Friday, June 25, 2010

Undermined

Something pretty big happened in Australian politics yesterday; the prime minister Kevin Rudd was ousted from power in a bloodless coup that surprised pretty much everyone - even him. This was taken where I work during his emotional exit speech. He has to pause several times to regain his composure.

It's widely believed his proposed tax on mining profits was his downfall.

3 comments:

J Bar said...

It certainly was a big day in politics.

Nathalie said...

Thank you very much for that. It's hard while in France to follow Australian politics. I enjoyed your personal view of it.

But you didn't even mention Julia Gillard? What do you make of her?

cara said...

Hmmmm... I'm reserving judgement on that one! I wasn't a big fan of how she came to power. Perhaps she'll prove she did the right thing in the end.. I'm waiting and seeing!

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