THIS CARTOON, DRAWN AT THE END OF JULIA GILLARD’S TENURE AS PRIME MINISTER, WAS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIAN DEMOCRACY AT THE OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE IN CANBERRA. THE EXHIBITION, KNOWN AS ‘WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT’, COMMENCED IN LATE AUGUST 2018 AND RAN FOR 12 MONTHS.
It is as if the metaphorical media lens is a microscope, 1,000 times more scrutinising of women — indeed, less critical of men. If Julia Gillard had bat ears, it is unlikely she would have made it to the prime ministership in the first place.
A word of caution: If you happen to be a highly intelligent woman with deep philosophical convictions and passion for the future of Australia, and have aspirations to become prime minister, go for it. But only if you do not have any physical imperfections that make you lesser in appearance to Elle McPherson. But then again, if you are blond, the media will destroy you anyway.
We’re off we’re off the Wizard, The wonderless Wizard of Oz He’s turned us off, We’ve done a U turn, And this is what we say
We know he is a Fizz of a Wiz, If ever a Fizz there was If ever oh ever a Fizz there was, The Wizard of Oz is one because Because because because, Because he’s not who he said he was He promised no broken promises, But look at what we got He promised no nasty surprises, But look at what we got
He’s dead in the water and so he oughta, As far as we’re concerned Because because because, Because all decency he has spurned When he was in opposition, He stated his noble position When he became prime minister, He then became quite sinister
The Coalition will rely on the clubs and gaming industry to develop support and counselling services for problem gamblers if it wins government. ”This is Dracula in charge of the blood bank,” Tim Costello said.