profile picture of the author seasoned
        Originally Posted by Lawrh View Post

        Prime Minister == President

        It is SOMETHING!
        I was just basically kidding, and saying it seems to be happening HERE also! BESIDES, if 2 or more countries all of the sudden happened to have significantly more woman politicians.... You can only have ONE president anyway.

        Steve
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    Congratulations.
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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    Actually it's a pretty big deal here Steve. The Prime Minister has just been kicked out by his own party. It all happened literally overnight.


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    Kevin 07 now rests in heaven.
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      Originally Posted by tryinhere View Post

      Kevin 07 now rests in heaven.
      His twitter address is still twitter.com/kevinruddpm wonder if one of his 4 staff will get around to changing that ...
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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    I wonder could this type of thing even happen in the USA? The President gone in 24 hrs?


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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by rondo View Post

      I wonder could this type of thing even happen in the USA? The President gone in 24 hrs?
      Andrew
      Shoot right now half the US or more is wondering how to get rid of a whole congress and exec admin that fast, LOL.

      So anyhow -- I hope this is a great thing for you all - Congratulations in advance.
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      • Profile picture of the author rondo
        Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

        Shoot right now half the US or more is wondering how to get rid of a whole congress and exec admin that fast, LOL.
        Yeah but could the Democrats decide to kick out Obama one day with Biden becoming Pres overnight?


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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by rondo View Post

      I wonder could this type of thing even happen in the USA? The President gone in 24 hrs?


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      Pretty much only by death or sickness.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Worner
    The question now is can she save the Labor party from losing the next election, she has a helll of a mess to clean up after Kevin Rudd.

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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Good for the Aussies! They are way ahead of us.
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      • Profile picture of the author Rolliesworld
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Good for the Aussies! They are way ahead of us.
        Do you think so? Yeah...we are ahead of you in time...some 20 hours or thereabouts
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      • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Good for the Aussies! They are way ahead of us.
        Yeah, but they're 30 years behind us...

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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          She was selected to clean up the mess.
          Which may be a good reason for us to model the Aussies on this one. Even those slow types who still think women only excel at cleaning may notice we have enough messes to keep a woman busy for years.
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            • Profile picture of the author TimPhelan
              No *cough* vomit in my mouth *cough* comment.

              Originally Posted by poorman View Post

              Sarah Palin is a good choice!
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            • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
              Originally Posted by poorman View Post

              Sarah Palin is a good choice!
              Poorman, I'm not sure that there are many Republicans who would agree with you there....
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          Originally Posted by John Henderson View Post

          Yeah, but they're 30 years behind us...

          Isn't it sad she got Alzheimers.
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    • Profile picture of the author rondo
      Originally Posted by skyfox7 View Post

      The question now is can she save the Labor party from losing the next election, she has a helll of a mess to clean up after Kevin Rudd.

      Chris
      Let's not get political, just stick to the facts or this thread will get deleted.


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  • Profile picture of the author Fraggler
    Not get political? The subject is political.

    She was selected to clean up the mess. If there was no mess there wouldn't be a new leader. Julia Gillard is there to win back favour with the Unions.
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by Fraggler View Post

      Not get political? The subject is political.

      She was selected to clean up the mess. If there was no mess there wouldn't be a new leader. Julia Gillard is there to win back favour with the Unions.
      Well, you ARE touching on some REALLY hot political topics!
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      • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
        Originally Posted by MarkAndrews IMCopywriting View Post

        Wrong. The subject is the celebration of the first lady in Australia to become Prime Minister. Subtle difference.
        Exactly. This is history, not politics.

        Same as a black man being elected POTUS.

        History.

        Just watching Kevin Rudd give his farewell speech on the ABC. He's cracking jokes, but not doing a very good job of hiding his emotions.

        "The King is dead, long live the Queen."
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      Originally Posted by Fraggler View Post

      Not get political? The subject is political.
      No the subject is news. It gets political if we start discussing politics and our political views.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    This spells disaster me thinks...most women cant make tough level headed decisions without using too much emotion which is good and bad....but I guess its a nice change since the Men dont seem to be doing a good job...so I'm open to it.

    ....heck who cares all politics is BS and not worth my time even talking about, EVERY president/prime minister never makes things better and only in it for themselves.
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      Originally Posted by Ernie Lonardo View Post

      This spells disaster me thinks...most women cant make tough level headed decisions without using too much emotion

      This is part of our problem lately. We're making too many heartless decisions. We could use some balance.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
        Originally Posted by garyv View Post

        This is part of our problem lately. We're making too many heartless decisions. We could use some balance.
        True....but the more I think about it....I reckon women who go into Politics are probably not your typical sweet kind hearted women. They are more likely to be tough go getters who see the dollar signs and are power hungry just like the men are....

        Guess we can only make assumptions until we wait and see what happens
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    • Profile picture of the author Pauline60
      Ernie - you are obviously too young to remember Margaret Thatcher. She was more than capable of making decisions without the slightest hint of emotion.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
    Ernie, dude....

    Have you never heard of Margaret Thatcher?...

    She was the greatest thing that ever happened to the England... she was a powerful, ruthless and strong lady.

    I would give my right arm to have that lady running this country again.

    Congrats to the Aussies.. I hope their Lady leader does for their country what ours did back then!

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    • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
      Originally Posted by JayXtreme View Post

      Ernie, dude....

      Have you never heard of Margaret Thatcher?...

      She was the greatest thing that ever happened to the England... she was a powerful, ruthless and strong lady.
      Jay
      Jay no I have never heard of Margaret Thatcher, I'm all for a lady prime minister...ok ok maybe not..it's going to take some getting use to....I'm a traditional guy but hopefully this change is a good one, this country can't get much worse
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    • Originally Posted by JayXtreme View Post

      Ernie, dude....

      Have you never heard of Margaret Thatcher?...

      She was the greatest thing that ever happened to the England... she was a powerful, ruthless and strong lady.

      I would give my right arm to have that lady running this country again.

      Congrats to the Aussies.. I hope their Lady leader does for their country what ours did back then!

      Jay
      Margret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, what a great team they made. She was really a great leader. Congrats Australia.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vishal Mahadik
    Lady Prime Minister is becoming much of a trend now in many countries including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and now Australia. It is good thing that male dominated industry is also giving proper importance to the female skills.
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    • Profile picture of the author Thomas
      Originally Posted by im2010 View Post

      Lady Prime Minister is becoming much of a trend now in many countries including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and now Australia.
      It's not a current "trend" for Sri Lanka - they had a female Prime Minister 50 years ago (the first female head of government in the world, I think).
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    Contrary to popular opinion - thinking does not require testosterone. And growing boobies does not use up our nutritional ability to maintain brain cells.

    And here in the states, Congress loves a challenge - lets ask them to see if they can remove a President in one day ........but lets raise the stakes of the bet...they have to be able to remove one and replace him with a super-hero that can fix messes really fast. If they can do it - they can have a raise.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pauline60
    For the Aussies sake I hope their new prime Minister is nothing like Thatcher. I grew up in a pit village in the north east and my father still lives in whats left of it in a house which is now worthless. Thats after a lifetime of working hard.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
      Originally Posted by Pauline60 View Post

      For the Aussies sake I hope their new prime Minister is nothing like Thatcher. I grew up in a pit village in the north east and my father still lives in whats left of it in a house which is now worthless. Thats after a lifetime of working hard.
      Pauline, the quantity of coal, steel, cars and ships that the rest of the world was buying from Britain started to decline in the sixties. By the mid-seventies Japan, Taiwan and Korea could make steel, forge it into components, assemble them into a ship and deliver that ship for less than the Brits were charging to just make the steel. The effect on the place where I was born (Teesside) was devastating, but it wasn't the fault of any particular government (although the actions of the unions in the seventies didn't exactly assist the competitiveness of this country).

      Margaret Thatcher understood that we couldn't compete with the Far East in the industries of the 19th century, like coal-mining, steel-making and ship-building. Britain had once had a giant technological lead in these industries, but by 1980 every nation knew how to make steel and ships. And they could do it a hell of a lot cheaper than Brits who had to maintain a more expensive standard of living.

      So under Margaret Thatcher, the focus of the nation switched to oil production, finance and technology, where we could either compete in an existing market or create whole new markets where we would have a technological lead.

      And yet north-easterners still cling on to the old industries, blaming everybody for a fate that was inevitable. Despite seeing first-hand that the steel industry was in decline (Dorman-Long shut its doors in the early 80s), the infrastructure of Redcar showed no urgency to diversify the skills of the workforce. And last year, Redcar steelworks shut down with 1,600 job losses. And the PM wasn't Margaret Thatcher.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fraggler
    She has lost favour with me (and no doubt many young internet users) already by keeping this goose in charge of communications and the new broadband network -
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Worner
      Originally Posted by Fraggler View Post

      She has lost favour with me (and no doubt many young internet users) already by keeping this goose in charge of communications and the new broadband network - YouTube - Stephen Conroy says... (SBS News 6 June 2010)
      Blah.....the one person I was really hoping she would fire above all else.

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  • Profile picture of the author musicworld1
    Beautiful step for world of politics.
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  • Profile picture of the author king.content
    Wish the nation good luck for the new administration!
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  • Profile picture of the author Victoria Kelley
    I think the time of the female leaders is coming in, on a strong wave. There needs to be a little more compassion in this world. Women in many ways (Come on guys admit it ) are far ahead of men, in strength.
    I am an Aussie who has lived in America for over 16 years now. I have seen men run both of my home nations. I would love to see more independent females getting into politics rolling up their sleeves and getting down to business.

    So good on Julia, Let's see what she's got.

    Balance in everything....including politics.

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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Worner
      Originally Posted by Victoria Kelley View Post

      I think the time of the female leaders is coming in, on a strong wave. There needs to be a little more compassion in this world. Women in many ways (Come on guys admit it ) are far ahead of men, in strength.
      I am an Aussie who has lived in America for over 16 years now. I have seen men run both of my home nations. I would love to see more independent females getting into politics rolling up their sleeves and getting down to business.

      So good on Julia, Let's see what she's got.

      Balance in everything....including politics.

      Cheers
      Victoria
      Victoria, Im not one for political correctness but evrything you said righht then is complete balls.

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  • Profile picture of the author Pauline60
    John,

    The facts as you state them are correct and we all knew that the coal mines would decline and close, along with other things.
    But what was wrong was that they all closed down so fast that no-one could find work elsewhere in their surrounding area. Neither could they move away to other parts of the country to work, as Thatcher suggested, because they were unable to sell their houses. And all this happened in little villages which were relatively poor to begin with as you will know.

    It was not that we wanted to cling on to the old industries forever, those of us who could did move on into other work. But we needed more time than we got to absorb the loss of so many coal mines, steel works,shipyards, wagon works etc.

    The village I grew up in has still not recovered and is now an absolute rundown hole with almost no shops and no amenities. People still have to live there. It will probably never pick up now and that saddens me greatly.

    What is sometimes forgotten is the fact that these villages grew around the pits and were there to house the miners. Thats the only reason they existed. The whole economic infrastructure of each village depended entirely on the colliery. Take that away and the whole thing collapses.

    Pauline
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  • Profile picture of the author Rolliesworld
    They dumped comrade Kevin Rudd overnight as they knew they would not win the next federal elections (due next March), now they catapulted deputy comrade Julia Gillard into his former role in a desperate attempt to fool the Australian public who had to endure a constant string of failures as a Labor Government. Nothing changes the fact that they hold social(ist) values and that's bad news for anyone with ambitions to work hard or smart and earn above average. Under a socialist government, business usually suffers as the motivation to do exceptionally well is more often than not dampened by the thread of higher taxes to the so called 'rich'. I am 100% convinced that there is no need for the stereotypical term 'Aussie battler'. Most of these folk are hopelessly lazy, dumb and have no hesitation to swap work for social welfare, especially if it is way too easy to get.

    Tall poppy syndrome is a very real problem in this country, and I can compare as I have lived in other countries (i.e. Germany, Ireland).

    I have seen an opinion poll on News.com.au | News Online from Australia & the World | NewsComAu earlier today where the question was posed: "Now that Julia Gillard has sorted the Mining Super Profits Tax, would you vote for Labor as a result?" (or similar)...and 72% of people said NO.

    I thought this reflects that people feel cheated.
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