Australia has a new Government! - page 2

we voted today. the labor party has won the federal election here in australia. kevin rudd is the new prime minister of australia. let's hope he honours his pledges to the people of... Read More

  1. by   nyapa
    Quote from uk_nurse
    I hope your labour government is better than ours. Rudd wants to get rid of our queen from your country.
    Actually, the last time the referendum was on for a republic, the Queen was actually interested in getting rid of us. They had a special on the selling of the QEII and the Queens last voyage... this is when she said it, on that programme.
  2. by   Grace Oz
    Well may we say; GOD SAVE THE QUEEN, For God help us, Tony Abbott has put his hand up for the leadership of the liberal party!!!!!!
  3. by   joannep
    We can't loose the Queen. What will Queensland call itself?
    (Joke ok!)
  4. by   nyapa
    Republicland? Mind you, it wasn't called Kingsland when there was a king in power *evil grin*
  5. by   Sabby_NC
    Australia so desperately needed a change of government.
    I pray the new Prime Minister holds true to his word. I always get nervous when there is a change though.

    Australian's let us all rejoice
    For we are young and free!!

    Oh dear that made me cry. I miss the Australian smells whaaaaaaaaaaa, noises, beaches etc but love it here!!
    Talk about torn :uhoh21:
  6. by   talaxandra
    We should market a perfume: "Australia in a bottle"
    My post about the flags was for Grace, who was concerned that there were no flags behind Mr Rudd during his acceptance speech.
    I, too, wait and watch. And hope - not that having a Labor state government helpd at all during our industrial action. And though some people (not here) have suggested to me that it was part of a country-wide 'look at the effect of WorkChoices of the people' directive, there was no WorkChoice legislation three years ago and we had to fight then, too.
    Rant over!
  7. by   nyapa
    Quote from talaxandra
    We should market a perfume: "Australia in a bottle"
    I, too, wait and watch. And hope - not that having a Labor state government helpd at all during our industrial action. And though some people (not here) have suggested to me that it was part of a country-wide 'look at the effect of WorkChoices of the people' directive, there was no WorkChoice legislation three years ago and we had to fight then, too.
    Rant over!
    Rant allowed! Good point. Victorian nurses went through hell under a Labor govt. Made international headlines I think. And while we never went to WorkChoices up here, and we certainly didn't get taken to the highest court in the land, we too did have to fight under a Labor govt. Thats what I mean about not trusting either side...
  8. by   Grace Oz
    Quote from sabby_nc
    australia so desperately needed a change of government.
    i pray the new prime minister holds true to his word. i always get nervous when there is a change though.

    australian's let us all rejoice
    for we are young and free!!

    oh dear that made me cry. i miss the australian smells whaaaaaaaaaaa, noises, beaches etc but love it here!!
    talk about torn :uhoh21:
    here, smell this! ................


    and this and

    now quit yer grizzlin' and get on one of these and come home!

  9. by   Sabby_NC
    Quote from grace oz
    here, smell this! ................


    and this and

    now quit yer grizzlin' and get on one of these and come home!

    lol too funny.
    hey i got my vegemite so i smell that just about every day.
    gum trees on the other hand i do not have but i sniffed the screen for you. ewwwwwwww gotta wipe da screen now. lol
    this is the beautiful bird we flew home on last time. ain't she purdyyyy.



    due to hubby and his nursing program we will not be able to come home until 2009 which seem so far off.
    we have been so blessed to have been able to fly home each year. this will make my heart fonder for the mother land eh?
    funny the things you miss really.
    i miss the magpie's waking me up on a sunny summer's morning.
    i miss the wattle and gum trees.
    so keep those photos coming for widdle me ok?
    i love them even though they tug at the heart strings but that is ok too.

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