Clinging to the Wreckage.

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The good news keeps on coming. Not a week goes past without another Liberal minister resigning. Are they seeing the writing on the wall? Within the next 10 weeks a federal election will be held, and as the weeks go by, the outlook for the Liberals is getting dimmer and grimmer. My prediction is that by around 7.20 pm on election day, Anthony Green will call the election over with a resounding win by Labor.  As it is now, the Liberals, are running a minority Government. This would normally result in an immediate election. As it stands now with politics, the Government seems to only sit for a few weeks of the year. It is not a mystery what all those politicians are up to when Government is not sitting. They fly around the world and fatten their own portemonnais. Million dollar share deals are discussed around NYC Spotty Pig’s restaurant where the finest steaks mignon are served with sautéed chanterelles and marinated lupin pods. Fine wines are quaffed, and linen serviettes absorb the occasional burb and moistened sneering mouths.

The exit queue leaving the Liberals includes ex foreign ministers, ministers for defence, refugees, business, environment, and more, with women ministers taking the initiative. As it stands, even if the Status  quo remains the government is doomed. At present they are a minority Government. It must be hard to know who to vote for as seats are becoming vacant and in utter disarray. A frenetic search is on for new people to stand for those seats now becoming vacant. On top of it all is the criticism now levelled at the Liberals for being a cosy boys club. Women that do stand the heat of this patriarchal club have to be twice as good and face the relentless bullying of male opposites with their oafish behaviour.

Personally and without rancour. ( Oh well, a little rancour is in order) I so hope for potato head Dutton to lose his seat. It would be the olive in the martini. As for Tony Abbott, he can also get lost in the wilderness of forgotten ministers. He can console himself by listening to Pat Boone’s music or reflect on his soon to be de-frocked friend ex-cardinal Pell.

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41 Responses to “Clinging to the Wreckage.”

  1. berlioz1935 Says:

    7,20pm? Aren’t you a tad pessimistic? As the parliament is now after the redistribution they need to win three seats. A hopeless situation as Dutton is a goer. There is talk that he could be moving to a save seat. But nothing will save him.

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  2. Yvonne Says:

    Oh, please let Potato Head lose his seat, and also Tony Rabbit.

    I’ll bring the shiraz, we’ll have a party.

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  3. doesitevenmatter3 Says:

    Did someone say party?! Count me in! I’ll bring the hors d’oeuvres!
    And no Pat Boone music allowed!
    (((HUGS))) and I hope the election goes well. I sometimes wonder if in the near future there will be so few good people in the world who want to serve in the governments that things will sink even faster. 😦

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  4. janesmudgeegarden Says:

    All the rats leaving the sinking ship and only one getting on…Warren Mundine. Gerard, I hope you’re not worried about losing a place on the waiting list for a new knee or some such thing as all those asylum seekers will be getting in before you. Thanks to Dutton for that deplorable lie.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, and he also said that Australian home -owners will be kicked out to make place for refugees from Manus and Nauru. What an impoverished mind? How on earth did he ever get to be a minister? There are 4 million tourists coming to Australia each year. They all stay somewhere and all get health services when falling sick.

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  5. Yvonne Says:

    They are taking a leaf from the notebook of the Yellow Fellow in the You-ess-eh, with his lies and scare tactics.

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  6. algernon1 Says:

    It’s been an interesting week. Clearly a PM is not in charge. He should go to an election now, he might save a few seats. The bookies have the government losing at least 22 seats at the moment. Labor could have between 92 and 105 seats.

    I guess as anything can happen but my guess is the swing will be on very early and the election over about an hour after the east coast close. The the nation can start to heal.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      This morning on the ABC it was mentioned that one reason those ministers are resigning before the election is their retirement packages which would be a lot lower if they waited till after the election and in opposition. It is something like $80.000.- a year less in salary which would also lower their superannuation pension. (for life)
      Don’t worry, no flies on those canny politicians. It is money!

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      • algernon1 Says:

        Born to rule, not born to serve, Poodles gets $220.5k per year for life and Ciobo $187.9k.

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  7. shoreacres Says:

    Marinated lupin pods? What? Surely you’ve not imported our beautiful Lupinus texensis, aka Bluebonnet, to delight political palates! I did laugh at that, even as I contemplated your governmental system and decided no matter how much I contemplated, I’d never understand it. I suppose it’s the parlimentary business. I have the same problem with England.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, Linda, and Australia also has the independence of States as well. Laws are different in each state as are education systems, police forces and scores of other issues. If I commit a crime in a different state to the one I reside in I have to be extradited.
      Each state has its own government and each state has its own representative of the English Queen. And both types of Government have a man sitting high up on a throne who keeps saying ‘order, order’, while nobody does.
      As for lupin pods, depending on which lupin, they are supposed to have good health benefits. Japanese food that we eat often has those edible lupin pods. One doesn’t eat the skin just push out the pods and they are tasty.

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  8. stuartbramhall Says:

    Sounds almost as bad as the Trump administration resignations.

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  9. Therese Trouserzoff Says:

    Gez, as much as I loathe and despise the Libnats and the other loony right, (would not cross the road to pee on one if he caught fire) a strong, stable and ethical opposition is essential for good government.

    Otherwise we risk the drift into a one party state or the anarchy of a very mixed bag of “independents”.

    But the Libnats are doing such a spectacularly bad job at everything, all Labor has to do to win is just show up.

    Libnats have melded a complete lack of ideology (beyond an infatuation with profit at any cost) with a mean streak of hypocritical bastardly and boof-headed denialism.

    Good grief ! Even a tuck shop requires better management than we’ve seen in Canberra.

    I wonder if Angela Merkel is interested in a warm and sunny retirement gig in the South Pacific ? Or maybe Jacinda might like a larger challenge.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Good post, Trouserzoff.
      I can’t see a Merkel waiting in the wings anywhere. But one lives in hope. Labor in power might throw up a different leader. Albanese springs to mind.

      In any case, for us time is of the essence as none of us are spring chickens anymore. Can’t think the last time Helvi and I did some deft pole vaulting. How about you?

      In my bowling club half of us are on our final cruise or bowl. Hearing aids, walking sticks/ frames and pace makers are the norm. Sometimes one of us staggers a bit around but someone will discretely steady it and all gets back to yet another bowl and the toilets are very near.

      We are brave.

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  10. Forestwood Says:

    Dutton moving to a safe seat. Oh I thought it would be the end of him. Who would want him? He is as crooked as a dog’s hind leg. All those rats jumping off the Titanic reminds me of the Bligh’s final months in Queensland. They are simply after money and their retirement benefits. Despicable. They sure don’t represent me.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Did you see Dutton talking about refugees from Manus and Nauru taking up places in Hospitals and kicking out people from their own homes? This is straight out of pre-war Nazi Germany.
      Where does this man come from? What sort of background, upbringing and school did he come from. Who have bullied him?

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  11. auntyuta Says:

    “A frenetic search is on for new people to stand for those seats now becoming vacant.”
    Some of these ministers that resigned may have had quite safe seats. I do not take it for granted that a lot of these seats will go automatically to Labor.
    I hope I am wrong and Labor is going to win with a great majority! 🙂

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    • berlioz1935 Says:

      Without a majority in the Senate there will be further chaos in Australian politics. It seems to me the Australian voters prefer chaos before stable government. They need lots to complain about.

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      • Forestwood Says:

        Berlioz – a longer term for the incumbent government might allow the politicians to concentrate on governning rather than being obsessed with the polls, do you think?

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      • berlioz1935 Says:

        Forestwood, the obsession with the polls is fueled by the media because they like to see themselves as the kingmakers. A longer parliamentary term is probably part of a solution. The Westminster system of government does not lent itself to cooperation among the parties.

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      • gerard oosterman Says:

        Yes, The hallowed Westminster system does concentrate on keeping to ‘account’ rather than seek consensus and go forward. The present UK Brexit fiascos clearly points this out.

        Why on earth are we so afraid to become a republic? Even part of Ireland took that step. We are a monarchy but without a monarch.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      You are right, Uta. Nothing must be taken for granted. There will be a move away from the major parties. This is happening all over the world.
      Even Labor keeps banging away at the well rehearsed obsession with Border security. Which bordering countries’ border are we sharing? I keep looking at the map and all I see is a large ocean surrounding us.

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