A political singalong to summarise the parliamentary week.
Articles from Political Owl
Understanding all the leadership speculation - No reason really to change this little item from 9 February 2012The devil finds mischief for idle hands and for most of their parliamentary life backbench politicians are essentially idle. Their only real role of importance comes when they are called on in the party room to vote on a new leader.The rest of the time they are treated with disdain by other participants in the political system.
The Owl gas got some sympathy for Malcolm Turnbull. It's a difficult job leading a government with a majority of one. Every backbench Tom, Dick and Harriet thinks they have the power of the blackmailer. Huff and puff and threaten to quit, or back someone else to replace you, unless they get their own way on some pet project or other.
It is sad but Tony Abbott is now just the great pretender. So sayeth one of the Deplorables to the Owl.
There was one observer who got it right after Malcolm Turnbull turned feral with that personal attack on Bill Shorten early in February.
The Owl drew attention recently to Tony Abbott's little problem of learning to live within the limits of a humble backbencher's income as an explanation of his apparent gunning for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Now, following Tony's recent critical outburst, others are suggesting that simple boredom of not having enough to do is the root cause of his hostility.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported last month that in "what would represent a significant weakening of the country's environmental financing rules, Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg confirmed the government is considering issuing a new ministerial directive to the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to put investment in so-called 'clean coal' on th
Life can get tough when your income suddenly drops and doesn't the Owl know it. So spare a thought for Tony Abbott who used to have a Prime Ministerial income of $522,000, so Google tells me, but now must make do a backbencher's humble stipend of $199,040.And things are really tough when you have a Sydney sized housing mortgage as the member for Warringah does.
Lib polls number hits low point of 34%......Malcom stands on deck regretting appalling tactical move on energy...begs Maria for help and forgiveness.