Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Unpopular Former PM Heading to History's Scrap Heap

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Unpopular Former PM Heading to History's Scrap Heap

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LET'S get this right. Julia Gillard did not pursue the job of prime minister, she was encouraged by Labor ministers.

Why? Because there was a firm belief in the party, and the media, that Rudd would have lost the next election, which would have made him a one term wonder and discarded him onto the scrap heap of history.

Furthermore, as it was believed that he could not win, the only other option would have been a hung parliament.

The likelihood of Rudd negotiating with the independents is open to discussion, however, his style of leadership would indicate that he did not have the skills to form government with the independents.

In which case the Liberals would have formed government, and once again Rudd would have been thrown on history's scrap heap. Let's look at his record. What did he actually achieve? Someone please tell me.

ANGUS MACKENZIE

Eumundi

GG should call poll

THE dysfunctional and bickering rabble called the Australian Government obviously cannot sort out who should lead Australia.

It must not continue to be left in the hands of a few faceless brawling factional union brokers to decide who leads Australia. After all, these are the ones who created the mess in the first place by knifing a first-term PM in the back.

For the sake of Australia (something the ALP puts second to its own egos and power seekers), the issue must now be put to the Australian people to decide who should lead them.

The Governor General (Quentin Bryce) should sack them and call an election immediately.

But don't hold your breath that GG Bryce will act in the best interests of Australia, she is Bill Shorten's mother-in-law after all.

GARY GRAHAM

Warana

CyBrutal' Bligh no hope

SO THE Premier Anna Bligh is ready for the fight of her live, is she, well she may as well give up. There have been too may high profile mistakes by her and her government during her term of office.

The two desalination plants, costing a billion each and the six hundred million Traveston Dam fiasco are glaring examples of her thinking and ability to govern this state. …

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