Abalinx 10 June 2018 Peter Adamis
I am back in Aussie just bare of 72 hours and what do I tread but instability being created within Liberal ranks by Jeff Kennett. For the life of me, I am beginning to question whether Jeff is becoming irrelevant in today’s modern world. I say this because of two articles that caught my attention, one in the Herald/Sun and the other in the Australian. Both of which are questioning the leadership at the Federal and State level of the Liberal Party.
At this point in time we hardly need a political Gardner at this stage to trim the roses of leadership when they are in full bloom. Every gardener knows when to have their roses ready and when they ate to be trimmed. Premature trimming of roses tend to create an environment where development is stunted and a whole crop of growth is gone for a generation. A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: IS JEFF KENNETT STILL RELEVANT TODAY
It is the same with politics, where political commentators need not take such drastic measures to question leadership at a time when the Liberal party is gearing up for the state election which has ramifications at the Federal level. I say this in view of the comments made by Jeff Kennett.
Mind you I have nothing personal against Jeff Kennett, especially when we are both ex-military and having served in the same battalion at different stages of our lives. We both have the same “Duty First “motto which is the cornerstone of the Regiment and we both know the value of leadership and being loyal to those at the helm. Has Jeff lost the plot, is he doing this on purpose to destabilise Matthew Guys political campaign or is he after headlines to remain relevant!
Therefore, chipping away at the prime minister and the President of the Liberal Party in Victoria is hardly the expected behaviour of a former successful Premier who brought Victoria back from insolvency. I expect better from Jeff Kennett. But who am I but another disgruntled Liberal some may say and what influence do I have to come against the wealth of political experience of Jeff Kennett.
We shall whether Jeff Kennett continues with his crusade against the Prime Minister and the President of the Victorian liberal party. If he does, then we as Party members must question whether he is still relevant and can continue to be given the elder statesman title that he has so richly earned. I hope for his sake that he is not demonstrating early signs of Political senility.
Peter Adamis is a Journalist/Social Media 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), and Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. Website: abalinx.com Contact via Email: [email protected] or via Mobile: 0481 342 79