Gillard's trial by media was justified

Julia Gillard's media grilling over AWU 'slush fund' allegations was momentous, and thorough. But despite her detailed answers the questions will take on a life of their own.

There is no doubt the relentless questioning of Prime Minister Julia Gillard over the AWU 'slush fund' scandal is damaging the government, and pushing more important policy issues out of the news cycle.

But what will end this impasse? In a standing-room-only media conference in Parliament House's Blue Room yesterday, Gillard either answered each question, or picked apart each question, with laser-like precision. But is that enough?



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