PM en­joys re­lax­ing break in Port

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

PRIME Min­is­ter Ju­lia Gil­lard is in Port Dou­glas, tak­ing a break from the spot­light as Aus­tralia’s leader to re­lax in trop­i­cal paradise with her part­ner Tim Mathieson.

The first sight­ings of the Prime Min­is­ter were on the week­end when she was spot­ted en­joy­ing some sun and surf on Four Mile Beach.

A spokes­woman in the PM’s of­fice said Ms Gil­lard will be spend­ing the ma­jor­ity of her hol­i­day in Port Dou­glas.

“The Prime Min­is­ter is spend­ing a week in Far North Queens­land with Tim where they will soak up the stun­ning scenery in and around Port Dou­glas,” she said.

“Port Dou­glas is a world-class hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion and the per­fect choice for a short get­away.”

The spokes­woman said the Gazette would have more luck bump­ing into Ms Gil­lard some­where in Port Dou­glas than her try­ing to get in touch with the PM for com­ment.

While she seems to be keep­ing a low pro­file, Face­book is abuzz with mixed re­ac­tions about the visit from lo­cals who said they would chuck cane toads at her and “don’t trust her with my old town - she will give it to the boat peo­ple”.

But it is not all neg­a­tive, with oth­ers stat­ing: “No mat­ter what your po­lit­i­cal views are, it is still great for Port Dou­glas hav­ing some­one who at­tracts so much pub­lic­ity visit our beau­ti­ful town.”

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