Moving into deeply troubled waters under a dysfunctional government can only end in tears.
When the NSW ALP administration was on the rocks a couple of years out from the next election I half-jokingly suggested a government of unity, so the best people on each side of the house could pool their talents and get serious about the real isues, as opposed to the daily pointscoring while the great state of NSW went downhill into a massive hole of debt and corruption. For example the leader of the then Opposition put the last nail in the coffin of profitable privatisation of power. John Robertson, the current Opposition leader of course was the chief villain in that debacle that went back to the Carr administration.
Quite unrealistic of course, [it was suggested during WW2 but Curtin rejected the offer in order to run the contest on party lines] but what if the adults in the House could get together, sideline the most useless of the timeservers, starting with the PM, Treasurer and the AG… [OK, most of the Cabinet] and try to address the real issues. Debt, red and green tape, the Fair Work Act, Freedom of speech…
PS Out of town for a week feeding chooks and helping a friend recovering from a hip replacement. May not be posting regularly (no NBN there yet).