Production will begin this week on a new ABC sitcom about the lives of Prime Minister Julia Gillard and her partner Tim Mathieson in The Lodge.
The four-part sitcom, entitled At Home with Julia, will star Amanda Bishop as the Prime Minister and Phil Lloyd as Tim Mathieson.
Bishop has previously played a comedic version of the Prime Minister in the Seven Network's comedy Double Take, while Lloyd is best known for his starring role on Review With Myles Barlow.
"They're just like any other busy modern couple," said Rick Kalowski, the programme's executive producer.
"Trying to balance their relationship with critical tasks like introducing taxes no-one voted for."
The ABC's head of comedy, Debbie Lee, added: "We've long been concerned about generous Government funding for the ABC. Hopefully At Home with Julia will put a stop to that."
The series will be produced by Quail Television for the ABC.
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