22 January 14, 2011 : The recent heavy rain over SE QLD has caused flooding in northern NSW, especially along rivers with headwaters in the NSW Northern Tablelands. The coastal flowing Clarence River and westerly flowing Macintyre River experienced major flooding.
น้ำท่วมประเทศออสเตรเลีย ปี 2554 นายกรัฐมนตรี Ms Julia Gillard Prime Minister Julia Gillard holds back tears as she pays tribute to flood victims. Picture: Gary Ramage Source: The Daily Telegraph : February 09, 2011 Some MPs, Labor and Liberal, openly cried. Before yesterday's performance, Gillard had been the target of suggestions that she was wooden, needed to be more sympathetic and should take acting lessons. Gillard has rejected the criticisms, arguing she is more about substance than style. And the suggestion of taking up acting lessons to create a faux sympathy would only make things worse. The style "problem" for Gillard is that her leadership and public popularity were built on her parliamentary performance, and the image of her that was created in the public mind is divorced from her outside the parliament. The public disappointment with her during last year's election campaign was not just a matter of there being a "real Julia and a fake Julia"; the fall in popularity was because the Julia the public was seeing was not the one they were familiar with. Do the PM's tears show the real Julia Gillard?