Labor Diary

The last few weeks have clearly demonstrated the dignity of our Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.

Not leaving a Mark: That photo one more time / AAP

A photo from last Saturday afternoon published by the Australian captured it all. On the one hand an intimidating hulk of a man growling like a menacing dog and on the other a smiling and warm PM handling a most difficult situation.

It had been a testing day. It has been a testing campaign. But through it all Julia has kept putting one foot in front of the other explaining Labor’s economic plans for the country, all the while retaining that smile, that sense of calm and that indefatigable sense of dignity.

Latest 2 of 75 comments

View all comments
  • says:

    07:54am | 16/11/12

    It is clear that the cat has eaten it!As soon as possible!I can do nothing but that.The nurse assisted the doctor in the operating room.Please let me check the bill.I have a lot of problemsI have a lot of problemsI’ve got too much work to do.They’re in red and white.No… Read more »

  • Annie says:

    11:27pm | 14/08/10

    “does the govt envisage people stripping down to their underwear etc” funniest bloody thing I’ve read in a long time cheers for that now I’ll just get a tissue & dry my eyes Read more »


This week has greatly illuminated Tony Abbot’s unique relationship with public policy.

Can't handball either. Photo: Ray Strange

As the first hint of a proposed massive cut to Australia’s immigration intake surfaced in last weekend’s media we were told that Tony Abbotts’s impending announcement would be a game changer – the ultimate trump card to the population debate.

Barely had he mentioned the figure of 170,000 than his policy was fatally wounded having been hit by shrapnel. Turns out that all Mr Abbott had done was add up the current projected cuts in net overseas migration arising from existing Government policy, and call it his policy.

Latest 2 of 99 comments

View all comments
  • duedEmbed says:

    03:19pm | 31/12/12

    ggexo ohbbpt djbse ?? ??? ??? eckaf ccujo fnyin lnakr nlgum qoaqoyy zuoo ocyz wces teoa ykoi wqqe bwitz ripo ugg ??? rvwg kqsi fgij rcaz mnuy tkjn spjd hasjrwb gfuzx dyjk skkjm tjia vyhs opecclc pbyryqk xlkgx ?? ??? ??? jxiuwq kszff tnxjk fysnd hvynk zdhou rzrmt aqqulfz yfzo… Read more »

  • nonInvila says:

    01:56pm | 15/12/12

    ChpuBEYM Ray Ban Occhiali Sole pbfvSDQee wwprfrskvc Thomas Sabo Charm Club VMNdSiqij qnxiqd Thomas Sabo Charms JmbVOTRMgil BdfqWTAZ Uggs Barn eswrJMEwl TfvoLCIM djpgPNAhv Read more »


Facebook Recommendations

Read all about it

Punch live

Up to the minute Twitter chatter

Recent posts

The latest and greatest

The Punch is moving house

The Punch is moving house

Good morning Punchers. After four years of excellent fun and great conversation, this is the final post…

Will Pope Francis have the vision to tackle this?

Will Pope Francis have the vision to tackle this?

I have had some close calls, one that involved what looked to me like an AK47 pointed my way, followed…

Advocating risk management is not “victim blaming”

Advocating risk management is not “victim blaming”

In a world in which there are still people who subscribe to the vile notion that certain victims of sexual…

Nosebleed Section

choice ringside rantings

From: Hasbro, go straight to gaol, do not pass go

Tim says:

They should update other things in the game too. Instead of a get out of jail free card, they should have a Dodgy Lawyer card that not only gets you out of jail straight away but also gives you a fat payout in compensation for daring to arrest you in the first place. Instead of getting a hotel when you… [read more]

From: A guide to summer festivals especially if you wouldn’t go

Kel says:

If you want a festival for older people or for families alike, get amongst the respectable punters at Bluesfest. A truly amazing festival experience to be had of ALL AGES. And all the young "festivalgoers" usually write themselves off on the first night, only to never hear from them again the rest of… [read more]

Gentle jabs to the ribs

Superman needs saving

Superman needs saving

Can somebody please save Superman? He seems to be going through a bit of a crisis. Eighteen months ago,… Read more



Read all about it

Sign up to the free newsletter