In retrospect, the turning point was Shorten’s announcement to reform negative gearing in order to stabilise metropolitan housing prices.
If the 2013 general voting pattern (and the 2014 Senate re-run in WA) is repeated at the July 2 election, the crossbench will grow from 8 to 12.
The Liberal Party appeared smarter than this when they came to office in 2013. Unfortunately they weren't.
I doubt that most of us actually want leadership, if that means a great goal and a great leader to get us there.
The Prime Minister's embrace of east coast High Speed Rail and his spinning of value capture removes any doubt he's just as cynical and opportunistic as Labor and the Greens.
Rather than trusting Turnbull with another election cycle, segments of the electorate (including even the pro-Liberal commentariat), appear to be losing interest and contemplating a Shorten Labor government.
Western democracies are under pressure from polarising elements, with the centre struggling to hold up in the face of ideological forces unwilling to compromise.
Narcissism is very much alive and well in recent Australian politics. One had only to watch Kevin Rudd's two stints at the helm.
Malcolm was a popular Prime Minister at the outset. He had an air of confidence and a convincing manner, plus a belief in his own abilities.
Electoral Reform should not be driven by committees comprising politicians only and the Single Transferable Vote System (STV - Hare-Clark) should be replaced.
Australia is at a period where good ideas matter. Changing the flag is not one of them.
If the polls are right then the coalition will be re-elected. But will it be able to govern? Based on past history it will not.