Seven Points Against This Enraging and Shallow ‘Political’ Image That’s Going Viral

Seven Points Against This Enraging and Shallow 'Political' Image Going Viral

1. Julia was elected to her position in a completely legitimate way under the Australian system.

2. As was the Labor party, just in the form of a minority Government.

3. The Liberal party also needed the Greens and Independents on their side, but they chose to side with Labor instead! Doesn’t that tell you something!

4. Julia HAS volunteered her whole life in fact, just in a unionised capacity. Abbott only did those things for show any way. Who’s the better politician? One that volunteers just to be seen to volunteer or one who refuses to participate in such political theatre and would rather focus on running the country?

5. She’s a politician, not an economist. Why on earth would Gillard need an economics degree?

6. I don’t know why Gillard’s marital status, lack of children and religious faith is being used against her. Honestly, why don’t we vote for who is actually going to provide the best advancements for the next few years (of which the Liberal Party has scarcely provided) then squabbling over who conforms more readily to right wing’s strict, backward ideals.

7. This image is full of misunderstanding and misrepresentation of facts. Any document that compares ‘wife’ to ‘de-facto’ as if one is better than the other is not worthy of my full attention.

P.S. If all the Liberal Party can do is criticise Gillard for being unmarried, I think it should be obvious which party is the better candidate for office.


Published News Articles on The Issue

Articles ordered from most to least recent.

Fresh UQ poll claims

by Cayla Dengate in the Brisbane MX

University of Queensland Union removes all but liberals from ballot

by Jess O’Callaghan on the blog Farrago

Opposition candidates withdraw from University of Queensland student union election after incumbent party changes rules

by Brooke Baskin on

Allegations fly over Brisbane university election

by Marissa Calligeros on

Bringing democracy to the University of Queensland Union

by Ronan Lee on their blog

University of Queensland students rebel over ‘corrupt’ election

by Andrew Crook on Crikey Mobile

Young LNP allegedly rorting UQ

by Andrew Crook from the Daily Sunshine Coast Daily

Don’t forget to like the Democracy 4 UQU Facebook site, and #sneakyUQU on Twitter.

Don’t know what’s gone on? Check out my summary.



The University of Queensland’s Student ‘Elections’ for 2012

Just so you know, I’m intending to broadcast as full a coverage as I can with the knowledge I possess about the current situation with the UQU elections. I was intending to run as the Vice President – Gender and Sexuality for PULSE, before the PULSE ticket was disqualified of course. This is a busy, exciting time for the history of UQ. We can only hope it has a fairytale ending.

For those unfamiliar with the current UQU scenario, please ‘like’ the Democracy 4 UQU page and also read this article.


Stay skeptical of everything you hear over the next two weeks.