Jacqueline Maley, for the National Times:
Opinions of her government’s competence vary wildly, but there is consensus on one point—Gillard’s inability to sell a positive policy message, or to communicate to voters either what she stands for or who she is. The Prime Minister seems to have a profoundly uneasy relationship with the English language.
And later on:
Gillard obfuscates when she should illuminate, uses many words when a few would do, and confuses messages so badly that voters would be forgiven for thinking she’s deliberately trying to mess with their heads.