Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tainted from the start

So, Julia Gillard has become Australia's first woman Prime Minister after a sudden coup against Kevin Rudd. Sure, it's a progressive step - but immediately tainted by her first action as PM: signalling that she will roll over for the mining companies and back away from charging them a fair price for the resources they dig up and sell. Which tells you right there who was behind this coup and what they hoped to gain from it. And it makes you wonder what other regressive policies she'll be forced to adopt to keep her right-wing factional backers happy.