In a recent interview Prime Minister Tony Abbott stated that the jury is still out on him, “To be candid, the jury is still out on me, because we’ve only been there for a little over three months” said Mr Abbott, he continued with “But I’m confident that I’m as well prepared as anyone can be for this job”.
The reality of the situation is that the jury has already made up its mind about his performance and has passed judgement- The jury has found Abbott to be “a failure”.
In less then 100 days of government his popularity took a nosedive while the popularity of the Opposition Leader, Bill shorten, increased. In the first opinion polls after the election, for preferred parties the Australian Labor Party was two points ahead of the Liberal-National Coalition. With Labor’s primary vote rising four points and the Coalitions falling five.
Thousands of people have taken to Facebook and Twitter to criticize him and to point out his failures. There has also been an online petition formed to be sent to the Governor General to remove him while many are hoping for a double dissolution.
All of these actions show that the jury, the people, have passed judgment on the Abbott government and the jury has found him to be a failure.
As Prime Minister he already has a raft of broken promises attached to his name and performance. It is becoming clear that the Abbott led Liberal-National Coalition Government is turning in to a failure and a farce.
When compared to the previous Labor government ,the Abbott Government is beginning to look like a government devoted to dismantaling the civil society that has been built be successive governments, in particular Labor ones.
While the previous government was committed to tackling climate change by introducing a price on carbon and ratifying the Kyoto protocol , the Abbott Government is committed to denying climate change and removing any effort to tackle it.
While the previous government was committed to funding education and developing education, the Abbott government can’t make up its mind with regard to their own policy – three in one week.
While the previous Labor governments were committed to providing and developing public healthcare, the Abbott government is committed to dismantling public healthcare.
While the previous Labor government was committed to bringing Australia into the 21st-century with a high-speed National Broadband Network, The Abbott government is committed to keeping Australia behind the rest of the world with a low grade imitation.
The previous Labor government what committed to cultivating and maintaining friendships with our Asian neighbors, the Abbott led government has done nothing but insult them.
While the Labor government was committed to keeping highly advanced production industries in this country, like Holden, the Abbott government totally destroyed them. Thousands have lost their jobs already under this government.
We could go on like this with various different examples. It is time that Abbott woke up, the jury is in and has found him a failure. During an election you can’t promise one thing then after the election say that people misheard or “we didn’t promise that”.
He says he is as prepared as anyone can be for the top job. While there is no doubt that being Prime Minister is hard, his actions and performance in the job shows he is far from being prepared for the job at all.