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OPINION: How bright is our future under Turnbull?

So Malcolm Turnbull survived his first week in the top job managing to smile, not always convincingly mind you, through a never-ending procession of television and radio interviews.
So Malcolm Turnbull survived his first week in the top job managing to smile, not always convincingly mind you, through a never-ending procession of television and radio interviews.

COMMENT: 

SO Malcolm Turnbull survived his first week in the top job managing to smile, not always convincingly mind you, through a never-ending procession of television and radio interviews.

He refused to answer questions about the leadership spill - although why he wouldn't want to elaborate on the finer points of stabbing someone in the back is beyond me - insisting instead on looking forward to a "bright future".

How bright, is unclear unless of course you are an expert at interpreting rhetoric but it does, you will be glad to know, include things like great leadership, a boost in productivity, greater innovation and more incentives to get lazy buggers off their bottoms and into jobs.\

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Let's hope the Prime Minister has better luck with those targets than he had with the NBN as Communications Minister.

The news was dire for asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru because while the Prime Minister is "concerned" about conditions at offshore processing networks, highlighted in a number of disturbing reports and most recently at the inquiry of children in detention, he is adamant that turning back the boats has worked.

Mr Turnbull also took time to lambast Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's questioning of the China Free Trade Agreement, dismissing him as an alarmist Trade Union supporter.

Aside from spending some time patting himself on the back for a cabinet that includes more women and putting the Coalition ahead in Newspoll for the first time since early 2014, Mr Turnbull did make a decision we can applaud.

He committed an additional $41 million to help tackle domestic violence.

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