Craig's comments are 100% accurate. I gave MT a go, waiting for this platform change in improvement over TA that he promised and with it gone all the woos of TA govt and I'm still waiting, like many I assume. TA had his gaff's, lots of them, but at least things appeared to happen. MT on the other hand is looking more and more like his initial's "MT" pronounced phonically slowly ie "Empty". Walks away from tax reform, walks away from negative gearing......
I'm not going to argue with your observations on Malcolm's behaviour since his elevation to the highest job; I also have to agree with you that he's shirked any conversations about tax reform or trying to raise more revenue by closing loopholes - especially the overly generous superannuation ones. I was also disappointed he wouldn't enter into a discussion about Labor's reasonable proposals for negative gearing reform. Perhaps you are right: I am putting him on a pedestal that he doesn't deserve just because I like his style - let's just agree instead that King Charles Cavaliers are unbelievably cute.
On the other hand, Julia Gillard for example faced massive opposition about the CO2 tax, but got it done despite most of the population and many of her own party against it.
Scott Morrison whom I previously had alot of time for also seems to be dragged down by this lack of direction and commitment.
If we had the boat people issue all over again (an example of something controversial and requiring a tough decision), MT would show his true colours and completely cave.