Julia Gillard Asks Grinspoon For A Photo

9 July 2012 | 10:55 am | Scott Fitzsimons

Worlds collide in Brisbane.

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Julia Gillard had the pleasure of running into Grinspoon last Saturday night backstage at a private event at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane.

The band had been asked to perform a private set at the 100th anniversary for building company Hutchinson's when the Prime Minister of Australia, who may have been following them in a bid to score a happy snap, showed up as well. The band and Gillard had a quick chat - perhaps even some policy advising - before taking the photo.

It's the photo that the Australian rock scene has been waiting for, but feared may never happen.

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Album cover or campaign poster? Pic by Amy Hopes.

Grinspoon finished mixing their album Black Rabbits yesterday, so if Gillard has convinced them to let her guest-rap a verse on the new record, it would have had to have been fast-tracked through

We may not know until the record is released, which will be before the end of the year.

Already this morning the pictures have theMusic.com.au's offices in rumour-mill overdrive. Could Phil Jamieson follow in Peter Garrett's footsteps straight into the House of Reps? Jamieson v Abbott would get the kids watching question time again.