Australia is in for a rough ride politically for the foreseeable future. The make-up of the senate when it is finally decided in the next few days is a major reason which will quite possibly lead to a double dissolution election in the next six months or so. But one thing that is needs to be acknowledged is that a challenge to Abbott’s leadership by Malcolm Turnbull would already be in the planning.
We have been given the government we had to have given the failings and corruption of the previous government.
Will Abbott make a good Australian Prime Minister? I don’t think so. But we should at least give him a honeymoon period to see what he is like as PM. He does have a number of things going for him though. He is following two of the biggest duds the country has ever seen in Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard so that in itself will make him look good. Secondly the Labor Party will spend quite some time with in fighting and blaming each other for the election defeat and be in no position to be an alternative government anytime soon.
The Senate issue
The government will not have a majority in the senate and will have a hard time passing many of their promised policies through the senate as the Labor Party and Greens will be in a position to block legislation until June next year. After that the new senators will take office and the exact make-up is unknown at this point but it will most likely be a situation where a number of independents have the balance in the senate. Whether this will make it easier for the government we will not know until then.
If the government had won control of the senate there would be no talk of a double dissolution election, as all they would do is wait until July next year to pass legislation that was being blocked.
There are many issues that could trigger a double dissolution election. The obvious one being that the government have said they will introduce legislation to abolish the carbon tax in their first week. If Abbott does not hold firm on this they will lose a lot of support and if they do hold firm it will most likely be blocked by Labor and the Greens and lead to another election early next year.
No Lies Mr Abbott
Tony Abbott needs to have a good look at what happened to Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd. Social media made sure they were never allowed to forget all their lies and it will do the same for Tony Abbott if and when he starts lying. Based on the history of other PM’s it will not take him long. Probably only a few weeks, if that. With social media politics is moving to a new level of accountability and no one is above it.
Malcolm Turnbull challenge
Malcolm has never been one to play second fiddle and he has an ego just as big as Rudd’s if not bigger. He is not in politics to be a minister, he is there to be PM. A challenge by Turnbull is a certainty and probably only 18 months away. There will be white-anting by Turnbull and his supporters almost immediately. That is how they play the game.
The Labor Party
Kevin Rudd announced his resignation as leader of the Labor Party. The problem Labor has is that they have no one of any real quality to take over. Most of them are crooks or not competent enough. One name that has come up is Bill Shorten who is probably the biggest fraudster left in the Labor Party. If he does become leader he will not go anywhere and be easy fodder for people like me simply because he is that corrupt. I have written numerous posts where he gets mentioned and the most popular is the one titled “Has Bill Shorten gotten one of his staff members Pregnant? Shorten calls the lawyers.” (Click here to read) The man is a real grub.
KCA’s Election performance
This site could have done better that is for sure. But I do think a pass mark of 5 out of 10 is fair given that fraud and theft by Kevin Rudd, Therese Rein and their company Ingeus has been put under the spotlight. The three posts that I have written have received over 23,000 page views and growing. Others have picked it up as well on blogs, Facebook and Twitter etc. It would probably be conservative to say that over 100,000 people have been made aware of their fraud and theft because of those posts. (Click here to read the posts)
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