And why is he so awful? Why do most
Of us progressives find the PM so
Offensive, so distasteful? Sure, he’ll scrap
The carbon tax and other ways we tried
To do our bit; and all to boost his stocks
At home. He’ll stop the boats at any cost,
Upset our neighbours, beat his chest, befriend
Dictators prone to human rights abuse.
And what about the rights of refugees?
We used to be a generous land for them.
He’s cut our aid to foreign poor, will give
Free rein to miners, trash our forests, wreck
The Reef to flog more coal. Who cares, so long
As Tony’s got the yobbo vote? He seems
To want to help the blacks, but no he’s not
Unique in that; we’ll see what happens when
The miners agitate for more black lands.
He’s backed by Murdoch’s men, the right wing jocks
Who fill the tabloid press; top end of town
Of course are right behind him. Woman’s place
Is in the home, there’s only one of them
In Abbott’s ministry. The catholic right
Just love him, Pell’s a confidante; he’d stop
Abortion if he had the chance. I think
We don’t like Tony ‘cos he stands for all
The mean and nasty bits within ourselves,
The bits we’d like to think aren’t really there.
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