You got to know when to fold ’em

Tony Abbott has to leave the Liberal Party and join Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives. Mr Abbott probably sees leaving the Liberals as a capitulation, and if so, he would be correct. However, as the song goes, you’ve got to know when to fold em, know when to hold em, know when to walk away and…

No easy solution to Turnbull dilemma

Voters should not forget how the Liberal Party came to this. Tony Abbott was disliked by the electorate, the Senate was a mess, and the perceived solution to all of these problems was to replace Abbott with Malcolm Turnbull, the “great communicator”. Enjoying much more popularity than Abbott, he would save the party from the oblivion it…

Peta Credlin- the fiercest political warrior

Tony Abbott’s devotion to Credlin is unmoving. The Australian Prime Minister has defended her time and time again, calling her ‘the fiercest political warrior I’ve ever worked with’. Abbott’s chief of staff has recently come under fire from the left and their cronyists for her decision to ban Labor appointees from retaining their positions on…

241 jobs lost at ABC as Abbott’s budget cuts bite

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has recorded 241 redundancies since the beginning of the financial year. The ABC’s chief operating officer David Pendleton confirmed the figure during a Senate estimates hearing in Canberra. The ABC announced a redundancy process at the end of last year as a result of the Federal Government’s decision to reintroduce an…

Abbott brings leadership vote forward to Monday

Tony Abbott said at a press conference this morning that the spill vote scheduled for Tuesday will now be held at 9am on Monday. I would guess this change is partly driven to avoid the embarrassment of Monday’s house session where Abbot would have been enthusiastically attacked by the opposition. Meanwhile Malcolm Turnbull has called…