NO Prime Minister


Australian Prime Minister is very rich!


Less well known, PM Malcolm Turnbull’s also very sensitive about advertising the extent of his wealth. For example, he was very reluctant to disclose just how much he personally donated to his own re-election.

Since wresting the Liberal leadership from Abbott (by promising NOT to pursue any of his leftie causes, eg his sensible acceptance of Global Warming, acceptance of the need for Renewable Energy, advocacy for an Australian Republic and support for Same Sex Marriage) , Mal’s performances in the ‘bear-pit’ of Parliament have been more Winnie the Pooh than vicious Grizzly.

But episodes like

stymied any chance of Mal appearing to be in charge of his party, best demonstrated by looking at the faces of those on his side of the Parliament.

So when Opposition Leader Bill Shorten referred to Mal as “Mr Harbourside Mansion (a fact) during the year’s first SSO (Suspension of Standing Orders) the PM ‘got his panties in a bunch‘.

While it should have been aimed at Bill opposite him in the Chamber, the performance was entirely for the benefit of his real enemies, those behind him.

Sadly, Mal is afflicted with excessive, even obscure, verbosity (uses big, unnecessary words – aka MALsplaining).

So it was when he tried to insult Bill, (referring to him as a sycophant instead of simply a suck-up), Mal chose the very  obscure “Cristal” reference (thrown like an epithet), instead of just saying ‘champagne tastes’.

For all his eloquence Mal can’t even lower himself enough to hurl everyday insults.

Those MPs seated behind and ‘rusted-on Liberals’ generally might be impressed by his sudden change of demeanor. But his ugly attack on someone from ‘below stairs’ who has the gall to aspire to Mal’s circle, will further alienate him from ALP supporters and possibly many of Howard’s ‘aspirationals’.

The real test will be how his vicious, and unnecessarily LOUD monologue goes down with previously swinging voters?

We shall see.


Abbott/Turnbull Government



Wit Oscar Wilde quipped – “To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.”

In less than one Parliamentary Term (< 3 years) the Liberal ‘Family’ has lost SIX viz.

This instability has meant that LNP not only have been  unable to achieve much, they have been barely able to even PROPOSE much  policy.

The only agility this Parliamentary mess have demonstrated is the uncanny knack of being able to leap-frog the carcasses of their fallen brethren.

Turnbull & the Spectacles

We’ve all seen him do it! That Malcolm continuously flaps his eye-glasses about dismissively is an affectation.


He’s trying to indicate that we’ve interrupted him while he was engaged in ‘much more important business (that we’re too stupid to understand)’. You know, he’s busy, busy, busy – somewhere between Spycatcher, Ozemail & HiH. He’s sooo busy, he hasn’t even had a chance to fully discard his eye-wear. Anyway, he’ll need then very soon to peruse the latest Cayman Islands Investment Performance Report.


He’s not too busy to regale us with his latest 3000 word MALsplaining effort though, continually (and vainly) trying to convince we plebs of his ‘everyman’ status.


But listen closely & among the grandiloquent verbiage it’s not difficult to hear the blunt instrument of his derision. Yesterday in Question Time, when in the indefensible position of trying to save Stuart Robert from his Chinese misadventures, he reverted to plagiarising Julia Gillard misogyny speech’s “I won’t be lectured to by this man …” line in response to genuine question from Bill Shorten.


The Liberal/National duumvirate have wasted $millions on unsuccessfully attempting to smear unions & successive ALP leaders through their valid association with the Trade Union movement.


But that didn’t stop the PM from using ‘Coward’s Castle’ of Parliament, viciously trying in Question Time to smear the Opposition Leader, against whom there have been NO adverse findings from the Trade Union Royal Commission.

Turnbull continues to luxuriate in being more popular than Abbott in the polls. But simply being ‘not Abbott’ is beginning to pall.

His popularity will be tested when he actually has to DO SOMETHING that hurts a particular group or two. Something other than waving his glasses about wildly (& generally making a spectacle of himself).


LEMONs – Liberal’s Endless Mantra Of NO


Video Arcade

Labor’s Ad Pulled by Liberals 2013 Election

What Abbott won’t EVER say on Marriage Equality

If Abbott wins – NO School kids Bonus

Rupert Murdoch & News Ltd do NOT choose OUR Government

Aussie Works – Aussie Rights

Well-Off versus Needy – Abbott’s Paid Parental Leave vs Pensions *

Sedition – Palmer, Brough & Slipper (& Hockey?) – Ashbygate

Penalty Rates – if Abbott wins, you lose

Proof: ‘Medicare Locals will be cut’

Election Morning After – Hilarious

Abbott the Cutter!

If Abbott wins, YOU lose!

If Abbott wins, Australia LOSES!!!





















  • Abbott’s Productivity Lie – it FELL substantially under Howard, stabilised during & post GFC and ROSE under Julia Gillard/Rudd









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* Most expert opinion is that the scheme is doomed, even IF sufficient arable land were available and NOT already being used for food production. As seen over recent months (Hottest Summer on Record), trees are prone to burn, releasing ALL the carbon temporarily stored ie an Expensive, NOT Viable, long term plan (more a thought-bubble).