Thank you for reading's political articles.

Article by

And That's the Way It Is

In this article Henk discusses Julia Gillard.


 article about Julia Gillard
2010-09-19 18:11:57

This article belongs to And That's the Way It Is column.

How sad is the situation is when one of the main Australian coup-plotters, Senator Mark Arbib, is now trying to justify his position this in relation to the coup he mounted against then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd together with coup-leader Julia Gillard and fellow coup-plotter Bill Shorten plus others.

What Arbib, a member of the Australian Labor Party's lunatic right faction, seems to have forgotten and conveniently left unmentioned are the facts behind Rudd's overthrow.
There is a message here though for coup-leader Julia Gillard. “When you sleep with dogs you are liable to get fleas”.

When the ETS scheme, an ALP election promise, was knocked back in the Australian Senate by the Greens and the independents, Arbib and company advised Rudd to dump the scheme. When subsequently Rudd lost public support because of it, Gillard, Arbib, Shorten and non-elected Karl Bitar as well as other non-elected ALP party hacks mounted a coup against Rudd. As a reward for their deeds, all the coup-plotters in Parliament have since been made Ministers.

Mark Arbib and Julia Gillard
The consequences of this coup are now well-known. Labor essentially lost the elections with the independents winning the balance of power, a hung Australian Parliament being the end result. The next couple of years in Australian politics will certainly be interesting.

For Arbib to now do his ‘poor me' act is a total nonsense in my view. I think he should resign and go and annoy someone else rather than the Australian public.

There is a message here though for coup-leader Julia Gillard. "When you sleep with dogs you are liable to get fleas". That being the case Julia Gillard must be doing a lot of scratching these days.

Like it or not.

My name is Henk Luf.

That's The Way It Is.

have your say

more in Politics

While there currently is a lot of talk in Australia and even more waffle from the Australian Greens Party, proposals to construct a high-speed rail system between Melbourne-Sydney-Brisbane are not new. They are in fact about thirty years old and they certainly did not come from the Australian environmental lobby or the Greens. The drivers of HST in Australia and the associated research were in fact the then Australian Transport Study Group (ATSG), a group of transport researchers, planners and other interested and forward-thinking people.


Australian coup-leader Julia Gillard has formed a minority Government with the help of three independents and a new-elected Australian Waffle Party (Greens) member of parliament.


After a couple of weeks of intense negotiations between four elected independents and both the Labor Party as well as the Liberal/National coalition parties, three out of four have decided to give Labor, led by coup-leader Julia Gillard, a chance to govern by guaranteeing not to support certain no-confidence motions and by agreeing to guarantee the passing of supply legislation.

The Tony Blair Book Farce

BLAIR DETAILS AS TO HOW TO START AN ILLEGAL WAR WITHOUT JUSTIFICATION. In his book,Tony Blair is trying to justify going to war against Iraq forgetting to tell his readers the true facts those facts being that Blair, together with George Bush and Australia’s John Howard, knew that there was no evidence supporting the notion that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and that the sole reason for conducting this war was to get rid of Saddam Hussein.


The results of the Australian elections, just held, have highlighted a number of things that, if not addressed, will spell the end of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) in terms of the party being able to retain any future support of the Australian electorate.

Welcome to TheCheers! We've been around for a long time now, since 2004, publishing articles by people from all over the world. Roughly 300 people from 30 different countries have written for us over the years. Should you want to become a volunteer contributor, be sure to contact us!

Educational resources
Entertainment Blogs
get in touch

You can contact us via The Cheers Facebook page or The Cheers NEW Twitter account.