Category Archives: Julia Gillard

sots & thralls

In my recent work, a self portrait of mixed textile media, titled LOL, SMR RAIN, I quoted the Gerard Manley Hopkins poem, Just indeed thou art. Justus quidem tu es, Domine, si disputem tecum; verumtamen justa loquar ad te: Quare via … Continue reading

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exit first woman Prime Minister of Australia

We in Australia had a turbulent time last night and the result was that the first woman prime minister was rejected. I think: too little, too late, the wrong sequence, the wrong system. As the ex-Treasurer Minister Swan, possibly the … Continue reading

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misogynistic male politician wearing a budgie smuggler

There has been a debate for the last fortnight about the character of Tony Abbott, the leader of the Opposition. An anecdote re-surfaced from his student days that he approached a woman who challenged his leadership aspirations for the Sydney … Continue reading

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