The results of the federal election have seemed to surprise everyone, even ScoMo himself. The Coalition will secure 77 seats, according to the ABC election computer. And Bill Shorten has retreated broken-hearted after realising he couldn’t swoon voters with empty promises.
Australia has voted in favour of getting the job done. An outstanding achievement for Scott Morrison. And he’s wasting no time delivering on his promises, prioritising tax cuts after he fills the vacant positions in his ministry line up.
The results are in…
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pulled a rabbit out of a hat. And the Liberal party literally owe him everything.
From being the relief teacher of prime ministers to be nationally voted into power, ScoMo has taken an impossible situation and reigned victorious, despite his parries with now former opposition leader, Bill Shorten.
The Australian Associated Press reports that on Monday, the ABC predicted a Liberal majority government, with the party set to acquire the seats of Bass, Chisholm, Boothby and Wentworth. Prior to the election, Bass and Chisholm were held by Labor and Wentworth was independently held by Kerryn Phillips. All votes are yet to be counted, but the results are not likely to change.
It means Morrison now has the power to do what he was put there to do — get on with the job. And he’s promising citizens that sudden changes in leadership, an issue that had most Aussies reeling, will be a thing of the past.
‘We don’t want to have this sort of country where we try and hold some people down to lift other people up,’ he said in a 2GB radio interview on Monday.
‘We don’t want to set people against each other, we don’t want to have that politics of division.’
ScoMo to ‘get on with the job’
But as we’re seeing a win through a ‘wafer-thin’ majority, NSW Liberal Senator Arthur Sinodinos says this setting will keep parliament on its toes — being a positive improvement.
‘It’s actually important because it encourages everyone in the parliament to realise that there’s a diversity of views out there and the role of the parliament is how to best reflect those views,’ Sinodinos told ABC Radio National.
At least, that’s one way to look at it.
This new parliament will sit for the first time most probably before 30 June. And the first thing on the agenda, as promised, will be the tax cuts of up to $1,080 for Aussies earning up to $126,000. Secondly, will be improving mental health services, social media content laws and policies for drought recovery — one that has been a demanding subject this year.
Surely, a sigh of relief for those Aussies terrified of the possibility of increased taxes through a Labor government.
While defeated, some are still pushing for the cancer services Labor promised to be delivered by the new government. But before he does so, Mr Morrison will be attending to the positions that have been made available in his ministry due to retirement — which include indigenous affairs, human services and industrial relations.
In the meantime, Bill Shorten will be remaining as interim leader until the leadership ballot process ends.
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