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I suppose my main basis for Australians swallowing the bait is that, frustratingly, Labor (and now the media) have always consistently focused their attacks on Abbott rather than the Liberal Party or Coalition as a whole. This has also often extended to the rhetoric used - not a rejection of Liberal mantra such as trickle-down economics, welfare queens, lazy youth, corrupt unions, and forever-imminent terrorists - but a rejection of Abbott's projected personal values of trust, strength, and stability. It's not "the Liberal party's ideology is full of shit", but rather "Tony's a buffoon who can't be trusted".
I suppose the true test of this will be polling after Bishop comes into power, and whether this seeming attempt by the LNP for a lengthy transition with careful groundwork, to avoid labels of her installation as being a result of 'backstabbing', works.
Katter's Australian Party (KAP) founder Bob Katter has likened Liberal National Party (LNP) election tactics to the propaganda of Adolf Hitler.
The KAP has taken legal action against the LNP in a bid to stop the spread of what it called blatant lies in election material. Mr Katter said the LNP's election material inferred the KAP made a deal with Labor to form government in the event of a hung parliament.
KAP Gympie candidate Shane Paulger said an application for an injunction against any further untrue statements and distributions by the LNP was lodged in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Friday morning. "We are submitting an injunction against the Liberal Party to prevent them from spreading more lies to the people of Queensland, such as this pamphlet that's been distributed ... in the Courier Mail today," he said.
[NSW Nationals MP] Mr McCormack said unlike the "texting, latte sipping, keyboard warriors who frequent the tapas bars of Melbourne and Sydney", "real fair dinkum Australians" in the country didn't have time to tweet all day but had time to reflect at the end of the day and would be unafraid to give the Prime Minister an "honest appraisal" of his work over a shandy.