Tag Archives: Julia Gillard

Sattler’s comments are the reason we need to tackle homophobia

Originally published in Mamamia, 15th June, 2013.  Howard Sattler’s interview with the Prime Minister last night has highlighted the role and negative impact sexist and homophobic stereotypes still play in our society today. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flAJmIs1d1I&w=560&h=315] A lot of the reaction of the interview has been to once again point out the extreme disrespect with which our Prime […]

Kai Mörk [CC-BY-3.0-de (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/de/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons

Real class warfare

Class warfare seems to be the argument of choice against the ALP at the moment. According to their critics, the Gillard Government is engaging in a war against the rich, one that pits citizen against citizen and creates a sentiment of resentment. As the Government announced changes to superannuation a few weeks ago for example, […]

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The alienating myth of leadership

One of the things I noticed about the ALP leadership dramas recently was the complete lack of substance behind the brawl. Even though a number of Government policies have changed quite dramatically since Julia Gillard took charge of the party (the mining tax, welfare, and asylum seekers most importantly), the leadership tensions did not seem […]

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The Katter Party’s world view isn’t that different from Julia Gillard’s

On Wednesday, the Katter Party’s Queensland Senate nominee, Bernard Gaynor, took to the tweets to both defend his colleague from Victoria, Tess Corbett (who had linked homosexuality with paedophilia), and to declare that he wouldn’t want a gay person teaching his kids. Here’s what Gaynor had to say: 23 January: Bernard Gaynor ‏@BernardGaynor As a […]