Australia can survive - thaty is.,it will continue to exist as a nation - four years of Shoprten; Australian conservatism cannot survive four years of Turnbull. He knew he would split the Liberal Party, amputating its conservative wing, and did so wantonly.
Every democratic country deserves the government they elect. As a lycra wearing conservative I fall between your groups but nevertheless identify with you in general, but I adopt a more pragmatic approach: The impediment to reform are the voters who now believe they can have their cake and eat it too.. It's the easiest way out in the short term and the costliest way out in the long term. God help us all. Affectuose. Sam Cannon ex Lindisfarne 1963 24th Feb 2015
Nothing like good old optimism John. All that is now rotten and ingrained in the selfish machinations of our politicians - and that is regardless of party affiliation - would require nothing less than a revolution to even get them started on thinking they just maybe they might be doing something wrong by the people and this country. Just ask Phillip Ruddock how blind some politicians can be.