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At times one has to admit that credit has to definitely be given where credit is due. Opposition leader Peter Dutton and deputy Opposition leader Sussan Ley, (God love them both) are doing a stellar job in their new roles after the humiliating election drubbing the Liberals received on 21 May. 

They seem to have developed a deliberate strategy of quiet invisible opposition, like not just being content with wanting to keep a low profile at the Labor government’s very important Jobs and Skills Summit – where all affected parties were brought together in an attempt to find common ground in fixing Australia’s massive skills shortage and low wage problems. They decided, in their infinite wisdom, not to attend at all. Poor Sussan (bless her soul) seemed to be totally confused as to where she actually was by claiming to be in Lismore talking to ‘real people’ instead of sitting down with ‘union thugs’ at the summit; but alas Sussan got caught out, she was actually in a TV studio in Sydney doing an interview with ‘TV people’. 

So, please, Peter and Sussan, keep doing exactly what you are doing and don’t get replaced with someone more intelligent; if your present polling is any indication, Labor is a shoo-in next election.

Keith Duncan, Pimlico


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