When leadership isn’t leadership

By Ruth Limkin

I feel sorry for our Prime Minister.

Winning government didn’t actually mean winning government just over 12 months ago, when she had to sign a formal alliance with the Greens and court three independents.

Can our current leader really said to be leading when news reports contain sentences like this – “The federal government is being forced to implement the pokies cap by Tasmanian independent Andrew Wilkie, who has threatened to pull his vote and topple the government.”

Perhaps the strongest show of leadership in a political climate like this is to go back to the polls, and let the public give someone the power to actually lead.

Being held to ransom isn’t good for policy or good for the country. And surely it can’t be good for the soul.