This just in

Published: Sep 14 , 2015
Author: Lloyd Ruz

This just in: Malcolm Turnbull has resigned cabinet and is set to challenge the leadership of the Liberal Party.

It’s anyone’s guess how this will play out, but here are some insights from a negotiator’s perspective.

Malcolm Turnbull has suggested that the Liberal party has better prospects for both the upcoming Canning by-election and the next federal election if he is leader. He has also said that Australia needs stronger economic leadership. Regardless of the outcome of the leadership spill, whoever is Prime Minister of Australia tomorrow morning will be in a difficult position moving forward. It is possible that the short-sighted objectives of election victories will interfere with important long term goals, such as the stability of the Australian economy; regardless, Malcolm Turnbull has certainly challenged the status quo.

Sky news is also reporting that, “Nationals deputy leader Barnaby Joyce has warned Liberal MPs the coalition agreement will need to be renegotiated if Malcolm Turnbull wins a challenge against Tony Abbott.” This means that even if Mr Turnbull is successful, he may have a difficult negotiation right out of the gate just to stay in government. He may have factored this into his decision, or he may have taken the stability of the coalition for granted. There’s a lesson to be learnt about testing your assumptions and making sure that you are prepared for inevitable curve balls, but we’ll just have to watch what happens next.

Watch this space, and share your comments below – what do you think of all this?


SHARE

blogAuthor

About the author:

Lloyd Ruz
No bio is currently avaliable

Latest Blog:

Negotiation Lessons from the 2019 Rugby World Cup

‘Running’s Not cunning, If That’s All You Can Do.’ This inspired line from Wayne Smith, chief rugby writer for the Australian newspaper, captures the fate of the Wallabies in the 2019 World Cup. I’m not an expert in the game, but I have followed the commentary and controversy swirling around this recent campaign and Rugby Australia generally over the last year. There are many lessons for negotiators in this saga.

Latest Tweet:

Scotwork Negotiation Australia
Level 17 / Suite 2, 25 Bligh Street
Sydney
2000
Australia
02 9211 3999
info.au@scotwork.com
Follow us
Scotwork CPD 2020