Australian Politics – No Leadership, No Hope

Posted on Sun 08/28/2016 by


Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

Terry McCrann on Australia’s crippling lack of leadership – and a rejectionist Senate:

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

WE are now almost two months since the election and parliament finally starts sitting next week.

More striking, thanks to the Prime Minister’s “inspired” idea of forcing a double dissolution and the longest election campaign in decades, government was “on hold” for fully two months before that… We have had four months essentially without a functioning government.

That’s more than 10 per cent of the entire life of a government’s normal full three-year term…

Turnbull has done a couple of things; like having an overnight panic and calling a royal commission on the back of a dodgy ABC report. And then stuffing even that up… The Treasurer did knock back the attempt by Chinese and Hong Kong companies to buy the NSW power grid. It might have saved the nation from a serious (undisclosed) security threat, but it also threw NSW’s infrastructure and budget plans into disarray.

The central problem, though, is does anybody believe the government at least “has a plan”?…

“A plan” would probably be pointless anyway. There’s precious little chance of getting anything much — and certainly anything remotely like tough and painful reform — through the Senate.

Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.

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