Skip to comments.Head to head with Tony Abbott: order restored, but urgency forgotten? (Australia's new PM)
Posted on 10/25/2013 3:51:34 PM PDT by naturalman1975
I interviewed Tony Abbott this week and found a man determined to implement a calm, deliberate process after six years of flaky decision making. Abbott admits he considered hitting the ground running on day one by appointing him and one other minister but decided to take his time be more orderly. He was highly critical of the ABC coverage of the bushfires, linking them to climate change, but backs off a wholesale reform of the ABC. Maybe thats a battle for later. He also seemed to be more leisurely about returning to a Budget surplus than I would like, and we disagree on MPs expenses and the constitutional recognition of Aborigines.
AB: How does it feel to be Prime Minister?
PM: Its exhilarating. Its exciting. Its a little daunting, though, because, obviously, as the Prime Minister of Australia, there are some great strengths that we have as a nation, but there are also some serious challenges, and the Government has to come to terms with them very quickly.
AB: Has it proved to be as difficult as you feared?
PM: Well, we dont know, because these are still very early days
I think weve made a good start to repealing the carbon tax and the mining tax, to stopping the boats, to getting the Budget back under control, to getting our infrastructure under way. Weve made a start, but thats all it is, its just a start.
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"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution..."
Just substitute "Australia" for "The United States".
That's funny , because our administration is all for restraining the press, combating whistleblowers , and restriction of freedom of speech.
It sounds like they are more American than this nation , currently ! Pathetic , isn't it ??
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