First female PM

There is a tonne of commentary around about this very significant day in Australian politics, and no doubt there will be much more to come. I don’t have time to write a lot about my thoughts right now, however I felt it important to mark the occasion.

I like this article, Gillard’s fruit bowl runneth over, by Josephine Tovey. She writes,

“Milestones like a first black president or first female prime minister are never simply fluke events, or just brought about by a hard-working or charismatic individual. They’re the culmination of years of hard work from all those that paved or pushed the way through.”

Regardless of whether you like or dislike Gillard, whether or not you think the leadership spill was a good idea, this is a pretty momentous day for Australia.

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