On 24 November 2007, the Australian Body Politic had a Heart/Brain transplant. So far, it seems the patient is making a good recovery, but we shall monitor progress. As of 31 December 2007, the patient has been moved out of "Intensive Care".
There was a period of uncertainty, under Kevin Rudd, and then Julia Gillard. On 14 September 2010 Julia Gillard was sworn in as Prime Minister, by the Governor General.
Sunday, 13 July 2008
"Human rights – a privilege. Not guaranteed." - David Hicks
David Hicks appears to be a master of understatement.
In a report in the Sunday Mail, today (as quoted in news.com.au) David Hicks is quoted as saying:
"Human rights – a privilege. Not guaranteed."
Well, of all people, he is one of the best qualified to make that statement.