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Re: Government is in disarray

Post by Perrorist » 23 Aug 2018, 18:50

Sad, but probably true. They have a maximum of 8 months, assuming a May election, to turn the ship towards calmer climes, but if she becomes captain Abbott will still be white anting from the back benches. That small bunch of right-wing fundamentalists is determined to wrest control of the party.

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Re: Government is in disarray

Post by kfchugo » 24 Aug 2018, 09:13

This fiasco should see yet another sharp jump in votes for smaller parties. Maybe we are destined for a government like Greece, Italy etc where we wind up with a coalition of a number of smaller parties. God knows our major parties have shown their true colours often enough and retain precious little credibility.

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Re: Government is in disarray

Post by Dreamweaver » 24 Aug 2018, 09:20

Sad that it seems to take a war for any government to forget party politics and factions, and work together for the good of the nation.
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Re: Government is in disarray

Post by Warrigal » 24 Aug 2018, 09:50

Dutton's constitutional status has been cleared by the Solicitor General. Warren Entsch is prepared to add his name to the list merely to bring things to a head. If a couple of others do the same there will be a spill today.
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Re: Government is in disarray

Post by Warrigal » 24 Aug 2018, 13:04

The election has been held.

Morrison is PM elect and Deputy Leader of Liberals is Josh Frydenberg.
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Re: Government is in disarray

Post by Perrorist » 24 Aug 2018, 18:45

Wasn't worth all that trouble, was it. Abbott still won't be happy, and ScoMo has a lot of baggage.

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Re: Government is in disarray

Post by Warrigal » 24 Aug 2018, 20:04

I just saw a photo of the time Morrison passed around a lump of coal in the parliament.
A timely reminder of what I can not expect from ScoMo government.
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Re: Government is in disarray

Post by mavisbramston » 24 Aug 2018, 21:53

It was all quite fascinating in a sick kind of way. While glad that Dutton did not get in I am not impressed we have a right wing idiot.
Julie Bishop as expected acted with class.

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Re: Government is in disarray

Post by kfchugo » 25 Aug 2018, 08:47

I firmly believe that Tony Abbot was a driving force behind this mess. His blind ambition and nasty, vengeful nature was a constant problem for Malcolm during his Prime Ministership. I will be EXTREMELY disappointed if Abbot gets any kind of reward for his disloyalty and destructive behavior - he is a ticking timebomb in the Liberal Party and should be flung out.

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Re: Government is in disarray

Post by Leonie » 25 Aug 2018, 11:06

Malcolm was never really liked by his own party or the party faithful. They put him in hoping for a better outcome from the voters but when he continued to lose at the polls (even though he was always preferred Prime Minister over Bill Shorten) his days were probably numbered. Throw Tony Abbott into the mix and it was bound to get nasty.

Annabel Crabb wrote an article that I think probably covers it. This is the last paragraph of that article ...

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Turnbull's crimes a vibe thing

Malcolm Turnbull will go down in history as the prime minister most disproportionately and gorily executed by his colleagues on the most nebulous of grounds.

Essentially, his crimes against the Liberal Party were a vibe thing.

Even when he was doing what his conservative colleagues wanted him to do, he failed to convince them because deep down, they felt he didn't really mean it.

Their fear always was that Malcolm Turnbull — despite everything he said — was secretly, in his heart, running a Labor government.

And isn't that funny.

Because that's exactly what they'll now get.
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Entire article, (if anyone's interested) here ... http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-24/ ... s/10160764

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Re: Government is in disarray

Post by Buck_naked » 25 Aug 2018, 11:53

yep, annabel is right on the money.
BUt...if you stab a PM in the back there are consequences.
consequences and bitterness remain for years and have nothing to do with policy.
Trumble came to power in a stabbathon...and went out in a stabbathon.
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195 countries signed up in Paris, -they all gotta do the same thing don't they?
Gradual transition to renewables?

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Re: Government is in disarray

Post by mavisbramston » 25 Aug 2018, 19:46

Labor must now prove they are respnsible. Stick with Bill Shorten. He is professional and competent even if unpopular and dull,
The voters are sick of these leadership battles.
So far even though there are ramblings of a prefernce fo others they have stuck it out.

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Re: Government is in disarray

Post by Slapsy » 25 Aug 2018, 22:16

Saw a lieberal politician interviewed yesterday. He blamed all the present problems on the Labor governments.

When did Turnbull knife Nelson? Wasn't that well before Gillard got Rudd,so why does Labor have to cop the blame for all this rubbish?
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Re: Government is in disarray

Post by kfchugo » 25 Aug 2018, 22:52

The Libs have no one to blame but themselves and I think that ambition, personal verndetta's and back-stabbing will cost them government at the next election. God help us under prime minister Shorten.......can we sink much lower? :teary

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Re: Government is in disarray

Post by Perrorist » 26 Aug 2018, 06:50

Abbott refuses to retire and John Howard is urging ScoMo to give him a spot in Cabinet. What could possibly go wrong?

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