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News New PM for Australia

  1. Jun 26, 2013 #1
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10893262

    Due to an announced Ballot vote for leader of Labour (spelt Labor in Australia) by Julia Gillard yesterday, when the votes were cast she was oust as leader, and Kevin Rudd (who she previously ousted and replaced) is now Prime Minister (or officially PM when the Governor-General swears him in).

    However, elections are due to be held in either August or September.
     
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  4. Jun 26, 2013 #3

    wukunlin

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    at this rate, soon the aussies will be changing PM's more frequently than I change my socks.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2013 #4

    lisab

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    And thus it's explained how, in their quest for a stable government, the entire population of a large continent developed a dreadful case of foot fungus.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2013 #5
    It's embarrassing, the state of politics in this country, I don't even know what to think. >.<
     
  7. Jul 1, 2013 #6

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    The political tragedy of Julia Gillard
    by Shaun Carney

    https://theconversation.com/the-political-tragedy-of-julia-gillard-15588

    Interesting perspective -
    "If the events of the past few days are to have any meaning, they need to be seen in the context of wha...t has happened to the Government since early 2010. First things first: Julia Gillard’s downfall as prime minister is one of the greatest personal tragedies in Australian politics. It is a tragedy because Gillard’s ambition ultimately exceeded her political talent, and to the very end she would not see it."
     
  8. Jul 13, 2013 #7

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    The reason for Gillard's demise was simple. She was getting annihilated in the polls and Labor was facing a wipeout of epic proportions; such that it would have given the right-wing party here (Liberal-National coalition) carte blanche to do whatever they please after the next election due this year - which include some very dumb policies which will probably be very bad for this country.

    Having Rudd at the helm is no guarantee for Labor victory in the next election. However, the polls suggest that victory to the Lib/Nats, if it happens, will be marginal, and so will leave the unable to claim mandates to implement their (non) policies.

    Gillards ultimate failure was that she couldn't "sell" the successes of her government. She let a hyper-negative opposition gain traction on her leadership that she never managed to shake off (even with her net-famous mysogyny speech). History will judge Gillard more kindly in hindsight; being the first female PM in Australia is no small feat.

    Claude.
     
  9. Sep 8, 2013 #8

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  10. Sep 9, 2013 #9
    As mentioned in this thread: https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=709241

    http://www.pm.gov.au/

    Kevin Rudd is still Prime Minister in the caretaker Government (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caretaker_government), until the new Government Ministers are sworn in and a new Parliament session is opened.
     
  11. Sep 9, 2013 #10

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  12. Sep 14, 2015 #11

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    Two years later - Liberal Party ousts Australian PM Abbott for more moderate rival
    Julia Gillard was PM from 2010-2013, Kevin Rudd briefly in 2013, then Abbott 2013-2015, and now Turnbull.

    http://primeministers.naa.gov.au/primeministers/
     
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    Yeah, I was just kidding a friend of mine from down under that, politically, Australia is beginning to look like Italy.
     
  15. Sep 14, 2015 #14

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  16. Sep 14, 2015 #15
    Saw on TV last night breaking news that Turnbull was contesting the leadership of the Liberal Party. I guess he was successful in the party room ballot.

    EDIT: now he just needs to be sworn in as Prime Minister, by the Governor-General. I wonder where Abbott will be sitting today, if he turns up to Parliament: back-bench, Ministerial post? Will watch question time today.
     
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  17. Sep 19, 2015 #16

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    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-polit...-abbott-resigned-via-fax-20150916-gjnmz5.html

    Turnbull issues effusive praise for Abbott. Nice speech by Bill Shorten.


    SMH - Malcolm Turnbull cabinet reshuffle for a '21st century' team
    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-polit...ers-in-21st-century-team-20150920-gjqugi.html

    The Age - First Malcolm Turnbull stole Bill Shorten's biggest asset. Now he's taken something else
    http://www.theage.com.au/federal-po...hes-taken-something-else-20150920-gjqzji.html
     
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