Ding dong, the witch falls on her own broomstick……
Roxon has demonstrated this past year how inadequate she is for high office. HerÂ vitriolic attacksÂ on Tony Abbott made her seem shrill, but far worse was herÂ outrageous attempt to introduce wide-ranging new laws to restrict debate on politics, race, religion and even “social origin” that might give “offence” and “insult”.
She has been an almost completely negative factor for the Government – the Minister for Hectoring and Censoring – and her departure will disappoint very few. Sadly, her mooted replacement, Mark Dreyfus, promises little better.
One senior Labor MP told The Weekend Australian late last night that “Rome is burning”…
There’s lots of quitting going on:
Why does Evans say he’s quitting just two days after Gillard’s election call? He must know how terrible this looks for the Prime Minister, especially with Robert McClelland also announcing he’s off.
Evans, a British-born former union official who seems a very decent man, presided over Labor’s deadliest disaster – scrapping the Pacific Solution. This lured so many people back to the boats that up to 1000 people drowned and 17,000 arrived just last year alone.
Evans said at the time:
Just what Australia needs:
Fairfax promoting trufer crapola
Fairfax is runningÂ ridiculous truther propaganda. Here’s how this load of lies is being promoted on theÂ Age‘s front page:
PRIME Minister Julia Gillard will announce her Cabinet reshuffle at 11am this morning after a dramatic night of resignations that have rocked the government.
Ms Gillard will hold a press conference at Parliament House with outgoing Attorney-General Nicola Roxon and outgoing Leader of The Government in the Senate Chris Evans.
The reshuffle is expected to see Victorian MP Mark Dreyfus, a parliamentary secretary, move into Roxon’s portfolio and Immigration Minister Chris Bowen take over Senator Evans’ portfolios of higher education, skills, science and research.
Housing Minister Brendan O’Connor is likely to be handed Mr Bowen’s old portfolio.
Deputy Senate leader Stephen Conroy is being viewed as the frontrunner to replace Senator Evans as the government’s leader in the Senate.