Oh, Bill wants the ALP leadership all right, but not via a democratic vote. He wants to be handed the role without factional caucusing and further division. How honourable and considerate of Bill, how gallant!
Next year it’s likely that Tony Abbott’s carbon tax annulment Bill will successfully work its way through the Senate with the aid of a few strange bums occupying oddball, single-issue seats.
Chris Bowen: A diminutive yet ruthlessly formidable opponent who only sails a favourable wind. Intelligent but slippery and lacks integrity. Has little union backing. Will switch to where he is most personally advantaged. Abbott would have no trouble handling him. Inclusive but untrustworthy!
I expected to be elated to see the end of this bloody lot but I’m not. I’m bloody tired and angry. Just a little progress for all that pain would have been nice but no, it’s been all regress.
"Australia is crying out for a stable government and only the Coalition can be trusted to deliver what it promises": The Sydney Morning Herald. A surprise? Not really. The SMH could not escape the stench of rampant criminality in the NSW Right; the mob that installed both Rudd and Gillard... then Rudd again.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), which provides a finance stream for loony renewable energy projects, was instructed to get as much of its $10 billion budget of borrowed funds out the door before an expected change of government.
Kevin Rudd and Christine Milne both aver they will not pass Tony Abbott’s legislation to scrap the carbon tax in the Senate. Uncle Kev is all bluster but Aunty Chris is serious.
The Washington Times reported today that a senior United Nations diplomat said testimony from gassed victims strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin nerve gas during a recent incident in the revolution-racked nation.
Julia Gillard may have been a crooked union moll but Kevin Rudd is a detestable, lying lair without substance. Australia and his own Party deserve much better and you can thank Bill Shorten and his AWU’s grubby handful of votes for an election result worse than Gillard would have managed.
From his private jet today Clive Palmer radioed ahead to Tullamarine Airport to book fuel. It was confirmed on final approach.