The spill motion against the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian was never going to succeed because the courageous Tanya Davies and her colleagues just simply didn’t have the numbers. But it’s now only a matter of time before Berejiklian’s leadership is terminated, for its highly unlikely that she’s going to see out her full term.
Dr David van Gend’s recent excellent Spectator article ‘Daughter Slaughter’ has highlighted the problem of sex selection that the current bill facilitates. In fact, is this reproductive bill passes in its current form then it will be easier to kill a baby then it will to get rid of a premier. Maybe the SpectatorOz should run with a slightly amended version of its now rightly famous cover:
In the meantime, you can expect senior government ministers to tweet their undying loyalty and civic devotion. At least for now. Just take, for example, the environment minister Matt Kean:
Kean is definitely right about one thing. How Berejiklian has handled the abortion issue is not only a joke but will go down as one of the most colossal political stuff-ups in Liberal Party history. But if Kean thinks that Gladys is going to win the next election then I’ve got some swampland to sell him. Because I was part of a crowd of 10,000 demonstrators last Sunday in Sydney many of whom voted for her before but never will again.
Even though the threat of a leadership spill has failed, what everyone is now acknowledging is that the Premier’s credibility has gone from having jumped the shark to having them all start to circle. There’s blood in the water and when that happens there’s no stopping the feeding frenzy which is about to occur. It’s simply a matter of time. As Mark Lathan has said, pass the popcorn…
Mark Powell is the Associate Pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Strathfield.
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