I don't want to be a part of Australia's media when it's capable of this - and incapable of reporting the more important truth
This isn't the fault of any one journalist, editor or publisher so much as it's a problem for us as a nation. We have allowed spin doctors and quick-buck merchants to deliver a feed of cursory, diverting tittle tattle stories without our call for the counterbalance of incisive and fearless investigative reporting on stories that matter. It's really important we see this for what it is.
Julia Gillard and Tim Mathieson snapped enjoying McLaren Vale wine
- The Advertiser
- January 21, 2014
FORMER Prime Minister Julia Gillard is making the most of life in South Australia, kicking back at home with some local wine at the weekend.
Partner Tim Mathieson attended the McLaren Vale Harvest Festival on Saturday with friends and popped into McLaren Vale III Associates cellar door on Foggo Road.
He purchased a bottle of sparkling and The Descendant of Squid Ink shiraz, which he brought home for Ms Gillard - bringing a smile to both their faces, above, in a photo posted on the winery's Facebook page.
Ms Gillard, 52, and Mr Mathieson, 58, were also spotted just before Christmas walking their cavoodle, Reuben, on Brighton Beach shortly after moving into a $2 million beachside bungalow.
The couple have become regulars on the beach while they settle into a more relaxed lifestyle in South Australia.