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100 days of the Raj

By Thumper 4 March 2008 24

Well folks, we’ve seen 100 days of rule under the new PM, the Kevin07 Roadster.

What changes have we seen? Are they good or bad? Indifferent maybe?

Can he stop interest rates soaring? Has he actually done anything or is it all just symbolism and spin with little actual substance thus far ?

Is only 100 days enough to make a judgement given the fact that the Rudd spinsters have already proclaimed it as one of the greatest periods in Australian History.

Who will all the Howard haters now vent their spleens at?

Will there actually be a new federalism as promised, or will the States and Feds still bicker and refuse to cooperate on solving issues?

Will things get better or worse, especially in Canberra? And how long can the current government keep blaming the previous government for all its woes?

Has the self appointed saviour delivered?


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Thumper 8:31 am 06 Mar 08

They have done more work in 100 days than the previous incumbents managed in 10 years.

And that my friend is absolute crap.

Even Mr Rudd would agree.

Mælinar 12:28 am 06 Mar 08

They have done more work in 100 days than the previous incumbents managed in 10 years.

I’m surprised there hasn’t been any reported spikes in PS stress leave.

But lets break apart some of the rubbish that is being thrown around (sorry astro)

interest rates. there’s one. what is wayne doing? apart from blaming the last lot, fark-all. – How about the media reporting the treasurer is actually aware there is a problem ? Costello would have tried to bluff his way through the situation and blatantly lie, informing the otherwise informed public the exact opposite of what they knew already. Moreover, he’s actually contacted the banks and told them not to play around with this interest rate hike – a cardinal sin under a coalition govt.

immigration? um, carrying on as the last lot did – why do we have bits of strylya that sometimes aren’t bits of strylya? – are you saying that you want them to make policy on the fly ? Lets again remember that the previous mob had over 10 years to implement and tease into policy the current state of affairs. From what I hear, and I haven’t been taking any particular notice of this issue, there’s been an entire culture shift within the Dept, and its a bit of a watch this space – unfortunately we cant just declare an open border while we fix the problems, so the existing system has to be maintained while the new one gets superimposed over it. If I were a gambling man, I’d say it would be a staged coincidence with the rollout of their new visa system, ensuring that new policies are already implemented on the IT platform is a big win, but a project that size takes time.

iraq. how many troops have come home yet? – Was your head in the sand somewhere when we told Ms Rice we are leaving ? From what I know of military deployments, it’ll still be another decade before the last peeps leave, because of one reason or another, the military will find a way to leech on for a longer time than you ever thought was possible. I cannot think of a battle/peacekeeping zone we have been to in the last decade where Australian soldiers have actually all left finally.

the blah blah bit hmm, to really answer that one, it may come as a surprise to you, but traditionally governments asked people for their opinion on things – a policy missing from coalition and local stanhope and co vocabulary.

Its actually not that wrong to find out information before making decisions – saves on potential embarrassment situations like tampagate, the snap 10bn water takeover bid, etc.

Its actually not that hard to find this stuff out if you take your blinkers off and actually look, I’ve seen a lot happening and I’m not particularly observant.

astrojax 10:57 pm 05 Mar 08

well, they did ratify kyoto outside sitting days, so i’m not sure you can really say we should just discount non-sitting days. there is actually a lot governments can do outside parliament.

including a lot wrong!

Aurelius 11:56 am 05 Mar 08

Should we be counting the 100 days since the election? Or the 10 days of parliamentary sittings we’ve had since then?
Realistically, no government can do much outside Parliament. So the 88 non-sitting days count for little.

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