Most people agree that if Malcolm Turnbull is returned with a reduced majority, he will be under threat from the right wing of his party. He turns 62 this year and is wealthy enough to never have to worry about money even without his very generous parliamentary retirement allowances.
Julie Bishop will turn 60 shortly. She seems to be enjoying “living the dream”, as she described it, but how much longer will her boyfriend want to go to work with her?
It is quite conceivable that we could fairly quickly end up with an entirely different cabinet to what Malcolm is proposing.
Prime Minister The Hon Scott Morrison MP
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Dams, Abattoirs and Mining The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP (proudly sponsored by Gina Rinehart)
Minister for Ignoring Foreign Affairs The Hon Peter Dutton MP
Minister for Deregulation, Free Trade and Privatisation The Hon Tim Wilson MP
Attorney-General, Minister for Classical Art and Books Senator the Hon George Brandis QC
Treasurer, Minister for Propaganda Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann
Minister for Small Businesses earning less than a trillion The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP
Minister for Fast Foods Senator the Hon Fiona Nash
Minister for Blacksmiths, Alchemy, Phrenology and Ice Ages Senator the Hon Eric Abetz
Minister for Assimilation and Border Protection, Minister for Safe Schools The Hon George Christensen MP
Bestest Minister for the Environment in the Whole Wide World (as acclaimed by OPEC) The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Aged Care The Hon Sophie Mirabella MP
Minister for Wars, Defence Materiel and Flags The Hon Anthony Abbott
Minister for Communications (Position made redundant)
Minister for Women Against Feminism, Minister for Union Bashing Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Families and Morality Senator the Hon Cory Bernardi
Cardinal for Education (by heavenly assent) George Pell
The Health Department is currently under efficiency review
There but by the grace of the ballot paper go I? Think carefully Australia. It’s not beyond the realms of possibility.