Australian dating customs
Australia's prime ministers have been quite an eclectic bunch.
They have suffered from an assortment of physical deformities, uttered some "colourful" phrases and, on the sly, shown that they have somewhat of liking for debauched behaviour.
He had a biting comic wit, an acid tongue, and a colourful command of language.
With these traits, he had a great talent for tearing people down.
Unfortunately for him, his role in the dismissal of the Whitlam Government ensures he will always be hated by people who identify themselves as holding a monopoly on human goodwill.
Nor will Fraser ever be celebrated by the economic rationalists for, despite controlling both houses of parliament, he left the important economic reforms for the subsequent Labor Government of Bob Hawke.
His slogan of "Continuity and Change" was previously used by American sitcom as the writers said it embodied "the most meaningless election slogan we could think of." While targeting the apathetic voters helped Turnbull gain good figures in two-party preference polling, his neglect of the base resulted in a fracturing of his party as voters gravitated towards micro-parties who had left the fence to stand for something.
The general etiquette has been that if he or she has passed good policy then their private life should be irrelevant.Firstly, preferential voting ensures that it is the least hated (rather than most liked) that win seats.Secondly, compulsory voting forces the apathetic voters (who are not rusted on to a party or care much about the electoral process) to cast votes. Turnbull's aim for the middle-ground basically involved not fighting for anything at all.It is debateable as to whether this should be the case.Many voters don't allocate their vote on the basis of a proposed policy; they allocate their vote on the basis of their values and how well the perceived values of the leader of the major parties reflects their values.
When he was Bob Hawke’s treasurer, Keating did some good things in reforming the economy.