Is the A-Team now running the country? 688



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The vote is in and you don’t need to be a social media user to know that Turnbull and Bishop have defected from Tony Abbott’s leadership and won their ballots. We have a new Prime Minister elect and Deputy Prime Minister. Malcolm Turnbull won 54:44 against Abbott and Julie Bishop was elected by the party room to the role of deputy Prime Minister over Kevin Andrews 70:30. It is also being said by the media that we should expect a new federal treasurer within days.
This makes 5 Prime Ministers in 5 years for our country. The revolving door is something we all hope stops here for a while. And with 1 year until the next election he doesn’t have long to secure his tenure.
Already, the bookies odds have risen on the chances of a coalition win in 2016.
There is nothing left to say on our side that the media hasn’t said tonight on every TV and radio in the country. So we want you to have your say!

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. Julie Bishop .. Well well well……..

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    • At lesst she acts and looks like a lady and a very intelligent one at that no need for her to use fowl language like some of the other femals in the other party’s she is well respected by whoever she deals with

  2. Well there was probably a lot cheering around the country that Mr. Abbott is no longer the Prime Minister.

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    • It’s good and bad in my opinion. Mal is good for the country but who’s going to replace Bill?

    • Totally disgusted. LNP now run by a socialist, who really wanted to join labour but became liberal because they didn’t want him. His ideology has obviously not changed. Does not sound like someone we can trust??

    • And tears from the Labor Party. He, (TA), would have been a much less formidable opponent because he is such an embarrassing goose!

    • I don’t think he will get a sympathetic ear in South Australia the way he’s shafted that state, especially with his arrogance toward them on the submarine contracts issue. Karma bus just ran him over, big time.

    • Why bother voting anymore,when these people can chop and change leadership whenever they feel like it.What a laughing stock we have become in this country.Absolutely disgusted in the whole system.

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      • My sentiments exactly, .hypocrisy and back stabbing should not be tolerated

    • It is a democracy and that is good that we can have change….I guess if you want to win an election you have to have someone that will be able to challenge the others, also I guess they were tired of the ridicule and instability. Let’s see what happens now!!!!!

    • Bruce Mahony I think Labor has disintergrated and the same might happen to the Liberals if they don’t learn the lessons of the previous government. They are there for the welfare of the people and their country and not for themselves and their huge egos.

    • Are you saying Annehilda Wright that Labor have the welfare of the people and not themselves and their large egos……..which Labor party are you talking about????

  3. Brilliant!!!! 🙂 Couldn’t be happier … or feel more thrilled for our country!! New things ahead …

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  4. Unfortunately for us Labor supporters this team looks pretty we just need a female Minister for Women and all the idiocy might be behind us.

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    • We’ll just wait and see, Turnbull has to prove himself yet.

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    • I would like you people to stop taking sides Liberal/Labor I just want Australia to get back on its feet screw party politics.

    • We vote for them Cheryl if the local candidates are not worthy don’t vote for them, I’ve often looked at members in parliament and wondered if their electorate couldn’t vote an independent instead. The trouble is too many people support a party or potential prime minister and vote along those lines. I am sure the major parties would eventually get the message and get better candidates.

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      • Voting independent would be ok so long as they advised where their preferences would go ie if you vote green you can be sure their preferences will go labor so ask any independent where their preferences will go before you vote for them.

    • wow Karen Ely, i am so sorry i made a mistake,you are right its Labor, ,i shall write it on the blackboard 1000 times ,then what shall i do miss perfect one , hit my head against the wall 10 tens , get your ruler out and hit me over the knuckles , can i ask a ? WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE PERFECT,ho hum

    • Karen Ely Karen Ely i can spell stupid its k,a.r.e.n

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      • Settle down, Bev. We are not all good spellers. Karen shouldn’t have a go. Don’t react negatively.

    • Sorry,still the same old liberals with a leader that cannot be trusted…..more spin and lies to come,plus in fighting,as they continue to implode…

  5. The mongrel bastard.

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    • How ever are we going to have respect in this country with the amount of name-calling going on, on this page alone?

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