JULIA Gillard has been warned that the government’s strategy to win votes through its big-picture education and disability policies is being swamped by community anger over asylum-seekers, as senior Labor figures all but write off enough seats in three states to guarantee Tony Abbott a comfortable victory.
If NDIS is ever funded then it will be a plus for the country but if it is, it will be by the Libs and I still believe Gonski is a sop to the Teachers Union. To me, it typifies Labor’s propensity to just throw borrowed money at problems. There is a lot more to education than more dollars.
With the exception of left wingers, the human rights push, the ABC and a good proportion of their viewers, the country is outraged over the asylum seekers. This represents a huge majority and I would suggest that even a good proportion of rusted on ALP voters are angry as well.
Now her own people are telling her and that is being reported in the press – not a good look. Why on earth should she need to be told it is a problem? The ALP heavyweights must be rolling their eyes at her lack of political acumen. Doesn’t someone brief her every morning on what the people are saying or thinking?
Maybe she only gets her news from the ABC.
If you just watch the ABC you would be largely unaware of the extent of the boat arrivals. After the election, and presuming Abbott wins, you will know of every boat that comes near our coastline under the byline of “Abbott fails to stop the boats”