Dear politicians, we should elect our Prime Minister, not you!
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We call on the members of parliament to introduce new laws regarding how a sitting Prime Minister can be removed. Because we should elect our Prime Minister, not the faceless power-brokers and disgruntled backbenchers.
To the members of the Australian Parliament,
Over the last 8 years Australia has had 5 changes to the Prime Ministership. To put this into some context, the previous 5 prime ministers were spread out over more than 3 decades. Given these facts I'm sure you'd agree that the recent track record is ridiculous.
The events that we have witnessed in recent years, and again in August, is an absolute disgrace. It is making Australia the laughing stock of the world.
Australians are fed up with seeing a running procession of Prime Ministers, especially when we didn't even vote for them.
Frustratingly, the political class has repeatedly lectured us about how the Westminster system 'works' and how this system gives them the right to change our Prime Minister whenever the they want. Well, guess what? it clearly is not working - certainly not in the minds of the average Australian. The system is broken.
At an election most Australians vote for a party, its policies and ultimately the leader who is plastered on every poster, TV and radio station. Therefore, we are effectively voting for the person who we wish to represent us as Prime Minister.
We call on the members of parliament to introduce new laws regarding how a sitting Prime Minister can be removed. The aim of which is to make it harder for faceless power-brokers and disgruntled backbenchers to dispose of a sitting Prime Minister, against the peoples will.
Ultimately this is about the stability and integrity of our democracy. We don't just expect a higher standard of you, we demand it.
The Australian people, your electors.
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