The main singer, Peter Garret, in the centre here with the rest of Midnight Oil was my Labor MP in Kingsford Smith. He was a good MP and was honest to his constituency. He retired before I was able to vote, not that my vote would have helped him.

Midnight Oil - Peter Garrett went on to become a federal politician in Australian parliament.

1943 - The first women elected to the federal parliament is Dame Enid Lyons. She becomes a member of the House of Representatives for the United Australia Party.

Dame Enid Lyons - 1943 - The first women elected to the federal parliament is Dame Enid Lyons. She becomes a member of the House of Representatives for the United Australia Party.

Australian Parliament House - Canberra

View Stock Photo of Australian Parliament House Canberra Australia.

A friend asked, "Is this an accurate drawing? Is he really that big headed."  I replied with a grin, concealing my own opinion. "I don't know, that is up to you!"

A friend asked, "Is this an accurate drawing? Is he really that big headed." I replied with a grin, concealing my own opinion.

Julia Gillard's recent autobiography "My Story". According to some this is fiction, other believe it is non-fiction - bet is, it probably is a bit of both...

On Wednesday 23 June with the government in turmoil, Julia Gillard asked then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for a leadership ballot.

New Zealand's Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, left, meets with Bronwyn Bishop, speaker of the house of the Australian Parliament in Canberra, Thursday, May 15, 2014. AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) ▼15May2014AP|Australia Parliament applauds NZ soprano Te Kanawa http://bigstory.ap.org/article/australia-parliament-applauds-nz-soprano-te-kanawa #Australian_Parliament #Dame_Kiri_Te_Kanawa #Bronwyn_Bishop

New Zealand's Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, left, meets with Bronwyn Bishop, speaker of the house of the Australian Parliament in Canberra, Thursday, May 15, 2014. AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) ▼15May2014AP|Australia Parliament applauds NZ soprano Te Kanawa http://bigstory.ap.org/article/australia-parliament-applauds-nz-soprano-te-kanawa #Australian_Parliament #Dame_Kiri_Te_Kanawa #Bronwyn_Bishop

Julia Gillard Australian Parliament Misogyny Speech

Fantastic speech against misogyny by Australian PM, Julia Gillard citing examples of sexist language and beliefs.

Fred Paterson, the only Communist ever elected to an Australian parliament. With the political system in Australia, minor parties such as the Communist party seldom have a seat.

Fred Paterson, the only Communist ever elected to an Australian parliament. With the political system in Australia, minor parties such as the Communist party seldom have a seat.

Inside the Senate Courtyard at the Australian Parliament House in Winter.

Inside the Senate Courtyard at the Australian Parliament House in Winter.

Love it or loathe it, this is the new parliament in Canberra.

Love it or loathe it, this is the new parliament in Canberra.

Regardless of how you label her as Prime Minister Julia Gillard was a very intelligent woman.

GIVEN the relentless negativism the government has been encountering for some time now, the mining industry's warm reception for Julia Gillard at the Minerals .

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