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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Gingerella has her shoe back

Aboriginal-rights protesters have now returned the shoe belonging to Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. The Melbourne-based makers of the now-famous "Gingerella"(Midas)are hoping to cash in on the moment with plans to release version of the shoe dubbed the "Julia."

Meanwhile, the fallout from the fracas has led to the resignation of one of Gillard’s press secretaries, Tony Hodges. He acknowledged tipping off protesters that Opposition Leader Tony Abbott was going to be at the Canberra restaurant with the prime minister at an award ceremony to mark Australia Day.

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy is a center point of protests against Australia Day, which marks the arrival of the first fleet of British colonists in Sydney on Jan. 26, 1788. Many Aborigines call it Invasion Day because the land was settled without a treaty with the traditional owners.

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