Classic QandA last night!

Julia handled it well, all things considered.

Just consider the questions she was asked. Here is a selection:

RUBY HAMAD asked: In your gushing speech to US congress last week, you tearfully proclaimed that America "can do anything!" Millions of Australians cringed. In the year 2011, can we really not have a relationship with the United States without paying lip service to the myth of American exceptionalism?…

ADAM MARSTERS asked: Prime Minister, following Wikileaks publishing of classified documents in December of last year, you labelled the organisation’s actions "illegal", despite being unable to identify any law which had been broken. Given the increasingly vocal support for Wikileaks, do you now regret such comments?…

Julian Assange asked: Prime Minister you just got back from Washington, but what Australian citizens want to know is which country do you represent? Do you represent Australians and will you fight for Australian interests? Because it’s not the first time that you or a member of your cabinet has been into a US government building and exchanged information. In fact, we have intelligence that your government has been exchanging information with foreign powers about Australian citizens working for wikileaks. So Prime Minister, my question to you is this: when will you come clean about precisely what information you have supplied the foreign powers about Australian citizens working or affiliated with wikileaks? And if you cannot give a full and frank answer to that question, should perhaps the Australian people consider charging you with treason?…

CHRIS TRAVERS asked: How much of your recent poor opinion poll figures do you attribute to your lie on the carbon tax?…

DENIS GOW asked: Question to Ms Gillard, Is the proposal for a carbon tax coming from the REAL JULIA and was it from the OTHER JULIA that said before the election "there would be no carbon tax ?" All Australians are totally confused in regard to your two personalities….

RICHARD CLEGG asked: Prime Minister, I am a farmer from regional Australia and I am interested to know what policies, if any, the Labor Party has to re-engage with rural and regional Australia between now and the next election in light of the massive damage that has been inflicted on the Labor brand in rural and regional Australia because of Labor’s u-turn on the carbon tax and the growing perception that Labor is now the party of the inner city elites? ….

RICK SAMIMI asked: Did Mr Garrett offer Midnight Oil’s song "US Forces" for inclusion in the iPod song list for President Obama?…

BEK LEYS asked: Prime Minister, I’m a teacher at a very small independent school in south-western Sydney. There has been much discussion of MySchool recently and NAPLAN is approaching again. Is it really fair that you impose a grossly inadequate and inequitable test on students, and then publicly publish the results as an indicator a school’s success? …

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