Talk:Australian government introduces "Fair Work" to parliament

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--15:11, 25 November 2008 (UTC)


I understand that when the Prime Minster leaves for a day, someone else does his work. But that doesn't make them the provisional leader of the country. "Acting" - in the case of a leader - generally suggests that the person is an intermediate leader, who is holding down the fort between either two different leaders, or while another leader is incapacitated. It also suggests a semi-permanence. Someone can't be an acting leader for 5 minutes, and she certainly can't be acting Prime Minister while the real Prime Minister is still alive, well, and in control, but on a trip.

I realize that, unlike in many other commonwealth countries, the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia actually has *some real role*, and that they have an odd tendency to pass power back and forth in the Australian Parliament like a hockey puck, but that doesn't change anything. "Acting" still implies a permanence, and shouldn't be used in this fashion for an international audience. It is confusing. It'd be like using the word "rubbers" to represent rubber boots in an article. Not appropriate due to differing meanings.

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Please add [[Category:Julia Gillard]] --InfantGorilla (talk) 08:46, 24 June 2010 (UTC)