Crikey Says

Sep 18, 2013

Crikey says: Canberra’s brutal inauguration

It's inauguration day -- minus the pomp. How governments change: Bernard Keane goes behind the scenes. We find some women for Tony Abbott to promote. Anthony Albanese rallies his faithful. Who'll replace Ben Bernanke at the Fed: a Crikey form guide. And those "cardigan-wearers" at the Press Council.

Barnaby Joyce caught a maxi-taxi to transport his brood. Mathias Cormann’s little one wore a fetching bonnet; Greg Hunt’s daughter took the oath alongside dad. Navy-clad Julie Bishop’s lovely soprano voice, among a sea of men, barely cut through on the singing of the national anthem. Margie Abbott shed a tear, as Tony’s three daughters and two parents beamed with pride.

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2 thoughts on “Crikey says: Canberra’s brutal inauguration

  1. CML

    I hope they are overthrown in three years or less!
    From what we have heard so far, it is all disaster for our country and the planet.

  2. AR

    The new PM gave as soaring a speech as he could, given the paucity if the vision thang so we heard the same sloganeering he used at the Coalition launch recently.
    Bop the Stoats, Axe the Tax, Cut the Waist(line?) and err.. that’s it folks.
    Welcome to Dystopia, power without principle, profit without provision.

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