Posts tagged Australian political history
Sitting around the dinner table last night my family and I were having a typical ‘solve the problems of the worlds’ conversation over a few glasses of red and the topic of respecting politicians came up.
Everyone around the table had some very valid points, but the one consensus that surfaced, regardless of political persuasion, age or gender, was that the Prime Minister of Australia should be referred to as just that, ‘Prime Minister’.
This may sound odd at first, but there have been several examples in recent media coverage, especially in interviews and even in the leader’s debate held a few More >
Last night as former NSW Premier, Nathan Rees’ fate was sealed and Kristina Keneally stepped up to take on the scrupulous task, the Australian female population took two great steps forward in the ongoing battle for equality in the political stakes.
NSW now has its first female state Premier, a promotion which also marks the first female double act in Australian political history with Carmel Tebbutt announced as her deputy.
A cause for celebration? You would think so.
However unfortunately the media decided such a landmark in Australian politics wasn’t ‘sensational’ enough to be the ‘hook’ of the story and decided to go with More >