by Chris Becker
Following a Fairfax Media report yesterday that several cabinet members want Prime Minister Tony Abbott to dump Treasurer Joe Hockey, Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton, has come out on the offensive this morning:
“I think it would be helpful if some of the commentators in the area, in this space of politics, started reporting on the incidents, as opposed to being players themselves,” he said.
“I think there’s a huge move by Fairfax at the moment to try and bring the government down, that’s fair enough.
“They aren’t supposed to be political players, they’re supposed to be objective reporters of the news and I think many of them have morphed into frustrated politicians themselves.”
Mr Dutton later told Sky News: “The reality is that there is a bit of a jihad being conducted by Fairfax at the moment.”
With respect, there would be less navel gazing and reporting on infighting if the Coalition actually had a plan for the nation and some decent policies.
Mr Dutton would be better served by stopping the whinging, manning-up about the Government’s failures, and developing some policies to see Australia through the uncertain times ahead.
There are many areas that need action – from tax reform, to retirement policy, and housing. How about less talk and more action? Australians are fed up.