I'd be interested in his proposals for a better system.
Most of the other proposals I've seen amount to protectionism.
Playing Alvin & the Chipmunks to a captive audience has to be a violation of the Geneva Conventions.
For those people who don't get Westminster systems, Australia doesn't have a President. The Prime Minister (PM) is closest to the Speaker of the House (although we also have a Speaker, who has a different role again).
The leadership change happened because the party elected a new leader, not because of an election. So we still have the same right-wing party in power. However, the previous PM, Tony Abbott, was very conservative, a climate change denier and a career politician. The new PM, Malcolm Turnbull, is more socially liberal. He has supported same sex marriage in the past, and lost the leadership of the party previously for strongly supporting action on climate change. However, he has already said that he will not change party policy on those two topics. Malcolm is economically conservative - he had previously been a partner at Goldman Sachs.
Lastly, the picture. Tony Abbott was a career politician who was very effective while in opposition at tearing down the then Prime Minister, Julia Gillard (also pictured). Julia was dumped by her party for having low poll numbers. Abbott has now had the same thing happen to him.
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