Malcontents and ‘Brutus’ back benchers who bear Abbott malice

NATIONALPRESS CLUBPeter Adamis – Abalinx 9 February 2015

Tony Abbott will go down in history as having lead his team to a resounding victory only to be knifed in the back by his colleagues. This drama being played out today is reminiscent of that ancient Roman Julian Caesar who was also brutally knifed by those close to him.  One hopes that Tony Abbott does not turn to find his closest allies turnout to be “Brutuses” in disguise. Opinion polls should NEVER drive or influence a government to change but should be reporting honestly the government’s performance.

Look at the record said Tony Abbott and you will see what the government has achieved under his leadership. Just let the record speak for itself. A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on:MALCONTENTS AND ‘BRUTUS’ BACK BENCHERS WHO BEAR ABBOTT MALICE

 

Governments achievements under the leadership of Tony Abbott

He’s scrapped the Carbon Tax
He’s stopped the boats and the deaths at sea
He has the live cattle trade, closed down in panic over a TV programme, booming again
At last, he has the NBN rolling out, reliably and affordable
He has jobs growth at 4000 new jobs per week, triple that of 2013
He has new housing approvals at record levels – creating a boom for tradies
He has the registration of new companies at the highest rate on record
He has economic growth running at 2.7 per cent, up from 1.9 per cent a year ago
He’s gotten rid of the Mining Tax, so Australia is once more seen as a safe place to invest
He has over $1 trillion worth of new projects approved, projects that had been held up by Labor
He has new road projects now underway to overcome commuter gridlock in our cities
After 50 years of buck passing, he’s made a decision on a new Western Sydney Airport
He’s delivered a Trifecta of free trade agreements 
Free trade agreements covering more than 50 per cent of our exports – with China, Japan and South KoreaHe’s cracking down on the likes of Hizb-ut-Tahrir and others who nurture Islamic extremism in our suburbs
For small business, he’s cutting company tax by 1.5% on the 1st July to encourage further employment growth
And right now: Petrol prices are running 15 year lows, home loan interest rates are at the lowest on record, and the September quarter had the biggest fall in power prices on record.

Any change to leadership will be another nail in the Liberal Party coffin at the Federal level and Parliamentarians should think twice, long and hard if they are of the belief that their own personal interests come before that of the country.  Personalities dont not govern the country, the government does and that government is made up of a team of well qualified, politically experienced and savvy parliamentarians dedicated to creating a strong economy based on economic principles and long term planning.

Australians do not condone recalcitrant personalities who fail to support their leaders and it is not up to the parliamentarians to remove an elected official. The smart thing to do is to embrace the leader, demonstrate his or her errant ways and bring out the best in them, not knife them to please their blood thirsty appetite.   As previously mentioned the media is much to blame for this sudden thrust for the jugular, accelerating the blood thirsty hounds to bring down a valiant quarry that is fighting them off.

Australians love a battler and many Australians are watching how the drama is to be played out.

Whatever the outcome today, those with the knives will NEVER be forgiven and those who covet to wear the purple will be privately shunned. News Polls are just useless and another graphic point of view which fuels the fires and creates an environment of instability.

Full Marks to Tony Abbot’s confederates who have been on the news media on a daily basis and top marks to Tony Abbott’s supporters who publicly have come out to shame those colleagues who dare not show their faces in public. This matter of a leadership challenge and the innuendoes should stop if the Liberals are to return to power at the next Federal Election. The damage will be irreversible and many years will go by before the wounds are healed.

Tony Abbott should remain and colleagues should support him not kick him down. It’s un-Australian and the public will never forgive those who have continued to undermine the Prime Minister. A Prime Minister who whether you like him or not has on every occasion worked tirelessly for the benefit of the country we call home – Australia.

If the Liberal cannot learn from the errors of Labor then they are bound to repeat them with far reaching consequences. As for the media hounds, what can one say but utter disgust for their poor handling of the situation. But then again, it’s true that all the negativities of life sell more newspapers than one just one feel good story.

In the Victorian seats of Goldstein, Kooyong, Menzies, Deakin and other Liberal held state and interstate seats; members are ringing in their support for an embattled Prime Minister. It’s a pity that Tony Abbotts Federal colleagues are too blind to see that their Prime Minister is truly an Aussie battler who would rather go down fighting than give up in the face of adversity. Tony Abbott is not alone and the public is with him despite the negative media publicity that has been building up to a crescendo.

Whatever the case may be, today’s drama will unfold slowly and one hopes that whatever the outcome, drastic changes will have to occur to ensure that a Liberal government is returned at the next Federal election.  Removing Tony Abbott from the leadership role is not the panacea to the ills that currently face the government but that the fault lies in each and every Coalition parliamentarian.

Malcontents and Brutus back benchers should think twice before they plunge the knife into the leader and create a rod for their own back.

1 Peter Adamis iconPeter Adamis is a Journalist/Commentator and writer. He is a retired Australian military serviceman and an Industry organisational & Occupational (OHS) & Training Consultant whose interests are within the parameters of domestic and international political spectrum.  He is an avid blogger and contributes to domestic and international community news media outlets as well as to local and Ethnic News.  He holds a Bachelor   of Adult Learning & Development (Monash), Grad Dip Occupational Health  & Safety, (Monash),  Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. Contact via Email: abalinx@netspace.net.au or via Mobile: 0409965538

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