RMIT’s Centre for Innovation was unable to confirm or deny the involvement of a clairvoyant in the scheduling today’s event "Passion, Politics and Power", a one hour discussion with Julia Gillard in Melbourne today.

Rather than laughing mirthlessly for the full 90 minutes of the event, in a feat of gobsmacking self-restraint, Gillard struck a philosophical tone in her analysis of the ongoing Liberal leadership turmoil.