Post Mortem

Post Mortem

On the available information it looks like this

Coalition==91 88

labor==54  57



Palmer == 1



The senate looks like a dogs dinner but thankfully not a coalition controlled one .


Abbott has won,


Rudd resigned


A interesting 3 years ahead, but the sun will come up and we will all survive.

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Democracy at work and lets be thankful that even though most here may not be happy with the result at least we had a chance to vote in a free and non-violent atmosphere



986 thoughts on “Post Mortem

  1. mikehilliard, as I’m not a member of the ALP (or any political party), I don’t feel comfortable advocating any particular member as leader.
    The names being thrown up by the media are Albanese and Shorten. Personally, I think Shorten will have image issues for some time yet with his late switch from Gillard to Rudd.
    I agree that there should be as little in-fighting as possible, under the circumstances, and it seems to me that whoever is chosen will need to actively work towards brokering a reconcilation between the various Left/Right, Gillard/Rudd factions.
    Perhaps a Leader/Deputy team drawn from both sides could go some way toward doing that, provided they can respect each other sufficiently to put aside differences and work in partnership for the good of the party.

  2. Mike,
    Yes – but it has to be a sacrificial lamb ram.

    My first preference: Mr Shorten.

    Second preference: Mr Bowen.

    And the roughy: Mr Fitzgibbon.

  3. My main reason for those choices is that they are all (even if late to it) supporters of Rudd, so they MIGHT get some clear air from him. For a while, anyway.

  4. The LNP/Media will paint Labor as disunited anyway, because it is. As long as Rudd is there, all they’ll talk about is when he’ll make his move against the new leader as he’s done so many times before, prevent any traction from being gained with his followers’ passive-aggressive whiteanting, gasping ‘Who! Me?!’ whenever challenged, force them to make him leader yet again for ‘the polls!’, lose the next election, and this crap will continue over and over again until he loses his seat.

  5. Dumbest line of the day – Senator X saying Julie Bishop’s decision to sack Steve Bracks was ‘political’. Well derr!

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