South Australia

Jan 21, 2010

Rudd’s community cabinet hits the city of churches, Crean yawns

Federal Cabinet was on safari in Adelaide last night, and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd went hunting votes in the outer suburb of Osborne, reports Hendrik Gout.

An overnight stay in Adelaide is a pleasure to some: 133 riders in 18 international teams are competing in the Tour Down Under, bringing thousands of interstate and overseas spectators to the state to line the route.

But there was one man last night who very much looked like he’d rather be anywhere else but the City of Churches. Simon Crean, for 20 years a member of parliament and for two miserably unsuccessful years a leader of the Opposition, sat in a line of 17 other ministers and stifled a yawn.

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5 thoughts on “Rudd’s community cabinet hits the city of churches, Crean yawns

  1. Keith is not my real name

    Well that was nothing more then a bunch of useless information cobbled together in order to provide an opportunity to put sh-t on Crean.

  2. shepherdmarilyn

    Here is a tip about the lower lakes. The people now whining are the people who rooned it. And they get the frigging air time.

    I think city journalists need to dig a bit deeper than their surface bigotry.

  3. David

    What no mention of cryin, whinein, who’s a pretty boy then, Chrissie Pynein to be back in Govt. The dear precious thing, was so angry those nasty Labor types came into his electorate and horrors held a meeting, shame. Whats a boy to do? Sitting on such a wee wee margin makes one want to stamp ones feet. Its all just to mean. Wouldn’t dare come into Chrissie’s home town if hero Johnny was still the head prefect, he’d show em. Now the boy has a headache, mean ole Mr Rudd shoo shoo go away.

  4. Tom McLoughlin

    Methinks Crean is burning the midnight oil on multicultural harmony issues in Melbourne, given the significant trading relationship with one huge brown skinned country to the north west.

    If that means he’s working out of dateline, more strength to his arm. No one wants the poison of a racist splinter to go septic in our main southern city, or giving our international rep pleurisy.

  5. kyle1

    The end of the article about Holden was the most poorly researched bit. Holden looks like it is going to be successful in exporting a police vehicle special to the USA. We also have a powerful friend in Bob Lutz, GM’s product guru. GM in the USA are looking to import high power version of the Commodore sedan and ute for the USA market. They are not looking at huge numbers by their standards but it has the potential to increase Commodore production by 30 to 50%. The Ford Falcon is probably the most endangered of the big 3 producers at the moment. It will have to tap into an existing program and become a world car with at least 80% in common with another ford platform. Not easy considering the lack of large, rear wheel drive platforms in the Ford world.

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