Congratulations to Australia for Electing Conservative Government
As head of the Liberal/National coalition, he unseated a Labor government which had been in power since 2007. But here's the rub: Mr Abbott stands for all the things which, in this country, the Cameroons repeatedly claimed would make the Conservative Party unelectable. An Oxford-educated devotee of the late Lady Thatcher, Mr Abbott wants to cut taxes and is against gay marriage, thinks man-made global warming theory is bunkum, wants to reduce immigration, and intends to end increases in overseas aid.And on Syria?
For unlike President Obama and Mr Cameron, the new Australian PM understands that, in Syria, the alternative to the bad guys may be even worse guys.Anyway, congrats to The Realist of Queensland and to any of our other Aussie readers.
Posted by: jim at September 09, 2013 10:15 AM
Posted by: The Realist of Qld at September 09, 2013 04:08 PM
Posted by: Heinrick the great at September 09, 2013 06:21 PM
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Posted by: EROWMER at September 09, 2013 06:24 PM
We did good getting rid of Mr. Rude and the ALP government.
Tony Abbott is quite conservative. He actually has moral values... oh the horror!! Yes I am an Australian woman. I was disgusted over the Gillard misogyny speech.
One thing I do like is that Tony Abbott described the situation in Syria as "baddies vs. baddies".
Posted by: Aussie at September 09, 2013 08:06 PM
Posted by: Spiny Norman at September 09, 2013 10:23 PM
Posted by: gilbert at September 10, 2013 02:08 AM
@gilbert, I am getting sick of this crap about being anti-gun. In Australia it is a non-issue because we have not been a nation who feels the need to carry guns everywhere!!
Once again I have to give my own life story because my cousin was murdered by a gun owner. This kind of incident in one's young life (I was 12 when she died), has an impact. In my own circumstances I have used guns twice in my life!! A lot of Australians are just like me!!
At the same time I have always believed in Americans having their Second Amendment rights because I understand the history behind those rights.
Now let me set some of the record straight. First of all Australia does not have severe gun restrictions. That is an absolute myth!! If you want to own a rifle and use it at a rifle range then go get a licence. Some weapons were banned after Martin Bryant murdered more than 30 people at Port Arthur. That was the most horrific mass murder in Australia. We had a gun buy-back scheme and people were willing to hand in their weapons. What you might not know is that the gun ownership is back at the same levels as it was at the time of the Port Arthur massacre!!
The real problem we have in Australia happens to be ownership of illegal guns. We do in fact have a lot of gun related incidents and deaths tied up with bikie and drug gangs. Some of the Middle Eastern types have been illegally importing guns. I agree with any crackdown on the activities of this particular group of individuals.
Now get this straight, Tony Abbott is a conservative and that means he is not like John McCain. He is the opposite. I have confidence that for the moment Tony Abbott is not going to commit Australia to any action in Syria. If we had not changed government then we would find ourselves going along with Barry Soetoro.
I do not know how much you know about Australian politics but you certainly have the wrong idea about our new government and probably had the wrong idea about the old one. The old one, that is KRUDD/GILLARD/KRUDD was controlled by radical Marxists. That is how we ended up with a carbon tax.
First we attempt to get rid of the carbon tax and then we go for all of the other issues. We now have our best opportunity to get the out of control spending under control.
Posted by: Aussie at September 10, 2013 04:35 AM
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