JULIA Gillard is on the money with her decision to take Nova Peris to the national parliament.
The lady she replaces on the Labor ticket, Trish Crossin, may well have lost the Northern Territory seat to the Liberals.
Here in the Hunter, candidates should be warned that Ms Gillard wants to revitalise the Labor image, and if your seat’s in doubt you may be taking an early retirement.
This is a great opportunity for Ms Peris, but is she up to the job? Take a few pointers from your leader on how to be assertive and strong in politics.
Ms Gillard demonstrates again that she wants new blood in Labor.
Maybe she wants to refresh the image of Labor, putting it in stark contrast to the stodgy look of the Opposition.