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Two, NO! Three Questions.


Last week was a fascinating one for Australian political wonks.

Scott Morrison’s Government suffered a historic loss on the floor of the House of Representatives.

This loss was immediately turned into a claim that it showed how weak Bill Shorten is. Despite the fact that he won.  Political analysis can be strange, especially when it is done by an opponent.

Then we saw the unedifying sight of our Prime Minister and his head of everything to do with security loudly letting any people smugglers who may want to listen know that Australia’s borders have been smashed open by this small change in the law. Not a squeak from Bill Shorten about this apparent crisis. Just Morrison and Dutton. It seemed very much like a plea from our Governmental leadership for a pre-election boatload of asylum seekers.

Please give me another Tampa, two decades on.

In contrast Bill Shorten moved on to something which directly affects several million Australians. The quality of disability care.

That was when we saw the strength of Scott Morrison’s leadership.

The Senate, through Senator Steele-John, proposed a royal commission into the recurrent scandal. The vote was passed on Thursday and the bill was due to be passed to the House of Representatives. Strangely, Scott Morrison extended Thursday’s question time for the longest time it has run ever in the history of the Nation.

Since then Scott Morrison has been rejecting suggestions that parliamentary tactics were used to avoid a disability royal commission vote.

So why the bloody hell did you extend Question Time to ridiculous lengths?

Which reminds us of another question.

Why the bloody hell isn’t Malcolm Turnbull still Prime Minister?

Leaving a more important question to be answered

WHEN THE BLOODY HELL ARE YOU GOING TO CALL AN ELECTION SO OUR NATION CAN BE GOVERNED SENSIBLY AGAIN?