It’s almost official… Coalition to form government again

The Coalition has all but won the election, with analysts predicating they will secure enough votes in the coming days
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The Coalition has all but won the election, with analysts predicating they will secure enough votes in the coming days to form government.

Malcolm Turnbull has managed to negotiate with crossbenchers to support his party with Victorian independent Cathy McGowan, Tasmanian Andrew Wilkie and Queenslander Bob Katter all jumping on board.

Yesterday, Labor leader Bill Shorten addressed his party at a caucus meeting where he conceded that the Coalition would likely “scrape” over the line in the coming days.

While the win is disappointing for those who threw their support behind Labor and other parties, it means that we can now get back to the business of governing the country.

Mr Shorten says he will fight for Labor’s beliefs in parliament and work to make those who did vote for him proud.

The big issue for a lot of people going forward will be to see if Mr Turnbull will hold true to his promise and not privatise Medicare.

Labor insisted throughout the whole campaign that the Liberals were plotting to privatise the system, but were accused by many of running a fear campaign.

Now is also the time for Australia’s baby-boomers to make their voices heard and hold the Prime Minister accountable to everything he promised during the election.

We’re asking you to share your messages for Mr Turnbull here so he knows just how serious Australia’s seniors are about the issues that matter to them.

What would you like to say to the PM?

  1. Robyn  

    Let’s hope the government puts the worker and our pensioners first. Create employment to get those receiving benefits off them and get them also contributing to this great Australian country.

  2. Robyn  

    Let’s hope the government puts the worker and our pensioners first. Create employment to get those receiving benefits off them and get them also contributing to this great Australian country.

  3. Christine Flewellen  

    Pleased you won now get your act together and listen to what we are trying to tell you…
    Please…how about a bit of compassion for the pensioners…..and take away the government loading on private health cover, more people would take it up..less burden on Medicare…..think about it!!!!!!!

  4. Christine Flewellen  

    Pleased you won now get your act together and listen to what we are trying to tell you…
    Please…how about a bit of compassion for the pensioners…..and take away the government loading on private health cover, more people would take it up..less burden on Medicare…..think about it!!!!!!!

  5. Robyn  

    Disappointing. Maybe now you’ll listen and get your act together . Doubt you can keep your promise of staying as leader till the next election though. Trouble is there’s no-one in politics I trust to lead fairly, strongly and with compassion. Sad times. We are a heartless nation in the eyes of the world.

  6. Marlene Willcocks  

    I hope he cleans up the Dole bluggers and the people who double dip
    Living under one roof but having one of their addresses else where
    Start on the younger ones and work up
    So many older people who have paid big tax fought for our country that are neglected
    One example I know he gets DSP his partner gets DSP plus family allowance and rent assistants then go to vinnies for power voucher
    This rot has to stop now

  7. Joan Marshall  

    Mr. Turnbull was not advised properly who in God’s name came up with how to run a campaign? ill advice put everyone in a spin. I have always voted Liberal because of the Policy and always will. Give the man a chance to prove himself. As for Bill Shorten no matter what he says I will never change my opinion on the Labor Party. Get the people on the dole off their rear ends and looking for jobs. A lot of the people on the dole do not want to work their standards are so low they are content to stay on the dole and carry on bleeding the Tax Payer. How very pathetic.

    • I am not a dole bludger!  

      Joan, have you ever received support?? When you are over 60 nobody wants to employ you. I have worked for over 45 years, raised children and worked my butt off!!! I would love to work again. I have had a few casual positions but the young people treat us like we shouldn’t be there. I don’t want to take a young person’s job. I have a lot to offer.

      • I want to work  

        Good for you ” I am not a dole bludger”!! Sometimes people don’t realize or want to know what brought us to get support. I too am in your bracket and have been bullied over the past 6 months because the other employees don’t think I should be working. We have bills just like anyone else and do you think “the dole” is enough for us to live on? Definitely not!!! Dole bludger????? I don’t think so. Its the ignorant people that think we sit on our bums and reap in benefits. Its hard out there!!! So Ms Joan is that the way you see your parents when they lose their jobs and ask for support??

  8. Betty Dee  

    Once we asked what we could do to help others now the mantra seems to be what can others do for us.

  9. Kay Marrs  

    I believe all young people should be working before our older generation are expected to work until they are 70.

  10. Ian wright  

    Lets take labour , as a commodity, off the free trade agreements and stop 457 visas until full employment is achieved ,if we havent got the skills train them, when we were young no job hop in car or train and find one,give our kids a hope of not living in a third world country,the only people who should be allowed 457 visas are people who live in the same workplace conditions as australia. Dont forget a royal commission into banks .,

  11. Kerry  

    Please prime minister never allow again Shortens lies to be taken seriously by the media…we know you were trying to be a gentleman but politics is not for the fainthearted and it is your duty to expose the lies to the Australian people…we were almost left w Labors race to bankrupt this country while boasting at the same time. Courage man – get up & give it to them!

    • Sue  

      Well said! His speech on election night should be his way of approaching all the b…s going forward! I, for one, received 4 Medicare/Labor scare messages. These blatant lies should be called out for what they are! Also, I think it is high time voting was NOT compulsory. Clearly with the huge number of informal votes, a lot of Australians DO NOT value the privilege!!!

  12. peter thompspoon  

    Please stop the union criminals ruining jobs and investors. We need people game to start businesses. Im not never again for me.

    • Sue  

      Never again for a lot of Australians, unfortunately!! Especially if Bill Shorten was to be elected…..and ran this country like the union movement! I hope others noted his recent remarks in this regard!!!

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