Dear Mr Turnbull,
May I call you Mal? Mal, you have not been Prime Minister for very long and I do kind of like you, like a serf likes his master.
Nevertheless, it did not take you long to go down in my estimation. Mal, mate, I know you don't really believe in fibre to the node and not fibre to the home. You went along with The Abbott's plan, but you as a smart man did not really believe in it, so why are you persisting with it? The stupid and now quite discredited plan not only does not future proof Australian broadband, it takes it backwards to reliance on copper wires, that are apparently disintegrating as I write. It needs to be a god given right to the rich and the poor of Australia that they have affordable and fast broadband. It is basic social equity.
Your revision of the gay bullying school programme was more than disappointing. That was something that could dramatically change lives, yet you allowed it to be watered down. Kids now are not like the kids we were. They know an awful lot more than we did at their age and they smell rats very easily and quickly.
Mal, you are thinking of calling a double dissolution election over corruption within unions in the building industry, which may well be serious, but meanwhile companies, banks and foreigners rip us off, day after day, week in week out, yearly. Don't be disingenuous and tell me that we have good regulations. It is very clear that we don't, both personally and by not charged tax by your government. Big business in Australia is seen to be corrupt by your average person and one of the strongest personal beliefs I have, it is all about appearances. That is, if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it is probably not a goose.
I began this post mid last week and subsequently the Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition has called for a Royal Commission into Australian banks. I would like to see an all encompassing Royal Commission that drags all money corruption, big business nods and winks, off shore investing to avoid paying legitimate tax and foreign companies operational in Australia avoiding paying tax. I don't blame those who do this. It seems it is all quite allowed and legitimate. I blame our government for lax regulation and laws.
And what on earth was that nonsense about handing back some tax collection to the states? I know you are not stupid, Mal, and I am guessing it was done for a reason that will become clear in time.
So far Mal, I can't see that you have done anything positive for Australia during your brief tenure. Over to you now Mal.