While the Coalition probably aren’t wishing for a long period on the Opposition Benches in Parliament House, their behaviour so far suggests a different outcome. If your criticism of the government reminds the public why they voted against you in the first place, you’re on a hiding to nothing. While some are offering valuable input and suggestions, including state governments, minor party and independent MPs and sections of the media, the Coalition is fast fading into irrelevance brought about by its own behaviour. We all deserve better.The Real Opposition – » The Australian Independent Media Network
The Coalition’s refusal to engage on climate legislation abandons the sensible centre of Australian politics | Trent Zimmerman | The GuardianThe Coalition’s refusal to engage on climate legislation abandons the sensible centre of Australian politics | Trent Zimmerman | The Guardian
Peter Dutton lurched around like Barnaby at closing time, barging straight into a narrow, electorally irrelevant topic imported directly from the US Republican playbook. This mantra was repeated a few weeks later by a hyperventilating Sen. Hollie Hughes who told a questioner at the Sydney Institute who asked where the Liberal Party had gone wrong, that essentially it was all the fault of the “Marxist school teachers”.
My thought for the day Often life is an experience of random unidentifiable patterns and indiscriminate consequences that don’t always have order nor require explanation. The more we relate to others, the more we get to know ourselves. ( John Lord )
The problem with the “Liberal Moderates” being wiped out the LNP will now swing even further to the hard Right. They will look at America even more closely and take us deeper into the culture wars being fought by the Republicans there. Community Unity has never been their political goal or tactic rather than total autocratic control for control’s sake,
Peter Dutton will likely become the nation’s next opposition leader after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced he would step down as he conceded election defeat. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg who was touted as a future leader is at risk of losing his seat to independent Monique Ryan after suffering a more than 10 per cent swing against him. The party will choose a new leader when it next meets, but Finance Minister Simon Birmingham said it’s not an urgent move for an opposition. “There’s not so much urgency on that in opposition so I think we need to take that time to make sure we are clear about who is part of the team going forward,” he told the ABC.