Posted on Saturday, 11 September 2010
The ministerial line-up announced by Julia Gillard today rewards the plotters who executed an elected prime minister and delivers on the secret deals that were needed to buy peace inside the Labor Party during the election campaign.
This is a reshuffle that will please the faceless men but will do nothing to provide the Australian people with the good government they deserve.
Kevin Rudd, the man who was removed as prime minister because the Government had “lost its way” and because he could not work with others, is now responsible for Australia’s relations with the rest of the world.
And the most incompetent minister in living memory – Peter Garrett – remains in Cabinet and is now responsible for the education of our children.
Today’s reshuffle promises a continuation of unstable and incompetent government.
It delivers for faceless men, not the Australian people.
11 September 2010