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Scott Morrison vows stability as new Australian prime minister

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posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 10:37 AM
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Interesting as this is an international forum no stories about this posted.....
www.independent.co.uk...



On Friday morning, the ruling Liberal party named finance minister Scott Morrison as the country’s new leader, after the new man emerged victorious from a three way tussle with former home affairs minister Peter Dutton, and foreign minister Julie Bishop. The ugly fight for power within the party comes just nine months before the May 2019 deadline for a new general election, and continues a torrid period of instability in Australian politics – Mr Morrison will be the country’s sixth prime minister in less than 10 years.


Six leaders in less than 10 years?
That seems like a lot?
Is this typical in down under politics?




posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 10:51 AM
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6 is an inflated number if looked at in context.

1 of them had a rusty ground harness that got hit by a boomerang, so he fell off the earth.

5 is still high in 10 years though.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 10:54 AM
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From what I understand, he is from the conservative wing of his party and carries a strong view of China and its corruption, infact, the Chinese don't like him as he helped forged and introduce foreign interference laws recently.

"In his own capacity as a minister, Morrison, who belongs to his party’s conservative wing, has both championed greater economic engagement with China and blocked Chinese investment on national security and protectionist grounds." (Power et al.)

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m.scmp.com...



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 12:12 PM
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Six leaders in less than 10 years?
That seems like a lot? Is this typical in down under politics?


Sadly it is, both left and right have no idea and it's being shown in the public forums. There is no consistency in Australian politics.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 01:47 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: shooterbrody

6 is an inflated number if looked at in context.

1 of them had a rusty ground harness that got hit by a boomerang, so he fell off the earth.

5 is still high in 10 years though.

Are they supposed to change leadership every 2 years?



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 04:24 PM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody




On Friday morning, the ruling Liberal party named finance minister Scott Morrison as the country’s new leader, after the new man emerged victorious from a three way tussle with former home affairs minister Peter Dutton, and foreign minister Julie Bishop. The ugly fight for power within the party comes just nine months before the May 2019 deadline for a new general election, and continues a torrid period of instability in Australian politics – Mr Morrison will be the country’s sixth prime minister in less than 10 years.


Six leaders in less than 10 years?
That seems like a lot?
Is this typical in down under politics?


Well, I guess you could say its fairly typical for the last 10 years... lol.

Seriously though, the prime minister before that lasted for 11 years... Until he tried to take our work rights off us, by trying to adopt a kind of America model, where workers rights & benefits would be decided though a contract with employer and employee, rather than having federally mandated minimums.

The proposal didn't go down well, since most Aussies take their workers rights very seriously... It's probably akin to how Americans feel about their gun rights.

But anyway... yeah, politics in Australia these days tends to just be a bit of a circus show! Not an entertaining one like in the US either... Its far more bland and as far as I can tell, basically insignificant to every day life in general.



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posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 04:43 PM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: shooterbrody

6 is an inflated number if looked at in context.

1 of them had a rusty ground harness that got hit by a boomerang, so he fell off the earth.

5 is still high in 10 years though.

Are they supposed to change leadership every 2 years?

No, from what I understand it's possible for a party to decide they want to change the party leader and they can hold a vote to elect a new leader, if that party is in power then the Prime Minister changes to the new party leader. So they basically do this any time they want to get rid of the current guy in power, which makes the voting process fairly irrelevant, although we still get fined if we don't vote.
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posted on Aug, 25 2018 @ 01:06 AM
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We have a new prime minister?

Geez - Paul Keating was right; "banana republic".

Time for change, how about we follow the American example (the kids do anyway).



Can't be any worse.



posted on Aug, 25 2018 @ 01:28 AM
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This is all due to the over inflated egos of two politicians who were so hated by the public, they could never win an election in their own right. So instead they rode on the coat tails of a more popular leader then once the election was won, they then knifed the leader in the back. Julia Gillard and Malcolm Turnbull in their only ever public vote both lost a major amount of seats only to govern by a majority of 1. Both had a god like personality, both thought they were born to lead and both completely f*&^ed the country.



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