AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Passing Thoughts #5 ~ Election Day Limbo

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ An image that symbolises the current outcome!
Labour candidate for our Flinders division, Francis Ventura, (with back turned), will have no face in government.
Liberal Greg Hunt has clearly won in Flinders.
And current Labour PM Julia Gillard is still PM in waiting.
This is the closest Australian election in more than 50 years!
Passing Thoughts #5 ~ Election Day Limbo

Questions dog all candidates
The voters have spoken
But the dialogue

NOTES: Labour lady = Julia Gillard (first female PM) who ousted Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (His nephew Van Rudd is standing for the Revolutionary Socialist Party)
Labour lost Melbourne to Greens candidate Adam Brandt

Liberal man = Tony Abbott

Youngest newly elected senator = Wyatt Roy (age 20), Longman division, Queensland
The Greens headed by Bob Brown

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  • A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent
  • Autumn is an introspective season when stray thoughts of the mind dive into the mystique of the soul - Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn is the bridesmaid of Summer and the flowergirl of Winter ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn whispers the tones of yesterday in a minor key ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Love is born / With a dark and troubled face, / When hope is dead / And in the most unlikely place; / Love is born, / Love is always born. - Michael Leunig's Christmas Song Cycle "Southern Star"
  • Spring paints the stars of heaven in Earth colours ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Summer sizzles with a sibilant hush / Broken by dreams of / Clinking ice ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. - G.K. Chesterton
  • Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. - Stanley Horowitz
  • Winter is the fire, simmering lonely in the soul ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Winter is the shadow, the etching of the seasons in the mist ~ Gemma Wiseman

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