I have been seeing a lot of commentary recently on John Howard’s control of the Senate, and the doomsday conclusions that will result. But is it that simple really?
I am terrified of the prospect of industrial Relations reform. I am worried about Telstra. And I am worried about further concentration of our media laws.
But all it will take is ONE Coalition Senator to cross the floor on any of these issues, assuming of course that everyone else is united, for the legislation to not go through.
The Nationals have been wavering on IR and Telstra. There are a few Lib backbenchers who actually have hearts and spines. So, worry not, things are never as bad as they seem.