The head kicking mad monk has just put himself up, as the model for a consensus driven Australian politics however, when is Intransience a definition for consensus. While fielding media question Abbott seemed closed to any changes in his policy agenda, his only concession it seems is some tinkering around parliamentary reform according to him he has always supported, paternalism don’t you just love it. It is obvious this Neanderthal still thinks that he has all the answers to the questions, challenges and issues facing Australia in the tailored policy agenda he has put together in turning this country into some conservative Liberal democracy a shopkeeper’s utopia. However, Abbott does not get the message that he did not win anything on Saturday, the electorate sent a clear message they do not trust either the Coalition or Labor. This result even points to the electorate’s confidence in the effectiveness of the system, some are now talking about consensus politics and what that horse may look like.
Consensus politics can relate to
- Where assembly members are elected as independent by a simple plurality or 1st past the post system
- Power is located in the assembly rather than the executive branch or Prime Minister and Cabinet
- The assembly debate and vote upon bills.
- where the Assembly elects an odd numbered board or committee to run Government departments
It would be the end of party politics, which may be a good thing
Oh, these are strange and interesting days when the political establishment faced with a quandary of their own making seems challenged.