With regard to the headlines around the world about yet another political leadership coup, the accompanying articles are misleading. Well, all the ones that I have read.
It has nothing to do with three-year terms etc. Australia has always had those and the coups are a recent phenomenon.
The point that they do get right is that it is poll driven. The public are quietly seething at the failure to respond to their huge concerns about inappropriate immigration and the looney-left agenda of both parties with regard to the deliberate confusion of young minds as to their sexuality.
I am quite certain that the poll results are saying ‘for goodness sake give us someone who will respond to our very real fears as to the direction in which this once great country is being taken.’
Until such a person becomes leader, of either party, leadership changes will continue; simply on the basis that poor poll results will continue.
Such a candidate would scoop up votes across the spectrum. The ‘political divide’ would be shattered and would be reshaped for a very long time.
So far, no one with sufficient attention-grabbing and intellectual clout has appeared. We have someone with the intellectual clout (Cory Bernadi) and someone with the ability to grab attention (Pauling Hanson), but no one with either.
Hopefully one will appear before it is too late.
Just to make me wrong, the estimable Stan Grant has finally touched upon the real problem here.