Keith Duncan, Pimlico
As Australia continues to successfully deal with the pandemic, the Labor States, Qld, Vic and WA have shown the way in successfully containing infection outbreaks with their decisive policies of border closures and lockdowns.
It was so disconcerting to see appalling political grandstanding and opportunism by right-wing politicians, lead by ‘shifty’ Morrison, and his cheer squad (Gladys Berejiklian) and their apparatchik in the talk-back radio industry, and especially the Murdoch press, and the right-wing nutters on Sky News.
On the night of 13 March history was made when WA voters delivered the mother of all back-handers to these right-wing clowns, when Mark McGowan’s Labor government was overwhelmingly re-elected with the mother of all victories that virtually obliterated the WA Liberal Party.
The mad right suffered another recent humiliating defeat when Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Qld Labor government was swept back into office with an increased majority, also wreaking havoc on a demoralised Liberal/National Party; even after being subjected to a horrendous political smear campaign by the conservatives.
These humiliating defeats are a serious wake-up call to these right-wing opportunists; that Australian voters have had enough of Trumpian spin and outright lies, and are prepared to severely punish repeat offenders accordingly. Take heed Morrison – the voters are on to you.