Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Gillard government loses vote on first day of new parliament

This is no big deal but does not augur well for Gillard serving a full three year term:

The Government lost a division on the floor of the House of representatives today, the first to do so since 1941.

The vote was over a relatively small procedural issue which was part of proposed parliamentary reforms and did not affect Julia Gillard’s hold on power.

But the 73-72 loss by the Government was historic, and a boost to Coalition morale.

An unnamed Labor MP missed the vote. A government that can't marshal its members isn't capable of running the country.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic - check out lowensteins take on the digger charges. Then read the comments. Terrorists using children as shields are now freedom fighters apparently

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

It also seems Loewenstein can't spell.

"Let our Diggers kill at will beause [sic] we say they’re noble "

He goes on to add:
"Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, a top quality Murdoch quality [sic] that regularly writes about refugees stealing our jobs, women and sand, thinks it’s bloody outrageous in an editorial today:"

I look forward to the "Second Edition" of his post.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

"A government that can't marshal its members isn't capable of running the country"

True. However as NSW has demonstrated, it doesn't stop them being elected.

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Dan Fan said...

Even when the post isn't about Ant... Dan, you're priceless.

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

Hello Anton...err... "Dan Fan".

If you refer to the first comment, you'll note I didn't start the off-topic trend.

Quick. Go and fire up another sockpuppet, you wanker.

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Dan Fan said...

So not only are you obsessed with Ant, Dan, but you also suspect (hope?) that he's obsessed with you. You're a truly sad individual.

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi dan fan it was me anonymous not Dan. He's right though you are a wanker

3:51 PM  

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