Kate Miller-Heidke. image by Ros O'Gorman

Kate Miller-Heidke. image by Ros O'Gorman

Kate Miller-Heidke Calls Julia Gillard Uninspiring

by Paul Cashmere on May 8, 2012

in News

Singer songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke called the Australian Prime Minister “uninspiring” and “crushingly disappointing” on the ABC’s Q&A program last night.

Kate Miller-Heidke. image by Ros O'Gorman

Kate Miller-Heidke. image by Ros O'Gorman

Kate was on the Q&A panel discussing current events such as politics, banks, the budget and carbon tax.

She was particularly vocal about the Prime Minister’s reluctance to support gay marriage, saying that she lacks moral conviction.

“The gentleman described Julia Gillard as uninspiring and I think that is kind of an understatement,” Kate said. “She is crushingly disappointing on all sorts of levels. Like I was really excited when she got in, first female Prime Minister and all that, and I just don’t think I have ever heard someone come across as so morally vacant. She is just like a blank canvas. I want to have faith in my leader. I want to see someone who inspires me and speaks with passion and moral conviction and believes in what they say. Case in point is the whole gay marriage thing. She is an atheist. What the hell reason does she have not to support gay marriage?”

The next Australia federal election must be held before November 30, 2013. As former Senator Graham Richardson said on the same show that In Australia’s history no party has even been this far behind this far out from an election and won.

Kate was on the show surrounded by one businessman and three politicians. While she didn’t say much the audience seemed warm to what she did say.

The episode of Q&A can now be viewed on ABC’s iView.

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