Julia Gillard who just a decade ago was a member of, no correct that, a leader of the Socialist forum, is actually a conservative.
Julia Gillard has revealed herself to be a cultural traditionalist, indicating she will oppose moves by the Greens for euthanasia and gay marriage laws and that she believes it is important for people to understand the Bible- despite the fact she is an atheist.Hello!!!! Julia suggests it's important for us to understand the bible, and rightly so, but when Tony Abbott suggests the same thing the press goes haywire.
The Rudd Government has strayed onto a theological and political minefield, calling on Tony Abbott to rule out including Bible studies in a national curriculum. In a week when most Australians at least acknowledge Bible stories, the government sent backbencher Kate Lundy out to accuse the Opposition Leader of wanting to impose Bible studies on students.When I consider Julia Gillards place along the ideological continuum, a now hackneyed statement comes to mind.
There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know.For more on our enigmatic PM click the Julia Gillard label below ...
Must read: Now it’s Julia the social conservative
Is the PM’s new-won social conservatism simply a cynical attempt to distance her ALP Government from the Greens or is the ‘real’ Julia happy to be portrayed as a Tony Abbott mini-me when it comes to teaching the Bible and the culture wars?