Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the last thing voters want is another election. Is he right?
Speaking to Adelaide radio today, the PM hosed down suggestions of a double dissolution election as a result of key budget measures being blocked by the Senate.
“You never finally say no to these things,” Abbott said, “but I think the last thing the Australian people want is another election now.”
Voters, he said, are sick of going to the polls and simply expect the Parliament to “get on with its job”.
Of course, it makes sense that Tony Abbott wouldn’t want to push for an election right now, with the government still reeling from Joe Hockey’s “poor people don’t drive” gaffe, but do you think the PM’s got a point?
Are you in any hurry to rush back to the polls? Let us know!
Last time, we asked you whether Vladimir Putin should be allowed to attend the G20 summit in Brisbane, and, well, this is awkward, Vlad.
68 per cent of you didn’t want Putin in Brisbane, because of his handling of the MH17 disaster. 27 per cent of you don’t have a problem with Putin’s presence, and 5 per cent of you don’t care because you’re going to get out of town while the G20’s on anyway!