Election is here again, time to decide who to follow or vote for, even if you are indecisive on either choice. Politics is not my cup of tea, but I feel it would be nice to share my thoughts before the election.
With politicians, expect the unexpected, and think the unimaginable. Labor or Liberal, they are not too far from each other, it all depends on which angle you are looking at it. Let’s have a look at the trend of the Australian Prime Ministership in the last decade. The Prime Minister of Australia, as we are aware of, can retain his or her job as long as they are a member of the parliament. However, something fascinating has occurred in the past 10 years that drew my attention.
In the past 10 years, the prime ministers of Australia have been removed from office at about the same month they resumed office. Let’s take a look at Julia Gillard, she resumed office on 24th of June 2010 and was removed from office on 27th June 2013, which is about 3 years in office. Interestingly, few days apart but in the same month (June).
Next up is Tony Abbott, who came into office on the 18th of September 2013 and was relieved of his duty about 2 years later in office on the 15th of September 2015. Also, his demise from power came a few days apart but within the same month (September). It is getting more interesting, right!
Moving on to Malcom Turnbull, he resumed office on the 15th of September 2015 and was removed by the 24th of August 2018, which is about 3 years in office. That is, he was removed about a week before September.
The question I ask myself is that, “are these months and duration in office just mere coincidence or the politician’s just get tired of their prime minister whenever they are approaching the month they got elected into office?”
It’s election time again; please share your thoughts.