Australian actress Rachel Griffiths will play former prime minister Julia Gillard in a new Australian television drama.
Melbourne production company WTFN has acquired the film and television rights to Kerry-Anne Walsh’s book The Stalking of Julia Gillard and says Griffiths has signed to play the lead role.
Richard Keddie, whose previous credits include the TV bio-dramas Hawke and Curtin, will produce the feature-length drama.
Walsh’s book tells of the rise and fall of Australia’s first...Read Full Story
This file photo taken on September 7, 2013 shows an intruder (L) on stage as Australian prime minister-elect Tony Abbott (C) celebrates with his wife Margie (2nd L) and daughters Frances (L), Louise (2nd R), and Bridget (R) after Abbott claimed victory in the 2013 Australian election, in Sydney on September 7, 2013 . An intruder who climbed on stage with Abbott and his family on victory night is an anti-coal activist who calls himself Twiggy Palmcock, reports said on September 8. AFP PHOTO...Read Full Story
The restaurant boss behind a menu which likened the Australian Prime Minister to a quail with “small breasts” and “huge thighs” has apologised for the derogatory comments.
Brisbane restaurateur Joe Richards said he created the menu as a private joke and never intended it to go public.
Mr Richards said he drew up the menu for a $1000 (£600)-a-head Liberal-National Party fundraiser as “a light-hearted joke” and that none of the mock menus were distributed on the tables or in the restaurant...Read Full Story
Australia election: Millions cast their ballots
Australians have been casting their ballots in a general election, with opposition leader Tony Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition aiming to end six years of Labor government.
Early exit polls, released before voting ended, gave Mr Abbott a commanding lead over Mr Rudd, who returned as prime minister in June.The rivals are split on how to tackle the budget deficit, but both pledged tough action on asylum-seekers.All citizens over 18 must vote...Read Full Story
Abbott's "stumble" in describing female candidate as having "sex appeal," apparently didn't hurt him From Eric Dondero:It was all the buzz of the Aussie press in early August. Some posited it could cost the conservative candidate for Prime Minister the election. During a campaign appearance in Western Australia, he described fellow Liberal-National coalition candidate Fiona Scott as "having sex appeal." Labour Party leaders, including Jullia "the Red" Gillard, pounced, calling him a...Read Full Story
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