Good Government started the Day Before Yesterday
Citizens rejoice! In what can only be perceived as a massive win for our precious democracy, the Prime Minister of Australia (Tony Abbott) has announced that “Good Government” started on Monday.
What’s good for government is good for Australia and despite enjoying a popularity of negative 46 per cent, and a backbench that hates him, Mr Abbott reaffirmed his commitment to ruling Australia with three word slogans during an exclusive video clip filmed by Channel Nine.
Despite growing scepticism, the Prime Minister insists that he has changed following mounting criticism of his authoritarian leadership style and knack for inept decision making which he likes to call ”Captain’s Calls.”
A mere 17 months into his first stint as PM, Mr Abbott insists that he will be more “consultative” (ie talk at people more), and “collegial” (friendly).
This was demonstrated today when members of the Liberal Party walked out in protest during Bill Shorten’s address at the Closing the Gap report launch.
Mr Abbott claimed that the findings detailed in the report were “profoundly disappointing” yet it was the Abbott that took the razor to Aboriginal support programs in last year’s budget.
Funding for Indigenous affairs was slashed by more than half a billion dollars in last year’s budget, yet today Mr Abbott seemed surprised by the results.
In response to the dire findings, Mr Abbott promised to spend a week in a remote indigenous community at some point this year.
That’ll be nice, won’t it.