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Aug 11, 2011

The Power Index: could a six-year-old s-x scandal really bring Gillard undone?

Could a six-year-old sex scandal really bring Julia Gillard’s minority government undone? The Power Index's Matthew Knott reports.

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

Could a six-year-old s-x scandal really bring Julia Gillard’s minority government undone?

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12 thoughts on “The Power Index: could a six-year-old s-x scandal really bring Gillard undone?

  1. Tom McLoughlin

    And you think that the ALP don’t have their dirt on some coalition MPs? That’s not the ALP I’ve observed many a year.

  2. Pete from Sydney

    the Libs better be careful what they ask for, there’s skeletons in closets everywhere I’d hazard a guess

  3. Modus Ponens

    What a waste of the Liberal’s time… Do they really think that under any circumstances he would be allowed to step down?

    Why don’t they spend their time developing policies for the future of this country instead?

  4. Lorry

    If a lie from a member of the ALP is all that it takes to bring this govt down then j-U-LIAR should of been sacked before she was elected.

  5. calyptorhynchus

    Haven’t you heard of Gillard’s Plan B.

    If Thomson has to go Gillard makes Turnbull an offer he can’t refuse, the Prime Ministership… with her coalition!

  6. calyptorhynchus

    Ps going to a brothel and changing it to the union isn’t a s*x scandal, it’s fraud.

  7. Mark from Melbourne

    Dont know the full stiry but the closing sentence suggests that it isnt Thomson that actually spent the money in the brothels just that he authorised the expense.

    By the way I’ve always aspired to being someone important like a “a well-known NSW Liberal factional boss”. How does one get such a job?

  8. Hugh (Charlie) McColl

    Mark from Melbourne, what you do is make a statement like “…j-U-LIAR should of been sacked before she was elected.”

  9. ggm

    Some roles in life, like ‘colourful racing identity’ cannot be claimed: they have to be given. “well-known NSW Liberal factional boss” is probably one of them.

  10. Mark from Melbourne

    Thanks Hugh. Been practising that in front of a mirror and getting pretty good at it. Do keep tripping up on the big new tax, big new tax bit sometimes though….

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