WA Premier, Colin Barnett, made the same mistake as the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd Government; he believed the mining bubble would never burst and spent accordingly.
The ALP is embracing collegiate elections, you know, those foreign things that are conducted by comparable countries. I mean even New Zealand elected its Opposition leader in this way. But there is one thing everyone seems to have missed:
It will not be high on Abbott’s list of things to do, and in the short term there’s not much that he can do about it, but the ABC’s systemic Left-wing bias should not be left to fester too much longer.
Perhaps the voters of Oz were gun shy when they gave Abbott fewer women to choose from for his Cabinet. Was the recent nightmare of Gillard’s handbag brigade too fresh in voters’ minds?
UK PM Cameron took the “bomb Syria” solution to Parliament and was handed a flat “no”. Obama tried to convince Congress and was failing dismally... he was left out on a limb, so with KGB guile, Putin positioned himself for a bloodless slam dunk.
Left wing on-line rag ‘The Guardian’ yesterday was told by a shattered Julia Gillard that, “Labor unambiguously sent a very clear message that it cared about nothing other than the prospects of survival of its members of parliament at the polls."
Despite Bob Hawke’s advice that she should not covet the ALP leadership because she has a three-year-old child, Tanya Plibersek clearly sees herself as a phoenix rising from the ashes of Julia Gillard and, like Julia, step one is the role of deputy.
I was told as a child to believe nothing of what I read and only half of what I see. It now appears the sensible course is to believe nothing of either.
Anthony Albanese never saw himself as PM, he was happy as chief Left faction poo kicker. But a week is a long time in politics and a few days counting numbers and gazing into the bathroom mirror is all Albo needed to see himself as leader of the Opposition.
A United Nations report on global warming has been postponed as the northern ice cap expands by almost one million square miles. An increase of 60 per cent.
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!