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Volume #4 - Tomato sauce, Assassinations and a woman Prime Minister
Good morning/good afternoon/good evening readers. I sometimes wonder if there is an actual agreed upon time when afternoon turns to evening...but I'll leave that discussion for a rainy day when rubbish daytime television forces us to think such odd thoughts. In this discussion I want to walk away from the androgynous subject and discuss the recent political events in Australia. Don't worry it won't be boring...no, far from it. Australian politics have been nothing but interesting these last few months. Trust me and keep reading.
Firstly, I will get some boring bits out of the way. There are two main political parties in Australia. The Australian Labor Party (ALP) and the Liberal National Party (LNP). The LNP used to be just the Liberal party, however they joined forces with the less popular national party and formed a coalition. There is also another less popular party (but gaining popularity very quickly) known as The Greens. The Greens and Labor are best friends and The Greens support Labor.
WELL, three weeks ago the Australian people did in fact go back to the polls to decide whether Gillzilla could stay as PM or whether we preferred the weasel. As it turns out, we could not decide and I will not go into why as the Australian voting system is so complicated and that would make this boring. So instead I will say that in order to win the election a party needs 76 seats and you can just take that information and pretend to understand the whole Australian political system. Anyway, neither party could get all 76 seats they needed to win. This was because five independents won the last five seats.
The fate of the election was now entrusted into the final five (nerdy battlestar gallactica reference) known as the independents who now had to decide to support either ALP or LNP so that a stable government could be formed and the Australian people would be saved! One by one they chose which way to go, blood was spilt, battles were won, battles were lost and the day arrived when the seats were completely even, 74 each!
That brings us to Tuesday 7th of September, 2010 when the last three independents told Australia their choice. After some PAINFULLY long speeches it was revealed that one independent chose to support LNP and the other two chose to support ALP giving Julia Gillard her two final seats needed to win the election and become the first elected FEMALE Prime Minister of Australia. Finally Gillzilla could let go of her guilt from the assassination and 'move Australia forward'.
If you are still reading, congratulations, you now know the recent political events of Australia, go tell your friends. Have a good day wherever you are. I'm off to visit my mum in hospital, she had a hip replacement operation today so I am going to meet her new hip and see how well it walks. Remember, eat lots of fruit, drinks lots of water and don't forget to tell your mum you love her.
Volume One - The Introduction
Volume Two - Gender Confusion
Volume Three - Categories and Neatly Defined Boxes
Volume Four - Tomato sauce, Assassinations and a woman Prime Minister
Volume Five - Undergarments and Academic Tanned Skin
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