I had hoped that the behaviour of our leaders at Question time would improve. It has not. They still abuse one another.
While I dont expect Albo to take notice of my thoughts, these are my top ten priorities and I have listed them in what I believe is their order of importance.
This time the general electorate refused to be swayed by misinformation, and shifted further to the left than the Labor Party dared to go
In the run-up to the Federal Election many progressives tried to justify Labor's small target strategy by arguing that Labor would get things done when in government.
The federal election heralded a seismic shift in Australian politics and provided a much needed ray of hope for the clear majority of Australians.
The change of leaders and their deputies of the federal Liberal and National parties this week following their recent election loss, highlights both the cult of the leader that now pervades our political parties as well as their very vulnerability.
In this federal election, the Coalition and the freedom parties – Liberal Democrats, One Nation, and United Australia Party – appear to have failed against the 'free things' parties of Labor, the Teals, and Greens.
Rarely in Australian history has a governing party suffered such loss in the face of an opponent unable to claim complete victory.
The issue is whether the fissures which the recent election loss have so exposed, can be contained within the Liberal Party's current 'broad church' of agreed beliefs and values.
For example, the Rupert Murdoch media empire owns two-thirds of the country's metropolitan print mastheads and some of Australia's most popular news websites.
Election 2022 will result in Australians choosing a minority ALP Government. Many Independents will be elected and the Greens will enhance their numbers.
It is akin to going to Bunnings Hardware with a competitor’s product and price tag and asking them to beat it by 10 per cent as part of their lowest prices guarantee.