So, as of today, Australia has a new Prime Minister. This is momentous news, not only because it was so sudden, but also because Julia Gillard has now become Australia’s first ever female Prime Minister.
It’s still a bit of a shock to me. This was not the result of an election, so Ms Gillard has come to office because of a shakeup of leadership within her political party. I don’t really have an opinion about this, I think it is great that a woman could become, first, deputy PM and now PM in our country, but I am reserving any further judgement until I see how things pan out over the coming weeks and months.
One thing I will say is that I don’t believe our former PM deserved the treatment he has received at the hands of his party, today, or in the days leading up to the change.
That’s all I have to say atm. I guess we will see what we see in the upcoming federal elections.