There are no issues implications because the Queensland election didn’t really have any, it was more about the entire model of government.
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.
If Turnbull had read what was happening to Abbott, he would have kept his head low.
The media are making this into a major drama, but it may not be, at least in the way they say.
Poor Julie Bishop. Always the proxy, never the bride.
What caught this blogger out was that the Labor factions still had some life in them. But now that they are back in charge, it is reassuring to see that they do not after all.
That neither of the major parties have anything to say is implicit in Gillard’s call for a bipartisan committee to look into the issue.
‘Revival’ is too strong a word, but the Victorian Liberals did achieve at least a partial solution to a very important problem.
There is an intriguing little experiment underway at the moment in Australian politics, far more interesting than the quagmire currently dressed up as a new paradigm.