1st of March 2012
(been meaning to write this for the past few days)
The end of Australia’s Labour Party battle:
:Defaced newspaper image of Kevin Rudd- by Sav Mojidi.
Monday morning’s ballot at 10am saw Julia Gillard re-elected as Australia’s Prime Minister. Over the past two weeks of inner party battling. Rudd supporters viciously attacked Gillard, and Gillard’s backers completely annihilated Rudd from any honorable ground. Most Australian’s became divided, each backing their preferred PM, Rudd was declaring himself the honest and truthful leader of our country, seeking the end to the so called ‘face-less men’. While Gillard was the leader that ‘got things done’. Many ministers and members of parliament were forced to pick their side, many openly vowed to the media, they completely backed Gillard for Prime Minister and had full trust in her leadership. Other members came out to say Rudd was an arrogant, messy and chaotic leader of the Labour Party and wouldn’t continue under his rule, if he was re-elected. Gillard substantiated claims in her own words that Rudd was a chaotic tyrant, that she had held the government together while she was Rudd’s deputy and that she again would ‘get things done’.
The Australian public poles showed the majority backing for Kevin Rudd, although caucus voters were strongly sticking to their current PM, Julia Gillard. The public seemed to deem Kevin Rudd as the underdog, it’s Australian tradition to back the underdog. They also disagreed with the way Rudd was ‘rolled’ or ‘back stabbed’ out of his role as Prime Minister eighteen months ago and were confused why his apparent ‘chaotic leadership’ was not addressed at the time of his replacement. His inability to ‘get things done’ as Prime Minister was not clear to the Australian Public who thought they had voted a PM to do his job and not be replaced without another election.
The way Gillard assumed leadership over the country and Rudd’s forced resignation was dealt with badly and those behind the coup have agreed they should have approached the situation with more care. Many now understand Rudd was an inadequate leader of Australia and could not pass through reforms like the Gillard government has during her sort term so far.
The whole charade stole the lime light of anything else in media towards the encroaching ballot. Politics in Australia has never been compared to Big Brother as much as it has during the past few weeks and many are glad it’s all finally over. Though the the shock resignation of Senator Mark Arbib has left many wondering still about the claims on Rudd’s leadership and the controversy over the coup, eighteen months ago. Arbib resigned just hours after Caucus voted to keep Julia Gillard as Prime Minister, saying he wanted to make “a gesture to unite and heal” the Labor Party.
Taya M Sweeney
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perfectlyflawedisperfect: People+ Judgements
I’ve had to much experience with this in my life, that although, yes, it is definitely wrong, people will never change. I have been in bad situations and tried my hardest to make things right, or persuade people to understand I’m not who they think. I’m not just merely my faults or actions. Because it’s likely we’ll all go through life with a few actions that don’t necessarily portray who we are, they are mistakes of our character and sometimes people cannot move past mistakes we have made.
The only real solution to the problem is to know you’re not perfect, everyone isn’t perfect and we all make mistakes. Try not to dwell on anothers opinion of you, especially when their opinion is based on your mistakes. Sometimes time can heal all things, and people will come around. Luckily this happened to me, though I didn’t even need them anymore, it was only heartwarming to know they had changed, as I did, without them.
February 17th 2012
Air Australia customers aren’t smiling:
Air Australias financial crash, leaves thousands stranded:
Recently Qantas has steered clear of the media spot light, but today we see another air line in turmoil. Topping national, state and local news bulletins is the companies involuntary administration, which lead to the grounding of Air Australia’s entire fleet and the subsequent sacking of 300+ employees. For all those who don’t know, ‘involuntary administration’ is the term used when a company has debts they cannot handle and has been forcibly taken over by an administrator, who will manage the companies affairs. Usually this administrator is appointed by the courts after the company has a significant amount of debt. This decision has left at least 4000 passengers and crew stranded in Thailand, Bali and Hawaii having to organise and fund their own way home with other air lines. This could take at least a few more days to see everyone home, which obviously has passengers and crew furious that the Air Line was even allowed to fly them out to their destinations while the company was insolvent. Many passengers have been strongly advised to find another air line flight home asap and not rely on Air Australia for compensation or transport at this point in time.
Smart Traveler advises that all those stranded contact their travel insurer asap. If you are unable to contact them, call the Department of Foreign Affairs +61 2 6261 3305 and they will try and contact your travel insurer for you.
Australian families and friends of those affected should call 1300 555135 if they cannot contact their loved one/s.
Taya M Sweeney
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