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Poor Aussieland

Postby Ireneb » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:43 am

I am really sorry that Gillard has been ousted by Rudd, Lucy. Crap news. She has been an excellent leader.
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Re: Poor Aussieland

Postby lucy » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:42 pm

I've been fuming for a day or so, and now I am just gutted.

She was an amazing PM who made her share of mistakes, but she did a lot for education, those with disability and many other things. She pushed through 540 odd pieces of legislation, despite being in a hung parliament and having a hostile opposition. Unfortunately she was undermined by Murdoch, Rudd (who I believe is a socio path) and a number of Angry old white men who hated having a woman in such a high position of power.

This is her misogyny Speech. Even now, re watching it, it is scary to see how true that was.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeGeooZOUdE

And her retirement speech, I have only watched it once, on the night she gave it. It still makes me cry to think of it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCJ_aavenyo

Australia has lost and amazing politician in Julia Gillard. Australia will suffer for it, and history will not treat those behind her poor treatment well at all.

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Re: Poor Aussieland

Postby neko2 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:14 am

Why do men hate women who do well? It just harms everyone.
May karma get them quick.

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Re: Poor Aussieland

Postby allegro63 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:02 am

The angry white man disease is chronic and infectious. Too bad we have yet to device an inoculation against it.
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Re: Poor Aussieland

Postby jim » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:17 pm

Being the American I am, I had no idea she was ousted. I don't know how that stuff happens down under. I saw a vote tally, but it was small, so I guess it is not a popular vote?

All I have read about her is that she was very progressive and it is sad to see the good old boys have their way with her, so to speak.

Let us hope this has not set Australia back 50 years.

Good luck GIllard!
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