You are the Prime Minister of Australia – For One Day Only

Today’s Guest Poster is the magnificent Puffy The Magic Dragon, who – as always – has come up with a topic guaranteed to put fire in the belly (and even out of the mouth). Thank you so much, Puffy.

Also, I apologise for my lack of activity for the past few weeks. I am sure you all understand.

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Hats off to Mr Steve Georganas MP, Federal Member for Hindmarsh, House of Reps. ALP.

Steve Geoganas, a thoroughly good bloke, recently attached a questionaire to his newsletter, for people in his electorate, asking about issues and concerns they may have.

As well as keeping in touch with his electorate and proactively seeking their input, his survey finished with an interesting question that I have not seen before in such an exercise.

‘What would you do if you were Prime Minister for one day.’

What an intriguing thought. What would I do?

I would:

  • Close Manus Island and Nauru camps and order repatriation to Australia of the people interned there.
  • Establish royal commissions into the banks, and another into our involvement into the Iraq WMD war. And Children Overboard, and the rest of that can of maggots. Chuck one in for political donations too, while we are at it.
  • Stop the Adani coalmine.

Because I will get to work early on my day, it will only be morning tea-time.

  • I will have plenty of time to fix the NBN fiasco, and then after lunch with Indigenous people’s representatives to nut out a plan to really address inequities, roll my sleeves up for a late nighter.

There is so much more.

  • Also, I would implement the ALP Animal Welfare plan, and designate theft of pets as an act of national harm, punishable by ten years of cleaning up doggy doo doo.

What would you do?

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1,133 thoughts on “You are the Prime Minister of Australia – For One Day Only

  1. CON hold Tatton
    CON hold Milton Keynes South
    CON hold Shipley
    CON hold Dorset Mid and Poole North
    LAB hold Denton and Reddish
    CON hold Elmet and Rothwell
    CON hold Morecambe and Lunesdale

  2. CON hold Derbyshire Mid
    CON hold Yorkshire East
    LAB hold Hampstead and Kilburn

  3. I am surprised at the SNP wipeout. Perhaps Scottish voters don’t want to leave the United Kingdom

    How many voters in each electorate in the UK, looks like Maidenhead has about 100,000 voters

    According to a Buzzfeed graphic – see below, Labour would be winning up until quite late then the Tories will win the last seats, but winning 2 out 3 of the undeclared seats looks like a big ask. 5:44am British Time is about 14:44 Australian Time

  4. LAB hold Stoke on Trent North
    CON Hold Beckenham
    CON hold Filton and Bradley Stoke

  5. I’m going to finish for a little while before my pay as you go internet runs out.

  6. Con hold Meon Valley with a 47.4% majority 4 minutes ago
    Con hold Plymouth Moor View with a 11.0% majority 6 minutes ago
    Con hold Cambridgeshire South East with a 25.6% majority 6 minutes ago

    Key seats
    Liam Fox holds Somerset North with a 27.6% majority 8 minutes ago
    Con hold Northampton South with a 2.8% majority 11 minutes ago
    Con hold Northampton North with a 2.0% majority 12 minutes ago

  7. 4.45am UK time

    85 seats left to count

    570 of 650 seats declared at 9 Jun 04.44 BST

    Con
    270
    (-11)

    Lab
    236
    (+29)

    LD
    10
    (+4)

    SNP
    33
    (-18)

    DUP
    10 (+2)

    Others
    11
    68.47% turnout

    Latest declarations
    Lab hold Edmonton with a 48.3% majority a couple of minutes ago
    Con hold Cheadle with a 8.3% majority 4 minutes ago
    Con hold Halesowen & Rowley Regis with a 11.8% majority 4 minutes ago

    Key seats
    Con win Banff & Buchan with a 19.1% swing 5 minutes ago
    Liam Fox holds Somerset North with a 27.6% majority 10 minutes ago
    Con hold Northampton South with a 2.8% majority 13 minutes ago

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