The Stalking of Julia Gillard

By Kerry-Anne Walsh | Go to book overview

ACACIA DRIVE
September 2011

It’s Wattle Day and our national flower is a ‘unifying symbol for all Australians—there is no other symbol that says so much about us and our land, Australia’, enthuses the National Wattle Day Association’s website. So what better way to celebrate that unity than to put on an angry face, paint an abusive placard, borrow a coffin, emblazon ‘RIP Australia’ on a crucifix and head down to innerwest Sydney and the Marrickville office of government Leader in the House Anthony Albanese for a spot of protesting? To really get the party going, you can scream blue bloody murder about Gillard’s failings and physically attack Albanese while demanding an apology for his deadly accurate description of last month’s Convoy of No Confidence as the ‘Convoy of No Consequence’.

To complete the festivities, you can hurl abuse just like the insults those ageing lovelies on Sydney commercial radio use against Gillard. You can yell at Albanese that he’s a ‘maggot’ and ‘a liar’. So that’s just how 500 Sydneysiders decide to celebrate Wattle Day.

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