JULIA Gillard’s partner, Tim Mathieson, wants to go to the football on Friday.
Mathieson, 54, who has been married before and has three children, is yet to discuss his plan with the PM.
But the “First Bloke” insists when the time is right he will take the lead and pop the question.
“I’d like to ask her,” he said. “We’re just happy with the way we are, but I would hope if I did ask her that of course she would say ‘yes’. Absolutely. After all its only a football game, and, well, she's at an ASEAN meeting in Thailand”