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TIME FOR LABOR AND THE AUSTRALIAN ELECTORATE TO PART COMPANY

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The results of the Australian elections, just held, have highlighted a number of things that, if not addressed, will spell the end of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) in terms of the party being able to retain any future support of the Australian electorate.

There is no doubt the ALP stuffed up a number of perfectly viable initiatives that in 2007 brought the party into power, through lack of supervision and the pure incompetency of various ministers, including Julia Gillard. The Emissions Trading Scheme, the Home Insulation Scheme and a host of other worthwhile initiatives were all virtually rendered useless through incompetency and the inability to grasp what was actually going on within the electorate.

Also, the fact the Labor Government was in fact not run by the
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There is no doubt the ALP stuffed up a number of perfectly viable initiatives that in 2007 brought the party into power, through lack of supervision and the pure incompetency of various ministers, including Julia Gillard.
Government but rather by a rather nasty few elected and non-elected wannabe power-brokers did not assist then Prime Minister Rudd in terms of achieving want he wanted to achieve, leading to the likes of Bill Shorten, Mark Arbib and Julia Gillard mounting a coup against Kevin Rudd, a coup that has been grossly underestimated in terms of the public resentment it eventually created.

Coup-leader Gillard, despite trying to distance herself from Kevin Rudd in terms of denying that she played any part in the coup processes while in actual fact she had her fingerprints all over the coup, tried to portray she no part in the process. The portrayal backfired, badly. The fact also is that, had Gillard done her job properly in the first place as Deputy Prime Minister, she should have acted upon any problems, not by deposing her leader but by solving the problems.

The elections came and went with the result that Labor is now fighting to remain in Government in Australia. Labor coup-leaders and others have since blamed Kevin Rudd for derailing their election chances, which is of course total nonsense.
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Those who removed Rudd as Prime Minister mainly being Julia Gillard, Bill Shorten and Mark Arbib should be removed from any further decision processes within the ALP.

If Labor wishes to retain any credibility in the eyes of Australian voters, a number of things must take place. First of all, the lunatic right-wing power-broking machine of the ALP must have its power removed and such powers returned to the electorate, meaning the Australian voters. Those who removed Rudd as Prime Minister mainly being Julia Gillard, Bill Shorten and Mark Arbib should be removed from any further decision processes within the ALP. In fact, given their actions, I am of the view that they should resign from Parliament as well. Labor must indeed get the message that it does not determine policy, the electorate will do that, and that its role in Australia is purely to comply with the wishes of Australian voters and not with the wishes of ALP power-brokers.

In all, should Labor not be able to clean up its act, I think that Labor and the Australian electorate will have to part company until such time that Labor has gone through some major reforms. At this point in time though, the stench of Labor power-brokers writing the rules has finally caught the noses of Australian voters and they have indeed rejected it.

And like it or not.

My name is Henk Luf.

And That's The Way It Is.


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