Australian PM axes rival's supporter ...

Australian PM axes rival's supporter from ministry

There are 10 comments on the Daily Reporter story from Mar 2, 2012, titled Australian PM axes rival's supporter from ministry. In it, Daily Reporter reports that:

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard pulled a veteran politician out of retirement and named him foreign minister Friday in place of Kevin Rudd who tried to oust her during a chaotic, short-lived rebellion in the ruling Labor Party.

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#1 Mar 2, 2012
Does this mean any joe blow can be elected to the Senate from the street.
So much for what we think democracy means .

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#2 Mar 2, 2012
Neville Thompson wrote:
Does this mean any joe blow can be elected to the Senate from the street.
So much for what we think democracy means .
I believed a person would need to be still in the political arena in order to be offered a position - this doesn't make sense to me at all.

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#3 Mar 2, 2012
sairla wrote:
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I believed a person would need to be still in the political arena in order to be offered a position - this doesn't make sense to me at all.
The ALP are famous for electing whomever they choose .
We are treated as a joke

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#5 Mar 2, 2012
Neville Thompson wrote:
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The ALP are famous for electing whomever they choose .
We are treated as a joke
Well it's disgraceful, why even bother having elections if they can just assign people no longer involved in politics, to quite high ranking positions?
Graham

London, UK

#6 Mar 2, 2012
In order to gain an understanding of Westminster government may I respectfully suggest you NOT begin your education with an article from a county newspaper in Greenfield Indiana?

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#7 Mar 2, 2012
Graham wrote:
In order to gain an understanding of Westminster government may I respectfully suggest you NOT begin your education with an article from a county newspaper in Greenfield Indiana?
However, it is true, this is what the PM has done.
oh dear

Nakara, Australia

#8 Mar 2, 2012

GREG SHERIDAN, FOREIGN EDITOR : The Australian March 01, 2012 12:00AM

JULIA Gillard's failure to get former NSW premier Bob Carr as her foreign minister is a tragedy for her government and for Australia.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/...
capstan

Australia

#9 Mar 2, 2012
Says one thing, does another. Says she's in a relationship with whatsisname, but eats furburgers.

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#10 Mar 2, 2012
sairla wrote:
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Well it's disgraceful, why even bother having elections if they can just assign people no longer involved in politics, to quite high ranking positions?
This is the same way the Union bosses get into politics or obtain government board positions

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#11 Mar 2, 2012
Graham wrote:
In order to gain an understanding of Westminster government may I respectfully suggest you NOT begin your education with an article from a county newspaper in Greenfield Indiana?
The heading is being used here as subject matter in our conversations

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