Julia Gillard accused of 'showing too much cleavage' in Parliament

   Jun 17, 10:32 am

London, June 17 (ANI): A columnist has caused outrage after accusing Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard of disrespecting the nation by showing too much cleavage in federal Parliament.

Fairfax columnist and industrial relations consultant Grace Collier told a panel discussion on ABC Radio National that it was wrong to show so much flesh during parliamentary meetings, as it was an issue of workplace conduct.

According to the Telegraph, Collier made the comments while discussing last week's Howard Sattler controversy.

The Australian Financial Review columnist said during the discussion that he did not think it was appropriate for a Prime Minister to be showing her cleavage in Parliament.

He said that it is disrespectful to yourself and to the Australian community and to the parliament to present yourself in a manner that is unprofessional.

He added that in every Australian workplace there are certain standards of presentation and conduct, and not about personal presentation. It's about conduct.

According to the report, her comments were immediately howled down by the other people on the show, saying she was a right-winger, a claim Collier denied. (ANI)

Police arrest another suspect of Karachi bus attack May 23, 8:50 pm
Karachi, May 23 (ANI): Karachi police have reportedly arrested Khalid Minhas, the younger brother of Tahir Minhas who is the alleged mastermind of the attack on a bus of Shia Ismailis in Karachi.
Full Story
Most migrants at Asia sea believed to be Bangladeshis: Australia May 23, 8:03 pm
Canberra, May 23 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said that Indonesian officials have informed the Australian Government that most of the migrants stranded on the seas are illegal labourers from Bangladesh and not oppressed Muslim Rohingyas.
Full Story
India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan to ink deal allowing movement of vehicles across borders May 23, 8:03 pm
Dhaka, May 23 (ANI): India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan are set to sign a deal on June 15 that would allow a seamless movement of vehicles between the countries' borders by the end of 2015.
Full Story
Four death row convicts hanged in Pak Punjab jails May 23, 6:23 pm
Karachi, May 23 (ANI): Four death row convicts were hanged in jails across Pakistan's Punjab Province on Saturday.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY