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Turnbull - Q&A

Postby johnsmith » 09 Nov 2018, 08:14

Malcolm Turnbull tells Q&A he wants an explanation from those who chose to 'blow up the Government'

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has named nine key figures responsible for his downfall and challenged them to explain why they "blew up the Government".

During a one-hour appearance on the ABC's Q&A program, a calm but defiant Mr Turnbull told the audience he still could not explain why he was rolled as prime minister, and claimed he did not see it coming.

"I think those people who are responsible for taking a successful, competitive government and literally blowing it up need to have an explanation," he said.

"The reality is, people have got to be adults and be accountable."

For the first time, Mr Turnbull named nine key figures in the insurgency — Peter Dutton, who led the challenge, and backers Tony Abbott, Greg Hunt, Mathias Cormann, Mitch Fifield, Steve Ciobo, Michaelia Cash, Michael Keenan and Angus Taylor.

"It never occurred to me that those people would act in a way that was going to be so damaging both to the Government, to the party and, frankly, to the nation," he said.

"It was so obvious that the coup, the insurgency, was going to be destructive.

"It was so obvious that there was not going to be any upside to it — and of course that's what's turned out."

Mr Turnbull warned the Liberals they were losing the moderate vote, and took aim at some conservatives intent on seizing control of the party.

"What you've seen increasingly from the right, even if they're not in the majority, they'll say 'if you don't give us what we want, we'll blow the show up'," he said.

"That is intimidating and that is bullying, and that was at the heart of the coup back in August.

"That is a real threat to the Liberal Party."

The former prime minister also confirmed the ABC's report about the discussions he had with media moguls Rupert Murdoch and Kerry Stokes in the days leading up to the leadership spill, including that Mr Murdoch had told Mr Stokes that "Malcolm has got to go".

The wide-ranging discussion touched on issues including the culture of Federal Parliament — which Mr Turnbull described as "very, very blokey" — and criticism that he effectively vacated the field during the recent Wentworth by-election.

Mr Turnbull's resignation prompted the by-election but he did not publicly campaign for the Liberal candidate Dave Sharma, who lost the seat to independent Kerryn Phelps.

But Mr Turnbull attributed the Liberals' loss in Wentworth to the Coalition having a "messy week" leading up to the poll — a week in which Mr Morrison ordered a review into the possible relocation of Australia's embassy in Israel and which saw Coalition senators voting for a racist, One Nation motion.

"I believe the by-election was lost in the last week," he said.

When asked by host Tony Jones if the Morrison Government "killed itself off in Wentworth", Mr Turnbull responded: "You may very well say that, but I couldn't possibly comment".

While acknowledging his term as prime minister had ended prematurely, Mr Turnbull was keen to emphasise that he was not bitter and would not pose a threat to his successor, Mr Morrison.

He also revealed he would be re-entering the business world where he spent much of his career before becoming the member for Wentworth.

"I'm not miserable or bitter or resentful at all," he said.

"I'm joyful that I had the opportunity to take on that role and do as much as I did in the time that I had."

Challenging a viewer's assertion that he'd been ineffectual as Prime Minister and "blew it", Mr Turnbull defended his legacy.

He nominated jobs and economic growth, lower taxes, an overhaul of schools funding and legalising same-sex marriage as among his greatest achievements.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-08/malcolm-turnbull-q&a-claims-blow-up-the-government/10477360




Mr Turnbull told the audience he still could not explain why he was rolled as prime minister, and claimed he did not see it coming


Didn't see it coming? It was obvious it was coming, only the timing was unclear. It'd had been discussed in the media for months. This was one of the reasons he was such a crap PM. Blind to what was happening around him and so arrogant he didn't think it possible. Not once mind you, but twice he'd been rolled as leader of the libs.


Peter Dutton, who led the challenge, and backers Tony Abbott, Greg Hunt, Mathias Cormann, Mitch Fifield, Steve Ciobo, Michaelia Cash, Michael Keenan and Angus Taylor.


I'm surprised he hasn't named Morrison


Challenging a viewer's assertion that he'd been ineffectual as Prime Minister and "blew it", Mr Turnbull defended his legacy.

The viewer was right. A wasted opportunity. A leadership of backflips and selling himself out
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Re: Turnbull - Q&A

Postby HBS Guy » 09 Nov 2018, 09:31

Compare turdfull’s achievement with Gillard. Gillard shits all over turdful and as well as having a traitor in the ranks she led a minority govt thanks to that traitor yet achieved a truckload.
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Re: Turnbull - Q&A

Postby johnsmith » 09 Nov 2018, 10:30

HBS Guy wrote:Compare turdfull’s achievement with Gillard. Gillard shits all over turdful and as well as having a traitor in the ranks she led a minority govt thanks to that traitor yet achieved a truckload.



Turnbull has no actual achievements ... ohh sure, he'll use poli-speak to make it sound like he accomplished something, but the reality is he did NOTHING. Considering what he stood for before he became PM ...' pro republic, pro renewables etc', he had a chance to actually do something that would transform the country. Instead all he did was move the deck chairs on a sinking ship.
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Re: Turnbull - Q&A

Postby Bongalong » 09 Nov 2018, 15:59

NO NBN QUESTION: LOL!

What was democracy again... bye bye democracy! :bike :bike :zzzz
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Re: Turnbull - Q&A

Postby johnsmith » 09 Nov 2018, 20:31

Bongalong wrote:NO NBN QUESTION: LOL!

What was democracy again... bye bye democracy! :bike :bike :zzzz


from the man who invented the internet? not likely :roll :roll
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Re: Turnbull - Q&A

Postby Bongalong » 14 Nov 2018, 13:11

johnsmith wrote:
Bongalong wrote:NO NBN QUESTION: LOL!

What was democracy again... bye bye democracy! :bike :bike :zzzz


from the man who invented the internet? not likely :roll :roll

Abbott and Turnbull made rather neat and timely exits... THAT'S ALL I'M SAYING :roll

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