Sources close to people unrelated to the Australian government are hinting we’ll be seeing a “good government starts today” announcement any day now from the Turnbull government.
At around six months into his tenure as Australia’s 37th prime minister in five years, the expectations are high that Malcolm Turnbull will start good government soon. And since we all know Malcolm likes an announcement and a good chin wag, that should be accompanied by a fine speech with excellent hand gestures.
The heat is on for Malcolm Turnbull to start good government before he heads into a full election cycle. Sources with no knowledge of the prime minister suggest he may be looking into giving Tony Abbott special dispensation to go fight ISIS in hand-to-hand combat in Syria – if Cory Bernardi lets him. While this of course would be an example of good government, it may be too-little, too-late for the Australian population, who are starting to find Bill Shorten as having appeal using his new zinger marketing line of “I’m not Malcolm either”.
Journalists are expected to start camping out at Parliament House on Monday in preparation for a “good government” announcement, after such a terrible set of thought bubbles coming out of Canberra this week. “The thought bubbles were so bad this week it was like the government gave itself a steamy dutch oven”, one well-known political commentator was heard remarking. “And it followed through.”
Meanwhile it’s rumoured ultra right wing conservatives within the ‘Liberal’ party are planning to split and form their own conservative party – akin to a cancer deciding to divorce its host body.