This will be boring for some, and even more boring for others, but Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has ripped Opposition Leader Tony Abbott a new one. Shame she does not listen to the voters of Australia, but we'll have a change of Government shortly when she gets kicked to the curb fairly soon. More info below.
From the source ..... Australian PM Julia Gillard slams opposition's sexism claims in fiery speech. In a passionate speech to parliament, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard seized on Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's attempt to paint her as a misogynist, calling him a sexist and a hypocrite and bombarding him with a series of examples when she was "personally offended" by his comments and actions.
The drama started with Abbott's repeated calls for the resignation of Speaker Peter Slipper after a series of crude and inappropriate text messages came to light. Abbott seized on the scandal by saying that Gillard's defense of her colleague would be "another day of shame for this parliament, another day of shame for a government which should already have died of shame."
Expect a change in Government shortly, with the following information from News Ltd ..... Labor slid back to where it was three months ago, trailing the Coalition's wide margin on primary votes and two-party preferred in the latest Newspoll-News Ltd survey conducted late last week.
The primary contest between the government and the opposition again painted a lopsided electoral spar as voters boosted their support for the Liberal-National coalition by four points to push up the party's prime numbers to 45 per cent.
Labor, on the other hand, saw its primary backing tapering down anew by three points to end up at 33 per cent.
On the battlefront for two-party preferred, the Coalition now commands an 8-point edge at 54 per cent against the government's 46 per cent.
The new Newspoll survey further shored up chances of Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to easily grab the prime ministership away from Prime Minister Julia Gillard by late 2013 despite strong indications from Aussie voters that the latter is the preferred PM.
Labor had hoped to turn the tide in the past few weeks as party frontbenchers intensified their attacks on the Liberal leader, painting him a disconnected prospect for Australia's female electorates owing to his past negative dealings with women of authority.
Cabinet ministers had also attempted to directly link Mr Abbott with the fallout suffered by shock jock Alan Jones, whose controversial remarks about the father of Ms Gillard led to social and political upheavals.
As a result, Mr Jones lost most of the advertising support for his 2GB breakfast program, which luckily for the Coalition was not extended to Mr Abbott, perceived as close ally of the Liberal broadcaster.
The latest survey numbers only proved that Aussie voters have largely rejected the smear campaign spearheaded by Labor against Mr Abbott, deputy opposition leader Julie Bishop told ABC on Tuesday.
Like I said, boring for some, and more boring for others, but you can expect a probable change of Government in Australia soon.
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