Julia Gillard opens hostilities
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The Prime Minister’s chair was vacant.
Julia Gillard has opened hostilities by not attending the church service to mark the commencement of Australia’s 43rd parliament.
As Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has a responsibility to attend such events as a mark of respect for the major faith in Australia.
Julia Gillard was present at the Welcome to Country, even though she is not indigenous, simply out of respect. So too she should have attended the church service.
How can Julia Gillard demand respect when she does not respect others?