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Turnbull’s Coalition in death spiral as Labor opens up 10 point lead

October 25, 2016


The “disunity is death” party is enjoying a remarkable trajectory in the polls with the latest research confirming that Labor has opened up a 10 point lead over the Coalition on the crucial election-deciding two-party preferred stakes.

Malcolm Turnbull also continues his stellar career and is now deemed more loathsome than his predecessor Tony Abbott, who had his tenure as Prime Minister unceremoniously cut short when he was usurped by Turnbull a little over 12 months ago.

By all accounts, Malcolm has been a resounding success, clinging on to power at the last election by a landslide victory of one seat.

It’s hard to see where he can go from here, what heights remain to be claimed, what far off victories await?

But it would be hard to give Malcolm all the credit for the achievements of this “fine government.”

For one, he has his loyal backbenchers to thank, the likes of Eric “I can’t believe he’s not Hitler” Abetz, George “biscuits” Christensen, Cory Bernardi, and of course loyal stalwart Tony Abbott, without whom, Malcolm simply wouldn’t be the man he isn’t today.

While cynics may find fault in the type of loyalty that only Tony Abbott has to offer, the rest of us can rest in easy in the knowledge that they’re “best friends” according to Chris “the fixer” Pyne.

Apparently, Mr Abbott isn’t vying for another tilt at the top job, despite appearances to the contrary, with Turnbull himself describing his friendship with the former leader as “cordial,” presumably referring to the insipid, artificial liquid kind.

And contrary to popular belief, we’ve apparently  “never had it so good,” with housing unaffordability at record levels, record levels of national debt, growing unemployment, and a government that’s too busy waging war with itself to be bothered doing anything about it.

Where did it all go so horribly wrong?

20 Comments leave one →
  1. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 25, 2016 2:29 pm

    “Turnbull himself describing his friendship with the former leader as “cordial,” presumably the insipid, artificial kind.” 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 25, 2016 2:31 pm

    “Where did it all go so horribly wrong?”

    The decline probably started after Keating miraculously won the 1993 election.

  3. Tom R permalink
    October 25, 2016 3:37 pm

    Hard to believe this is true. I mean, all they are doing is progressively progressing a regressive policy of privatisation, welfare demoralization and privacy violations that ends up with results like this

    Fuck knows were it all went wrong really 😯

  4. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 25, 2016 3:57 pm

    “Fuck knows were it all went wrong really”

    I blame leftists.

  5. Tom R permalink
    October 25, 2016 4:00 pm

    I blame leftists.

    I blame Wind Farms!

  6. Tom R permalink
    October 25, 2016 4:02 pm

    I was always uncertain of wikileaks. I’m kinda glad I was now

  7. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 25, 2016 4:16 pm

    Notice how Hitlery won’t answer any of the substantive questions raised by the emails?

    It’s all Putin Putin Putin Putin – blame the messenger for daring to expose her ingrained corruption. As though that excuses her from having to answer for her corruption.

    The millions she made from pay-for-play as Secretary of State is just a pittance compared to the opportunities she will exploit at the White House.

  8. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 25, 2016 4:18 pm

    “I blame Wind Farms!”

    Of course. But leftists are to blame for wind farms! and rusting desal plants.

  9. Tom R permalink
    October 25, 2016 5:02 pm

    But leftists are to blame for wind farms!

    But Wind Farms are to blame for Leftists, if Don Qixulman is to be believed.

  10. Tom R permalink
    October 25, 2016 5:04 pm

  11. October 25, 2016 6:15 pm

    Even News Ltd are sticking the boot in…

    THE latest opinion polls aren’t rosy for Malcolm Turnbull, but dire as they might be, they still don’t reveal the full extent of his predicament. His government is in chaos.

  12. TB Queensland permalink
    October 25, 2016 6:57 pm

    More from

    But the experiences of Mr Gleeson, Mr Grimes and Prof Triggs suggest that this government is rarely a fan of expert advice. In fact, Mr Turnbull’s government — and Tony Abbott’s before him — seems to only like experts who agree with them.

    The result is a country where public servants increasingly fear speaking truth to power. The risk is a country run by “yes” men.

    Since coming to power in 2013, the Coalition has consistently and deliberately undermined the role of our democratic institutions. They have sought to remove or curtail the power of decision-making bodies that operate at arms length from government.

    And do not be fooled for a second that things are better now under Mr Turnbull’s government than they were under Mr Abbott. Little has been done by Mr Turnbull to ameliorate, let alone reverse, the damage done by his predecessor.

    Indeed, the events of the past 24 hours confirm that this damaging pattern continues. At pace.

    Mr Gleeson. Mr Grimes. Prof Triggs. Who knows how many more are to come?

    TurnAbbott alright …

    I see,sb, is even short of defence … Keating FFS! LOL!

    Windfarms/Desal Plants? hoi ho ho!

    This government is a disaster!

    Good blog too, sreb! Could you add George “Bully” Brandis to your list?

    Vote of no confidence coming up? Factional infighting in the LibNits Coalition Meeting Room? Leading another DD?

    Incompetent … dysfunctional … incestuous … mismanaged … bitter … greedy … controlled by banks, big business, the Catholic Church and China and misdirected by a neoliberal belief in vacuum up econimics!

    Democracy my arse … this is a Robber Baron Diktat!

    Could it lead to the 21st Century Peasant Uprising and a Revolution? 😉

  13. TB Queensland permalink
    October 25, 2016 7:05 pm

    I have always hated funpark “thrill” rides … always!

    Condolences to the family who lost four of their own at Dreamworld today!

    Sad, sad day …

  14. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 26, 2016 2:56 am

  15. Tom R permalink
    October 26, 2016 6:17 am

    Oh oh, this is awkward for malcayman etal. Seems John Alexander is running the “ALP Line” as well. Either that, or he’s looked at the evidence.

    The Coalition backbencher who chaired the stalled inquiry into home ownership has appealed to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to restart it, and says it will address the role of investors sitting on properties that should be going to owner-occupiers.


    “We have been told time and time again that supply is the answer,” he said. “But it’s no good creating cities in the southern highlands and outside of Goulburn and outside of Shepparton if the same game is played … where the investor will have an enormous advantage over the homebuyer and then dominate that market.

  16. Tom R permalink
    October 26, 2016 6:24 am

    From the ft link AO

    But the agency expects renewables’ share of power generation to rise to 28 per cent by 2021, when it predicts they will supply the equivalent of all the electricity generated today in the US and EU combined.

    It has revised its five-year forecasts to show renewables’ capacity will grow 13 per cent more than its estimate made just last year, mostly because of stronger policy backing in the US, China, India and Mexico.

    Meanwhile, our ‘agile and innovative’ retrogrades we call a grubmint continue to tilt at Wind Farms in their ideological battle against reality, pulling us further and further behind a world we once led.

  17. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 26, 2016 8:11 am

  18. November 2, 2016 10:36 am

    Labor MP Wrote Income Inequality Book Using Unpaid Interns

    The shadow assistant treasurer has had roughly 55 unpaid interns through his office since he was elected to parliament in 2010 . . . As part of the 100 Positive Policies it took to the election campaign, Labor promised to fight the government’s “exploitative” Youth PaTH program and pledged $2.4 million to the Fair Work Ombudsman’s Young Workers team to “ensure young people working as interns are not being ripped off” . . . “This is rank hypocrisy from Labor and the unions”

  19. Tom R permalink
    November 2, 2016 1:16 pm


    Labor used a perfectly valid form of work experience to do stuff


    Who’s bob day again? 😉

  20. November 6, 2016 8:16 am

    Perhaps Turnbull has so exhausted himself climbing the greasy pole that he no longer knows why he ever wanted to exercise power and has no energy, ideas or bottom.

    I think it’s unfair to suggest that the Prime Minister doesn’t have a bottom. It’s obvious to anyone that he does. In fact, I’d go as far as to suggest that he is a complete arsehole.

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