For three years, we heard nothing but call after call for an election and a new “Adult” government, and although those that know what Abbott is about, set the bar of expectation, for an LNP government, pretty low, few would have predicted that the bar would be quite so low.
Now from all their rhetoric about “Budget emergency” and “we’ll make a difference from day 1” and “No surprises”, you could be forgiven for thinking that the new government would be champing at the bit to get parliament underway, so as to start to fix our sadly broken country 😯
But NO, it appears that the first sitting day for parliament is to be 12th Nov, so between the 7th Sept election, and the resumption of the sitting calendar in early Feb it means that for the first five months of this Abbott led government, they will sit for around 2-4 weeks max. 😯
So why is it that the Abbott seems in no hurry to recall parliament?
There could be many reasons for this, but some of the reasons already canvased are:
- He’s got no idea WTF he’s doing?
- He’s scared of question time?
- He knows that his policy platform won’t stand up to scrutiny?
- He’s hoping that if he waits long enough, people will forget what he promised?
- He’s realised that no one in parliament will be impressed by a flourescent vest and hard hat?
- He’s stalling until the new senate is in place?
- Parliament is an inconvenience that will interfere with his Charity work and volunteering/rorting?
- Cos Peta said he shouldn’t?
- There is no reason at all to recall parliament, as there is no budget or border security emergency, or urgency to repeal the carbon price, and everything that he said before the election was a LIE?
- Cos “Steady as she goes”, doesn’t need to be approved?
- He’s just plain gutless?
Now I personally think that it’s a combination of all of the above, but when you see the lengths that they will go to, to keep us, the voting public, in the dark, one must assume that there’s certainly more wrong with Abbott and his government than just the bleeding obvious.
So despite all the right wing scare mongering and the misleading fiscal rhetoric, the figures show that Australia was never closed for business, and the main difference between this government and the last is, despite all the negative and diversionary tactics of the previous LOTO, that That previous parliament was open for business! 😯
I have to say though, that I’m more than a little pissed at the fact that we will have such a short sitting of parliament, as I was really looking forward to seeing Abbott squirm as he sat squarely in the firing line for questions that he couldn’t run away from.
But even more importantly, he could have taken the opportunity to show us sceptics why he should be PM, and a good start would have been to at least turn up for work, after spending so much time and tax payers money promoting himself for the job, and telling us that he will be the leader of an “adult” government, and that we will be so much better off under the benevolent Abbott… WTF?
So far Tony, all we’ve seen is lies, coverups, rorting, apologies and instead of public service… Self service 😯 including;
- Travel allowance rorting that makes a mockery of his claims that they will stop the waste.
- Abbott and Bishop in Indonesia, back pedalling on policy rhetoric, being late for meetings and apologising to our neighbours for their lies and deceit.
- Hockey in the USA, giving them advice on economics… WTF? 😯
- Corman meeting with the Tea Party to learn how better to screw a country?
- Morrison playing soldiers, and commander in chief of the force responsible for beating up men women and children in leaky fishing boats, while hiding the truth.
- Turnbull pushing ahead with his intent to be the minister responsible for building a second rate Fraudband system that will be vulnerable to flood, bush fires, and other extreme weather events, vandals, hoons and out of control vehicles, not to mention spiralling general maintenance costs. 🙄
- Brandis, showing us why he shouldn’t be Attorney General, or in fact in any position in government.
And those are just a few of the things we know about, although there’s more coming to the surface all the time 😯
And it’s not that as a new government they have set the bar low, but rather that they don’t appear to have a bar at all, and the truth is that;
Australia might be open for business, but parliament isn’t!