The struggle for the coalition starts now, as the challenge to follow through with their promises will be difficult, as the minority clearly now rules.
Because things do not fall apart, and the centre certainly holds, the ALP has won yet another Newspoll, despite their chosen leader remaining comparatively unpopular.
This morning, Josh Frydenberg announced that he has halved the budget deficit, promising a surplus in the next financial year. Not everyone is convinced.
Yesterday, one Coalition staffer send an expletive-laden text to a female journalist. They eventually chose to send them home with pay. Not good enough.
The Coalition is building their re-election campaign on their economic stewardship. Considering that we’ve severely trended in the opposite direction, maybe they shouldn’t.
With Scott Morrison jumping ahead in the preferred PM race, I suggest we focus on the culture of automatic criticism that pervades our politics.
The possible rise of Peter Dutton as PM is a horror that many can’t figure. However, it’s a reality that steps with the rest of the world.
After the AFP raided the offices of the AWU to ask about a legal donation, the discussion swirls around many things. However, I believe our collective anger might have been the goal.
The same unsolved problems in Greece rattle on, as does the murmurings in our cabinet. The weak has gone worldwide!
Jacob Lynagh is distressed to hear that as a reward for his savage cruelty as Immigration Minister, Scott Morrison is now focusing his attention on needy Australian citizens in the Social Services portfolio.
Despite Tony Abbott’s pre-election promise of a ‘no surprises government’, he has surprised Ross Stitt on a near-weekly basis, and not necessarily in a good way.
Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon puts out the call to end the ‘financial arms race’ that dominates Australian political funding.