The Queensland disaster is unsettling because it brings the Liberals closer to a leadership challenge in Canberra they don’t want to have.
The age of technocracy has passed and the age of anti-politics is now well and truly upon us.
Far from being “out of it” some politicians have been working hard to make the remote communities in the Northern Territory and Queensland practically avant-garde.
There are no issues implications because the Queensland election didn’t really have any, it was more about the entire model of government.
It’s the seeming lack of real content to Labor’s current unpopularity that probably makes them think it’s worth having a go.
It is now becoming clear what caused the collapse of the NSW Labor government. There was no one running it.
The lack of options is why they are less wanting to talk about reconnecting with the electorate than preferring to retreat up their own safe seats.
‘Revival’ is too strong a word, but the Victorian Liberals did achieve at least a partial solution to a very important problem.
Both parties are just limping to election having nothing to say but how they might debate it if they did.
While the Tasmanian result represents the decomposition of the old, the SA result reflects the weakness of the new.