The last one was in 1975 (I think) and saw the self styled 'greatest prime minister ever' thrown out on his arse. (He was done over by the state premier he described as 'the dumbest premiere ever.') Adolf has always admired and respected Whitlam who, although the enemy, unarguably is one of Australia's finest ever political orators.
The Australian Senate has rejected a bill to introduce an Emissions Trading Scheme and Labor is muttering 'snap election.' If they put the same bill up in three months' time and it is again rejected, then the PM can call on the Guv for what is called a double dissolution - which is the proroguing of both houses of parliament with a simultaneous election for all seats in both houses. ( Usually only half the senators face election each time round.)
Adolf has always scorned and detested Rudd who, as well as being the enemy, unarguably is one of Australia's worst ever political orators and a barefaced bullshitting liar to boot.
Will the little spotty wax eater join Gough Whitlam in ignominious defeat?
Somehow I doubt it.
August 2 in history
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