I think, like Queensland, it will depend on 'Below the line' preferences but the freaking ballot paper is the biggest in Australian history I understand.
When Rudd was unpopular the ALP back room boys installed Gillard. When Gillard was unpopular the ALP back room boys installed Rudd.
But now Abbott is unpopular, and Bishop is grooming the world for a new Aussie female PM. The LNP wide boys will be acting before the next election.
Aaahh, sexism. I have yet to hear Senator Heffernan smearing the unmarried with no kids Bishop for being deliberately barren, as he did with Gillard.
I have yet to hear Brandis smear her as "she has chosen not to be a parent ? she is very much a one-dimensional person" - his public comments about Gillard.
I have yet to see a Mal Brough menu with a dish of Julie Bishop Roast Quail "small breasts, huge thighs and a big red box".
So maybe Bishop isn't fighting sexism because her ALP opponents aren't putting the boot in, like her fellow LNP comrades did to Gillard. Easy to be above the fray when no-one is taking potshots at you.
... he suggested some challenges they should take up, “climate change, indigenous advancement, entrenched disadvantage” challenges his generation had ducked. “We rode the benefits of other’s reform efforts, and thought that success was our doing. In the process, we conflated self-interest with national-interest. We lost sight of the big picture and applauded the things that made me better off, irrespective of the cost to others in our community, or to future generations.”