- Feb 9, 2017
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Good coherent response.I'm not sure a 'forceful' leader is a good leader. Morrison was forceful. Putin is forceful. Trump was forceful.
All failed their people.
So which is it? Of course climate has fluctuated for a long term before humans existed, but there's little doubt we're having some impact upon the climate, and we're very rapidly burning through the finite resources we do have. It's not sustainable, even ignoring any climate related issues.
Renewables are the future. Coal et al are finite. We should be a world leader in renewable energy. For now, and the future.
That would be moving backwards.
Renewables are exactly the kind of high-skill manufacturing we could move towards, as opposed to more coal, and we can't compete on the international cheap labour market to manufacture common goods.
We would disagree on what we consider sensible though, so he'd do things you consider sensible, not necessarily reflective of the broader public given the most recent election.
You're upset that the Aussie media didn't simply give Morrison a free pass? Because the media are meant to be 'his own people'?
Should the media be affiliated with a political party?
People blamed him for his appalling handling of it. Staying on holiday? The "I don't hold a hose mate" argument? The "it's not a race" line? At every turn Morrison washed his hands of any responsibility for any kind of leadership.
He was an abject failure.
On this I'd agree. I think it's a bad line, but it is a straight line.
Yes, a country we need more than they need us, very sensible to actively try to piss them off. Most of the rocks we dig out of the ground get sold to them. A sensible approach would be to maintain a good, functional, relationship with China along with other countries. Dutton's 'yellow peril' line might appeal to a small subset of the population, but isn't a viable long-term trading strategy.
As best I can tell you want some kind of Dutton dictatorship instead of a consultative process that looks at what the people of Australia are demanding and voting for, given most of the things you propose were all voting issues that Morrison got soundly beaten on.
Morrison's term was a failure, he achieved very little and his magnum opus was going to be his religious discrimination bill that he couldn't even get across the line. His legacy is one of failure and ignorance. The LNP had a massive opportunity when they knifed Turnbull to redirect the party for the future with Bishop, couldn't handle it, balked at choosing Dutton and ended up with Morrison.
Now we've got Dutton and it's far from convincing that he'll make the necessary choices to bring the LNP in to the modern world.