Laura Tingle: Albo was the mastermind of Gillard golden age

One of the most important things to note about the nature of the new Labor government is that it will be an Albanese Labor government — it was Albanese, as leader of the house, who more than any other person made the last Labor minority government work.

He is a superb negotiator and coalition builder: skills that will be crucial whatever the final numbers. And that sets the culture for his government. His Leader of the House, Tony Burke, is an equally wily negotiator.

Conflict fatigue: Not to be outdone for sycophancy, Tingle’s ABC colleague, Andrew Probyn, says it “would be unfair not to believe” Anthony Albanese’s “sincere intention” to usher in a new era of politics without disagreement. He cautions, however, that “even Tony Abbott” once called for more civility “but he couldn’t resist the scrum and returned to type.” Probyn, the national broadcaster’s political editor, says that on carbon dioxide emissions, the Prime Minister – “citing the fact he is a man of his word” – pledges to “keep his existing promise…” Feel the scrutiny.

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29 Responses to Laura Tingle: Albo was the mastermind of Gillard golden age

  1. Boambee John says:

    it was Albanese, as leader of the house, who more than any other person made the last Labor minority government work.

    La Tingle’s definition of “work” might not be the same as used by many others.

    It worked so well that Abbott got 90 seats in the Reps at the end of it.

  2. Baba says:

    “citing the fact he is a man of his word”

    Fact check, please Carmel.

  3. NoFixedAddress says:

    “I feel better, Now”!

  4. Cassie of Sydney says:

    ““sincere intention” to usher in a new era of politics without disagreement.”

    The only civility La Shingles, Probyn and other leftist scum want is that we must agree with them…..or else. Disagree with them at your peril. So if you query net zero emissions, biological males in female only spaces and all the other talking points of the progressive left you’ll be smeared, ridiculed and silenced.

    Anyway, you reap what you sow. Since 2013 the Coalition did nothing about the bias at their ABC…..NOTHING…and then earlier this year they handed yet more money to the corporation.

  5. cuckoo says:

    I can hear Kim Jong Un telling Tingle and Probyn to dial it down a bit, guys.

  6. Terry says:

    “politics without disagreement…” isn’t politics at all, it’s tyranny.

    Remember, all you need for “peace” is submission.

  7. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Probyn, the national broadcaster’s political editor, says that on carbon dioxide emissions, the Prime Minister – “citing the fact he is a man of his word”

    So if Albo was the power behind the Gillard throne, and Gillard lied about “there will be no carbon tax under the government I lead” does that mean Albo is or isn’t a man of his word? Hmm, I feel a carbon tax coming.

  8. Lee says:

    He cautions, however, that “even Tony Abbott” once called for more civility “but he couldn’t resist the scrum and returned to type.”

    Any thoughts on the civility of “Smash Her!” Albo, Probyn?

  9. Not Trampis says:

    showing yet again CL never reads his links.
    does tingle say mastermind at all. no he was merely leader of the house and never lost a vote something dutton cannot say.
    He was leader of the house. and he did make it work.
    you cannot even quote Probyn correctly.
    Are you lot that lazy

  10. Baba says:

    The SMH reports that ALP trolls are attacking Dai Le on social media claiming she is breach of s.44.

    I’m not sure Albo would think such attacks are a good idea.

  11. C.L. says:

    Displaying his famous ignorance of grammar, Homer fails to notice that I didn’t quote anyone in my headline.

    The summary of Probyn is accurate in every detail.

    He was leader of the house. and he did make it work.

    It was one of the worst ‘governments’ in Australian history.

  12. Boambee John says:

    Non Mentis

    does tingle say mastermind at all. no he was merely leader of the house and never lost a vote something dutton cannot say.
    He was leader of the house. and he did make it work.

    Having bought the votes of Oakesnott and Windbag, two notorious Coalition haters (one of whom made a fortune selling his farm to a coal miner, while preaching about “climate change”), he had the easiest job around. The Liars rigid party discipline, combined with two rats on the cross-bench ensured it.

    Do you know any actual history? Not covered before you failed pre-school?

  13. cuckoo says:

    “Where there is hatred, Albo will bring love; where there is discord he will bring union.”

    Good to know he has gotten over his visceral hatred of “Tories”.

  14. C.L. says:

    In 2017, Probyn described former Liberal Prime Minister Tony Abbott as “the most destructive politician of his generation” in a report for ABC News. A complaint was made to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and Probyn’s comment was found by ACMA to be “declarative and not in keeping with the scope of the factual matters presented earlier in the report” about a speech by Abbott on climate change policy.

  15. Lee says:

    In 2017, Probyn described former Liberal Prime Minister Tony Abbott as “the most destructive politician of his generation” in a report for ABC News.

    How “civil” of him and the ABC.

  16. Not Trampis says:

    you made up the title and it was WRONG as usual. Probyn never said anything about the politics of disagreement. In CL talk that was simply lying.

    Yeah it was easy getting the numbers when you are a minority government. how come Dutton could not do it when he was in a majority.? no-one can be that stupid.

    The Abbott years are the worst government i have seen. I voted for the Liberals knowing Abbott would be incompetent but also knowing he would be replaced.

  17. Boambee John says:

    Non Mentis

    you made up the title and it was WRONG as usual.

    The title is “Laura Tingle: Albo was the mastermind of Gillard golden age”. Note, no mention of Probyn or the politics of disagreement. You should have tried harder in pre-school.

    Yeah it was easy getting the numbers when you are a minority government. how come Dutton could not do it when he was in a majority.? no-one can be that stupid.

    You can be that stupid, and are. Are you so ill-informed that you are unaware of Labor’s strict party discipline. The Liberals, for all their many faults, allow some level of dissent, without immediate expulsion. See the case of Maocolm Turdballs.

    I voted for the Liberals

    Suuuuure you did.

  18. Fat Tony says:

    Boambee John says:
    25 May, 2022 at 3:59 pm
    Non Mentis

    … You should have tried harder in pre-school.

    Ease up a bit please – pre-school was the 5 best years of his life, even if he didn’t graduate…

  19. Jannie says:

    Gillard was awful. But compared to Rudd, it was kind of a golden age.

  20. NoFixedAddress says:

    It took the American “Democrats” a bit less than 6 months to fundamentally stuff the USA so this Australian mob wont have a problem beating that timeline as there are no State “governments” to slow them.

    It’s Teal Ducks All The Way Down!

  21. Tel says:

    By the time Albo is finished, you are gonna sadly miss the Rudd years.

  22. vlad redux says:

    I miss the Rudd years already. When SARS “happened” the medical people wanted to go berserk – ie full pandemic panic – and Rudd listened to what they had to say and said we’ll ride it out.

  23. C.L. says:

    Strange but true…

    A few years ago I watched an interview of Kevin Rudd re some Christian theological subject – it might have been on the ABC’s Compass.

    Rarely have I heard anyone speak so knowledgeably and intelligently in this general field.

    He is an unusual mix.

  24. Entropy says:

    Rudd is a brilliant mind but also has sociopathic tendencies. Of course he is interesting. He just needs constant watching and not to placed anywhere in authority.

    Anyone praising the Gillard Government is a cheerleader not an observer, and as well as Oakeshott and Windsor, don’t forget Bob Katter, the rat cunning third independent. He sided with Gillard too, but ensured the other two got all the blame. The LNP is his main threat, not the ALP.

    Mind you, the GGovt did produce more pages of legislation than any government before or since apparently, which some incredibly stupid journalist whose name I can’t recall actually believed represents good government!

  25. Not Trampis says:

    err Mastermind is in the title. Try ESL lessons. As for Probyn where does the politics of disagreement come from. nowhere. It is again made up.

    some history lessons. The independents only said they would support confidence motions and supply bills. That is why Albo had to NEGOTIATE. again no mention of being a mastermind. that was simply made up as usual by CL.

    Are deplorables that stupid and lazy. yes they are.

  26. Boambee John says:

    Non Mentis

    err Mastermind is in the title.

    err, you forgot to re-read your second sentence. Let me help you.

    you made up the title and it was WRONG as usual. Probyn never said anything about the politics of disagreement.

    As well as poor reading comprehension, you seem to be suffering from short term memory loss. See a doctor, they might be able to help (notice my use of a gender neutral pronoun).

    The independents only said they would support confidence motions and supply bills. That is why Albo had to NEGOTIATE.

    Suuuuure, of course Oakesnott and Windbag were going to vote with the Coalition – NOT. You are not too hot on understanding political bastards are you? No wonder you support the fascist left.

    Are “progressives” ignorant and one-eyed? Sure are!

  27. Not Trampis says:

    Hay Mastermind , It is another sentence about the other subject CL wrote about and misled as usual. duh

    If you ever had a job then you would know people never waste time on negotiating if they already had agreement.

    you cannot be this stupid. no-one is that stupid.

  28. Boambee John says:

    Non Mentis

    Another sentence about the other subject? Anyone with even a modicum (look it up) of education would make the change in topic clear by starting the second sentence with a word to indicate the change. If you had started the second sentence with “Also, Probyn …” this would have been clear, but I guess that wasn’t covered in pre-school before you were expelled.

    If you ever had a job then you would know people never waste time on negotiating if they already had agreement.

    Your lived experience seems to have been very narrow.

    no-one is that stupid.

    You are.

    PS, in the context you presumably intended (it is always hard to be certain with your sloppy writing), “Hay” should be spelled “Hey”. Illiterate fool.

  29. Lee says:

    Your lived experience seems to have been very narrow.

    John, he has obviously never heard of people renegotiating a better workplace deal.
    Yet we are supposedly the “stupid” ones!

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