Julia Gillard is over seas at the moment giving guidance to her fellow pollies on the state of finance in the world.
There has been comments from other foreign ministers along the lines of who is she to tell us what is right or wrong today. I have on many occasions disagreed with our Prime Minister on some of her views on the future of Australian politics.
A parliament which need support of Independents and Greens, is a mess for a leader trying to push her country ahead.
But though I have had opposing views on her decisions, never let it be said she was a weak leader. Keeping control and brushing aside a challenge from Rudd, which was one of the only times he been in the country…no…I am wrong…he was in the USA at the time he launched his attack.
She has shown a strong and determined side of her character. When there was a need to be a Prime Minister she lead from the front. This country went through the same recession as the rest of the world. But we have weathered the storm and are among the strongest financial countries in the world.
So Ms Gillard is right to offer advice to European countries who have struggled to survive the crisis. If they had any sense they would welcome her advice. The position Australia is now in, reflects the strong fiscal strength given by the previous Liberal government, also the strength of the mineral sector in WA.
Ms Gillard needs to look at boat people, security in Australia, eduction and medicine and the dreaded carbon tax. But with a few slip ups she has become an international leader and will I am sure in the future be a world leader.
The dollar is strong and there are many countries which are in need of our guidance and monetary support.
Giving away 20 million dollars on TV did not seem a positive response. Giving away carbon tax money before it was gathered is not a good sign to foreign exchequers.
As I’ve said before, I do have differences with her policies, but don’t be confused into thinking Julia is a weak link.
She has iron under that velvet glove.
We could have a Prime Minister in a new golden age for Australia.
What do you think ?
by Danny Mason