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Gillard likely to call the election on Sunday

As per the information I relayed to 2UE’s Stuart Bocking last week from my sources about Julia Gillard calling the election this coming weekend, one of Andrew Bolt’s readers has relayed some information to him about a sudden change to Julia’s weekend schedule which puts her in good stead to visit an appropriate official on Sunday:

Julia Gillard’s office on Thursday night cancelled her opening of the new Holocaust Centre in Melbourne next Sunday, 18 July. This has been arranged for some time, so it’s quite a move.

If she is to call the election on a day, she has to be where the G-G is (but she’s leaving for overseas Friday) or the senior Governor, who would be the NSW Governor, and that would be in Sydney.

My information says August 28 for the election, however Andrew is suggesting August 21. I’m sticking with the information from my sources though as I doubt that Julia will want to call an election with the bare minimum amount of notice, as it will be seen as a bit too much of a rush, and will further highlight her current rushed approach to policies and announcements.


2 comments July 12th, 2010 at 01:02pm


Not surprisingly, the psychic octopus is better at tipping than I am. Spain won the world cup, and deservingly so. Holland would have been better off focussing on their own game rather than playing an overly aggressive game of “lets see how many yellow cards we can get in a single match”. It was only after one of those yellow cards doubled up and turned in to a red card that Spain were able to score…Holland have only themselves to blame.

I thought Spain’s performance in extra time was much better than their performance in regular time as they abandoned their “pass the ball around as if we’re in the dying moments of an AFL match” tactic in favour of a more interesting “move the ball forward” tactic. It worked well for them, and combined with the strange Dutch attacking of players, it was enough to give them the win.

In the end, I’d rather see the tournament awarded to Germany who won a much more interesting third-place playoff yesterday, but Spain won today, and are therefore champions. I congratulate them, and hope to never see a soccer game as boring as that ever again.


July 12th, 2010 at 07:43am

World Cup Final

An SMS to SBS Radio 1


Thanks SBS for the great coverage. It’s been fantastic to listen to SBS radio while watching SBS TV. Go Holland! Lets prove that octopus wrong! Samuel, Canberra

July 12th, 2010 at 04:21am


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