Locals bemused by leadership crisis

Sandy Jefferies from Mount Isa said she was appalled.
Sandy Jefferies from Mount Isa said she was appalled.

Along with seemingly everyone else in the country, people in Mount Isa are bemused by the goings on in Canberra.

Ahead of the partyroom vote that elected Scott Morrison as prime minister, the North West Star took to the streets of Mount Isa to ask the local community what they thought of it all and their opinion on who should run our country.

Sandy Jefferies from Mount Isa said she was appalled.

“I want Turnbull tossed out and I’d like it to be over. They have to resolve this without going to the taxpayer, it will only extend it – we need a leader,” Ms Jefferies said.

Ms Jefferies said Peter Dutton was her choice as Prime Minister.

“The other two contenders are too aligned to Turnbull,” she said.

“He’s (Dutton) had the guts to stand up and do something, he’s been there for 12 years in senior positions.

“He may have made a few mistakes but we have all done that.”

John said it would be chaos if they opened the vote to taxpayers.

John said it would be chaos if they opened the vote to taxpayers.

Ms Jefferies was very interested in the outcome of the vote and had been checking her phone previous to talking to The North West Star.

John, a tourist from out of town, said it was long overdue and there needs to be some normally in the situation.

John said it would be chaos if they opened the vote to taxpayers.

“I think it’ll be between Dutton and Bishop – I hope Julie Bishop gets in,” he said.

We’re losing trust in them all, they’re making Australians look like idiots.

Mrs Evans

“I like their principles and the way they dealt with certain policies. It’s all a personal thing.”

Stuart and Christine Evans said it’s a fiasco.

“They should start running the country properly and not bicker amongst themselves,” Mrs Evans said.

“I think for me it’s not the Prime Minister who needs a shake up but the rest of the people around him that  give him the information – these ones should get a kick in the butt,” Mr Evans said.

“The figure head has nothing much to do with it.”

Mr and Mrs Evans said they’re making Australians look like idiots. Photos: Melissa North

Mr and Mrs Evans said they’re making Australians look like idiots. Photos: Melissa North

Mrs Evans said we’re losing trust in them all, they’re making Australians look like idiots and overseas the government must look like a joke.”

The Evans’ agreed that Malcolm Turnbull should be Prime Minister because the other politicians are backstabbers.

“They all need to get behind him and push the party.”