Like her or not, Julia Gillard is a strong leader

Julia Gillard is over seas at the moment giving guidance to her fellow pollies on the state of finance in the world.

There has been comments from other foreign ministers along the lines of who is she to tell us what is right or wrong today. I have on many occasions disagreed with our Prime Minister on some of her views on the future of Australian politics.

A parliament which need support of Independents and Greens, is a mess for a leader trying to push her country ahead.

But though I have had opposing views on her decisions, never let it be said she was a weak leader. Keeping control and brushing aside a challenge from Rudd, which was one of the only times he been in the country…no…I am wrong…he was in the USA at the time he launched his attack.

She has shown a strong and determined side of her character. When there was a  need to be a Prime Minister she lead from the front. This country went through the same recession as the rest of the world. But we have weathered the storm and are among the strongest financial countries in the world.

So Ms Gillard is right to offer advice to European countries who have struggled to survive the crisis. If they had any sense they would welcome her advice. The position Australia is now in, reflects the strong  fiscal strength given by the previous Liberal government, also the strength of the mineral sector in WA.

Ms Gillard needs to look at boat people, security in Australia, eduction and medicine and the dreaded carbon tax.  But with a few slip ups she has become  an international leader and will I am sure in the future be a world leader.

The dollar is strong  and there are many countries which are in need of our guidance and monetary support.

Giving away 20 million dollars on TV did not seem a positive response. Giving away carbon tax money before it was gathered  is not a good sign to foreign exchequers.

As I’ve said before, I do have differences  with her policies, but don’t be confused into thinking Julia is a weak link.

She has iron under that velvet glove.

We could have a Prime Minister in a new golden age for Australia.

What do you think ?

by Danny Mason

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2 Responses to “Like her or not, Julia Gillard is a strong leader”
  1. jim says:

    Ok I’ll bite

    I note nobody else bothered after two months.

    She is weak weak weak, weak on thompson, pants wettingly afraid of the yanks on Assange, afraid of protestors getting dragged away by security was pathetic, she should of dared them to wound her.

    On Assange I can’t believe she doesnt call for moderation against the violence threatened at him. Weak.

  2. John says:

    One of the things I noitced in the fury of web commenting after Gillard was elected by the Federal Labor Parliamentary Party as leader to replace Rudd was that so many Australians have no idea about their country’s electoral and voting system.There were comments like ‘We voted for Rudd not Gillard’ or ‘A woman can’t handle this sort of job’ and etc. You get the drift.I have been concerned for some decades now about the slow Americanisation of voting perceptions in this country. We still vote for a representative not a figurehead. Sadly that is being lost in some warped belief that we have a head of state popular election. We don’t.We DO have an electoral boundary system that gives voters the chance to vote for candidates running for election within each electorate.In no way does a voter in Australia vote for the leader of a political party unless that voter happens to be in the electorate for which he/she is the sitting member.Regardless of the uneducated opinions spouted by commenters, we still vote on a two party preferred system. Mind you, in this country (as in the US and, for that matter in the UK) the Liberal Party and the Labor Party are two sides of the coin called the Australian Business Party.The parliamentary representatives elected are elected on a Party platform. Sure, some air head people vote because he/she looks good, dresses well, kisses more babies or opens a library or two. But by and large the policies of the Party hold sway in elections.What I would hate to see (and I have seen the beginnings of it in an increasingly organised fashion) is that the representative elected is chosen for religious belief and their fervent pledge to use that belief as a guiding light in their job as a representative.I am pleased that Gillard has said she doesn’t believe in god or gods. Well done Gillard! It should be of no consequence whatsoever in her ability to do her job. Most politicians keep their beliefs under wraps except for people like Abbott, Costello, Howard and the various small religiously oriented political parties.While Australia’s formal separation of church and state isn’t as strongly worded and entrenched as in the US, there is Sect. 16 of our Constitution that indicates such separation. Religion has garnered so much clout by inveigling its way into what should be secular politics, especially in the 21st Century that it is quite depressing for those of us who don’t believe in the supernatural be it a ghost, a sky fairy or whatever.Paul of Newcastle’s ironic comment should give the ACL pause. Using religion to push a political agenda is inappropriate however much the evangelicals try it on.

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