Apparently Team Brendan are going to put their foot down in the Senate. After the interminable stream of media bullshit during the winter recess, I would like to see a legitimate debate about the issues in the upper house. If the Coalition can articulate a meaningful case, good luck to them. If they fail to do so, and instead end up looking petty and obstructive, then we’re moving closer to a double dissolution. And if the ALP chooses to bypass them and manages to strike a deal with the Greens plus Nick and Steve, then the Coalition manages to marginalise itself. After three years of a Government that could push through just about anything it wante, the notion of a legitimate exchange of competing points of view is appealing.
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