Via The Australian:
If a barnstorming tour of Australia whipping retirees into a Coalition-voting frenzy about Labor nabbing their franking credit cash can’t get you a spot in the ministry, what does it take?
Tim Wilson, the newly returned member for Goldstein, raised howls of protest from the opposition with his extremely effective stint taking the House of Reps economics committee out and about to hear from angry retirees about Labor’s proposal to stem the flow of franking credit cash.
While it wasn’t the sole factor swinging the election to Scott Morrison — surely the PM’s extensive collection of baseball caps played a key role — it certainly didn’t hurt.
Wilson’s anti-franking credits bucket shops were corruption by any other name. If that’s not bad enough, the damage he has done to the carbon debate certainly is.
At a guess, I’d say the real reason he’s been dumped is his progressive social views, which don’t fit with ScoMo’s Quexit agenda, but sometimes we get the right outcome for the wrong reason.
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