LOST SHEEN: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
LOST SHEEN: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. DAVID MOIR

OUR SAY: Looking for some clarity

APPARENTLY Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull cut short a press conference yesterday because no reporters would ask questions about his innovation plans.

All the journalists wanted to know about were the machinations that seem to be leading us towards an early election.

Well, the PM better get used to those questions, because until he clears up when the election will be held, he'll be getting a lot more of them.

It is the danger of the path the government appears to have taken, that its messages could be drowned out by the noise it has allowed to build.

At present, all the talk is that the Budget might be delivered a week early, allowing for a double dissolution election on July 2.

That is based on a lot of assumptions, and the poll could still be held some time in September or October.

Throw in the push for Senate voting reforms aimed at squeezing out the micro parties, and their understandable anger at those plans, and there is no shortage of intrigue in Canberra, but precious little clarity.

If there is an early election, the campaign could last about seven weeks.

However it already seems like we are in a campaign that seems destined to go on for months.

It all makes for great talking points, but I'm not sure if it is doing the country any favours.



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