So much has happened in such a short time politically speaking with a back to Kevin07 while we are assured that he has learnt his lessons and will be a more collegiate leader this time around. Time will tell. If all that comes out of this mess is that some Labor seats are saved from the landslide many were expecting then will it have been worth it? Not for me.
I read an ex Age scribe in the Conversation today continuing to heap vitriol on Ms Gillard - where has Mr Carney been hiding and who does he think he is fooling? As I have written o n numerous occasions Julia Gillard was one of the best PMs seen in this country post WWII and I thank her for all she achieved and managed under very difficult circumstances. Even if she had control of both Houses the achievements would have been outstanding and memorable.
Now it is up to each and every on of us to make sure the landmark achievements of her time at the head of government are not filtered off and discarded.
Getup have a campaign going on the issue of carbon pricing and letting the MP's and Senators know where we stand.
Unlike what we read in our media, the fact is that the majority of Australians want carbon to be priced and want our government to have a policy that addresses climate change. It is up to us to make sure that our reps know this and know that it will inform the way we vote and act.
Rudd dropped carbon trading last time around and in two speeches extolling the contributions that Ms Gillard made didn't mention the passage of either the carbon pricing or the minerals and resources rental tax. This made me uneasy. Come on Kevin - if you want to stay there get it right and soon.