Yes the federal Labor government have done a sterling job, keeping the perils of world-wide recession from Australia's doorstep, keeping interest rates low and unemployment and inflation at sustainable levels. Moreover, the wonderous social reforms carried out by Ruddy and La Jule so far are the best the country's had since the halcyon days of Bob and Paul. And of course, there's more to come - the big health care reform in the budget and the second round of education spending to name but two.
And yes, I agree, Abbott and Joyce are dangerous, not to mention Bronwyn, Kevin Andrews, and Sophie Mirabella to name a few. Their climate policy is a joke, they've abandoned the economy as a battleground and are so busy securing their base they've forgotten that elections are won in the middle ground.
So certainly, I think you're a very very bright fellow to be voting Labor federally. Let me send you and the Mrs out for dinner to some restaurant which neither you nor I would otherwise go within a bull's roar of, but they're sponsors of mine, so off you go.
Great to know you're listening.
I'm not Alan Jones...