Quick comment on the WA election.
I am coming to the view that the ALP is and will remain a party of government at the state level now, but finished federally. States go through cycles, even here in SA, but labor is often in power at state level, and thought of as better governments at that level. Federally though, the ALP is finished; it stands for nothing, abandoned any ideology in the 80s, and there is no confidence in it any more nationally. I don't even think people like the national LIB/NATs very much; they just know what they'll get. With the ALP, it's a nothing burger dog's breakfast. Sad. What would pre Hawke ALP leaders think, were they still here, including Gough? Horrified, me thinks.
I wouldn't be so quick to 'write' off the ALP just yet.
Yes, they have 'lost' their way of late, especially when they had Dills like Bill 'Shortonballs' Shorten, etc, running the show.
But of late we've had the like of Tony, the Rabbit, Abbott, Malcolm, 'Malcontemptuous Turdball' Turnbull and Scott, 'Happy-Clappy, Jesus Chappy, tRump Rump Kissing,' Morrison all, imo, screwing the country up BIG time.
As the saying goes, " You CAN only kick a dog when it is down for so long, then it WILL get up again and start biting back at you," so, imo, the REAL people of Australia are just about ready to bite back and bite bloody hard as well.