PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull will name his new ministry line-up on Sunday afternoon, ending rampant speculation of who’s in and who’s out. His track record, in fact, is one of being far less consultative with colleagues than many have liked.
“It is all behind us”.
To be fair, when Turnbull announced his leadership challenge he made it clear in a speech aimed at the corporate elite that his objective was to be a better salesperson for their economic agenda.
Speaking to Neil Mitchell, Mr Black described the new Australian prime minister as intelligent and well-intentioned. He is known for the occasional dummy-spit and for a “my way or the highway” approach to leadership. “Or perhaps worse still, the Mark Latham of the Liberals”.
Australia’s new leader Malcolm Turnbull said Wednesday he was committed to having more women in top positions, as he prepares to unveil a cabinet that will replace a line-up criticised for poor female representation.
The Labor Party is rattled, despite insisting it has long been ready for such an outcome.
But now we’re in the post-spill stage of silliness, and we’ve been through enough of these now to be experts in how it goes.
This is politics, where deals are done and compromises are made all the time.
Yet amid all the elation many Libs are enjoying right now, there is a slight sense of nervousness among the ranks.
The AIIA also said it supported Turnbull’s vision to built an agile, innovative and creative Australia.
While it may not be particularly inclusive, allowing the parliamentary party group to select the leader gives parties the flexibility to remove their leaders at any time and appoint replacements quickly. Numerous conservatives remain highly wary of him. Instead, it’s the product of the rules parties use to select their leaders; the dominance of factions within Australian parties; and broader political trends that are changing the nature of citizens’ engagement with parties and representative institutions in Australia but in other democracies, too. The change to Mr Turnbull came as a relief to many.
When it comes to his dealings with the opposition, no one should be fooled into thinking the word “consultation” applies there. He straightway launched into an attack of Labor’s handling of Australia’s broadband network and repeatedly decried the “mess” the former government had created and which he had all but solved.
Of course, Mr Turnbull is not the first Prime Minister to court the Chinese.
And a new internal mailing system has been established out of the office of junior minister Simon Birmingham because Abbott’s office has failed to hand over the distribution list to the new Prime Minister’s team.
“I’ve had discussions with the prime minister”, he told reporters in Canberra. “An opportunity to celebrate the power of the NBN was missed”, she said.
Left-leaning participants on social media this week were clearly not proponents of the view that you shouldn’t kick a man when he’s down.
‘Look who I bumped into last night.
“The corporate plan shows that the multi-technology mix remains the most cost- and time-efficient means of completing the NBN, delivering upgrades six to eight years sooner, and at around $30 billion less cost than an all-fibre to the premises alternative”, Turnbull and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said in a joint statement.