Idea for PM seems chaotic

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

IN RE­PLY to Steven Isles let­ter “Lis­ten to the peo­ple on choos­ing our PM” ( TB, 12/ 10).

Steve, we are a lit­tle con­fused about your pro­posal.

You say you would like to see more sta­bil­ity in Aus­tralian pol­i­tics and that we should do some­thing about the enor­mous amount of squab­bling that has been go­ing in Can­berra, con­cern­ing as to who is go­ing to be our prime min­is­ter.

You state that the peo­ple should vote di­rectly for the prime min­is­ter, yet still vote for the party mem­bers.

So, we could eas­ily have a sit­u­a­tion where a Lib­eral Na­tional Party man or woman gets elected by the peo­ple for prime min­is­ter, but the ALP wins the most fed­eral seats or vice versa.

If you re­ally want to see some first- rate squab­bling, I can’t think of a bet­ter way to cre­ate it, mate. KEN KNUTH, Range­wood.

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