At a time when Mental Health is a widely accepted community issue, we have seen the Liberal Party go through the political equivalent of an emotional breakdown through the second half of 2018.
The irony is that they have been doing a solid job on the economic front, with the budget and economy well on track and employment growth extremely strong.
This didn’t seem enough to stop the toppling of former leader Malcolm Turnbull and create an ongoing air of instability around new Prime Minister Scott Morrison as we head to an election sometime in May.
The likelihood of Liberals retaining government is a long shot to say the least, and with Labor ready to grab the cheque book and spend big through piling on additional taxes and debt, it is a worrying start to the year and will be very interesting to watch events unfold.
Will the electorate be more afraid of Liberal instability or Labor spending and tax increases? The former seems likely at this time.
The one thing we do know is that politics is no longer boring, but I am not sure that is a good thing! Personally I find myself longing for the days of political monotony.