THE ANONYMOUS MYSTERY LEAKER ON BILL
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
“He’s lost the plot! He’s off the reservation”. Who on Labor’s front Bench would accuse their dear leader of such things? SKY has assured the leaker of anonymity but it’s not too hard to figure it out.
Shorten has his Right base pretty well sewn up and the Left (far Left), led by Tanya Plibersek and Anthony Albanese want Adani to succeed. And they certainly don’t want the gangrenous Greens to win this contest, or the one in Batman.
It is the Greens that have made Adani jump more conservation hurdles that the Grand National Steeplechase. Unfortunately, Shorten has heralded new global warming legislation as another insurmountable conservation hurdle.
Okay so Adani is a dodgy mob of grubby Indians but this is all about a 400k railway line to Abbott Point. And the Galilee Basin is the site of the second largest coal deposit in the world.
And quite the opposite of what the Greens say, Adani is not asking for a grant of $1 Billion for the new rail line, it is asking for a loan and loans are things that need repayment. Besides, any deal will of necessity ensure the viability and use of the line by many other Australian ventures now and in the future.
In a rare fit of apparent responsibility, Shorten has declared that Labor will honour existing contracts. Hmmm. It didn’t seem to apply to Labor’s Daniel Andrews when he blew over a billion in taxpayers’ hard-earned by cancelling the East West Link contracts.
We all know that Shorten is desperate to win the seat of Batman at the cost of the Greens so he needs to backflip and say that Adani is now NOT a goer. But the current odds for Labor to win Batman seem all but lost anyway, with Sportsbet at $4.00 (out from $2.00) and the Greens at $1.22 (in from $1.80).
It looks like that lonely little demented Green bastard, Bandt, might have a friend to hold his hand in the Lower House.
That’s a serious problem for Labor, and as an aside, Sportsbet also has Albanese an odds-on favourite at $1.60 to challenge Shorten before the next election. Now I don’t know about that because the female fingered Kevin Rudd’s little trick of changing voting values to eject a sitting leader ensures Shorten cannot be ousted.
Well, Uncle Kev ‘ol son, that’s bullshit, because if you can achieve that little trick in one Party room meeting, then it can be reversed in another Party room meeting… it doesn’t have, or need, National Conference approval.
Shorten should remember it is not that he has almost reached Turnbull’s popularity figures it’s that Turnbull has sunk to his abysmal ones. They are now both apparently unelectable… which would be the case if we weren’t forced to vote!
Wouldn’t it be nice if we had two decent choices at the next election?