News item : "Kevin Rudd has called on newly appointed Liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull to throw his support behind the push to make Australia a republic. Mr Rudd said bipartisan support would be needed to create a republic and Mr Turnbull had been a longstanding advocate of the change. "It's a great honour to be elected as a leader of one of Australia's large political parties and therefore I extend my congratulations to Mr Turnbull and his family," Mr Rudd told reporters. “I also say to Mr Turnbull, I look forward to working with him on a bipartisan basis on as many national challenges as possible. “One of those national challenges for the future of Australia will be our move towards a republic.”
I haven't done a cartoon for the new opposition leader of the Federal Liberal Party but I must admit it wasn't hard to come up with something. I am pleased about Malcolm Turnbull's appointment because at last we have a conservative who will actually fight, he has that bulldog about him and I am a little biased as he is an old boy of Vaucluse Public School (best years of my life spent there).
Rudd threw out the Republican olive branch to try and distract us all, again! but to Turnbull's credit he exposed that for the stunt that it was. Clearly the debate about a Republic will be on the table again and with the pull coming from both the left and the right I can see a little trouble ahead for the old Union Jack.
Can they actually offer us a new constitution (and Flag) that will be a lot better than the present? As I always say "If it ain't broke......?
Let's see what they have to offer down the track on that one, I am keeping an open mind about it. Remember if anyone becomes President of this country it will only be with the blessing of the majority and not with the help of the media government complex and the useful idiots in celebridoom.