Fellow Cat Judith Sloan wrote an interesting piece in the Australian today about the wasted years of the “Liberal Government”:
Judith’s piece was sort of a review of the Liberal Government. In closing, she wrote:
You know I’m a hard marker — you’ve got to be — but it’s easy to conclude that there hasn’t really been much point to the Coalition government, at least for the past three years or so.
Judith, you are a hard market. But not hard enough. You forgot a few things:
- NBN. Malcolm Turnbull’s gift that keeps on giving. Not only a financial calamity, but as described today by the CEO of Optus, a customer failure. And let’s not also forget the recent comments by the ACCC.
- Gonski Mark II, another Malcolm Turnbull gift that will keep on giving.
- Submarines and general defence procurement. Put aside the costs. What about the timing as Greg Sheridan has eloquently written.
- 18C repeal or lack there of.
- Bank tax.
- Paris accord.
- Great Barrier Reef Foundation.
Time is short and NBN bandwith not so great so TAFKAS won’t add more to this list.
All summed up, the performance of the Abbott/Turnbull/Morrisson governments warrant not just a fail, but also most likely, an expulsion.