The party which changed its leader, then back again in the same period, who brought in the carbon tax without a mandate.
I'm puzzled how the leader of the opposition is in a position to change the political climate of a country. That's the job of the government. So if the political climate has changed since 2009, its the government that's responsible, not the leader of the opposition. The opposition is to try to temper it.
As for the smh piece, its pretty obvious that its satire.
BRV - I rarely get to see the news between work, kids dinner etc, but when I want news ABC 24 is a favorite. Not sure why any of that would make me of the chardy or latte crew. I'm not adverse to watching commercial tv