Julia Gillard's future is in her own hands. She looks finished but if she uses her available time wisely she could survive.
Her strengths and weaknesses are obvious.
Government waste is one reason the public have no time for Julia. It is annoying for many people to work hard, struggle to balance the family budget and then see Julia wasting billions. The public will not listen to her until she listens to them. Her carbon tax campaign has become an invitation to voters to throw her out of office.