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Re: Liberal Party leadership spill (aka the end of Abbott)
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2015, 06:40:53 AM »
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Even if Turnbull doesn't change any existing policies, he'll have a much better chance of implementing them than Abbott ever did

not really!

Turnbull is just a stop-gap until the next election;

he's too weak and too weak a character to implement any radical or serious policy changes
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Re: Liberal Party leadership spill (aka the end of Abbott)
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2015, 02:01:18 AM »
when you try to mock anyone while also running the flat earth society. Lol

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Re: Liberal Party leadership spill (aka the end of Abbott)
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2015, 10:07:31 AM »

Well it’s good to see this new lot being progressive and intelligent.

Anti-terror minister Michael Keenan launches “The Radicalisation Awareness Kit” Including an image of a shark cull protest and the case study of Karen who listens to alternative music and gets into environmentalism at college.

Turns out that if you were to have AWOLnation on your playlist and buy some organic eggs in Australia you are probably being watched as a terror suspect.
Into the future….
Just to be clear, you are all terrific, but everything you say is exactly what a moron would say.

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Re: Liberal Party leadership spill (aka the end of Abbott)
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2015, 07:17:12 AM »
Well it’s good to see this new lot being progressive and intelligent.

There is no "new lot". The ruling party hasn't changed, only its leader (who also made some changes to Cabinet, but left other ministers where they are). We can't expect immediate or revolutionary change from a new leader within the same party, especially with the concessions he had to make to get the far right faction's support.

What we can expect is better accountability, more rational judgment and more effective collaboration between parties in Parliament. With a PM who doesn't shoot his mouth off at every opportunity, we'll probably also have better foreign relations, and the press are likely to focus on real political issues rather than Abbott's weekly gaffes.

Whether any of these things are particularly good in the long run remains to be seen, but I have no doubt that they are better than they would have been with Abbott (or Shorten, for that matter).
when you try to mock anyone while also running the flat earth society. Lol