If the EU-appointed technocrat governments have no legitimacy, neither do the Parliaments that voted them in.
Rather than holding the government back, the hung Parliament has forced it to adopt the reforming agenda of the independents that at the last election, it made clear it didn’t intend to have.
The irony of all of this is that there is pretty well no two countries with less interest in breaking off with each other than the US and China.
Others in the media, however, are starting to look beyong the phoney IR debate and pick up the embarrassment the reality is causing the Liberals.
While Fair Work Australia had allowed for the weak state of the union movement, it did not allow for what would happen when an employer would take advantage of a weak government.